Being unable to have a baby after years of trying can disturb one emotionally! Both partners feel inadequate when all their hopes of becoming parents come crashing.
It is advisable to visit a doctor and explain the issues in a detailed manner. Probabilities are that you would be referred to a fertility doctor and asked to undertake a number of tests in order to find out the root cause of your problem. There may be complications with the structure of reproductive organs as well as secretion of sex hormones.
Moreover, certain health conditions also affect conception adversely. No worries! You may be advised to go for an assisted reproductive technique such as IVF treatment in order to ensure parenthood. The procedure involves retrieving a healthy egg from your body and mixing it with sperms retrieving from your partner or a donor outside the body.
Fertilization takes place in a laboratory under carefully controlled conditions. The embryos that are developed in the process are checked carefully with only
the healthy ones transferred into the uterus transvaginally. Pregnancy follows soon after the embryo implants to the uterine lining and the rest are similar to a natural pregnancy.
Steps to follow before the beginning of IVF treatment:
You certainly need to prepare your body carefully once the decision to have an IVF treatment is finalized. Your body becomes all-important making it essential to remain healthy both physically and mentally. You have to prepare it for the impending pregnancy in order to ensure success. Make sure to follow the doctor’s orders by resorting to the following:-
Quit Smoking & Give Up Alcohol – Inhaling nicotine in the form of any tobacco product can harm your body gravely. Research studies have revealed that nicotine can remain concentrated in the uterine fluid in greater proportion than the rest of the body. It might affect the ovaries causing it to age thereby affecting the health of the eggs. Regular alcohol consumption and usage of recreational drugs can also slow down the success rate of IVF as well as reduce the possibility of giving birth to a healthy baby. It is best to forgo both nicotine along with alcohol and drugs to ensure success.
Take Vitamin Supplements– Your body needs to have the right vitamins and minerals to create a fertile environment well before the process of IVF treatment commences. Remember that your egg is the largest cell in your body and it is imperative to keep it healthy. The fertility doctor would be sure to prescribe a number of prenatal vitamins essential to keep your body in top condition. It takes 3-6 months for a follicle to mature into a healthy egg. Remember to start on a healthy regime as soon as you decide to opt for an IVF therefore. Do not fail to take the supplements until the last day or as your doctor recommends.
Eat Fertility Foods– It is best to eat a nutritious and balanced diet to boost your fertility. Sure, the fertilization will take place outside your body but you and your partner need to ensure that egg and sperms retrieved from you are perfectly healthy. Remember to go for a colored plate containing fresh vegetables and fruits along with nuts, sprouts and seeds. You can opt for complex carbs and lots of protein. No worries if you happen to be a vegetarian either. Add beans, lentils and cheese to your plate to nourish your body. You may want to eat eggs, lean white meat and Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acid rich fish to boost fertility as well. Do not fail to consume yogurt every day for its probiotic effect.
Improve Sleep– You would be advised to get at least 8 hours of sleep every day. Late nights and watching TV until the wee hours of the morning are a strict no-no. It helps to go to bed at a fixed time every day. Listen to soft music or read a book to help you fall asleep. You might want to ensure a good sleeping pattern as the date of your IVF cycle draws nearer.
Lower Stress– Anxiety and stress can be the biggest villains. Try to stop overthinking and worrying too much about the outcome of the IVF cycle. Trust your doctor and you will be able to get success. Studies have revealed at low stress and mental well-being can aid the process of conception. It would not do to feel pressurized before IVF. Believe in yourself and remain confident that all will be well. Discuss other things with your partner and friends instead of focusing on IVF constantly. Go for a walk, sing and exercise regularly without straining yourself. It would also help to take up yoga for relaxation. Meditation will calm your body as well as mind. Try breathing exercises to improve your lung power and stay in control of your body before the D-Day arrives.
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