Life Synergy ~ Acupuncture & Naturopathy Gold Coast

Tips during your course of IVF

Diet & Exercise

Moderate exercise around 30 minutes a day at least 3 times a week is recommended. Following a nourishing diet along with good eating habits are key for before, during and after pregnancy.

If overweight or underweight this may create trouble conceiving. A healthy balanced diet rich in lean proteins and fresh fruit and vegetables is important.

Smoking and Alcohol

Smoking has shown increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth and low birth weight babies. Alcohol has been shown to increase the risk of birth defects.

Both smoking and alcohol should be eliminated entirely in both the period leading up to and after conception.

Stress & Anxiety

Managing stress and anxiety when trying to conceive is extremely important. Taking time out to relax and unwind is the solution whilst incorporating acupuncture, massage, yoga and meditation. Also ensuring to eat a well-balanced diet and getting enough sleep will majorly help your body to lower/eliminate stress and anxiety.

Caffeine

High amounts of caffeine consumption has been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage. We recommended 1 cup of coffee daily, but if you can switch to green tea 2-3 cups a daily it will be a better substitute as green tea has many antioxidant properties. Caffeine can add up quickly in your diet if you are unaware Chocolate, Energy drinks and Colas all have caffeine so be careful to not overload on them.

Vitamins and Folinic Acid

Taking a daily dose of a good pregnancy multi-vitamin is always beneficial to make sure you are getting all the A, B and C vitamins you need. Zinc, B6 and Magnesium will help with any stress and anxiety. Folinic acid and B12 are important for good DNA development and is recommended to take several months before trying to conceive.

Contact our team at Life Synergy today on (07) 5520 2147 or email us at info@lifesynergy.com.au to find out more about how we can help you naturally.

What is IVF?

IVF (In vitro fertilisation) is a treatment in which fertilisation occurs outside the body dating back to 1978. It involves culturing of female eggs with male sperm in a laboratory to create fertilised eggs (embryo). In a controlled laboratory environment, the strongest embryo is then transferred into the womb.

Why does one choose IVF?

Generally, couples who have been trying to conceive for over 1 year, or have the following:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • Amenorrhea (no period)
  • Low hormonal health
  • Poor sperm factor

Many IVF clinics recommend Acupuncture, Naturopathy or massage as complementary modalities to their patients.