After a four year wait, I’m two weeks and two days away from welcoming my two frozen embabies home. Here’s the plan:
Of course, I’m very anxious to make sure their accommodations are as comfortable as possible. I’ve been trying to retrace my steps with my successful third IVF cycle, but it’s been so long, I can’t recall all the good-luck charms I used:
- I drank wheat-grass and took DHEA- but only up to a few weeks before I started the injections since I was afraid they might interfere with the stimulation drugs.
- I took baby aspirin and Folgard, but I can’t remember when I started those (and they weren’t part of the doctor’s orders- but I felt I had to do something different and figured it wouldn’t hurt.)
- I did acupuncture- but I did that with the other cycles that didn’t work out as well, so not sure it made any difference. I’ll probably throw in a few pins for good measure again.
- I cut out all alcohol and refined sugar- but that may have just been unnecessary torture.
- I exercised moderately- but not too much.
- I got lots of sleep (but that’s not easy to do now that I have a toddler who has never liked to sleep.)
- I drank lots of water- trying to do that again.
- I got a massage the day before my transfer. That was the best thing I did by far- I’ll do that again for sure.
- As recommended by acupuncturist, I massaged my tummy clockwise and counterclockwise 25 times twice a day
- Ate lots of beets, chicken soup, dates and another fertility food I can’t recall- as recommended by same acupuncturist
After making these tiny embabies wait for four years, I want to give them the best chance possible. Anyone have any other good tips?