Today I touch on a topic that will apply to you now if you’re considering getting pregnant. But if now’s not the time for you, I’m sure it’s something you’ll be able to share with your girlfriends at weekend brunch or save for later when you might want to start a family.
Conversations and questions about fertility treatments like IVF (in vitro fertilization) are becoming more and more the norm, and it’s often an area that can instigate fear. If you have ever had a procedure like IVF or other ones like these, or if you are considering having one done, allow me to interject some important information.
The best cure for fear, I find, is knowledge! Arm yourself with information and you will feel more confidant and secure in your options. I think pro-active healthcare is so important for women. So walk into that appointment knowing exactly what you need and why. Watch my video to start your education.
If you’re only considering IVF at this stage, download my report packed with information on whether IVF will be the right choice for you.
In this video above I share the one food you must eat during your IVF procedure, plus 2 key nutrients to be consuming before, during, and after the process. Because yes – what happens after the process is just as important as everything leading up to it!
This one could save you big bucks, lots of worries, and most importantly a not-so-often-mentioned after effect of IVF procedures. IVF isn’t just something that you have done to you it’s also something you can actively participate in, by supporting your body and boosting your body’s ability to react well to this process.
You can work to get your body in balance prior, during, and after an IVF procedure. It will increase your success rates, help you feel good throughout, and help you get over the after-effects faster.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health monitored the fat consumption of 147 women undergoing IVF treatment and discovered that those who ate the highest amounts of monounsaturated fat were 3.4 times more likely to have a child after IVF. They concluded that avocados contain the best kind of monounsaturated fat (and the least saturated fat, which was found to decrease the amount of “good eggs”).
What secret does this study reveal? It shows that what you consume has a direct impact on your fertility and your dietary choices affect your IVF outcomes. Knowledge is definitely power here!
The other two foods I mention in this video, aside from avocados, are watermelon and brazil nuts. These will give you good doses of glutathione to support your liver and selenium to enhance your fertility. So, while the IVF process can feel a little out of your control, there are elements you can certainly control to help your body through the process and hopefully get the baby you want.
You can work as a team with your medical practitioners to ensure your IVF cycle has the optimal opportunity to bring you a baby. It’s not about overriding the advice of medical professionals, it’s about using the science to take a proactive stance when it comes to your health and fertility.
You just have to hear the amazing story of this wonderful 43-year old woman who came to work with me on the FLO Living program. She was told her chance of conceiving was very low, but within months she’d turned it all around and got the baby she so badly wanted. How did she do it? We worked together to make changes to her diet and lifestyle that prioritized her fertility. She couldn’t believe how quickly she saw results.
I have many more fertility-boosting food recommendations, as someone who was told I would have a hard time conceiving with a PCOS diagnosis who went on to conceive at 38 naturally, I’ve done my research and I am more than happy to share it all with you. I love to empower other women to feel empowered themselves, rather than fearful, anxious, or out of control. You can also watch my second video in which I explain my thoughts on preparing your body for conception a full 3-9 months before you try for a baby.
Always remember, that once you have the right information about how your body really works, you can start making health choices that finally start to work for you! You can do this – the science of your body is on your side!
To your FLO,
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