Hi ladies! I’m getting ready to start another round of IVF. Despite great testing results pre IVF (we are male factor) and what appeared to be a great response to the medication (lupron/follistim protocol) once we went in for retrieval we only got 5 eggs. 3 mature and 2 fertilized normally. We transferred both and it resulted in a chemical.
We are starting up another round with a different protocol but I have to confess I have a horrible Diet Coke habit. I did limit myself to one can of caffeine free Diet Coke a day but now I’m wondering if those artificial sweeteners could be to blame.
I’ll be giving it up for our next round (starting the cycle before) but does anyone have any insight on artificial sweeteners and low quality and low egg numbers? My clinic didn’t give me any diet restrictions. I’m at a normal weight. They were aware of the Diet Coke but didn’t seem concerned.