Natural FET Advice

Happy Monday ladies.....

So a little update from me... I spoke to the professor about the high NK Cells result from my second biopsy and he’s advised us to use steroids from the day of transfer and if we get a positive test to continue up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. A genuinely lovely guy and I can’t recommend the clinic enough to people who have had multiple failed IVF cycles or recurrent miscarriages.

We have one blasto in the freezer still, a 4bb grading I think it was (not that I know too much about all of that...)

I’ve been having regular reflexology and this has helped to regulate my cycles and get me ovulating each month. This hasn’t happened for me in the past so this FET will be a natural one all being well.

I was just wondering if any of you have done a natural FET before (my last one was medicated) and if you have any advice over what to do/not to do in the weeks leading up to it?

I am about Day 17 of my current cycle so probably got about 4 weeks until we will be booking the transfer 😬

Lisa xxxxx

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  • Hi Sprinkles86.Oh how exciting – obviously you will be anxious too! I think most of my ladies tend to take it easy for a few days after both medicated and natural FET, and don’t do any lifting or strenuous exercise. Otherwise, live life as normally as you can while you are waiting to test. I'm sure your reflexology will help too. A good diet to have at this time consists of variety, however, I have listed some of the “good” things to have: Carbohydrates - Wholegrain bread and wholemeal pasta, oatmeal, brown rice. All fresh vegetables especially raw or steamed. Over boiling rids them of vitamins and minerals, pineapple juice, apricots, potatoes, all fruit and honey, beans, chickpeas and lentils. Protein - Organic meat if possible, poultry, fish, Milk and hard cheese, nuts and seeds. Fat - Extra virgin olive oil and sunflower oil, avocado and peanut butter, mackerel, sardines, nuts (especially Brazil and walnuts), seeds, sweet corn and sweet potatoes. The things to avoid are too much sugar, processed foods, ready meals, butter, ice cream etc. A little is OK, but not all the time. Drink plenty of water and only a little tea and coffee if feeling deprived. Cut right down or right out – alcohol and smoking. Oh and don’t forget the Folic Acid! Hope this helps and all the best with the FET. Diane

  • Ah great advice thank you Diane 😊 I’ve had my intolerances tested and they showed I’m very intolerant to wheat so for the carbs I think rice would have to be my go to! I’m going to make a meal planner over the next couple of days so that I can be sure I’m putting good stuff into my body ahead of transfer....

    I am a little excited but the thought of another miscarriage is weighing heavily on my mind.... something I am working through with the counsellor I have started going to see, she is helping me lots xxx

  • Hi Sprinkles86. Lets just concentrate on the nutrition, which you are obviously getting your head around. Good to have something to focus on, so well done with your thoughts. You know I wish you well with it all. Diane xx

  • Thanks Diane, your support means a lot to all of us xx

  • Hi there, my natural FET resulted in my gorgeous baby girl who was 6 weeks old on Saturday. The advice I was given by the lovely ladies on here was to keep very warm (especially my feet) eat 2 brazil nuts a day (more over a prolonged period can be poisonous) and laugh as much as possible. It worked, but do be prepared for a ridiculous heating bill! Wishing you the very best of luck. Xxx

  • Ahhh how lovely!! Our bill is ridiculous anyway - hubby loves to walk round in just shorts with the heating on full blast 😂 hoping it will be third time lucky for us 🤞xxx

  • I have always been told 5 a day from transfer for the first 5 days only? Didn't know they could be poisonous

  • I didn't know either but was eating loads of them and started to feel ill. Someone mentioned it could be the Brazil nuts so I looked into it and found that they contain selenium which can be toxic in large amounts. The things I read said limit it to 2-3 a day, which I did and felt better, but you know the internet - it could all be rubbish and I could have just had a bug!

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