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10 Fruits must Avoid After Embryo Transfer in IVF

10 Fruits must Avoid After Embryo Transfer in IVF

| 13 Jul 2023 | 2725 Views |

Introduction

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Fruit. Fruit who? Fruit you need to know about to support your IVF journey!

Embarking on the journey of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a rollercoaster ride, filled with highs, lows, hope, and trepidation. From the buzzing streets of Delhi to the tech hubs of Gurgaon and the bustling city life of Noida, the story is the same for every IVF warrior. With each step meticulously planned, and every bit of advice earnestly taken, what you eat during this journey plays a pivotal role.

We’ve all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but when it comes to IVF, not all fruits are your friends, especially after an embryo transfer. So, let’s peel back the layers of this juicy topic and reveal the 10 fruits you must avoid after an embryo transfer in IVF.

Fruits to Avoid: A Countdown

Pineapple
Papaya
Grapes
Bananas
Watermelon
Dates
Mangoes
Kiwi
Peaches
Lemons

Also Read: 13 Days After Embryo Transfer No Symptoms

Why Avoid These Fruits After Embryo Transfer?

There’s no need to go bananas! These fruits, while usually beneficial, may pose some risks during the sensitive period post-embryo transfer.

Pineapple

Considered a symbol of welcome, pineapples could be a tad too ‘welcoming’ for embryos. Their high bromelain content might thin the blood, potentially causing unwanted effects in early pregnancy.

Papaya

Unripe papaya can be a sticky wicket! It contains papain, a possible abortifacient, and hence, is best avoided.

Grapes

Grapes, especially the black variety, contain resveratrol, which could potentially interfere with the implantation process.

Bananas

High in sugar, bananas can lead to an unwanted spike in blood sugar, creating an unfavorable environment for implantation.

Watermelon

This thirst quencher can cause bloating and gas, leading to discomfort after an embryo transfer.

Dates

Dates, the sweet delicacies of the desert, might increase body heat, which isn’t ideal after an embryo transfer.

Mangoes

Mango, the king of fruits, can also heat up your body, potentially affecting the implantation process.

Kiwi

Kiwi is high in Vitamin C, which can act as a natural diuretic, leading to dehydration if not balanced with adequate water intake.

Peaches

Peaches are known for their laxative properties, which might lead to discomfort post-embryo transfer.

Lemons

Lemons have a high citrus content which may cause stomach acidity, leading to discomfort.

Conclusion

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But during your IVF journey, maybe skip the lemons and the lemonade too!

The journey of IVF is as unique as you are. With each passing stage, new learnings come to the forefront. A little change in diet, especially regarding the fruits consumed after embryo transfer, can be one of the many steps taken towards a successful IVF journey. So, the next time you reach out to that fruit basket after an embryo transfer, remember, all fruits are not your pals at this stage. Here’s to a fruitful IVF journey with India IVF Fertility, your trusted partner at every step!

FAQs

Diet impacts overall health and hormonal balance, crucial elements during an IVF procedure. It helps ensure the body is in the best possible condition to support a potential pregnancy.

Yes, fruits like avocados, berries, oranges, and pomegranates are generally considered safe and beneficial after an embryo transfer.

Most of these fruits are healthy in general, but due to their specific properties, they are advised to be avoided after the embryo transfer in IVF.

Along with certain fruits, it's also advised to avoid strenuous activity, alcohol, caffeine, and certain medications.

A balanced diet, rich in lean proteins, healthy fats, whole grains, and vegetables, is usually recommended.

It's always best to consult with your healthcare provider or dietitian regarding dietary changes during pregnancy.

It is advisable to avoid these fruits until there is a confirmed pregnancy, at which point, your healthcare provider can give personalized advice.

While individual dietary choices won't make or break your IVF success, a balanced and careful diet is part of overall good health that supports the IVF process.

About The Author
Dr. Richika Sahay

MBBS (Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst & Gyne), MNAMS, MRCOG (London-UK), Fellow IVF, Fellow MAS, Infertility (IVF) Specialist & Gynae Laparoscopic surgeon,[Ex AIIMS & Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi]. Read more

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