Parenthood is the most rewarding transition in one’s life. But, some couples are suffering due to infertility problems and fail to experience this beautiful gift known as pregnancy.
With the world embracing modern technology, fertility specialists are accomplishing the wish of couples to get pregnant.
One such modern technology which has emerged as a flourishing technique curbing infertility is known as in-vitro fertilization(IVF)
Though the process has been proven to be successful for people around the globe, yet the procedure is a mystery for many. To unveil the details of the procedure, couples often speculate around to get their answers.
Answering the common questions related to the IVF treatment, this post will clear all your doubts and help you make an informed decision.
What restrictions are imposed while undergoing IVF?
Doctors often impose restrictions on both the partners undergoing the IVF treatment for getting better and faster results of treatment. If you are undergoing surgery or planning for it, then you ought to follow the below-mentioned restrictions stringently:
- No alcohol consumption and smoking: Smoking and alcohol consumption can be dangerous for both partners undergoing IVF treatment. So, doctors strictly prohibit both male and female partners from consuming alcohol and doing smoking as they have toxic and harmful effects on the procedure.
- Intake of supplements: Consumption of herbal supplements is a big no and should be strictly prohibited during the entire IVF process.
- Heavy exercise: Intense workout can create unnecessary complications and risk to the IVF process. So, it is highly recommended to avoid heavy activities like weightlifting, aerobics and running during the entire process starting from ovarian stimulation till discovering the results.
- Medications: For unhindered and unobstructed IVF treatment, it’s better to avoid the medicines not prescribed by the doctor, as they can interfere in the process. Else tell your doctor every medication you are consuming before your treatment begins.
How long does IVF take?
The doctors accomplish the in-vitro fertilization process in approximately four to six weeks before the egg retrieval process. Thereafter, the doctors implant the egg into the woman’s uterus after 2 to 5 days.
Depending on your medical condition, the chances of not getting pregnant after the first IVF cycle also prevails. So, undergoing multiple IVF cycles is no more an uncommon practice around the globe.
How successful is IVF?
The survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control suggests that the average success rate of IVF usually starts falling especially in the age of mid-30s and early 40s with one’s eggs. The underlying cause of the rapid dip in the success rates at this age is the quantity and quality of the egg produced get lowered and deteriorated.
The women under the age of 35 have 39.6% chances of having a baby after undergoing the IVF treatment, which is quite high as compared to the women aged 40 or above undergoing the same treatment. But with everything said, the medical condition of a patient decides the optimal success rates of treatment; the figures may vary from couple to couple.
Is IVF a suitable treatment for me?
Couples often speculate around to find out whether IVF treatment is the right choice or some other fertilization treatment would have been a better choice. Determining whether the IVF treatment will do miracles for you depends on several factors that make you an appropriate candidate for the procedure.
If you are experiencing any of the following problems that end you being infertile, then IVF is apt for you:
- Sperm count is low
- Suffer from endometriosis
- Issues with fallopian tubes or uterus
- Ovulation disorders
- Sperm fails to penetrate or survive in the cervical mucus
- Other unexplained health or reproductive disorders
When can I resume with the usual activities after the procedure?
Doctors don’t impose restrictions on the patient’s movement as such, but they often recommend them to take good bed rest for the next 2-3 days or the next full week after the surgical treatment.
However, the patients can resume with their routine lifestyle within a week of the surgery.
How many times a couple can try IVF treatment?
To validate, there exists no such figure to answer this question. The treatment is performed until the couple achieves pregnancy or else they give up. There have been cases which are evident enough that couples witnessed success after undergoing 8-10 IVF cycles.
What is the influence of age on IVF treatment?
Age is the most significant factor in determining the success rates of IVF treatment. It is critically important to understand the influence of age on the IVF treatment process. The probability of getting pregnant is higher in women aging less than 35 years. The success rates decrease with the increasing age of women making it most difficult for the women above the age of 40.
What are the side effects of IVF?
Every infertility treatment has its own set of challenges and risks associated with it. Said that IVF treatment has its pros and cons which patients are informed about before the procedure starts.
Other than the usual mood swings, headaches, abdominal pain, hot flashes, and bloating, the patient may suffer from the following side effects:
- Shortness of breath
- Vomiting or nausea
- Urine frequency decreases
- Breast tenderness
- Mild cramping and bloating
- Considerable weight gain within 3 to 5 days
- Fatigue feeling
A word from Vardaan Medical Center
Vardaan medical centre is one of its kind platforms that is helping couples around the globe to experience the most rewarding blessing in the life of having a child.
With our upstanding code of ethics, medical excellence and latest technical embracement, Vardaan medical centre is the foremost medical institution providing services to curb
with infertility related problems.
All the couples suffering from infertility problems can get themselves treated with the IVF treatment in Jalandhar at Vardaan Medical Centre.
Our experienced, well qualified and recognized doctors will clear your doubts and recommend the best medical treatment for getting positive pregnancy results. For more information, you can contact us.