Both partners can benefit from a regime of healthy living.

FOR WOMEN

Eat a well-balanced diet :
A lack of essential nutrients can weaken the body & the immune system, so eat well & don’t undertake any drastic diets. In particular, avoid foods high in Vitamin A, as large amounts may be harmful to the fetus; & increase your Vitamin D intake during pregnancy, as it is used to help the body absorb calcium.
Exercise in Moderation :
We recommend brisk walks & exercise that strengthen the back, buttocks, abdominal & pelvic floor muscles. Avoid strenuous exercise following procedures, & don’t exercise if it causes discomfort or your doctor advise against it.
Drink Plenty of Water :
Aim for 10 to 12 glasses a day. Keep a water bottle handy & take regular sips throughout the day.
Avoid a Large Amount of Caffeine :
Try to limit yourself to two or three cups coffee or tea per day. Remember that there is also caffeine in cola & chocolate.
Quit Smoking :
There are negative consequences of smoking for couples with low fertility. Drop this dangerous habits.
Reduce Alcohol Consumptions : Drinking to excess is harmful to both you & your fetus.
Discuss any Medication or Nutritional Supplements
with your doctor
:
Including over the counter drugs. Choose paracetamol for pain relief of fever, & avoid aspirin based drugs as they may contribute to bleeding.
Protect yourself from Infection :
Make sure all meat, eggs & fish is well cooked. Wash fruit & salad. Wash your hands after contact with animals.
Avoid Chemicals :
Stay away from paints, solvents, etc. Do not have your house fumigated while are there.
Avoid Overheating :
Saurias & spas, while relaxing, can cause the body to overheat, which can be unhealthy.
Relax : A hobby or meditation class can be real stress buster.
Take Folic Acid :
It encourage healthy growth of cells in the first few weeks of pregnancy, reducing the incidence of neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida. We recommend you to take two 500mg tablets per day for at least one month before embryo transfer & continue until at least the twelfth week of pregnancy.

FOR MEN

Pay attention to your diet & Exercise Habits :
A man’s sperm takes months to develop before ejaculation. Any bad habits that can affect sperm production can affect treatment for months.
Exercise in Moderation :
We recommend brisk walks & exercise that strengthen the back, buttocks, abdominal & pelvic floor muscles. Avoid strenuous exercise following procedures, & don’t exercise if it causes discomfort or your doctor advise against it.
Staying away from Chemicals & Environment toxins :
These can include paint, adhesive, printing inks & pesticide.
Quit smoking :
Tobacco & smoking is particularly noxious to developing sperm. They should be avoided.
Check with your doctor before taking Medications :
Some drugs can also decrease or eliminate sperm production. Many of those commonly taken for high blood pressure or peptic ulcers can lower sperm count. Sulfasalazine, taken for colitis & anabolic steroids can temporarily cause complete absence of sperm. Chemotherapy drugs can permanently eliminate sperm production.
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