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Some IVF Patients Don't Follow Doctor's Orders
Doctors recommend women using fertility treatments cut back on certain activities to increase their chances of having children, but a new study suggests they're not listening. Alice Domar and her fellow researchers surveyed women going through an IVF cycle at Boston IVF between June 2009 and March 2010. Of the 111 women that completed the daily surveys, at least nine out of ten exercised once a week even though they were told to cut back. About half of the women continued to drink alcohol during their cycle, and three out of four continued to drink caffeinated beverages.