Finding highly qualified medical experts and getting the most effective medical care is key to already improving your odds in favor of achieving pregnancy through in-vitro fertilization. In addition to this, there are several ways in which you can improve the chances of having the outcome you desire. In this article, we will touch upon 10 of those points.
1. Go for a Mediterranean diet
Modern research has shown that a Mediterranean diet may improve the rate of success for women undergoing IVF treatment. This diet is particularly effective among women who are under 35 years of age and are not struggling with weight issues. This is why many experts now recommend a Mediterranean-style diet. Its plant-based, colorful foundation would provide you with all the nutrition your body needs at a time like this.
2. What you eat, your partner eats, too
It is not only the female body that has to be prepared for undertaking the treatment and the upcoming pregnancy. Her partner must also get the nutrition required to produce healthy sperm. Both partners must stick to a healthy diet during the IVF cycle. It only helps to keep it that way even afterward.
3. Keep off of chemicals
In our daily life, we use a lot of items that are made of a variety of chemical components, harmful for human health in general. Make sure you are excessively exposed to any of those chemicals that are commonly found in nail polishes, nail polish removers, cosmetics, soaps, cleaning agents like dishwater, floor cleaners, detergent, etc. Choose natural alternatives.
4. Sleep at least 7 hours a day
Among other things, your body needs to be well rested for your IVF treatment to be successful since the quality and quantity of sleep impact fertility, recent studies done on the subject show. A moderate amount of sleep of 7 to 8 hours is recommended for women undergoing IVF treatment.
5. Go to bed between 10 Pm and 11 PM
Melatonin, a hormone that not only regulates sleep but also reproduction, peaks between 9-12 PM. This makes 10-11 PM the ideal window to go to sleep.
6. Stay off of alcohol
While total abstinence from alcohol is not prescribed as is the case with smoking, mixing of your hormone medication with alcohol could impact the positive outcome of the treatment. To be on the safe side, it is better to stick with abstinence for the time being.
7. No pill popping without doctor consultation
Since medicines are more easily accessible in India, many people develop the tendency to use medication even at the slightest discomfort in the body without ever discussing with a medical practitioner. During this stage, no such mistake should be made that could jeopardize the chances of the success of your IVF treatment.
8. Work out at home
Walking, running, yoga, pilates, cycling, swimming, and strength training are all good options when you are trying to get pregnant. However, in your own best interest, try to work out at home, under the guidance of a certified trainer. We are all aware that gymnasiums are breeding grounds of bacteria. Considering the coronavirus infections have not disappeared, it is well advised to stay off of gyms for the time being.
9. Lower screen time
Preliminary studies done on the subject indicate high screen time can adversely affect sperm quality in men and quality of sleep in both men and men. As your IVF treatment progresses, cut down on your screen time.
10. Think positive
This may sound all-too repetitive and emotional advice to make a biological change, there is no undermining the merits of a positive mindset. Modern psychological research shows that your thoughts act as a catalyst for self-perpetuating cycles and your belief has the tendency to get reinforced. Simple put, what you think, you often become. Focus all your energies on positive outcomes to improve the odds in your favor.