Just like miscarriages can occur during the non-assisted pregnancies, it can also happen after IVF. Usually, women who are older try IVF, therefore, sometimes, miscarriages are unavoidable. Statistics show that, at the age of 30, one in five pregnancies end up in miscarriages and by the age of 42, it is one in two. But, dont feel let down. The sad information is done, time for some good news. There are several ways through which IVF patients can reduce the risks of miscarriages, post-treatment. At Apollo Fertility, we counsel the patient with all the dos and donts to keep them safe and to help them experience the beauty of motherhood. So, what are the special tips and tricks? Scroll down to know more.
Check your TSH
If you are an IVF patient, your clinic would have probably given a full blood hormone profile, even before starting the treatment. However, sometimes it is possible that they miss out. There is a link between abnormal TSH levels and miscarriages. And, with proper drugs, TSH are treatable.
Not all clinics ask the patients to undergo hysteroscopy. They usually wait for the miscarriage to become recurrent. But why? Excess growth, obstructions, damages are all common circumstances that take place in the uterus. And, this test is better than HSG or an ultrasound. So, talk to your doctors about the same.
Get Healthy Before your IVF
The cause of miscarriage after an IVF can remain unexplained. But, when you stay healthy, it can make a difference. So, start at least three to four months prior to your treatment. Dont overdo anything. First, try to maintain your ideal body weight. Then, stop smoking (a culprit known for miscarriages), stop consuming alcohol and dont take any non-prescribed drugs. Also, eat a well-balanced meal every day, which includes plenty of fruits and veggies. Once you become pregnant, try to have a good nights sleep. Therefore, avoid night shifts and heavy lifting.
One of the reasons why a woman experiences a miscarriage is that of thick or clotting blood as it can affect the blood that passes to the fetus. Therefore, make sure you cover all the necessary blood tests as medication can treat conditions such as Hughes syndrome, auto-immune diseases, etc.
Never forget your medications
Sometimes we all are a little forgetful, but for an IVF patient, they cannot afford to miss even one dose of their medicine. Even this tiny mistake can cause a miscarriage. Therefore, keep reminders or use sticky-notes. Make sure you stick to the regime. Over time, you must also talk to your doctor about reducing the number of medicines. By week 12, you must be off the medicines, but always keep checking with the doctor.
Infections can lead to miscarriages. Therefore, take good care of yourself. Get tested for STDs. You can catch toxoplasmosis by using unwashed veggies and cat feces, and it can also trigger a pregnancy loss. So, it is mandatory to be extra cautious.