Professor Wilson’s embryo transfer menu – help!

Mum100_blog_fertility_food_ivf_embryo_transfer_two_week_wait_nutritionIn his monkey wisdom, Professor Wilson has decided we’re having a food and drink dress rehearsal. From Monday to Friday, we’ll be following the food plan that he’s created for day 1 to 5 after embryo transfer. (We don’t know our transfer date yet but we have our second scan tomorrow – so we know it’s coming soon!).

Lovely bloggers: please leave your comments about how to improve this food plan. The monkey and I want to tweak it, based on your suggestions, to create our final menu.

The Professor’s menu is inspired by:

  • the chapter in Rebecca Fett’s book “It Starts with the Egg” about Mediterranean diet
  • tons of information from other IVF bloggers – thank you, lovely ones 🙂
  • Doctor Google’s more sensible suggestions (nothing too wacky, just the clear favourites)
  • food and drink I enjoy (the monkey knows it’s very important that I’m happy in the two week wonder!)
  • a smattering of monkey intuition (in other words, bananas)

His general principles are:

  • Organic food, wherever possible
  • Homemade meals
  • Simple and colourful meals
  • Protein and greens everyday, with lower GI carbohydrates
  • Lots of mineral water in between meals
  • Either hot lemon water or herbal tea to start each day
  • Supplements: the recommended doses of Zita West Vitafem, Vitafem Boost, Vital DHA Omega 3 capsules and Vitamin D spray
  • Fertility meds (obviously!)

The food plan for day 1 – 5 (dress rehearsal!):

Monday breakfast:

  • 1 slice of pineapple with core
  • 2 x soft boiled eggs
  • Asparagus & spinach with lemon and olive oil

Monday lunch:

  • Small glass of beetroot juice
  • Grilled sardines
  • Watercress, rocket & tomato salad
  • Quinoa with pine nuts, lemon & olive oil

Monday dinner:

  • I’m taking Dad 100 on a surprise date to the Sky Garden in London – free tickets available here. So in this practice week, we’ll be eating out.

Tuesday breakfast:

  • 1 slice of pineapple with core
  • Porridge with almond milk + blueberries + dried figs + soaked brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds

Tuesday lunch:

  • Small glass of beetroot juice
  • 2 x soft boiled eggs
  • Nutribullet smoothie:
    • avocado, banana, celery, spinach, spirulina powder
    • milled brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds

Tuesday dinner:

  • Chicken broth with white chicken meat, celery, carrot, peas, butterbeans, black beans, thyme and parsley

Wednesday breakfast:

  • 1 slice of pineapple with core
  • 2 x poached eggs, grilled tomatoes, spinach
  • 1 slice of rye bread with olive oil

Wednesday lunch:

  • Small glass of beetroot juice
  • Seared scallops (marinated in fresh orange and lime juice, garlic, olive oil and paprika)
  • Sweet potato wedges
  • Avocado, rocket and fig salad

Wednesday dinner:

  • Houmous (made with chickpeas, natural yoghurt, tahini, lemon juice and garlic)
  • Carrot, celery and red pepper batons
  • Fruit salad: orange, blueberry and apple with natural yoghurt

Thursday breakfast:

  • 1 slice of pineapple with core
  • Porridge with almond milk + pomegranate + soaked brazil nuts, almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds

Thursday lunch:

  • Small glass of beetroot juice
  • Chicken broth with white chicken meat, celery, carrot, peas, butterbeans, black beans, thyme and parsley

Thursday dinner:

  • Nutribullet smoothie:
    • avocado, cherry, spinach, spirulina powder, hemp powder
    • milled brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds

Friday breakfast:

  • 1 slice of pineapple with core
  • Mashed avocado, chilli flakes and lime
  • 1 slice of rye toast with olive oil

Friday lunch:

  • Small glass of beetroot juice
  • Vegetarian chilli (made with sweet potato, kidney beans, red pepper, onion, tomatoes and mixed spices)
  • Brown rice
  • Topping of natural yoghurt and small handful of grated cheese

Friday dinner:

  • Baked wild salmon
  • Broccoli with lemon and olive oil
  • Roasted peppers + cherry tomatoes
  • Brown rice

So, what do you think? Please share your comments with the monkey and me. 

THANK YOU!

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15 thoughts on “Professor Wilson’s embryo transfer menu – help!

      1. Just back home from the session. So relaxing and I really did feel the little pulses of energy this time. Going again on Monday evening, then I’ll book another sesh for after transfer 🙂 🙂 How are you today, my lovely? X

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  1. I have had it from beginning of IVF cycle and am still having it at 10 weeks pregnant. It is expensive but well worth it. It helps to thicken the lining of the uterus and the embryo implant

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    1. Ok, that’s in! I’ll start going again. I did have sessions building up to our egg collection in November, so I can easily restart it now for the frozen embryo transfer. I’m on it 🙂 Thank you xxx How’s everything with you? x

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      1. All good – very sickly and tired but keep trying to be thankful – losing too much weight as can’t keep anything down but I have plenty of weight to lose. Bought one thing for the baby today as needed to know that it actually had something of its own. That’s what I found hard when I miscarried is that I had nothing that belonged to the baby. So now it has a little Peter rabbit comforter which is its own!

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      2. I really hope the sickness passes soon for you. How lovely you bought the comforter today, that’s a brilliant thing to do. You’ve been through so much to get to where you are today. You and your baby are miraculous 🙂 Praying with every fibre of my being for you x x x x x

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  2. Your food plan looks really good. You have picked some of my favourites too like avocado on toast or the use of paprika with sweet potato. It looks like you will have all the nutrients you need Xxxxx

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