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.
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.
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.
Nutritional Preparation for In Vitro Fertilization
Use a balanced diet
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
Speak to your partner frequently
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.