Planning to get an IVF done? Here are some tips which would help you get good success rates.
1. Don’t Delay It
The more you delay seeking treatment, the chances of getting good success reduce. The fertile period reduces with increasing age. The younger the patient, the better are the chances of fertility.
2. Consider Male Infertility too
Infertility can be because of female factors as well as male factors. Do not ignore the male factors. Semen analysis of the husband is very important while having an IVF. The quality of the male sperm diminishes with age.
3. Discuss freely with your doctor
Avoid one way communication with the doctor. Discuss freely about the pros and cons of the infertility procedure. Clear all your doubts. The communication gap between the doctor and the patient should be bridged. It is needless to say that the doctor can help you out more than the internet.
4. Avoid Stress
Mental relaxation and mental health have been found to be very important. There have been many studies in the past, which have proved that women with less psychosocial stressors had higher fertility rates.
5. Choose a qualified and experienced doctor
Nowadays, despite of increasing knowledge and development, there are still many couples in India, who do not choose to be treated by a qualified professional. Quackery is at its peak. A qualified doctor being MBBS, MD/MS Obstetrics and gynecologist, Infertility specialist are the highest set of qualification a doctor possesses to treat infertility. Do not believe false claims of high success rates of IVF.
6. IVF Lab – Infrastructure and Standards
A well equipped lab, with latest technology and equipments, with strict infection control standards is important for the success of your IVF. The hospital and IVF lab infrastructure is an important factor. Ask for the IVF lab to be shown to you.
7. Do not lose your calm!
IVF procedure is a time taking process, with no assurances, but only hope. The couple should hope for success, else be prepared for the next cycles. Being patient, in the treatment of IVF has its own advantages like for first it would avoid stress. One should know that the IVF procedure success rates vary from patient to patient, and hence must be ready for all outcomes. Leading a regular life, indulging into all routine activities, is very helpful. It is perfectly fine to vent out your feelings during this time. Release your stress by talking to the doctor or to your family and friends.