IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a process that involves some steps to treat fertility or genetic problems and leads to conceive a child. During IVF, mature eggs are collected from ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. Then the fertilized egg or eggs are implanted in uterus of female.
As this process consists of many medical examinations, techniques through surgical instruments; it may be considered a painful treatment. But experience of each women going through this process is different. On one hand, some women may feel cramps and stomachache during the process; while some do not face such issues.
For more details on IVF, contact to fertility specialists ‘Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour’ in SCI International Hospital, Greater Kailash Part 1, Kailash Colony, Noida Sector 63, Delhi.
Generally, anaesthesia is given during operation, so pain in avoided. But one can feel some discomfort during the following process.
Before starting the IVF treatment, IVF specialist recommends various fertility medications. Some medicines are taken through injection near the area of stomach. But this process only involves nominal and bearable pain. Some IVF medicines may also cause some adverse effects such as stomach ache, tiredness, or various skin problems that various person to person.
This is a difficult process for infertility expert as well as for patients. Patients are worried about this process because of eggs are extracted from woman’s ovary that requires to induce some surgical instruments in body. These instruments contain needle and inserted from vagina to stimulate egg follicles. Because of the intensity of procedure, doctors keep patients in half-conscious state to make process less uneasiness. A very less amount of anaesthesia is given in this process. But some women may feel stomach ache and awkwardness after the affect of anaesthesia is over.
In this process a developed embryo is inserted into the uterus. This process has less intensity as compare to the Egg Retrieval process. Doctors use the transfer catheter and ultrasound screen to insert the embryo. This process involves minor pain, but doctor advice to take some sedative pills before the transfer process. These sedative pills allow the woman’s body to be calm and sooth.
How to Tackle Uneasiness during the IVF Process?
IVF process contains various steps, instruments, medications, and restricted time routines that may cause an uneasiness in body. To tackle this situation, generally anesthesia and sedative pills are given by doctors. But patients also can take some measures before and after each step of procedure. Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour suggested some points to avoid discomfort and nervousness during this process.
- Follow healthy diet as suggested by doctors. Healthy diet provides you energy during the whole process and escape from side-effects.
- Try to get relax before and after any step of IVF procedure.
- The best way to relax yourself is to perform some light yoga or breathing exercise.
- Don’t get nervous by seeing any instruments; these are only to help you, not to scare.
- Little uneasiness is normal; follow doctors’ instructions to tackle this uneasiness.