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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment can be both emotionally and physically demanding. There are a few steps you can take to increase your chances of a successful pregnancy, which will involve many phases that usually have an impact on different levels of the patient’s life. Feelings like uncertainty, hope, anxiety, and optimism may mix in the journey, along with body changes, so it’s important to be aware and p/repared for this assisted reproductive technique. Today, we will walk you through 5 key aspects to consider:
IVF involves several steps: ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, fertilization, and embryo transfer. To become pregnant, a woman’s body needs to have a proper balance of reproductive hormones to produce and release a mature egg, which is normally once a month; but for a woman preparing to undergo In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the chances of conceiving are higher if many mature eggs can be retrieved at once – and that’s exactly what ovarian stimulation does through various options of medication.
Being the first one, this step is very important, which is why you should feel comfortable with the clinic and the doctor you choose, as they’ll accompany you and give you medical guidance. Also, they can redirect you to an emotional support expert if you need it. As all this happens at a hormonal level, bloating, mood swings, having an increased appetite, gastrointestinal changes and other side effects may be expected.
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Feeling relaxed and tranquil can boost your chances of getting pregnant, which is why doctors recommend avoiding any activities or scenarios that can cause stress, both mentally or physically. Activities like yoga, meditation, and other low-impact activities, like long walks, can increase blood flow to important reproductive organs. Any activity that helps you disconnect and focus on your body, breath, and positive thoughts can help! By not doing so, there’s a risk of stress affecting:
The IVF process itself requires the use of medication on a precisely timed schedule. One day can make a huge difference in how your body reacts, could be a great response or a bad one if you don’t have a routine to take your medication in the indicated moments. Being consistent and organized is a must in infertility treatments to achieve your goals.
The process starts on the first day of the patient’s menstrual cycle:
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We recommend you choose a clinic that has a certified and technologically advanced laboratory. The certifications are very important because they are the best background for you to know that you are in a safe and regulated place. The technology used in the laboratory is fundamental, as it is the place where life will be created, so all tools must be used precisely by a Biologist and the specialty medical team involved.
Being in shape – both mentally and physically – is essential for your IVF journey:
At The Fertility Center Mexico, we can create a personalized treatment for you to achieve your dream of creating a family. Our brand new facilities are located on the 28th floor of NewCity Medical Plaza in Tijuana, Mexico, just 5 minutes away from the US-MX border. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Gynecology, Obstetrics and Biology of Human Reproduction Surgeon at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, specialist Biologist of Human Reproduction by the Mexican Institute of Infertility.
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