Improving Your Chances of IVF Success

In Vitro Fertilisation or IVF, is a fertility treatment that has been designed to help overcome many of the issues that many hopeful parents face. The process involves the extraction of eggs from the ovaries, then fertilised with sperm in the laboratory at our fertility clinic in Milton Keynes, allowing it to grow into an embryo. Once this has occurred, we can implant it back into the womb, allowing the baby to continue to grow. 

We understand that the entire process can be incredibly stressful and the team at London IVF and Genetic Centre want to make it as easy for you as possible. Fertility is what we specialise in and our team can help walk you through the entire treatment, keeping you in control throughout the process. We’ve put together this post including some tips to help boost your chances of IVF success.

Maintain a Health BMI

Did you know that your BMI can seriously impact your ability to conceive and carry to term? Our medical recommendation is to ensure that your BMI is neither too high or too low because either of those extremes can impact your endometrial receptivity and the ability of your endometrium to attach an embryo. We would recommend speaking to a doctor and perhaps a dietitian at our fertility clinic in Milton Keynes to determine your ideal weight and help you stay within that range. Working with a dietitian will also help you to ensure that you have all the right macro and micro nutrients in your diet during your IVF treatment and subsequent pregnancy. 

Take the Right Medication or Supplements

We would recommend speaking to your doctor before you start taking any supplements and medication but this consultation is really important for keeping yourself in good health. There are some medications that are detrimental to your IVF cycle, so it’s important for you to speak to your doctor about medication before you start your treatment. You can speak to one of our medical professionals at our fertility clinic in Milton Keynes about medication but it is always better to talk to your own doctor because they know you better. 

It’s also important for you to make sure that you take the right supplements that will ensure that you’re in good health during your treatment. For example, you should take prenatal vitamins at least 30 days before starting IVF to increase your folic acid levels. This will help to protect your offspring from any brain or spinal birth defects. We would also recommend Vitamin D supplements, to avoid having a deficiency during pregnancy, CoQ10, for health growth and egg quality, and Vitamin C and E, to protect against cell damage. Your doctors and ours at the clinic in Milton Keynes will be able to advise you about the best supplements for you.

Avoid Drinking and Smoking

Everyone is aware that you shouldn’t drink and smoke while pregnant, but it’s important for you to also avoid them during IVF cycles. Both of these activities can seriously damage your fertility, which could, in turn, damage your success with IVF. Additionally, even if the IVF is successful, alcohol and smoking can seriously impact the growth and development of the foetus. 

With IVF being so expensive, the last thing that you want to do is sabotage your own chances. We’re committed to helping you achieve IVF success, so if you need help quitting smoking and drinking, then drop by our fertility clinic in Milton Keynes. With our support, you’ll be able to manage this incredible challenge.

Speak to Our Consultants Today

Our team at the London IVF and Genetic Centre in Milton Keynes are committed to making sure of your IVF success. We can give you the help and support that you need during your success, including suggestions to boost your chances. If you would like to speak to one of our consultants today, then feel free to get in touch with us today. We would be happy to help you in any way that we can.