How to make your IVF cycle successful
In Vitro Fertilisation is not a fool proof guaranteed success treatment that is bound to result in pregnancy. There are risks attached to it and only a meagre 30% of the patients successfully achieve an IVF pregnancy during their first IVF cycle. The success rate by the third cycle goes up to 70%. However, patients can help doctors and themselves by following instructions as given and by taking the medication as prescribed.
Every patient can work towards doing their best to make the first IVF cycle successful. There is no rule that you can't be among the fortunate ones who have first IVF cycle success. By preparing accordingly for IVF pregnancy the first cycle success rate can increase. With conscious health awareness people can make a difference to their treatment.
Some very vital points that need to be kept in mind for the IVF pregnancy and some myths needs to be identified.
Total bed rest: Insisting that post IVF procedure you are expected to stay in bed and not move is a myth. Follow your usual routine, just avoid any strenuous activity. If you do want to indulge in the bed rest belief, you do need to understand that it may not be very good for the success of your IVF procedure.Physical activity helps your blood circulation and this is important for the proper functioning of your internal organs as well as your uterus.
Be hopeful but don’t get too excited: Too much excitement may also lead to excessive disappointment. Try and maintain a neutral take on the situation. It is a matter of wait and watch. You’ve done your part now your body has to its job and make the IVF pregnancy a success. While it is happening there is nothing much you can do to help it besides maintain a calm disposition. Stress or over excitement may have a negative impact on your body.
A back up plan: In the odd case that things do not work out, be mentally prepared and have a backup plan of what you intend to do. This is not the end of the line. You shouldn’t be left stranded with all your hopes on the success of this one IVF pregnancy. If this procedure fails do you intend to try again or do you have other plans?
Preparing for the IVF procedure: This is the most important part of the IVF pregnancy success. You need to start preparing from the moment you star the IVF treatment or at least 6 months prior. The most important preparation is mentally getting ready. The physical part has to do with adopting a healthy routine like adequate sleep, avoiding late nights, good diet etc.
Don’t delay: It is not necessary that you have to wait to be 35 to opt for IVF treatment. The success rate for younger women is much higher.Some women feel that IVF treatment is only for those over 35, but this is not true and in fact the younger the mother, the higher the chances of success as the female reproductive organs are healthier and more receptive of the IVF treatment.
When you are mentally and physically prepared for the IVF procedure it increases the probability of success. To some extent medical procedures depend largely on the mind-set of a person. For example, those who are of the strong belief that they will get well literally will themselves to health and similarly after undergoing IVF treatment it is very important to keep calm and not get fearful or negative. It has been found that negativity, anxiety and depression can have adverse effects on our body. Staying positive and calm is important.
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