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    Default Ivf graduates: what helped?

    I know we all go insane during the 2ww and we all try lots of things to make our cycles successful. So I'm wondering, if you've got a bfp after one or more bfns, what do you feel made the difference, besides luck?
    Anything from acupuncture and meditation through to new drugs or protocols. What did you do, how did you feel and how do you think it helped/didn't help?
    Very interested in your thoughts!

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    I had heard somewhere that kiwi fruit helps with implantation.
    I was sceptical, but thought eh, i like kiwi fruit, and it can't hurt, so ate quite a few of them in the days after transfer. BFP!

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    Pineapple? Kiwi fruit? Bed rest, acupuncture, no coffee... The list goes on. If an embryo is going to stick its going to stick. Always seek a second opinion if you are going no where and always seek out the best of the best if you are a tricky case. Have plan a,b and c,d and e up your sleeve. New FS, donor eggs, donor sperm, always have a fallback and believe in the process it does work.

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    Of course we all know that we have very little control over what happens. I am just interested in the crazy and sometimes funny things we do to get ourselves through the process :-)

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    Some people even get fully superstitious over what they wear on transfer day. :-)

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    Yeah, i knew full well that it wasn't likely to make much of a difference, but, well, why not if there are little
    things that *might* help and do no harm :-) An illusion of some control :-)

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    Exactly @JustJaq. Very much human nature to try and control the uncontrollable. Especially when it's something that matters so much to us!

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    Oh and to clarify, I'm not a newbie to ivf. I have 3 children from 9 cycles, so I know very well the logical and scientific side of it. I know it much better than I'd like to, to be honest!

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    Default Ivf graduates: what helped?

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    Some people even get fully superstitious over what they wear on transfer day. :-)
    Lol. I am not superstitious but my parents.......My mom wanted to know when I was doing the IVF so she could ask for a lucky transfer date from the God (Buddhist temple). Obviously, She knows nothing about ivf. Opps...Certainly, I haven't spoken to her since about our ivf plan! Guess what, our mTESE was done on the 13th of friday. Go and figure. It was scheduled by the clinic.

    Anyway, I haven't had any success yet (soon I hope). But I found that after my first chem, I worked super hard to make sure each cycle is no regret. Acupuncture, basil nut, avocado etc. So i wasn't feeling as bad on my second chem because I had tried my best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octonaut View Post
    Of course we all know that we have very little control over what happens. I am just interested in the crazy and sometimes funny things we do to get ourselves through the process :-)
    Sorry my bad, as you were.

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