Top 10 Foods To Avoid with IVF Treatment
to a U.S. research,
women who eat low-fat dairy foods may have a higher risk of infertility than
those who treat themselves to full-fat ice cream or cheese. They
found that women who ate two or more servings of low-fat dairy foods a day had
an 85 percent higher risk of a certain type of infertility than
women who ate less than one serving of low-fat dairy food a week. The women who
ate the most low-fat dairy foods were the most likely to report they suffered
from anovulatory infertility, when the body fails to produce enough egg cells.
Try to eat organic
possible. Herbicides, fungicides and insecticides all linger on food
after it is produced. These substances can disrupt hormone
production in humans because they confuse hormones in pests. A
synthetic estrogen, Xenoestrogen, is sprayed on food to prevent
insects from breeding. The same hormone can affect human
Facts like these can leave an IVF patient
confused on - what and what-not to eat. This article will provide a better
insight on foods
to avoid while
undergoing a fertility treatment.
and processed carbohydrates are
foods that should be avoided with IVF treatment. They affect insulin levels,
which lead to hormonal
The risk of ovulatory failure is greater in those who eat processed cereals and
white rice than women who choose whole grains.
Refined sugar is
another food to avoid with IVF. Sugar is fast burning and will cause blood sugar
imbalances as levels sing from high to low. Sugar acts differently than
carbohydrates. The dramatic changes in insulin can cause cases of insulin
resistance, and insulin resistance can have an adverse effect on fertility.
fat and trans-fat: You
definitely need to avoid these foods with IVF treatments. Eating high amounts of saturated
fats and polyunsaturated
made IVF success less likely, says researcher Jorge E. Chavarro, MD, an
assistant professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard School of Public
Health. Women who ate the most saturated fats (found mostly in animal food
sources) had fewer mature oocytes -- cells that form eggs. Also, women who ate
the most polyunsaturated fats also had a 12% higher proportion of cells in the
embryo that were dividing more slowly than expected. Another study from the
Harvard School of Public Health indicated that, women who cut back on their
saturated fat intake may have a better chance of having a baby via IVF. Fast
foods are to be avoid due to very high percentage of saturated fats, trans
fats, sodium and
cholesterol which can be a major cause of infertility due to obesity.
eating mould-ripened soft cheese, such as brie and camembert, and blue-veined
varieties, such as stilton or Danish blue, because of the risk of listeria
infection. Avoid consuming un-pasteurised milk during pregnancy.
you drink more than five cups of coffee a day, you reduce your chances of
achieving pregnancy during IVF treatment
by 50%," says researcher Ulrik Kesmodel, MD, PHD, a consultant gynecologist at
the Fertility Clinic of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark.
& Fish: Always
avoid fish high
in mercury. Mercury
has been known to cause serious birth defects so staying away is essential in
your efforts to get pregnant. The consumption of the smoked seafood that is not
canned is not recommended for pregnant women and during pregnancy because it
could carry listeria and infect a woman with listeriosis, a potentially
dangerous condition during pregnancy. Avoid raw or undercooked shellfish such
as oysters, mussels, cold prawns, crab.
contain bacteria called Salmonella which causes food poisoning and other
diseases. You need to avoid dishes like caeser salad, cookie batter and eggnog
as they have raw eggs.
When trying to increase your fertility, alcohol consumption can cause numerous
ovulatory dysfunctions. If you suffer from anovuation, you should completely
stay away from alcohol. Drinking alcohol while pregnant can also increase the
risk for spontaneous abortion as well as impair fetal
and Other Artificial Sweeteners: If
you need your artificial sweetener for your cup of decaf tea, opt for something
with more nutritional value such as Agave Syrup. Read food labels to see if
artificial sweeteners have been added. Avoid using saccharin or cyclamates.
Sucralose (splenda) is a non-calorie sweetener that is derived from a sugar
molecule and is therefore thought to be safe.
be one of the foods to avoid during pregnancy but you need to make sure that
they are thoroughly washed before you consume them. Vegetables can be exposed to
toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease of plants.
Studies have supported the disruptive effect of consuming these foods on
pregnancy rates so, avoid at all costs. After all, pregnancy is being attempted
and all obstacles have been addressed or removed with IVF treatment, why create
The best kinds of food to eat are avocados, which have a lot of monounsaturated fat and low levels of other sorts of fat, and olive oil
Ensure a healthy balanced
do not take part in any weight
loss program after
Dated 23 October 2012