RJ: On the occasion of World IVF Week, We have Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour director of SCI IVF Centre Delhi and Noida, who is a part of record-making awareness activity in India and Asia Book of Records to spread awareness about IVF. The doctor is it safe to go for IVF treatment post covid infection?
Dr: Yes, it is safe to go for IVF treatment post covid infection. You should wait till you have recovered completely and are no longer infectious and you have been reviewed by a doctor. We know that increasing age and increasing duration of infertility both have a negative impact on the success rates for treatment.
So you should follow all the safety precautions and start your treatment.
RJ: issued in the public interest by Zydus Healthcare Limited.
Infertility can be either in male, female, or in both. Dealing with the fact that either of the partner is struggling with infertility, is a difficult task to do. Infertility counselling helps those couples to feel comfortable, accept the fact, and move on with new hope. It help intended parents to understand infertility reasons, further methods to tackle this situation, and finally to become parents.
Infertility counselling is done by professional counsellors who are experienced with people in infertility situation and know how to address the emotional difficulties a patient going through.
Types of Infertility Counselling
Depending on the stage of infertility process, where a patient currently is, there are following types of counselling.
Initial Counselling: In this counselling, an infertility counsellor, usually an infertility doctor, observes the couples’ state of mind and their attitude towards their infertility problem. Sometimes, partner blames each other for this condition and their opinion for treatment options are different. It is the responsibility of fertility counsellor to make them understand that this can be happen with any one, regardless the gender. Once couple got a clear picture about infertility problem, a counsellor further helps them to choose a best option for treatment and its details.
Counseling for Confidence Building:If a couple has understood the infertility problem but not sure about the suggested option for infertility treatment, they require confidence building sessions. In this, a counsellor tries to find out the reasons that makes couples unsure about treatment. Usually reason behind this lack of confidence is unknown fear, social aspects, and lack of family support. Counsellor makes couple to understand that this decision is totally of the intendent parents and tries to build their confidence on the doctor who is going to treat them.
Psychological Counseling: This counselling is used in some intense situation, where a couple show case an extreme sign of depression. Depression may occur due to marital issues between partners, bad experience of earlier treatments, or any other psychological issues.
When a couple starts infertility counselling, the process may be a combination of different stages.
How an Expert Helps Couple in Infertility Counselling?
Infertility counsellor is not only one who supports an infertile couple in phycological issues but also on medical issues. When a couple decide to use an infertility treatment to become parents, they may not have any experience regarding treatment and may not be fully prepared. Thus, infertility counseling is necessary to make sure that the couple get awareness about requirements of each step of treatment and be prepared for further journey.
An expert can help couples to eliminate their fears and build a trust on treatment procedures. The following are key responsibilities of counselor.
Understanding view point of couples, and making both partners to understand each other’s expectations and ambitions throughout the treatment journey.
Providing assistance to couples to tackle emotional situations that may occurs in any stage of treatment.
Making partners believe in medical treatment, doctors handling the case, and on each other.
Counsellor should make couples so much comfortable that they can trust on counsellor and express each difficulty.
Female infertility is quite a common problem nowadays and around 15% of them are affected by it. Infertility can be due to a number of reasons but working on the same at the right time can make a big difference. That is why it becomes all the more necessary to ensure a healthy lifestyle and keep a check on your ovulation too. If natural means are adopted to cure infertility, the results are really good. The chances to conceive or get pregnant improve by 70% and this is certainly a good number.
If you too are facing female infertility problems and wish to cure it naturally, then here is all the information you are looking for. So let us get started.
Maintain your weight – For infertile women, weight is definitely a big problem. It is essential to maintain the weight and for this they need to cut down the carbs and see a difference in their menstrual cycle. It will become more regular and this can help you to conceive faster. Even women suffering from PCOS should keep a check on their weight and follow a healthy and rich diet. Having foods rich in antioxidants too can be really useful for such women.
Starts your day with a good breakfast – Most of the women tend to skip the first meal of their day that is their breakfast. This is a wrong approach as it will only lead to more weight gain. Despite leaving your breakfast, try to have a bigger portion of the breakfast and it should contain healthy things. Have your milk or tea; include at least one fruit with anything that you like. Whole grains are a decent choice. A good portion will not only give you the required energy for the day but boost your chances of conceiving too.
Multivitamins are useful – Women who regularly take multivitamins are less likely to face such issues. It is because of the simple reason that multivitamins have folate which not only regulates your menstrual cycle but result in proper ovulation too. Thus the chances of becoming pregnant get increased by leaps and bounds as compared to other women. If you continue with multivitamins for around 3 months, the chances increase by 26%.
Stay active – Being lazy is yet another disadvantage so make sure you do proper exercise or workout. There is no need to try the rigorous workouts but a few simple ones are enough. Excessive workout can have adverse impact so keep away from the same and have a balance of the different exercises. You can get in touch with a professional for the same.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine – These two are highly dangerous and bring down the fertility level in the females. So cut down the same and experience the difference yourself.
With the help of the above helpful tips you can easily combat your female infertility and improve the chances of conceiving. Follow the tips seriously and you will certainly get pregnant and welcome a new member into your family. So start following them today.
Modinagar Obstetrics and gynecology Society and Delhi State chapter of ISAR (Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction) organised a CME program on Female Infertility on 14th November at Hotel Royal Inn. Approx 29 gynaecologists from Modinagar attended and the Chief Guest was Dr Manju Sivach MLA. She emphasized the need for improvement in doctor patient communication which is causing problems in doctor patient relationship. She said infertility is leading to breakdown of family structure and it’s essential to have good treatment available in smaller towns like Modinagar. Dr Kavita from Modinagar Obs Gyn Society quote “we are seeing a larger number of women with Infertility about 20 percent of women have this problem and we do not have advanced treatment facilities here so women habe to travel to Delhi Noida. Dr Shivani Gour General Secretary of Delhi ISAR said Surrogacy IVF is under debate now a day’s approximately 5 percent of women who fail routine treatment need surrogacy to get pregnant. In Delhi it is because women are having children late after 35 years so the egg quality is poor. Dr Nupur Garg senior consultant SCI IVF centre Noida said women from Modinagar travel to Noida for treatment very late by that time success tates are lower and we want to raise awareness for specialist referral early at correct time. Simple techniques like exercise 20 minutes per say avoid junk food and taking high protein diet and vitamin c like in tomatoes citrys fruits can promote fertility.
We are very thankful to you and your team at SCI IVF Centre for the wonderful gift of pregnancy which you have given us. After a very long time of trying to conceive, I finally become pregnant because of your efforts and wonderful treatment. Your team has given us the best gift of life.
Thank you so much Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour!!
Wish you all the
Success & Best Wishes,
Amit & Parul