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Preparing for IVF

Learn effective tips for preparing for IVF

Learn effective tips for preparing for IVFOur Tennessee fertility clinic finds there are a variety of helpful things patients can do when preparing for IVF, or in vitro fertilization. This preparation involves eating healthy, utilizing stress-relief tools and engaging in other practices that ready the mind and body for IVF. These practices can make the journey through in vitro fertilization easier and more effective.

Our top tips for preparing for IVF

Preparing for IVF consists of a series of simple lifestyle choices. These healthy options can improve the quality of a man’s sperm and give the woman’s body a better chance of responding well to fertility medications and becoming pregnant.

Taking prenatal vitamins. Women can enhance their fertility health and prepare for a healthy pregnancy by taking a prenatal vitamin that contains at least 400 micrograms of folic acid.

Cutting out alcohol and other potentially harmful substances. Men and women can increase the chance that IVF results in a healthy pregnancy by abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes and excessive caffeine consumption.

Adopting a healthy diet and exercise regimen. A diet rich in protein, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables and grains, and low in sugar and fried foods, is a great way to prepare for IVF. It’s also helpful for patients to get about 30 minutes of light to moderate exercise at least five days a week.

Engaging in stress-relieving practices. Patients can lower anxiety and increase calm before IVF by meditating, journaling, spending time with loved ones and doing other soothing activities.

To receive the full benefits of this preparation, it’s best for patients to begin these practices as soon as they decide to move forward with in vitro fertilization at our Tennessee fertility clinic.

How our clinic helps patients prepare for IVF

In addition to making healthy lifestyle choices, patients can utilize the support of our Tennessee fertility clinic when preparing for IVF. This support helps ensure each step of in vitro fertilization goes as smoothly as possible.

Review medication instructions with a nurse. An important part of preparing for in vitro fertilization involves learning how to self-administer fertility medications. Our nurses provide patients with step-by-step instructions.

Contact the clinic with any questions. We encourage patients to contact our clinic at any time during their IVF cycle. We’re available to answer questions about medications, scheduling and anything else that patients need support with.

Our knowledgeable staff is here to guide patients through each phase of this exciting process, from preparing for their fertility treatments to taking the positive pregnancy test. Contact us for more information about our fertility services.


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