Start with the basic- getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. A study by Korean researchers found that women who sleep to 7 to 8 hours per night are more likely to have a successful IVF cycle than women who sleep more than 9 or less than 6 hours a night. Quality sleep not only generates energy for the day but your mood will improve.
The Liver and Spleen (TCM terminology here!) are in control of your circulation of Qi and can be easily disrupted by mood swings and anger. Liver Qi stagnation is one of the more prominent reason that give rise to menstrual disregulation. That being said, keep your emotions in check and stay positive throughout the cycles of IVF.
Another way to keep Qi flowing is through exercise. Not only does exercise improve your general well-being, it also releases endorphins which help trigger the feel good factors in your brain. They can help you cope with the stress and anxiety that you might go through during IVF. We recommend walking, swimming, yoga and calisthenic exercises, all of which you can continue even when you are pregnant.
Lastly, cut down on your caffeine, alcohol and smoking. They do more harm than good to you and may even sabotage your IVF procedures. From a TCM perspective, these are Yin consuming factors that will bring about the imbalance in your body.