What to do Before Embryo Transfer to Improve Chances of Success?
Given that the possibility of failure is always real, it is important that the patient takes optimal care and precautions prior to the transfer to ensure that both the transfer and the eventual pregnancy are successful and goes without any untoward events. The precautions must be followed for a period of about 3 months leading up to the transfer for optimal results.
A good and balanced diet, which is high-fat and low-carb – helps reduce the inflammation in the GI tract and the reproductive system. Improving the efficiency of the required hormones, a good diet is a must for a successful IVF procedure. The doctor might prescribe a specific dose of additional supplements if you are unable to get adequate nutrition from the diet.
Optimal physical exercise, being active, and avoiding excessive weight gain are some of the other factors that can aid successful embryo transfers and a comfortable period of pregnancy. Yoga, massages, acupuncture, etc., can be used for the purpose of keeping oneself fit and healthy. Meditation and yoga also aid mental preparation for embryo transfer.
Depending on the needs and underlying conditions of the partner, the doctor may suggest certain therapies and surgical procedures – should they be necessary. It is helpful if these can be completed prior to the initiation of the IVF cycle.
What to do After Embryo Transfer to Improve Chances of Success?
Most of the preparatory work for the embryo transfer and subsequent pregnancy is accomplished before the transfer, and if done adequately it leaves very little to do in the post-transfer period. It is advisable to continue with a healthy diet and active lifestyle – subject to a discussion with your doctors.
Once the transfer has been completed it is now about staying patient, staying healthy, and staying in touch with your doctors as the embryo develops into a fetus and beyond. Also, it is important to take note of any adverse symptoms such as pain, bloating in your abdominal region, nausea, etc., and report the same to the doctor at the earliest.