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Guidance for women receiving IVF-assisted pregnancy

Updated: 2020-03-27


1. For diet:

(1). After ovulation induction treatment.

It is better to have a diversified diet to ensure a balanced nutrition. Eat more protein-rich foods, such as milk, eggs, fish, shrimp, beans, etc. (if your physical condition is not suitable for a high protein diet, choose not to eat such food).

It is forbidden to take donkey-hide gelatin, honey and vitamin E. It is not recommended to take health care products, supplements and Chinese patent medicine. Avoid strong tea and coffee.

(2). After oocyte retrieval.

Avoid spicy and irritating food and avoid foods that easily cause flatulence, such as milk, sweets, etc.

Drink water properly, eat lighter and easily digestible food and eat more high-protein food if the digestive function allows.

(3). After embryo transfer.

Avoid raw and cold food as well as spicy and irritating food; avoid foods that easily cause flatulence such as milk, sweets, etc.

Drink more water, appropriately.

Clean and healthy food should be eaten, to avoid diarrhea.

Eat more food rich in dietary fiber (such as coarse grains, celery, yams, bananas, corn and other fresh fruits and vegetables) to promote gastrointestinal peristalsis, prevent constipation.

(4). Both partners need to quit smoking and drinking.

2. For exercise:

(1). From the beginning of ovulation induction treatment.

Women need to avoid too much exercise. They should avoid twisting and impact movements, such as fast bending, fast turning, etc. Do not try to do vigorous motions and motions that have never been done before.

It is recommended to change your daily exercise to walking. At the same time, go less to public places and avoid all kinds of radiation.

(2). After oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer.

Have enough rest and have adequate sleep.

Sex forbidden, vigorous exercise is avoided and excessive fatigue is to be avoided, while an appropriate amount of walking is allowed.

It is not suitable to stay in bed for a long time because of complications such as constipation and lower limb venous thrombosis.

Those who work more easily and for a shorter period of time can continue to work.

Changes in sleeping posture, coughing, sneezing, etc. do not affect embryo implantation.

3. For routines:

(1). During IVF-assisted pregnancy treatment, doctors will inform the patient of the time for the next visit in advance. Please arrange your treatment, work and lifestyle reasonably. Go to bed early and get up early. Don't stay up late, to ensure adequate sleep.

(2). Bed rest during the day is not recommended after an embryo transfer, or it can affect the quality of sleep at night.

Long-term bed rest not only causes back pain, stiffness and increases the risk of venous thrombosis, but also may cause mental stress.

Walking or other appropriate exercise after embryo transfer is essential.

4. For emotions:

Some studies have found that stress and sadness can lead to a reduction in the success rate of IVF-assisted pregnancy.

Pay attention to your psychological state, fully trust the doctor, let yourself relax as much as possible, maintain a happy mood, reduce life stress.

When feeling depressed, it is recommended to chat with people you trust to relieve your anxiety.

If you have anxiety, depression or insomnia and find it difficult to calm down, go to the hospital for psychological counseling.