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The happiness of having a child is like a dream for every couple, but these days the number of childless couples is increasing continuously in India. The main reason for this is hormonal problems in the woman's body, lack of sperm in men, poor quality of the woman's eggs or the man's sperm, the problem of fibroids in the woman's uterus, bad lifestyle of both, obesity, old age. In such a situation, every husband and wife make every possible effort to fulfill the dream of having a child, in which in vitro fertilization i.e. IVF brings a ray of hope.

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IVF is a process in which an embryo is prepared by mixing the male sperm and the female egg in the laboratory and then that embryo is artificially inserted into the uterus of the needy woman, so that she can conceive. There are several stages of this process-

  • First: Stopping menstruation
  • Second: Increasing the supply of eggs
  • Third: Removing the eggs
  • Fourth: Mixing eggs and sperm to form embryos
  • Fifth: Transferring the embryo to the uterus

Almost all women undergoing IVF treatment want to get pregnant in the first IVF cycle itself. Since IVF sometimes fails due to lack of proper care, along with medicines, injections and medical treatment, diet also needs to be taken care of during this time. In this article, we are telling you about what things you should include in your diet while undergoing the IVF process and what are the things that you should not consume at all.

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  1. What Should A Woman Eat During IVF
  2. IVF Diet For Male
  3. What Not To Eat During IVF
  4. Indian Diet Plan During IVF Treatment
  5. Summary
Doctors for Fertility-Friendly Eating: What to Eat and What to Skip During IVF

A woman can benefit from making some changes in her diet during IVF. The diet mentioned here will not only increase the chances of IVF being successful, but you will also be better prepared for pregnancy. Under this diet, you have to include some nutrients in your diet, such as zinc. Let's know everything about this diet.

Benefits of zinc during IVF

Hormones play a very important role during the process of IVF and zinc-rich food helps in keeping your hormones balanced, so that the reproduction process in your body is successful. Therefore, it is important to consume such things in your daily diet which contain a good amount of zinc. For this, you should regularly consume coarse grains, dry fruits (almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds etc.), milk and milk products, potatoes etc.

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Benefits Of Eating Folic Acid In IVF

If you have been trying to get pregnant for a long time and have not been successful and have not yet taken a diet rich in folic acid, then do not make this mistake during IVF. Eat a diet rich in folic acid. Folic acid helps in curing problems related to conception and also improves the quality of eggs. For this reason, doctors start giving folic acid medicines from the beginning of pregnancy. Along with these medicines, you should also consume folic acid rich foods in your daily diet so that it can be fully absorbed in the body. Include green leafy vegetables like spinach, fenugreek, amaranth etc. in good quantities in your diet. Apart from these, eat sprouted moong and eggs regularly.

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Benefits Of Eating Protein In IVF

As you must be knowing that protein is considered to be excellent for the muscles of the body, it also proves to be very helpful for fertility and hormones, which is very much needed during the IVF process. We should consume protein according to our efficiency. In this condition, consume protein in proportion to 1-1.5 grams (according to work capacity) per kilogram of body weight. For this, consume pulses, beans, milk, curd, cheese, egg (well cooked), chicken etc. in your diet.

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Benefits Of Eating Seasonal Fruits And Vegetables In IVF

Seasonal fruits and vegetables contain a good amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help in making the IVF process successful. For this, consume fruits like apple, orange, sweet lime, pear, muskmelon, watermelon, peach, plum and vegetables like potato, carrot, peas, brinjal, capsicum, bottle gourd, ridge gourd, spinach, fenugreek, amaranth etc. in good quantity. But keep in mind that these fruits and vegetables should not be sprayed with pesticides or chemicals. For this, after bringing them from the market, soak them in salt water for 15-20 minutes, then wash them with plain water and keep or use them. If possible, consume organic fruits and vegetables.

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Before the IVF procedure, the quality and quantity of the male's sperm should be excellent so that the IVF procedure can be successful. For this, about 6 months before this procedure, take some things in your regular diet like garlic, walnuts, bananas, tomatoes, fatty fish, cod liver oil etc. Along with this, immediately ban smoking and alcohol consumption because it has a negative effect on your sperm.

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If you want to make your IVF successful, then along with diet, there are some things you should not do or eat at all during IVF:

  • During this time, you should avoid consuming things containing too much caffeine such as tea, coffee, dark colored cold drinks, energy drinks etc.
  • Avoid seafood as well. Mercury present in them is dangerous for the development of the fetus.
  • Artificial sweeteners reduce the success rate of IVF significantly, and it also causes miscarriage in some women, so do not use it at all. 
  • Raw eggs and half-cooked eggs or raw meat increase the chances of many types of infections, which reduces the chances of IVF being successful. Therefore, consume them only after cooking them properly.
  • Junk food and food with preservatives increase the risk of hormonal imbalance and miscarriage, so avoid them.
  • There is a risk of miscarriage during IVF and intoxicants increase this risk further, so avoid using intoxicants like alcohol etc. during this time.
  • Women who smoke have trouble conceiving. This becomes important for women involved in the IVF system as well. Do not smoke at all during this time.
  • Do not consume contraceptive medicines as it can cause problems in conceiving. 
  • Do not indulge in any kind of sexual activities during the IVF process as doing so can have side effects on the woman's ovaries.
  • You can take the help of other people to avoid lifting any heavy object during this period.
  • You can exercise to improve IVF quickly, but you should avoid doing heavy exercises.

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Here's a diet plan that you can follow keeping in mind all the dietary advice given above. All the components of this diet plan for a lady going through IVF have been chosen with Indian food habits and availability in mind. So, you should find it very easy to source them, and follow this diet plan! 

  • Early morning: warm water + soaked almonds (6) + walnuts (2) + raisins (6-8)
  • Breakfast: paneer sandwich (2) + strawberry smoothie (1 glass)
  • Mid meal: mixed fruit salad with roasted nuts and seeds (1 big bowl)
  • Lunch: vegetable pulao (1 bowl) + rajma (1 bowl) + spong gourd curry (1 bowl) + salad (1 small plate)
  • Evening tea: non-caffeine green tea (1 cup) + roasted makhana (1 bowl)
  • Dinner: vegetable soup (1 bowl) + palak chapati (2) + paneer curry (1 bowl) 
  • Bedtime: kesar milk (1 glass)

It is very important to have a proper diet during IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment as it can affect both the success of the treatment and health. At this time, one should take a balanced and nutritious diet that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein. Processed foods, excessive sugar, and caffeine should be avoided. Increasing the intake of nutrients such as folic acid, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids can be beneficial. Drinking plenty of water is also very important. Also, alcohol and smoking should be avoided.

Dr. Dhanamjaya D

Dr. Dhanamjaya D

Nutritionist
16 Years of Experience

Dt. Surbhi Upadhyay

Dt. Surbhi Upadhyay

Nutritionist
3 Years of Experience

Dt. Manjari Purwar

Dt. Manjari Purwar

Nutritionist
11 Years of Experience

Dt. Akanksha Mishra

Dt. Akanksha Mishra

Nutritionist
8 Years of Experience

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