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What can I do to help egg quality? I've read on here before that IVF gals have been advised to eat more protein. This, I can do. More water, of course! Have you all been advised of anything else? Do I need to cut down on carbs (during the holidays, oh Mary! Help!!! )
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I read alot about increased protein, which I did during my IVF cycle. Last time we talked about this, someone (April?) said that her RE told her to eat eggs to help egg quality, which I guess would also help with the protein intake.
As far as carbs go, I really tried to limit my intake of empty/simple carbs because I read that it can inhibit the growth of the uterine lining. I didn't read anything about it affecting egg quality, but I'm sure eating as healthy as possible can't hurt!
Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (5), Abigail (3) and George (3)
My acupunturist gave me alot of ideas that help egg quality. They are supplements though. They are Spirulina (1500-2000mg), wheatgrass and/or barley grass, royal jelly, and flax oil, fish oil or other cold pressed oils.
I did the spirulina (bought at my local health food store) because I am 40 and they believe I have an egg quality issue. I also took pycnogenal. Needless to say, this cycle of IVF I am PG!