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The first step of the IVF process usually involves birth control pills. Women who find it difficult to conceive naturally are advised to take birth control pills to regulate their menstrual cycle. You may be surprised but this is a common practice. What these pills do is allow the fertility clinic to time your menstrual cycle and menstruation dates. For women with irregular cycles, this is very important as it can help doctors know when exactly the medication to stimulate ovulation can be started. These pills can also help save money. IVF is expensive and if you are seeking treatment out of town, you will have to buy last-minute tickets during your menstrual cycle to reach the clinic in time for them to start ovarian stimulation. However, if you are on birth control, your cycle is timed and you can plan your consultation dates in advance.
Once the menstrual cycle is regularized, the patient will be advised when to stop taking the pills. In most cases, the patient should start menstruating a few days later. On the second day, medication to stimulate the ovaries will be started. In most cases, patients are advised to take birth control pills for at least 6 weeks before an IVF cycle.
Not all IVF patients are good candidates for birth control medication. Patients suffering from high blood pressure or those with a history of migraines should not take birth control medication. Doctors are also usually wary about prescribing birth control medication to women over the age of 40 years. Women who have undergone an earlier unsuccessful IVF cycle are also not advised to start using birth control pills. Some doctors also believe that birth control pills may also have an adverse effect on the IVF cycle.
Some studies have shown that women using birth control pills have a lower level of Anti Mullerian Hormone. This, in turn, reduces the body’s reaction to ovarian stimulation. This is because the level of this hormone determines the number of follicles that can be stimulated in the IVF cycle. This reaction was noted more distinctly in cases where women were prescribed more androgenic birth control pills. For this reason, women with a low ovarian reserve are prescribed less androgenic birth control pills. The medication should also not be taken for very long. Alternatively, women may be treated with an estrogen patch for ten days prior to the IVF cycle. This helps prime the menstrual cycle. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
Sleep is a natural part of the daily biological functions and we spend some time of the 24 hours sleeping.
Sleep cycles are different for different persons and while 5 to 6 hours of sleep may be enough for some people, others may need up to 8 hours of sleep to feel refreshed. How you sleep is as important as the duration. This is one area which is often neglected by people.
Why sleeping positions are important?
Sleeping positions are very important as you stay in a single position for hours at a time every day, and if these habits are bad, they can contribute to spinal problems. Thus, many of the spinal problems can also be alleviated by sleeping correctly.
Some of the bad sleeping positions that may adversely affect your spine are as follows.
- On your stomach - This position is in overall a bad position as it curls up the spine, especially where the neck meets the spine and can cause spinal deformities over a long period of time. Certain adjustments to this position can lessen the effects, but it is important to try to change habits and sleep in a better position.
- The fetal position - Although this is one of the more natural positions and most babies are crouched up in this form in the mother's womb; as a sleeping position, it has its disadvantages as well. The lower spine is especially put under a lot of stress when someone curls up in this position.
- On your side - Although this is safer compared to the other two, sleeping on your sides straight would cause blood circulation issues and also put a lot of stress on the relevant organs, depending on the side you were sleeping on.
In all of the cases, slight adjustments to these positions will lessen the stress on the spine and also help you sleep better.
Some of the adjustments that you can make are:
1. Sleep with a pillow between your knees to align your hips and cause less strain on the spine.
2. If you don't have sleep apnea, put a pillow under your knees to raise them while lying on you back.
3. If you sleep on your back, try to consciously change your position to sleep on the side.
4. Try and actively change your posture throughout the day to ensure good sleeping position at night.
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