How to Boost the Chance of a Successful IVF

In vitro fertilization or IVF has become a very common and widespread method which is used on a large scale these days because of fertility problems.  If you are facing it for the first time with your partner, you are probably well aware of the challenges that can arise with this task, as well as the several do’s and don’ts of the procedure. As you undoubtedly know, there are actions that can aid your experience, as well as those that can cause harm or set back. Take a look below for more detailed information.

The Background

Unfortunately, there are many couples that are unable to conceive children without a little bit off assistance. When this occurs, many choose the route of in vitro fertilization. In vitro fertilization or IVF involves collecting eggs from a woman’s ovaries and mixing them with sperm in a laboratory. Once the eggs are then fertilized, they’re placed into the womb. Though this is sometimes a couple’s last opportunity to have a child, it’s also quite physically and emotionally demanding. Follow these helpful tips to hopefully make the process less painful and more successful:

Consume Avocados

It’s important to act as if you’re trying to conceive naturally; therefore, it’s vital to eat lots of avocados and olive oil. You want to eat lots of foods that have a lot of monounsaturated fats. Other foods to keep handy include: sunflowers, almonds, cashews, pistachios, and other types of seeds. Of course, just as there are types of foods to eat, there are also types of foods to avoid. The foods you want to avoid include: saturated fats, butter, red meant, crisps, and biscuits.

Coffee—Avoid It

It’s believed that a heavy consumption of coffee could negatively influence your IVF success. Instead, try drinking herbal teas. Of course, it goes without saying to avoid tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana before you try IVF and even after.


It’s important to not be over or under weight, as both could lower your fertility rate. Though you’ll want to regularly exercise, it’s equally as important to not overdo it—you don’t want to become too exhausted. This goes for both parties—men and women.  It’s also important for men to wear loose fitting pants or underwear, as well as to keep their scrotal temperature down, as too much heat can negatively influence sperm count.

Keep Focused

Focus is key here, so don’t lose sight of your main goal. You want to avoid stress at all costs. It’s vital to try and create a welcoming environment for an egg. You will want and need to promote mental, physical, and emotional joy throughout your daily life. Of course, this can be achieved through exercise, eating healthy, and promoting relaxation.


This procedure will take time, money, and energy. Therefore, the more you prepare for this event, the better off you’ll be. Not to mention, the more prepared you and your partner are, the less stress that will be created. As mentioned, this is a highly expensive procedure; you may need to save money over a period of months or years. Also, if you and your partner take time to get healthy, you may see your success rate increasing.

As shown, in vitro fertilization, or IVF, can still be a difficult process and doesn’t always offer successful outcomes. It’s important for you and your partner to be completely ready. But even more so, you both are going to have to make lifestyle changes to better your chances of the in vitro process working. If you follow the steps above, you could find your success rate positively increasing. The trick is to keep trying and to not give up. 

About the author:
This is a guest post by freelance writer and guest poster Claire Wilson who is a health and fitness enthusiast. Currently she is writing for California Cryobank.

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