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How to Prepare for Fertility Treatment

Many couples experience the disappointment of having month after month pass without being able to get pregnant. Making the decision to find out about fertility treatment takes both courage and commitment. Once you’ve made that decision, the next thing to do is to find out how to prepare for fertility treatment so you can be ready for what’s ahead. 

When you’re ready to go through fertility treatment, it’s important to work with reputable and compassionate experts in the field of assisted reproductive technologies. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Center for Reproductive Health.

Work on Your Overall Health

Fertility treatment results in a successful pregnancy for many people, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work for everyone. There are some things you can do that may improve your chance of getting pregnant. Work toward attaining a healthy weight, since being either overweight or underweight can affect your hormone levels and may make it more difficult to get pregnant. If you’ve been leading a sedentary lifestyle, make an effort to be more active and to fit exercise into your daily routine. 

Talk to your fertility specialist to find out if you need to take prenatal vitamins or any other supplements. Some supplements such as omega 3s or DHEA are believed to improve sperm count or egg quality.

Break Bad Habits

People often have habits that have consequences on fertility and health. When you’re committed to doing whatever you can to get pregnant, it’s time to break bad habits such as smoking, drinking, or consuming too much caffeine. If you’ve been living on fast food or junk food, work on sticking to healthier food choices. Developing better habits is important for both men and women. Tobacco and caffeine can affect both eggs and sperm.

Another thing to pay attention to is your sleeping habits. Sleep is important for the regeneration of cells, and staying up late night after night can impact your fertility and your overall health.

Stress Management

To a point, stress is part of life and it’s impossible to control or prevent all forms of stress. Uncontrolled stress can take a toll on your overall health and it can interfere with the ability to conceive. There are many things you can do to help manage your stress level. What works for someone else may not work for you, but some things to try include:

  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Acupuncture
  • Listening to music
  • Walking
  • Aromatherapy

Talk therapy may be beneficial for reducing stress and for working through feelings of sadness and disappointment that often surround infertility. Practicing yoga can help to tone and strengthen your muscles and can also help to increase blood flow to your reproductive organs and improve your ability to relax.

Working With Your Fertility Team

There are some factors that you can’t control even with good lifestyle choices, such as your age. The chance of attaining success from fertility treatment may get lower for women over 35 or 40. If you’re younger than 35, don’t put off scheduling a consultation for fertility treatment. 

When you’re ready to consider fertility treatment, reach out to the experts at the Center for Reproductive Health. They have the knowledge and experience needed to create a treatment plan that gives you the best chance of attaining a successful pregnancy. Schedule a consultation today.