A typical IVF cycle consists of the following vital phases : -
- Ovarian Stimulation and Monitoring : - During your IVF cycle, a combination of medications will be given to encourage the growth of several eggs and ensure their final development. Eggs will be retrieved thirty-five to thirty-six hours later.
- Egg Retrieval: - Under the guidance of vaginal ultrasound, a physician will extract the mature eggs. During this short procedure, intravenous sedation will be provided to minimize any discomfort.
- Semen Collection, Processing and Insemination: - Shortly before or after egg retrieval, a semen sample will be collected. This sample will undergo processing to identify the strongest, most active sperm to combine with the mature eggs. Sperm and eggs are then placed together in the laboratory to accomplish fertilization.
Ivf Tips, Cycle Do's And Don'ts
Always consult with your physician or RE before during and after an IVF cycle. IVF ca accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material contained herein. The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by your own physician/Doctor. Readers/members are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources.
Before you start your IVF Cycle : -
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Exercise in moderation.
- Reach a healthy weight. A BMI over 30 could affect the outcome of your cycle in a negative way. An ideal BMI is between 20 and 25.
After the Embryo Transfer : -
- Don't eat food older than 12 hours.
- Don't eat fish high in mercury.
- Avoid excessive exercise. Don't over do it.
- Moderate walking is a great exercise during the 2 week wait. Helps to keep stress levels low.
- Make sure you get adequate sleep.
- Do not lift anything heavy. Some professionals believe anything over 2 pounds is too much; others, anything over 10 pounds. Bottom line: everything in moderation.
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