Our expert team shares their tips on how you – and your partner - can get through your IVF cycle. With over 30 years of expertise in helping people to successfully conceive, we’ve supported thousands of couples through the emotional highs and lows that comes with needing help to have a baby:
Do your research
You need to have complete trust and faith in your fertility clinic team and how they work, so take the time to explore different clinics and their approach to patient care to find the right clinic for you. It can make all the difference to your outcome and your experience.
Learn about fertility treatments and interpreting success rates, visit the HFEA website and find out what additional techniques are available to help you achieve pregnancy. So you can start your journey with confidence, informed and empowered.
Do everything you can to take care of your physical and mental health
Your health matters on this journey. So do what you can to take care of yourself and prepare your body for what’s to come. Maintain a healthy diet, lifestyle and a healthy weight – get yourself in shape before you start IVF with professional dietary guidance if you need it. Adopt a positive approach at the outset and try to be as relaxed as possible.
You’re in safe hands with Manchester Fertility, transforming people into parents is what we do. So let us worry about the ins-and-outs of treatment – you don’t need to.
Take your IVF journey stage-by-stage
Look at your journey one stage at a time, and deal with each stage as it comes. As each stage successfully passes, be positive in your progress.
Otherwise you’re trying to cope with the thought of everything at once - fertility investigations, testing, medications, self-injecting, egg recovery, embryo development, transfer and pregnancy test – which can be very overwhelming, especially as you don’t know how well each stage will go.
Pay attention to your relationship as a couple
Going through fertility treatment and IVF can be all-consuming. But don’t lose sight of the fact that you’re in treatment together, and you’ll hopefully be ending it as parents-to-be.
You may be a couple but you’ll each deal with the emotional, physical and even financial stress of fertility treatment differently. There’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to feel, and it’s natural to worry about each other. So plan for quality time together throughout your journey to reconnect. And don’t be hard on yourselves.
Create a strong support network
A good support network is vital. Don’t be afraid to talk to those closest to you about your feelings, worries and apprehensions. But bear in mind they may not be able to completely relate to how you’re feeling.
Remember you also have us to rely on. From the moment you become our patient, we become your own personal support group - here to advise, listen and counsel when you need us. We’re here to help both of you, providing confidential professional fertility counselling if needed on your own or together.
Have your baby with us: Private fertility treatment in Cheshire
If you need IVF or fertility treatment, come and see our Patient Advisors at our Cheshire-based clinic. Book your free, no obligation appointment on 0845 268 2244 or self-refer online here and we’ll be in touch. You don’t need a GP referral to see our fertility specialists.
Last updated: 20th January 2020