Improving your chances of IVF success with evidence based research.   Investigating acupuncture to zygotes and everything in between.

Whether you are about to do your first IVF cycle or can name all the nurses at your clinic, the end result is still the same. You need to make THIS cycle the best it can possibly be. 

I've been there.  I've been frustrated and mistrusted the information that was available.  That's why I evidence based researched the best 19 ways to help you improve egg quality, implantation rates and ultimately IVF success to save you time, money and false expectations. You haven't found anything like this before!

Modify YOUR risk factors

We hope that by highlighting how much an impact the every day things we do has on IVF success rates that it will provide you with the motivation to change YOUR individual risk factors.  This is all with the sole aim of improving the quality of your next cycle.

Speak to your doctor first

Every woman is different and every cycle is different.  The information provided here is for general informational purposes only.  It is essential you speak to your doctor to ensure these strategies are the right ones for you and your unique situation.

It is all researched

Ok.  So there are no awards (yet!) for this.  But there should be.  Where possible, each strategy is supported by data from clinical trials to give you accurate information to make your own decisions.  Not information a friend of friend's sister who once did IVF gave you.

Check out the latest posts below

5 UNMISSABLE diet tips for IVF (and increasing egg quality)
In this short video I highlight five easy to action strategies for improving your diet before your next IVF cycle. [...]
6 Things to Discuss With Your IVF Specialist
Especially if you have experienced an unsuccessful cycle (or three) or have 'unexplained' infertility here are six things you NEED[...]
How environmental toxins can impact your IVF cycle
You’ve modified your diet, significantly cut down on alcohol and well, smoking was never your thing anyway.  The next thing[...]
Protein – Carbs = Increased IVF success rates
Who would have thought it was just a matter of a simple formula?  Yes, you were right, it's not. And[...]
Is this the elusive IVF alternative?
Whether it is because of religious reasons, ethical reasons or the cost, for some women doing round after round of[...]
Decrease stress during IVF with this quick, easy strategy (and early research also links it to increased success rates!)
It seems that everyone has an opinion about IVF, stress and the impact stress has on success rates. I’ve both[...]
Is IUI the best choice for women with unexplained infertility?
The 'unexplained infertility' diagnosis is given to around 25% of women with fertility difficulties.  So there are certainly a few[...]
A spoonful of sugar… not exactly ‘delightful’ for IVF success
  Enough with the Mary Poppins references.  We have heard many, many times about the disastrous effects of sugar on[...]
Which is better: A day three or day five embryo transfer?
If only there was a straightforward answer. For some the answer will lie in the standard protocol of the clinic[...]
Is a Gluten Free Diet for Fertility Tin Hat Thinking?
When trying to conceive #1 (and only) I did some tin hat thinking. I define tin hat thinking as when you do something[...]
PCOS: New research on an old question
Some researchers in America have again put to test the theory that if a woman with PCOS loses weight than[...]
8 Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing a New Fertility Clinic
When choosing a new fertility clinic either for the first time or because you have decided to move on from your[...]
Antinuclear Antibodies and Infertility
Antinuclear antibodies (ANA's) is one of those grey areas of infertility.  Some doctors will tell you it doesn't make any[...]
ICSI IVF… What Is It About?
For some ICSI is just that next step down the fertility path when traditional IVF fails.  For others their clinic[...]
9 Things You Should Know About the EmbryoScope
The EmbryoScope seems to be the latest 'big thing' in the fertility clinics and is being offered by more and[...]

About the Author

Three IUI's, three IVF's, one FET and one perfect baby.  I can't tell you how many hours I have spent looking through websites and journal articles trying to determine if the latest 'tip' is fact or fiction.  Using skills from my science degree and from my day job as an occupational therapist and case manager for people with chronic health conditions, I research only evidence based information to try and make your journey a little quicker.

What an awesome guide! I particularly like how you have combined your personal experiences along with scientific evidence to make it so useful and interesting too!

John Doe UI/UX Designer

One word... AMAZING! It's so relevant especially as I'm about to embark on another IVF cycle. Absolutely loved it.

John Doe UI/UX Designer

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