Fertility treatment: the 5 keys to improve results
Fertility treatment: the 5 keys to improve results
When a woman or a couple needs counseling to know what their fertility treatment will be, after waiting for a pregnancy that never comes, the first thing is to choose the assisted reproduction center in which they can trust something as important as their family.
Patients who come to Vida Fertility to start a fertility treatment assure us that the most important thing for them, and the thing that has prompted them to believe in our concept of reproductive medicine, has been the close and familiar treatment. In addition to the years of experience, knowledge and professionalism of the specialists that make up our clinics.
During this period of counseling and searching for the ideal assisted reproduction center, or even before, it is advisable changes be made towards the healthiest possible lifestyle to enhance the good results of the fertility treatment.
In this article we offer you five tips that can help you improve your state of health for your fertility treatment:
1. What diet should I follow during my fertility treatment?
Obesity or underweight can affect the success of fertility treatment. That is why our specialists recommend a balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
A good idea, because it is simple and easy to remember, is to follow a balanced nutrition thanks to the percentage rule: 50, 25, 25.
50% corresponds to the amount of fruits and vegetables that should be ingested if you follow this diet. Vegetables and fruits contain many minerals and vitamins, in addition to their high fiber content. Eating a lot of them and in a variety of colors ensures we get the benefits that these foods can bring to the body.
The remaining 50% is made up of: 25% carbohydrates and 25% proteins.
Proteins are very important in hormonal processes. Legumes, poultry meats and white and blue fish should have priority over red meat.
Following this percentage rule ensures that your diet is balanced and that you consume the nutrients your body needs.
It is a good time to start with the folic acid so necessary for the baby during pregnancy. At this early stage of pregnancy, folic acid will be very useful, as it helps prevent abnormalities in the neural tube and the baby’s spine.
2. Shall we talk already about tobacco and alcohol?
Some studies have shown that excessive alcohol and nicotine consumption directly influence fertility by affecting oocyte maturation. That is why we recommend quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption before starting fertility treatment.
During pregnancy, harmful substances such as alcohol, drugs or nicotine, reach the baby affecting its development. That is why before starting your fertility treatment it would be a good time to acquire these new habits.
3. Sleeping well is important for your fertility
Starting a fertility treatment is a process tied to many emotions. It’s normal to toss and turn at night about how you feel. It is normal and it is healthy. But make sure those feelings don’t affect your sleep. Too little sleep can affect your overall health.
In addition, there are studies that link sleep disorders, such as night shift jobs, with infertility. The reason for this is that it can lead to alterations in menstrual cycles or a decrease in semen quality.
We recommend that you maintain a healthy sleep cycle. Try to sleep 8 hours a day. Plan your sleep routine: go to bed at the same time. There are apps that can help you fulfill your desire for healthy rest.
4. Keep stress in line during your assisted reproduction treatment
We have already talked in this article about the emotions that surround a woman or a couple during an assisted reproduction treatment.
During our more than 10 years of experience in the fertility world, we have seen how important it is to accompany patients before and during, for example, an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.
That is why we place so much importance on the figure of the patient’s personal assistant. Each patient is assigned one. It has been proven to improve the results of the fertility treatment.
Their job is to serve as a guide throughout the entire process. Manage your agendas: appointments, medical tests or medication. In addition to resolving all the questions you may have during your journey towards motherhood.
Your assistance goes from the first moment you contact us until the 12th week of pregnancy.
If you need it, we have agreements with associations and coaches who are specialized in managing stress during fertility treatment.
5. Sport, your best ally
There is no better healthy habit, both for the body and mind, than practicing moderate sports regularly. Long walks or practicing yoga can help you cope with assisted reproduction.
Exercise brings great benefits during a fertility treatment, such as:
- Improves blood oxygenation.
- Releases endorphins: makes you feel good about yourself and othes.
- Reduces stress.
- Improves musculature and helps your body stay young. Remember a baby consumes a lot of energy.
- Improves your sleep routine.
- And something very interesting: it distracts you for a few hours.
5. And what about my partner?
Everything mentioned in this blog article provides the same benefits whether you are a woman or a man.
Nevertheless, to improve the quality of the semen, we recommend that the ejaculate is performed frequently (every 3-4 days). In this way it is renewed and we guarantee that the semen sample is adequate.
You can see that there are certain healthy lifestyle habits that are easy to follow and can help improve the results of your fertility treatment.
If you have questions or would like a specialist to review your medical history, do not hesitate to contact us. In addition to giving you good health advice, we can help you create life.