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Starting IVF? Avoid these 7 mistakes to enjoy IVF success

Avoid mistakes during IVF

If you are planning to start the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, it is essential to understand that this journey can be emotionally, physically, and mentally challenging. However, with the right mindset and preparation, you can increase your chances of achieving a successful pregnancy outcome.

We have put together some guidelines to help you avoid common mistakes and improve your chances of success during IVF treatment.

Mistake 1: Not Preparing for IVF Treatment

Mistake1-Not Preparing for IVF Treatment

Preparation is key when it comes to IVF treatment. Inadequate preparation could result in suboptimal outcomes. Before starting the treatment, ensure that you understand the process, including the medications, procedures, and potential side effects.

At our clinic, we ensure that our patients are thoroughly educated on IVF. We provide them with detailed information about the medications, possible side effects, and the treatment timeline. Additionally, we encourage patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by avoiding smoking, alcohol consumption, and excessive caffeine intake.

Mistake 2: Not Following the Treatment Plan

Mistake2 - Not following treatment plan

Following the treatment plan is crucial for the success of IVF treatment. It is essential to follow the medication schedule, attend all the appointments, and adhere to your fertility specialist’s dietary and lifestyle recommendations. Skipping any part of the treatment plan could result in lower success rates.

We provide personalized treatment plans based on our patient’s medical history and specific needs. We ensure that patients understand the importance of following the treatment plan and provide them with regular follow-ups to monitor their progress.

Mistake 3: Not Managing Stress Levels

Mistake3 - Not managing stress level

The IVF process can be stressful, and stress can negatively impact the chances of success. Managing stress levels by engaging in relaxing activities such as yoga, meditation, or walking in nature is essential.

Our clinic understands the importance of managing stress levels during IVF treatment and provides patients with counseling and support. Our team of healthcare professionals includes psychologists and counselors who help patients navigate the emotional aspects of fertility treatment and manage their stress levels.

Mistake 4: Not Considering the Age Factor

Age is a crucial factor when it comes to fertility treatment. The success rate of IVF decreases as women age, and the quality of eggs declines. Therefore, it is essential to consider the age factor when planning for IVF treatment.

We provide personalized treatment plans based on the patient’s age, medical history, and specific needs. We ensure that patients understand the potential challenges associated with age and provide them with realistic expectations based on their circumstances.

Mistake 5: Not Seeking Professional Help

Mistake5 - Not seeking medical help

It is crucial to seek professional help when facing fertility challenges. Fertility specialists have the expertise and experience to provide you with the best possible care and increase your chances of success.

Our clinic has a team of experienced fertility specialists who provide patients with personalized care and support. We use advanced techniques and technology to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

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Mistake 6: Not Addressing Pre-existing Medical Conditions

Mistake4 - Not addressing pre-existing medical conditions

Pre-existing medical conditions can significantly impact the success of IVF treatment. It is essential to address any medical conditions before starting the IVF process. Patients should undergo necessary tests to identify any underlying medical conditions and receive appropriate treatment to optimize their chances of success.

At our clinic, we perform a thorough medical evaluation before starting the IVF process. We work closely with our patient’s primary care physicians or specialists to identify and adequately address any pre-existing medical conditions before starting fertility treatment.

Mistake 7: Not Being Prepared for Financial Costs

Cost Consideration

IVF treatment can be expensive, and patients must be prepared for the financial costs. Patients should understand the cost of the medications, diagnostic tests, and procedures involved in the IVF process. They should also explore financing options that can help them manage the financial burden of fertility treatment.

At our clinic, we provide our patients with a transparent breakdown of the costs associated with fertility treatment. We work closely with our patients to identify financing options to help them manage fertility treatment’s financial costs.


In conclusion, starting IVF treatment can be a challenging journey, but with the right mindset, preparation, and guidance, it is possible to achieve success. We encourage you to seek professional help and work with experienced fertility specialists if you are considering IVF treatment.

Contact us today to learn more about the IVF process and how we can help you achieve your dream of parenthood.

  • About Author

    Dr. Supriya Puranik

    Gynaecologist & IVF Specialist

Often known as the last glimmer of hope for people who have lost all hope for conceiving a child, Dr. Supriya Puranik is a leading gynaecologist, high risk obstetrician and Head of IVF & Gynaecology department at Ankura Hospital for Women & Children.

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