Prior to the implantation component of your IVF procedure, there is much you can do to help with the process beforehand. There are a number of easy IVF egg retrieval tips which can help to improve the success of this part of your IVF.
Following egg retrieval, we all know that the number of eggs implanted can increase the chance of a pregnancy. Beforehand though, you should consider that pregnancy chances are improved by the quality of the eggs and this is influenced by the environment in which the eggs grow. You can take steps to improve your egg quality if you begin several months beforehand but there are steps you can take just before retrieval to increase the success.
IVF Egg Retrieval Tips
Trying out acupuncture is worthwhile and there is a lot written about how it is a respected complementary therapy for IVF. It can help to both reduce stress and the unwanted side effects of some of the fertility drugs and in addition to this, it can actually help to increase the number of eggs available to retrieve.
Acupuncture can help to improve the blood supply to the uterus and ovaries, thus increasing the nutrients flowing into those areas and therefore helping improve egg quality. Studies indicate that women having acupuncture alongside the IVF cycle respond better to the fertility drugs.
Ideally, you should start with your acupuncture treatments a couple of months before you are due to begin IVF but certainly, even if you have left it late, it is really a case of better late than never! Of course, you should ideally find a practitioner who is experienced in working with IVF patients, and your IVF clinic may be able to recommend one for you.
Stress Management and Reduction
Managing stress is one of the best IVF egg retrieval tips. Stress can negatively affect the quality and quantity of your eggs. You need to carefully think about what makes you feel the most relaxed and try to practice this for a few days beforehand. It could be gentle walks, meditation or reading, for example. Maybe you like to have a massage or spend time napping. Be kind to yourself and your body and mind.
Although not as tried and tested as other methods of IVF egg retrieval tips, visualization involved you imagining the whole process down to the smallest detail, such as your ovaries containing ripe eggs, imagine successful fertilization with a beautiful tiny baby at the end of the process and go over the whole process in your mind in a positive light. This can help you remove negative thoughts about the process and in turn, reduce stress, an inhibitor of fertility.
Certainly, there is much to say that remaining positive and looking after yourself can help improve the process and help with IVF egg retrieval. Tips are available from various sources-you can read some of my other posts on this website or consider the IVF Success Program.
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