If you’re ready to start your family, and have tried all other options, then IVF is often the next step on your fertility journey. You might be wondering which of the supplements you’ve been taking are safe to continue with during your IVF, or if there are any supplements you should introduce before your treatment starts.
Here are my 4 tips to guide you on safe supplementation during IVF…
#01 Consult with your IVF doctor
As you prepare to start your first IVF cycle, you should be consulting with your IVF doctor about which medications and supplements you are taking along with the dosage.
Make sure you tell them everything (even the most seemingly benign). Each IVF doctor will expect different things. What is okay with one IVF doctor might be stopped by another – so you really need to have an in-depth discussion with them about what they would like you to take and not take during your IVF and their reasons why.
Some natural supplements are perfectly safe and can support a new pregnancy. If you’re taking supplements to improve egg quality such as CoQ10, Myo-inositol, melatonin etc. then you’re probably okay to continue them throughout treatment.
You should be wary of any supplements and medications that can in anyway manipulate your hormones. The only thing you should be taking that should be affecting your hormones are the ones prescribed to you by your IVF doctor. Again, consulting your doctor before continuing with any of your supplements is super important.
#03 Herbs can be tricky
Herbal medicines can be tricky. We’re not 100% sure how they interact with your IVF stimulation medication – meaning that there’s a potential for a herb-drug interaction which could compromise your treatment, and may even decrease your chances for pregnancy.
Seek your IVF doctors advice to be sure, but I recommend that you’re very careful when taking any herbal medications and I might advise you to even stop taking them all together (especially if you’ve already experienced an unsuccessful cycle of IVF)
#04 Don’t start anything new
If you’re about to begin an IVF cycle, then it’s not the time to start taking any new supplements. (Especially if you haven’t been advised to do so by a doctor). Your body is already about to undergo some serious hormonal changes – don’t make it go through anything more than is necessary.
Finding the right supplements to support your needs can be great for naturally increasing your fertility, but your IVF treatment protocol takes center stage. Again, I can’t stress how important it is to seek advice from your IVF doctors about what supplements you can continue taking and which ones it’s best to stop.
If you’ve been taking something for a long time, then it’s probably safe to continue, but it’s always safer to check.
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