Three Helpful Tips For Optimum Fertility

If you are going through a cycle of IVF and being supported by Logan Abdominal Massage, there are a few other simple changes to lifestyle and diet that will help your fertility goals.

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Felicity Lynch
14 Oct |3 minutes

Three Helpful Tips For Optimum Fertility

If you are going through a cycle of IVF and being supported by Logan Abdominal Massage, there are a few other simple changes to lifestyle and diet that will help your fertility goals.

Eat Yourself Healthy

Oat bran helps with digestion/bowel problems and eases constipation. Eat a bowl of quality porridge for breakfast and top with your favourite fruit and honey.

Try to eat a portion of pineapple per day as it contains Bromelain, which makes the uterus ‘sticky’. 

Eat five Brazil nuts a day as they contain Selenium, which is good for egg reserve.

Eat five walnuts a day as these contain Progesterone.

Drink at least two litres of water a day and limit caffeine intake to 200 milligrams a day – higher levels have been linked to miscarriage risk. 

Take it Easy

During the down regulation, you really must rest so aim to have early nights. Restrict your exercise to light walking.

During stimulation take no exercise or lifting, as there is a danger of rupture of the ovary or hyperstimulation.

Check it Out

Get your cholesterol checked at least every five years. The lower the number, the less your heart has to work– and that’s a good thing.

Take your pulse in the morning, when you’re most relaxed. Measure the number of beats in 10 seconds, and then multiply by six. Your number should be between 60 and 80 – even lower if you’re athletic.

Your waist-to-hip ratio is the best test for predicting heart attacks. Measure your waist at the smallest point, and then measure your hips at the widest point. Divide the first number by the second number: an ideal ratio is 0.8 or lower.

Get your body composition checked to measure your BMI. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that 25 to 30 per cent of young women with a normal BMI (19 to 25) still carry excessive body fat.  The easiest way to check your body composition is with bioelectric impedance analysis, available in many gyms and doctors’ offices.

Get your Vitamin D levels checked, as they are important if you are trying to conceive.

*For information purposes only. If you have any health concerns, seek immediate attention from your doctor.

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