In Vitro Fertilization and You
posted: Jul. 06, 2020.
Here’s what everyone should know about getting in-vitro fertilization.
If you are having trouble conceiving, then you may be ready to consider other options to improve your chances of getting pregnant. While in-vitro fertilization is a common and popular fertility treatment, our Weston, FL, physicians Drs. Minna Selub, Kimball Pomeroy, and Nirvika Singh also want to provide information about IVF that everyone should know before deciding on their fertility treatment. Talk to your Physician Weston today.
Get Healthy First
One way to improve success rates for IVF is to make sure that you are leading a healthy lifestyle before treatment. So, what does that look like exactly? A healthy lifestyle includes:
- Quitting smoking and all tobacco products
- Maintaining a healthy weight or losing excess weight
- Reducing alcohol consumption (or avoiding alcohol completely)
- Staying fit and active
- Eating a healthy, balanced diet
If you have certain health problems such as hypertension or diabetes it’s also important that you have these conditions under control before turning to our Physician Weston fertility physicians for IVF.
IVF Takes Time
All good things take time, right? For IVF to work, our team needs to wait until the eggs are released from the ovaries to collect them. Before we can collect them, you will need to first take medication for several weeks to stimulate egg production. You will also need to come in regularly for check-ups and monitoring. The total length of IVF treatment can take about 4-5 weeks. Even once the procedure is over, you will still need to come back into our Physician Weston office so we can implant the embryo.
Consider Your Age
Your age is one factor that will determine the success of IVF. The younger a woman is when undergoing fertility treatment, the better her success rate. Fertility begins to decline by around 35 years old and will continue to decline with age. While this doesn’t mean that couples in their 40s cannot experience success through IVF (quite the contrary), it is a bit more challenging and something worth discussing with our physicians.
Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston Fl is your premier practice for fertility treatment and gynecologic care, backed by compassionate and knowledgeable physicians. We are also proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community. If you want to learn more about in-vitro fertilization and whether it’s right for you call us today at (954) 217-3456.