A lot of IVF patients ask me what they need to do in order
to prepare for an IVF cycle.
Most of this is fairly common sense stuff , which they already
know. They should be taking supplements , like folic acid. They should be fit, in
good health, with the right BMI. They
should stop smoking, and stop drinking, and you don't really need a doctor to
tell you this !
What I do tell them is I only want one thing from them - to
come with lots of smiles - optimism and positivity always help !
The best way to acquire this is to have realistic
expectations of IVF, so you understand what is in your hands; what's in the
doctor's hands; and finally all the other stuff which we really can't control.
If you have realistic expectations , you're unlikely to be
unhappy, no matter what the final outcome of the IVF cycle is . The process
itself should be a happy and positive one, and you should have peace of mind
that you've done your best.
The best way by doing this is by being well-informed, so
that your stress levels are reduced, because you know exactly what's going to
happen next !
This is why investing in Information Therapy is so
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