Q. What are my chances of pregnancy ?
A. Success rates at our centre are on par with the best in the world. It is important to remember that the maximum you can expect per cycle of treatment would be 15 – 20% with IUI, 30 – 40% with IVF and ICSI, 50 – 60% with oocyte donation, embryo donation and surrogacy. However, the good statistic is that the cumulative pregnancy rate with 3 cycles of the selected treatment would be in the range of 60 – 70%
Q. Is it normal to feel heaviness in the abdomen during treatment and what can I do?
A. Most of the injectables used in all treatments are for multiple egg production. Owing to this, there is an enlargement of the ovaries which commonly causes heaviness and a sense of bloating in the abdomen. This is normal and not a cause for concern. In the event of ovarian hyperstimulation (too many eggs), doctor will inform you that might have excessive pain or abdominal swelling and could require admission for a few days
Q. What about exercise and yoga during treatments?
A. You can do moderate exercise during the treatment cycle until the day of the egg retrieval. Therafter it is better to avoid any vigorous exercise, gym, cardio and brisk walks. Also, strenuous yogasanas are to be avoided after embryo transfer. A 20 – 30 minute casual stroll is permitted 4 days after the embryo transfer. Also, avoid pranayama which is associated with rapid changes in abdominal pressure after embryo transfer.
Q. Can I also take ayurvedic / homeopathic co-treatment to boost my fertility?
A. We would advice you not to mix other therapies with our injections as the adverse effects of such combinations have not been studied. However, there are some reports showing beneficial effects of acupuncture during an IVF cycle. You need to consult the proper person for the same.