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9 Myths and Facts about Boosting IVF Success

When you're trying to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) you'll probably hear plenty of ideas about what you can do to boost your chances for success. We asked our experts to separate the myths from the facts.
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When you're investing incredible amounts of time, money, and psychological capital into an IVF cycle, it's understandable that you would want to do everything in your power to make it a success. But you don't want to take up every hour of your day and every little space in your heart with another "must-do" that will make you feel guilty if you don't have time to check it off your list. From eating pineapple to setting up a meeting with a clown, rumors abound as to what you can do to boost your success in getting pregnant. We explored the Internet and then polled experts to get the facts on what might actually improve your chances, what could lower your success rate, and what is nothing more than a bunch of nonsense.