If you’re been considering in-vitro fertilization (IVF), then it’s important to understand success rates in order to get your best possible outcomes. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 1.7% of babies born in the US are conceived using assisted reproductive treatments, and this number has almost doubled within the last ten years. With more and more couples opting for IVF techniques, it’s more important than ever to understand how you can make your treatments more successful. Here are some ways to increase your chances of success with the help of our team.
When you are preparing for an IVF cycle, taking a healthy approach to your treatment and your body can help facilitate a good environment for pregnancy. This means maintaining a healthy weight (and reducing your risk of certain pregnancy complications) and increasing your chance of a healthy pregnancy. Being overweight can make it more difficult to monitor ovaries and increase complications during IVF egg retrievals. Working with a dietician and establishing a cardio workout plan can be valuable steps. For your partner, staying healthy means maintaining healthy sperm and reproductive health. Decreased sperm counts can make fertility much more difficult, so make sure your partner wears boxers instead of briefs, avoid saunas, hot tubs, seat heaters, as well as takes certain medications to boost sperm counts if needed.
Things like stress or smoking can have a hugely negative impact on your health, and thus your chances of successful IVF. If managing these things seems like too much to handle, then it’s important to seek out the help of your regular physician. Additionally, talk to your physician about supplements that can help boost your egg quantity and quality like DHEA and CoQ10.
Although it can be tempting to hope you’ll be successful on the first IVF cycle, most patients require more than one cycle of IVF to be successful. This can be the result of a lot of different factors, so it is important to not get discouraged. Many couples achieve success on subsequent IVF cycles.
When it comes to having trouble getting pregnant, it’s important to seek out the right IVF specialist. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at (248) 619-3100.