When patients come to us for an IVF treatment , we request
them to bring three things with them - and no, money is not one of them !
First is lots of follicles, because obviously the more the
follicles you have, the more the eggs, and the better your chances of getting
pregnant. Now I understand that patients can't control how many follicles they will
grow, because this is a biological
variable, but it's a good idea to visualise that lots of them are growing !
Second is lots of
smiles, because being optimistic and hopeful helps ! IVF treatment is thought
of as being stressful, but it should actually be a stress buster. You should
look forward to doing your IVF treatment because it maximizes your chance of
getting pregnant - after all, not having a baby is very stressful, and IVF
should help to reduce this ! If you're optimistic, we think it just makes going
the cycle that much easier , because IVF should be a positive process.
Third, bring realistic expectations. Please do your
homework , so you understand what's in your hands; what's in the doctor's control;
and finally what's in God's hands, so
you have peace of mind you did your best.
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