My secret tips for a successful IVF transfer
Going through IVF? Then you must know my 3 secret tips that will help you to prepare your uterus for a successful IVF transfer…
An embryo-transfer is the last stage of your IVF treatment.
Around 2 to 3 days before, your doctor will select the best eggs to transfer to your womb.
This final stage of treatment is one of the most important. You should make sure you’ve been preparing yourself both physically and mentally.
In order for the transfer to be successful, the eggs need to be able to implant themselves into a healthy uterus. Once you take steps to improve the health of your reproductive environment, you maximize your chances for having a successful IVF transfer.
Here are my 3 secret tips on how you can make your IVF embryo-transfer more successful…
#01 Warm feet, warm uterus
We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘cold hands, warm heart’… but how about, ‘cold feet, cold uterus’?
In Chinese medicine, the feet are in direct connection to your uterus.
The pressure point is located just above the ankle, on the backside of your shin bone. (You may consider having reflexology as part of your fertility plan. Reflexology is not a magic cure – but it can be hugely beneficial to helping balance out your body and increase blood flow into your reproductive system).
The temperature of your feet is a massive indicator of how well your blood is circulating.
Cold feet = a cold uterus.
A cold uterus = a cold home not suitable for pregnancy.
Entering a cold home is neither cosy nor inviting – it’s not somewhere you want to sit down and get comfortable in for too long.
For an embryo to implant successfully, you want a warm uterus with a healthy blood flow.
Tips for keeping your toes/uterus warm:
- Warm cozy socks
- Warm cozy shoes
- Silk wrap around your waist
Visualization can be a very powerful tool that you can use to increase your chances for IVF success.
You should spend time visualizing the entire process before, during and after your IVF transfer.
Visualize your body; show it what you want it to do, and watch it happening as if it were true.
Start to imagine the embryo transfer as though it has already happened, imagine the healthy egg as it implants into your uterus, imagine how it feels when you find out you’re pregnant.
In both mind and soul, feel the weight of your happy, healthy baby in your arms. Imagine breathing in that perfect smell of your newborn’s head as you hold them. Feel the softness of the skin on their hands as they reach up towards you to touch your face.
Do this. And do it with purpose. Believe every second of it in your heart and watch as what is happening inside slowly start to be reflected onto your external world.
The mind is a powerful source of energy that you can either allow to damage or assist in your IVF treatment. If left unchecked, it can be a source of stress, anxiety and fear of failure. But, when used properly, it can be a source of strength, courage and belief.
There is a lot of research that backs up the benefits of acupuncture – so this one is not that much of a big secret.
However, I thought it was worth putting here anyway. Acupuncture is a holistic hero when it comes to empowering your fertility and encouraging a successful IVF transfer.
I advise having acupuncture on the day of your embryo transfer and the day after to fully maximize on your chance to increase your success rates. (If you can start before treatment begins that’s even better!)
When used as a treatment for IVF, acupuncture can help to:
- Increase blood flow to your uterus
- Balance out your hormones
- Relieve treatment related stress
Going through IVF? Take a look at some of these other articles…
- Everything you need to know before your IVF egg retrieval
- The truth about IVF success rates
- When is IVF the only option left?
- How to make your IVF more successful
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