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How To Keep Weight Down During Ivf
During IVF in Dec13, I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?
Weight gain: Weight gain from medications seems to always be tough to lose. Our metabolism seems to slow a little more and we have to work even harder. Metabolically weight is simple use more calories than you take in. There is really no other way to do it. So you need to increase your output and decrease your input. Reasonable diets and exercise programs are key. Fads don't work long term. ...Read more
In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more
How to manage colds during IVF cycle? I have embryo transfer tomorrow and i coming down with a cold.
Cold and IVF: If you are having , mild flu like symptoms, there may not be any need to worry about transfer. However, if you are feverish or having severe symptoms, it may be better to freeze the embryos and plan a transfer when you aren't ill. I would talk to your doctor about their recommendations. ...Read more
Freeze all?: A very high e2 is a risk factor for ohss. You could freeze all embryos to prevent getting pregnant. The HCG of pregnancy is a huge risk factor for ohss. If you used an antihistamine suppression then you could use lipton to trigger retrieval. Talk with your doc who will review these options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would ask yr doc: Ivf can be stressful and there is an inclination to get obsessed with details. I'm not saying that's you and it is important to be informed. It sounds like you need reassurance of your level but there can be some fluctuations and i'm not sure there is a best level. It is likely a range and one reason to check it is so that it isnt too high, pointing to ovarian hyper stimulation. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Need to know how to interpret labs when someone is on hormones. It's a test tube issue (lab altercation) not a human thyroid change. ...Read more
Is kneeling down for a few of seconds (giving food to dog) or cleaning the floor with a jogger for 10 minutes considered a heavy work after IVF?
Activity post IVF: No need to worry. Such simple activities after IVF are okay. Just avoid heavy lifting. ...Read more
Undergoing ivf. Didn't realize i needed to go all the way down with the needle when administering the shots to wife for past 3 nights. Is cycle ruined?
Very hard to say: Only your ivf doc who is monitoring your wife can really answer this. It depends where you are in the cycle, and which shot (lupron, fsh etc.). Subcutaneous injections which go under the skin are more common than shots which go into the muscle - if the needle was not deep enough your wife may still be absorbing the medicines. Women with lower body mass index (bmi) absorb subcutaneous meds better. ...Read more
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