Helping patients and doctors to talk to each other !
Monday, January 14, 2013
Does taking supplements help IVF patients ?
Practically all women doing IVF are taking supplements of one sort or
another ! These are supposed to improve egg yield, egg quality and
embryo implantation , thus helping to improve IVF pregnancy rates. I
have come across women who take over 10 different supplements daily –
and I wonder how they manage to swallow so many different tablets,
syrups and capsules in a day ! On second thoughts thought, it is not
surprising , because the craving for a baby can make a woman move heaven
and earth; which means taking umpteen supplements is not such a
difficult task to accomplish. I have heard the following questions
repeatedly from other women who are undergoing IVF treatment – What
supplements are you taking ? Or can you recommend any supplement which
can improve egg quality ? Is there any special diet which could help in
increasing the chances of IVF success ? I wish I knew a magic supplement
or diet which will make our much desired wishes come true !