With the journey of fertility & IVF an often complex and daunting one, knowing what’s right and what’s wrong in preparation for your treatment is key to ensuring you get the best outcome.
Find out if these common fertility beliefs are true or false:
Long abstinence Improves sperm equality.
False. Exactly the opposite is true! Long abstinence results in lower quality sperm as the ratio of immotile spermatozoa increases.
Alcohol has a negative effect on the male reproductive function.
True. Studies have shown that excess consumption of alcohol may adversely affect sperm quality and delay natural conception.
Smoking has a significantly adverse affect both on male and female fertility.
True. Smoking is a major limiting factor for a couple’s prognosis; it has a negative effect on the quality of both sperm and oocytes as well as the function of the uterus. Smoking will decrease success rates of all methods of assisted conception by 30% or more.
A healthy diet combined with moderate physical exercise improves your fertility potential.
True. An increasing number of studies confirm that lifestyle may have a significant effect on the probability of pregnancy.
Couples undergoing IVF treatment with an unhealthy lifestyle are less likely to see success in treatment.
Couples can improve their prognosis by adopting certain changes in their lifestyle, such as quitting smoking and losing weight, even for a period of just one or two months before their treatment!
Let the Sunshine Coast’s premier IVF Clinic, Coastal IVF, assist you with your pregnancy.
We are proud to be one of Australia’s most successful IVF Clinics based on pregnancy rates as a predictor of a successful outcome.
Contact us today to find out what you can do to get started on your journey.