Preparation for IVF/IUI or IVF Success with Ayurveda
IUI means Intra Uterine Insemination. A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample directly into the uterus. IVF means In Vitro Fertilization i. e. the process of fertilization takes place artificially, outside the uterus. Then the formed embryo is transferred in patient’s uterus. But the main part of success of IUI or IVF totally depends upon actual implantation of the embryo in the endometrium as implantation in endometrium completes the process of conception.
It is always best to begin any journey toward conception with a Fertility Cleanse. Hormonal support comes from nourishing herbs for the endocrine system; aiding in balancing hormonal levels. The herbal blends also increase circulation to reproductive system while supporting healthy libido.
To increase your IVF success rate, follow this three step strategy.
STEP ONE – CLEANSE OR DETOXIFICATION
To increase IVF success naturally, you need to lay the groundwork for a successful conception. To a large extent, the success of an IVF procedure depends on healthy eggs and proper implantation of the embryo.
According to ayurveda, embryo means a combination of ovum, sperm, and the soul. To achieve this combination, the couple should be purified by Pancha Karma treatment before conception. We called this, as Beejshudhhi and Sthanshudhhi. In this procedure, ovum, sperm and uterus are get purified by Panchakarma treatment. These procedures will enhance the chances of implantation of embryo in the endometrium. We advice the patient to undergo Panchakarma treatment before IUI, IVF procedures.
The detoxification process is also recommended on a yearly basis to all the healthy individuals too as a disease prevention and health maintenance strategy.
STEP TWO – NOURISHMENT :
After completing detoxification you will focus on providing your eggs with the nourishment which they need and on preparing your uterine lining for implantation. These are two things which we can have a lot of control over. This step is done through diet in conjunction with herbs.
The Fertility Diet- A few months before your IVF, begin eating a fertility diet. Getting nutrient dense foods is vital to producing healthy eggs and promoting implantation of the embryo
- Fresh, organic fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains Dairy proteins, including milk, lassi (buttermilk), and panir (fresh cheese made of milk)
- Mung daal (split green beans)
- Soaked almonds or soaked walnuts(you can grind them and add them to your vegetables)
- Sweet, juicy fruits such as mangoes, peaches, plums, and pears
- Dried fruits such as dates, figs, and raisins
- Date shake
- Rice pudding
- Spices such as ajwain (bishop’s weed) powder, cumin (which purifies the uterus in women and the genitourinary tract in men), turmeric (to improve the interaction between hormones and targeted tissues), and black cumin.
- If your digestion is strong, eat urad daal (Split Black Gram) cooked with equal parts of turmeric, cumin, coriander, and fennel
- A banana cooked in ghee, cinnamon, and cardamom is a tasty and wholesome dessert for people with strong digestion
What Not to Take:
- Foods containing preservatives and other chemicals, such as artificial sweeteners.
- Foods high in fat should also not be consumed.
- Diet soda should be avoided, as it contains aspartame.
- Caffeine should also be limited, especially if you're having trouble conceiving.
- Refined carbs, such as white bread, pasta and rice, should be limited.
- Eating a lot of meat is not recommended.
- Drinking alcohol
Fertility enhancing Ayurvedic herbs:
Fertility Herbs are a great way to bring about healthy healing and change in the body. Herbs can be utilized to prepare for pregnancy, a tool for healing fertility issues, strengthening the uterus, fighting infection, balancing hormones and as nourishing foods. They work with our bodies to bring about positive changes within the body. They are gentler than medications, but yet they are very effective. When used properly and when combined with permanent lifestyle changes such as good diet and exercise habits, they can provide long-term healing.
STEP 3: LIFESTYLE FACTORS
Any doctor, or even a Google search, should reveal that habits like smoking, drug use, and high caffeine intake can severely impair fertility. There are many other lifestyle factors that contribute as well:
- Lack of sleep
- Exposure to toxins
- Lack of exercise or too much exercise
- High stress levels
- Certain medications or supplements