In this session, Andreia Trigo, RN B.Sc. M.Sc., Fertility Nurse Consultant, TEDx Speaker and Founder of Enhanced Fertility Programme has talked about 6 factors that can improve your IVF outcomes.
According to the speaker, regardless of the recommendations to either gain or lose weight to improve fertility. However, neither a mechanism nor support is usually given to patients to help them achieve that goal. Research is said to state that the best range for fertility is a body mass index (BMI) of 20 to 24 known as the fertility zone for weight.
The risk of infertility is highest among those at the lowest and highest ends of the BMI distribution. A higher risk of ovulatory disorder infertility was observed for underweight women as well as women with obesity.
According to a study by Harvard University. It identified what matters when trying to conceive.
3. Physical activity
Physical activity is defined as any body movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. However, exercise is a type of physical activity that is planned, repetitive, and structured to maintain or improve one component of physical fitness. In addition, sedentary behavior tendencies should be reconsidered as they comprise time spent in periods of little or no movement while awake.
Depending on the intensity of physical activity, a series of benefits were associated with the duration of it. For instance, vigorous and moderate exercise is associated with a reduced risk of miscarriage and an increase in the chance of having a baby in women who undergo ART. In the same way, even low to moderate exercise is also associated with increased implantation rates in women undergoing assisted reproduction techniques.
4. Caffeine & Alcohol
Caffeine is said to be one of the most psychoactive components that is also easily distributed in the body. Drinking no more than two cups of coffee per day is recommended for individuals trying to conceive.
As regards alcohol, the current recommendations are known for dismissing the consumption as much as possible.
It is usually described as a process of paying attention on purpose, in the present moment non non-judgmentally to allow the unfolding of the moment-by-moment experiences, highly recommended for couples with infertility.
Emotional adjustment in couples with infertility is complex as couples have to deal with:
Evidence shows that mindfulness-based interventions can have a positive impact on experiences of infertility. These consist of one session per week and the duration may range from 8 to 12 weeks.- Questions and Answers