In Vitro Fertilization Preparation

In Vitro Fertilization Preparation

There should be some minimum requirements for in vitro fertilization without which the treatment cannot happen. Let us analyze those requirements here. Please make sure that you fulfill all these requirements before opting for IVF.

In Vitro Fertilization Requirements

  • Female should have a source for oocytes. A test should be done to analyze it. A scan will do.

  • Male should have enough number of healthy sperms. A sperm count test report should be there as a proof for that.

  • Smoking history of the person, as it reduces the probability of successful outcomes

  • BMI calculation. BMI over 27 is dangerous in In vitro fertilization.

  • Alcohol intake measurement

  • Level of DNA fragmentation report

  • Previous pregnancy history report

All the above things should be considered while opting for in vitro fertilization and these minimum requirements can help a doctor to analyze you better and go for the treatment in a fast pace.

Preparation for In Vitro Fertilization

The preparation for IVF should be done in a very organized manner. There are three dimensions to it. The preparation should be done in the following areas.

  1. Nutritional

  2. Physical

  3. Mental

Nutritional Preparation for In Vitro Fertilization

  • Use a balanced diet

  • Avoid chocolates

  • Have at least 60 mg protein/day

  • Stop alcohol and cigarettes

  • Take daily multi vitamins

Physical Preparation for In Vitro Fertilization

  • Don’t be over weight

  • Do exercise and yoga

  • Avoid sitting for long periods

  • Avoid hot baths

Mental Preparation for In Vitro Fertilization

  • Involve in positive activities

  • Communicate freely

  • Speak to your partner frequently

Process of In Vitro Fertilization

There are mainly three steps involved in the process of in vitro fertilization. They are egg retrieval, fertilization and embryo transfer.

The eggs are collected from follicles of a woman. It will be checked for its maturity. Fresh sperm is collected and is placed along with oocytes in a growth media which allow them to live in an outside environment. Then the egg is fertilized by the sperm and becomes embryo. The embryo is allowed to grow in a specially cultured media. Within 2 to 5 days the embryo is transferred to the mother’s uterus. Only or two embryos are transferred to avoid the chance of multiple pregnancy.