How Can I Make My IVF Successful?

You can make your IVF more successful by preparing yourself well prior to the treatment.

If you are considering In-vitro Fertilization (IVF), you must know that the odds of artificially conceiving are about one in three. Younger women have higher chances of pregnancy while women with low quality and quantity of eggs are less likely to succeed through IVF. It also depends on the type of fertility problems the couple is facing and how carefully the treatment is performed. It not only costs a lot of money but also requires a lot of time for preparation, medications, and treatment for IVF; therefore, it is beneficial to know how to make your IVF successful for the first time. Here are a few tips that every infertile couple needs to know to improve the chances of IVF success. 



      In this article, we will look at:

  1. What should I eat for IVF success?
  2. Does stress affect IVF success?
  3. How to choose a good IVF doctor and center?
  4. Can you walk after the embryo transfer?
  5. Is bed rest required after IVF?
  6. Why abstaining from sex is required before IVF?
  7. How acupuncture is good for IVF success? 
  8. How Alcohol and Caffeine affect IVF success rate?
  9. How talking to a counselor helps during IVF?


  1. What should I eat for IVF success?



Recent studies have found that eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats can help women trying to get pregnant through IVF treatment. These good fats protect the heart, lower inflammation in the body and improve fertility. Foods like avocados, nuts and seeds, sunflower oil and olive oil are rich in monounsaturated fats, so eating plenty of these foods can improve fertility and also provide much-needed nutrition for the development of the fetus. Women on a diet rich in saturated fats found in butter and red meat are known to produce fewer but healthy eggs. Fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins, like fish and poultry are considered best after the IVF process. 


  1. Does stress affect IVF success?

Too much stress can adversely affect health and negatively impact the reproductive system. Even though it is not a major factor that contributes to IVF success, avoiding stress can help improve its chances. Meditation, gentle breathing or listening to soothing music can greatly help to reduce stress and allow your body to function as normal. It can also distract you from worries and lower anxiety so that you feel relaxed during treatment. 


  1.  How to choose a good IVF doctor and centre?


Selecting a good IVF Centre or doctor is important in determining your chances of a successful pregnancy. Although all the clinics operate similarly to one another, the experience of the doctors, the care they provide, facilities and conditions in the lab play a role in increasing chances of success. To make sure the clinic is ideal for your treatment, ask the hospital about:

  • Pregnancy ratio per embryo transfer
  • The success rate for IVF treatment
  • Accreditation of the clinic and board-certification of the physicians
  • The cost of the procedure 
  • The duration for which embryos can be stored and the cost involved
  • Successful pregnancies with twins or multiple births




  1.  Can you walk after the embryo transfer?


Unless specified by the health practitioner, it is advisable to not only walk but also do a few light exercises. However, it is recommended to stay away from exhausting exercises since it lowers your rates of conception and at the same time, is known to cause implantation failure and pregnancy loss during IVF procedure so it’s better to go for low-intensity exercises such as walking, yoga or swimming.


  1.  Is bed rest required after IVF?



It is essential for you to take some rest after IVF. This is because the woman requires to relax and rejuvenate her body. However, unlike popular beliefs, women are rather advised to stay a bit active to avoid the formation of blood clots in the body. A lot of studies have proved that women who started walking just after the IVF treatment are more likely to land in a healthy pregnancy than those who rested on the bed.


  1. Why abstaining from sex is required before IVF?


Male partners whose sperms are used for the IVF process can have a higher success if they avoid ejaculating 3 to 4 days prior to the donation. Refraining from sexual intercourse or masturbation can help increase sperm count and chances of a successful IVF. It’s also important to examine the semen quality before undergoing the process. Sperm quality can change over time; therefore it is better to undergo a semen analysis to eliminate chances of IVF failure. 


  1.  How acupuncture is good for IVF success?


Acupuncture is an Asian tradition used to treat many health issues. Studies have shown that acupuncture is beneficial for women undergoing IVF, especially on the day of embryo transfer. Acupuncture is known to improve blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, which stimulates the release of neurotransmitters. It is also observed that women who have an acupuncture treatment on the day of transfer have more chances of pregnancy. Women who want to improve their chances of IVF success can use this procedure, as it has no side effects. 



  1.  How Alcohol and Caffeine affect IVF success rate?


Alcohol is definitely a NO when it comes to IVF. Be it the woman or the man, the couple altogether should abstain from having alcohol since it is likely to have a negative effect on the results.

On the other hand, when it comes to caffeine: it is advised to have your daily dose of caffeine in moderation since too much caffeine is also known to have a negative effect on an IVF pregnancy. Some researches have also suggested having high amounts of caffeine has led to miscarriages or pre-mature deliveries.


  1. How talking to a counselor helps during IVF?


Your mental condition significantly affects your physical health and chances of conception. IVF can affect your mental and emotional well-being so be prepared. Get help from a counselor on taking care of your emotional feelings, as you will go through feelings of hope, fear, excitement and sometimes disappointment. Emotional support from a spouse, close friends or family can help the best in these situations.



Taking good care of physical and emotional well-being around the IVF cycle can boost the chances of a successful pregnancy.



You can also take the help of Women Hopes infertility specialists to know more about precautions and advice so that you can make your IVF more successful. We also help you find the best fertility center in your city in the best package.



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