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What should a woman eat on the day of embryo transfer and after in IVF cycle?

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There is no scientific evidence that proves that particular foods eaten on the day of embryo transfer or after an in vitro fertilization, or IVF, cycle will help a woman achieve better results, however, doctors do recommend that women eat a healthy diet that includes lean protein, vegetables, fruit and whole grains, says Parents magazine. A woman who is eating healthy will maximize her health and her baby's health.

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The only foods that could be eliminated would be fried foods or sugary foods that are unhealthy for the mother and do not provide any nutrients for the baby. The embryo transfer process is also fairly simple and does not require a change in diet before or after the procedure, states Shady Grover Fertility. The procedure is performed using a catheter, which the embryos are then transferred through. Most women have one to three embryos transferred to ensure that they do not have multiple pregnancies or that the chances of multiple pregnancies is slimmer.

Moms who are interested in increasing their chances of becoming pregnant should make sure that their weight is within a normal range as Parents magazine lists this as one of the reasons some women have a difficult time getting pregnant. The woman's body mass index should be within 20 to 35 and anything lower or higher will make it more difficult to get pregnant.

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