Yes, of course. Dr. Archana Kanodia recommends that you adhere to the basic guidelines listed below during the process of IVF and into your pregnancy:-
Smoking: It’s recommended that if any of the partner smoke then both should stop smoking at least three months prior to the commencement of an IVF cycle, and before ovulation induction begins. The effects of tobacco both orally and by inhaling its smoke is toxic and harmful to woman’s eggs.
Drinking: The consumption of alcohol should be avoided at the beginning of IVF treatment, until the pregnancy test, and if found pregnant, then until the birth of the child.
Medications: It’s very important to inform your fertility doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter medications. As some medicines can interfere with the prescribed fertility medication.
Vigorous Exercise: Intense and vigorous physical activities like aerobics, weightlifting or running are generally prohibited during ovarian stimulation whereas; mild movements and exercises are recommended.
Supplements: It is important to know that all the Herbal supplements are advised to be completely prohibited during the IVF process. The bottom-line of the message is, don’t assume herbal means ‘safe,’” Dr. Archana Kanodia says that “Always check with your doctor before starting any kind of medicine whether herbal or not.”