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Why it is important to stay positive during your IVF procedure.

Dear friends, we know that each in-vitro procedure comes with a lot of emotions and expectations. Every woman/couple hopes to see a positive pregnancy test after the first procedure and if that does not happen, some people lose their positive attitude. That is why we decided to write this article and tell you why it is so important to stay positive.

Even if every step of the procedure is carried out in the most optimal way, there is no guarantee that you will get pregnant after the 1st IVF cycle. The success rate of the procedure depends on a number of factors like the age of the patient (especially if using own oocytes) and the quality of the eggs and the sperm. Naturally the highest success rate is seen in women under 35 with high quality eggs and sperm of the partner/donor. In such cases IVF is done due to tubal factor or unexplained infertility but even then the success rate of a single procedure is not 100%. Getting pregnant whether through IVF or naturally has its biological limitations. Some women do get pregnant from their first IVF cycle, but do not despair if for you it takes longer. Just follow strictly the instructions that your fertility specialist is giving you and keep trying.

  1. Do not be afraid to ask questions. For most people who aren’t medical professional IVF is something extremely abstract. This is quite normal. No one expects you to understand everything. The more informed you are, however, the more prepared and relaxed you will feel. Your gynecologist will gladly explain everything you are interested in.
  2. Decide whether and with whom you want to talk about your IVF procedure. Some women prefer to wait until they have results. Others want to share all their concerns with those close to them, especially if they have been through the same thing. There is no wrong answer! The most important thing is that you (and your partner) feel good.
  3. Don’t quit your everyday activities. Each in-vitro cycle is associated with many examinations, tests and procedures. While all of these can be very time-consuming, do not let your life be reduced to visits to the clinic and staying at home. You do not need to limit yourself so much, and a monotonous lifestyle can negatively affect your overall attitude. Go to work, exercise, go out with friends! Time will pass much faster.

4. Do not give up quickly. Sometimes the only thing separating you from success is trying one more time. We know that IVF is a costly procedure and most people do not have the finances for multiple attempts. That is why we are so happy that government funding is available through the Center for Assisted Reproduction (CAR) or Municipal Funds. For more information, please visit:


For years the biological significance of the female orgasm has been a subject of debate. Evidently, a woman can conceive without it. But does it help? Two popular hypotheses say “Yes”.


As many of you have probably heart fertilization takes place in the Fallopian tubes. For spermatozoa going through the vagina, the cervix, the uterus and along the tube is very long and time-consuming. It takes hours or even days. Most of the spermatozoa die before they even reach the Fallopian tubes. The oocyte also has a short life span after ovulation – about 48 hours. In other words even if enough spermatozoa reach the ampulla region of the Fallopian tube, where fertilization takes place, their arrival has to coincide with ovulation (+/- 1 day). That explains why even if everything is OK with both partners, conceiving naturally usually takes months, sometimes more than a year.


The vagina and the uterus are made of extremely powerful muscles. When the woman climaxes, the muscle contraction creates a vacuum which literally sucks up the sperm towards the uterine cavity and the Fallopian tubes. This dramatically increases the number of spermatozoa which reach the Fallopian tubes and increases the chance of fertilization.

It is believed that if the woman gets an orgasm about a minute before the man, the amount of sperm retained inside the uterus is greater, which increases the chances of conception.


Do you feel sleepy after sex? This is your body’s way of telling you that you should lie down. During intercourse the sperm is deposited in the vagina. Motile spermatozoa move into the cervix where they cannot fall out from due to gravity. However, sperm moving into the cervix takes time. Therefore, it is recommended that the woman does not get up right away since sperm will start leaking out.

FUN FACT: A few days before ovulation, estrogen levels are the highest. Then the probability of having orgasm is also the greatest.

Orgasms have many benefits beyond pleasure. They are thought to reduce stress, migraine spells, strengthen the immune system, and last but not least, the relationship with your partner. Whether they help with conception, we leave for you to find out 😉

Пътуване и бременност


We are all looking forward to and making plans about the upcoming vacation days during Easter. Many of you are probably planning to return home, travel or even go abroad. That is why we decided to share with you this short but important information about flying during pregnancy.

If you are having a normal pregnancy without complications, there is no reason to give up your flight. However, it is always best to consult with your obstetrician-gynecologist before booking the tickets.

Some airlines do not allow pregnant women on board after the 32nd week of gestation. Others require a signed document from the treating obstetrician-gynecologist, confirming that flying is not contraindicated for their patient. Read the rules of your chosen airline before the flight in order to be prepared.

Do you remember the story about baby Nikolai who was born in August, 2017 during a flight from Bogota (Colombia) to Frankfurt (Germany)? Although he was born prematurely, his mother was lucky enough to have 3 doctors on board. With their help Nikolai was born without complications. Although such things occur rarely, do the responsible thing! Consult with your treating physician before undertaking such trips!

How to make your flight more enjoyable?
  1. Select a seat near the aisle. This way you can get up, walk around or go to the toilet more easily.
  2. Drink plenty of water to save yourself from the dry air on the plane.
  3. Have fun, you are going on holiday after all!

Travelling by other modes of transportation is not contraindicated during pregnancy, as long as all safety rules are followed.

New Life Fertility Center wishes you Happy Easter!