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Hey Ladies I've finally booked our Treatment Consultation for the 15th March it's all starting to feel so real now and I can not wait but one thing I'm struggling with is eating healthy all the time I always seem to mess it up and then I worry it will affect my Journey but I see so many who do it all by the book and still no happy ending am I being hard on myself 😢 is there anyone else starting their journey in March too I send loads of Baby Dust to you all

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Yes probably. Everything in moderation. I was very strict with my diet on my first round. Not only was I miserable I also got a bfn. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Just be sensible and good luck xx

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Thank you that's wot I keep thinking I don't want to go into it where I've done everything by the book and also been miserable but I'm citing down so hopefully it will make a difference and good luck to you on your next journey xxx

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Thank you xx

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I only cut out alcohol and caffeine, nothing else. I figure my diet is fairly healthy (and as organic as I can make it) anyway and there’s no good evidence that other food stuffs make you more likely to have success as far as I know. But then, I haven’t had a bfp yet so maybe I should rethink!!!

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Awe sorry to hear you haven't had a BFP yet fingers crossed it's your time soon and all the best on your journey xxx

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I have unusual circumstances so I’m just trying to take it one step at a time x

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I cut right down on alcohol - only the odd glass of wine here and there, also hardly any caffeine, and tried to eat 5 a day as much as poss - as well as taking pregnancy/conception vitamins/folic acid. Like you I was so worried as there is so much info out there, and some of it was so extreme. I made a decision to research then pick what I was comfortable with and stick to it. Stressing and going overboard is not healthy. It worked for me as I got my BFP last week. Try not to worry, use your instinct and be sensible - you can't beat common sense. Good luck xx

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Awe thank you for your reply and congratulations on your BFP was that first time you done it I've cut out alcohol and lowered my Caffeine and hoping this is our year too 💖 xxx

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Yes, it was our first round so we were incredibly blessed xxx

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Awe that's great news 😀 Congratulations xxx

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Thank you. Wishing you all the luck in the world with your cycle xxx

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Thank you means a lot xxx

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We have been told we need icsi but my Husband has to do another test 15th March to see if things have changed and if they have then it will be just Ivf without icsi so fingers crossed 🤞 xxx

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Hey Tasha, the diet thing can be a real source of stress. I have spent a a lot of time beating myself up about it and feeling miserable by denying myself things i enjoy eating. I just think this process is stressful enough without adding further to it by being so militant about what every last thing we eat and drink. I have lightened up a bit now. I think everything in moderation. If you’re eating healthily most of the time I don’t think the odd takeaway or treat is going to make any difference. It always really bothers me when family members or friends seem to fall pregnant easily despite the fact they drink, smoke, eat pretty unhealthily and do little or no exercise! Just doesn’t seem fair xx

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Thank you for messaging I absolutely agree with you so many people I no smoke drink and much more and they have children all the time and I wonder how and why really doesn't seem fair but your rite I have felt so miserable as feel like I can't have anything I enjoy but moderation is the key as I also can't see why it would make a difference I just see it as if it was going to happen it will and I'd rather be happy going through it than stressing all the time bout what I can and can't have the main thing I don't do and that is drink Alcohol and smoke I've been smoke free for 9 years this year I wish you all the best on your next journey and hope one day you get all you want xxx

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Absolutely agree with you. I think if you’re eating healthy 80% of the time and avoiding all the big crimes such as smoking and alcohol, a slice of cake or a few chips now and then aren’t going to make or break your treatment. At this stage I think it’s largely down to the drugs and pure chance whether or not I fall pregnant. We’ve got to be kind to ourselves. You take care xo

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Absolutely we do as it's a hard journey as it is thank you so much for your words and best of luck to you xxx

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I am having egg collection at the end of March, I have cut alcohol and caffeine (first week without caffeine was terrible). We are eating 5 a day and taking vitamins. Moderation though is good I’ve had some chocolate etc. Good luck xz

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Thank you for commenting and yes there the things I have cut out too and I take vitamins good luck for your egg collection end of March I'll be just starting my journey then all the best xxx

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My treatment planning appt is 14th March. I am currently doing slimming world. I cut alcohol and went onto decaf tea two years ago when we started trying. I use my syns for my treats and still lose most weeks. Good luck with it all xx

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Awe good luck to you hope all goes well for you I've cut out Alcohol and really cut down on Caffeine but def more stressed wen can't eat something naughty so I'm gonna go bit more easy on myself I think as would rather feel happy going into this than not xxx

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Don’t deprive yourself. The more you don’t allow yourself to eat something the more you want it. Xx

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Yeah that's wot I've found I want it more wen stop myself completely it's hard enough worrying if it's gonna work or not especially wen Funding as it's not cheap but it's so worth it if get the happy news is this your first cycle xxx

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It is a stressful time. Is this your first round? Sw is good and you can do it when you are pregnant too xx

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Yeah I've heard a lot about slimming world being good. Yeah this will be my first cycle I've had my scan and I had 12 Follicles on each ovary they said everything was how it should be my AMH was 48.9 so I'm gonna be on the short protocol at the moment there saying we need icsi but my Husband has got to retest on 15th March to see if this has changed as he had poor morphology fingers crossed it has. I'm 32 Now so hoping this works. Is this your first cycle can't remember if I've asked you that xxx

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Wishing you the best of luck. Yes this my first cycle. Never done this before. We thought we needed icsi but I have low amh of 5.8 so will be on a long protocol of ivf with an icsi back up xx

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Awe okay good luck and hope all goes well for you sending loads of baby dust and hope 2018 is all of our year xxx

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Thank you. All the best with your treatment xx

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I wouldn’t say I had the best diet and it was a positive cycle for me. The most important thing is to try and be as calm as possible. Sometimes having a treat will help with this and so if it does just do it! Try and eat some fruit and veg everyday if you can but don’t stress too much! Best of luck xxx

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Awe Congratulations to you that's great news I'm def gonna go more easy on myself as don't want to go into it feeling stressed so thank you if I fancy a treat i will xxx

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Hi Tashaperry, youve been given plenty of advice so i wont add to it, but wanted to say, best of luck for ur treatment ❤ xx

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Thank you so much means a lot 💖 xxx

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