Healthy body and mind are very important for a person’s well-being. It is even more important if you are undergoing or planning to get IVF treatment. For the patient, it is very essential to focus on her health. In this guide, we are going to tell you the basics of exercise during In-Vitro-Fertilization.
Parenthood is one of the most important phases of any couple’s life. But, at times, things do not go as we plan. The fertility issue can make it hard to conceive. This is where IVF treatment can improve the conception chances drastically.
However, while undergoing the treatment at the IVF centre patient’s often ask whether they can do their workout routine or not. To make patients aware, our IVF doctor has mentioned the basics of exercise during IVF:
Never put pressure on your body
While undergoing the treatment, the patient should not put stress on her body. You might get into a high-active workout in the early stages of the treatment. However, as the treatment progresses you need to avoid high-impact exercise and cardiovascular activity as they can affect the success rate.
Do not get into High-impact Cardiovascular workout
Well, there are different reasons you need to avoid high impact cardiovascular routine. This is because it can lead to ovarian torsion. During the treatment, the ovaries can get enlarged and strenuous activity can make the ovaries get twisted. This is very crucial for a successful outcome. Additionally, a serious fall or injury can affect reproductive health. So, you should avoid it for a certain time.
Avoid doing exercise in certain IVF stages
Patients need to avoid exercise before egg retrieval and after embryo transfer for 10 weeks. If more pressure is put on the legs and arms, the ovaries and uterus will not get proper blood supply. You should talk to your doctor as they will let you know according to your condition, what is best for you.
Do not exercise for more than 4 hours a week
One of the studies named ‘Obstetrics & Gynecology study’ has clearly shown that exercising for more than 4 hours a week can lead to a negative effect on the treatment. It is better to plan a 30-minute cardio session. Additionally, give your body some rest by relaxing and meditation.
Do the low-impact exercise for Stress relief
The best option is to focus on low-impact exercise so that the stress levels do not increase. Some of the type of exercise you can include:
- Tai Chi
- Yoga (Prenatal Yoga)
- Low-Intensity swimming and water aerobics
- Light Stretching
You can also include stress-relieving practices like acupuncture, reading, meditation, or fertility massage.
If you have any doubt in your mind then feel free to consult the fertility doctor for improving the success chances.