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Nourish Your Body for IVF as Told by Our Patient Jennifer K.

Healthy Way (2)A healthy diet and active physical lifestyle during IVF treatment will increase your chances of success, while at the same time solidifying your habits when you’re pregnant. It is very important to take care of your whole body health in order to help enhance your IVF treatment. Your level of fertility is greatly increased with a healthy diet and body mass index (BMI). Nutrition and physical fitness go hand-in-hand with optimal fertility health.

  • Make informed food choices
  • Develop sound eating habits
  • Establish good physical activity routines

Nourish Your Body for IVF

My husband and I planned to have kids right after we got married, but with no success after 3-5 years of trying. We decided to try reproductive assistance since our insurance also covered this kind of service. We found a famous doctor in NJ, tried rounds of artificial insemination and 3 IVFs in total, all failed. We had all sorts of tests, results were not bad but not great either. We were told the prospect looked dismal, and we should think about donor eggs, surrogacy or adoption. We did try donor eggs, had 20 embryos and transfers, but ended up in miscarriages one after the other. Along the way 10+ precious years passed.

At the time of hopelessness, we came across New Hope and Dr. Zhang. The first thing Dr. Zhang told us was that "there is no problem with you, tests are all good, all you need to do is to nourish your body and get ready". The analogy he used was that you need to have a fertile ground first before you implant seeds. "I'm confident you will get pregnant within 6-12 months".

Oh, boy, didn't we try hard to "get ready" - exercises, diets, emotional balance, herb medicine... After months, we were told we were ready. After 6 months, we had egg retrieval and 4 frozen embryos. I continued physical exercises, jogging, keeping fit and losing weight, for half a year. When it came to transfer, I insisted on having 2 embryos, though Dr. Zhang suggested only 1 since I was 43 at the time and considered a high-risk case. In the end, lo and behold, I successfully had 2 beautiful babies although the pregnancy process was somewhat eventful with bleeding scares, kidney trouble, and bedridden order. Hey, we made it after all these years of pain and desperation, and we are really proud of ourselves and our 2 kids!

In a nutshell, we are very grateful to Dr. Zhang who made our dream come true, and to his conviction of combining Western technology with Chinese cultivation/nourishment methodology. – As posted on Facebook February 18, 2020, by Jennifer K.

Best Nutrition for Fertility

The best nutrition plan promotes whole body health and the best chance of a successful pregnancy. The best nutrition plan encourages foods rich in:

  • Healthy Fats
  • Fiber
  • Plant-Based Protein

Patient-Focused Fertility Care Promotes Nourishing the Body

We are a patient-focused fertility care team promoting nutrition and physical fitness in conjunction with IVF treatment success. To schedule your initial consultation with the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 212.969.7422.

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