IVF support – Dietary & Lifestyle Advice

  • Eat a warm breakfast..eg. porridge with dates & mollasses.
  • Eat foods that are easy to digest, eg. soup & stews – & make with green leafy veg, Kale or spinich are especially nourishing…make these with some seaweed to add extra nouishment.
  • Avoid cold drinks or foods, a little is okay, just not majority of your food intake.
  • Chicken stock from scratch!.. it provides so much nourishment.

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Nausea & Vomiting in Pregnancy

Patient Advice:

Fluid intake:

  • Avoid dehydration – dry lips, thirst, reduced urinary output are signs that fluid intake is inadequate or traces of ketones on urine sticks.
  • If difficult to drink large amounts of water, drinking regular small amounts is recommended.
  • Potato soup daily – good as is very bland
  • Veg or chicken broths also good
  • Peppermint/ginger tea – not more than 3 cups per day
  • If belching relieves nausea, take carbonated drinks, especially ginger are good
  • Sucking on ice cubes or watery fruits such as melons or pears

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