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 - Nourish
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
- 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
It is very important for couples who wish to conceive a child to have positive mental
feelings. They should avoid tension or anger and keep their mind relaxed. They are
advised to practice meditation, pranayama and yoga on a regular basis to keep their
bodies and minds fit. Certain Yoga postures like – Sarvangasana, Paschimottanasana,
Ardhamatsyendrasana and Shallabhasana have proven to be beneficial for the natural
treatment of fertility treatment.