Are you someone who has been investing your time, money and psychological capital in an IVF cycle? If answered yes, you must be trying your level best to make it a grand success and end up in conceiving. There are indeed many must-dos that you can do in order to make it a success and would you want to fill your heart with guilt in not being able to follow them? The concerns of this article has been written after exploring the internet and polling experts to know the facts which can actually improve the chances of turning an IVF cycle into success. Are you eager to know them? Find out by reading on.
Myth #1: Women have no control over achieving success with IVF
Fact: The result that you may obtain with an IVF cycle depends largely on the evaluation of the couple who’s going for it and there are various things that a doctor can do to spruce up the success rates. You should be sure about asking a few questions to the doctor before starting off with IVF. Do you think my uterus is ready for accepting IVF? Are my fallopian tubes clear or they need to be cleared? Do I have a good enough reserve for eggs? Are the sperms of my husband adequate for this treatment? Do I have any health habit that can act as an obstacle to achieving success? Get correct answers before taking the plunge.
Myth #2: You need to go for bed rest after transfer of embryo
Fact: There is no such requirement of putting your normal life on pause soon after the transfer of embryo. As per doctors, this idea is nothing but a myth. In fact, in Egypt, it was found out that women who were in bed rest even for a day after the transfer had reduced success rate as against those women who got back to their daily routine. Doctors in fact suggest their patients to get back home, have a glass of wine and a good meal and get back to normal work. A little bit of rest can be detrimental.
Myth #3: Stress might diminish the rates of success of IVF
Fact: Not entirely a myth but not always true as well. As per a study published in 2014, 405 couples were trying their best to conceive. Researchers had analyzed few stress biomarkers in women and discovered that women with high levels of stress were more likely to face the risk of infertility. Scientists are of the opinion that stress can play a major role in inducing infertility, although it’s not a direct cause.
Therefore, if you’re about to seek help of the IVF process for getting pregnant, shun all the above myths. Speak to your medical expert or gynecologist who can tell you everything that you need to know on this artificial way of conceiving.