Want to save time, money and hope by using scientifically based research to increase your chances of an IVF 'take home baby'?
Give your next IVF cycle the edge and get started with 19 evidence based tips designed to increase egg quality, implantation rates and your chances of being an IVF success story.
Stop wasting time reading unsubstantiated information, wasting money on expensive treatments and making common IVF mistakes. Stop the never ending waiting and start to make small, easy changes to your lifestyle.
There are so many things that are out of your control during an IVF cycle. Start now to take control of those you can.
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!
One word... AMAZING! It's so relevant especially as I'm about to embark on another IVF cycle. Absolutely loved it.
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.
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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.