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.
HOW TO STAY POSITIVE DURING YOUR IVF CYCLE
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: