Guide to Eating Out After Embryo Transfer

Guide to Eating out After Embryo Transfer

When I was going through IVF, I was so careful of every bite that I took. I didn't want to have any regrets.

After the embryo transfer I only ate warm foods, that were typically easy to digest. My acupuncturist recommended avoiding cold, uncooked foods such as salads, because they were harder to digest.
Here's an article from Natural Fertility Info describing this.

I also chose to avoid dairy. Although our body naturally knows what to do when going through an embryo transfer- we want to make sure that our body has plenty of energy to focus on only that.

Especially when we've undergone fertility treatments, we want to make sure that our body is putting all of it's energy into sustaining a pregnancy!

When eating out, it is best, when at all possible,choose places with local or organic foods. We aren't perfect, and don't live in a perfect world. However, aim to look for places that serve lean, clean protein, nutrient-rich vegetables, high-fiber carbohydrates and good, healthy fats.

I had prepped a lot of foods in advanced, but what's a girl to do when you need to eat out!?

A few key ingredients:

-Cooked veggies
-Protein, protein, protein! (lean is best- chicken, turkey or wild fish)
-Less grains, more proteins and veggies!
-Room temperature or warm ( I did no ice during the TWW)
-Tea, tea, tea!( Keep that uterus warm. Herbal teas, no peppermint tea or any teas that could cause contractions. I recommend finding your safe pregnancy tea go-to that you know is safe and sticking with that)
 I realized that you can get hot water with lemon at most restaurants. Even gas stations have hot water now. Keep your favorite tea in your purse. I love the teas from Pulling Down the Moon, and you can order them online- My favorite Pulling Down the Moon teas.
 
- Amazing Greens- instead of my usual cold  smoothie I drank Amazing Greens or my own avocado Kourtney Kardashian Smoothie. 


Here's what I ate after the transfer if we happened to eat out:

-Mexican:
 Here's a picture of my yummy fajitas at Memo's near our house:




All American:
Eating at the Grocery:   
Fast Food: 


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