If you undergo male
infertility procedures, including vasectomy reversal, it may then be necessary to have another
treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, or IVF, to achieve a pregnancy.
IVF can be a lengthy and stressful process, so it’s important to
prepare together as a couple. With some time spent planning, IVF can be
less overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. Here are some things
you can do to prepare for IVF treatments.
Arming yourself with as much information as possible about IVF can help
you feel more in control of a process that has so many uncertainties.
Talk to your vasectomy reversal surgeon about what to expect from your
procedure and the success rates for IVF after a reversal. The IVF clinic
can also provide extensive information about that procedure and what to
expect before, during, and after. Review all of the information thoroughly
and ask questions. Understanding what is ahead will make things easier
There are several important decisions you will need to make during IVF,
including how many embryos to be transferred, what to do with the remaining
embryos, and how many cycles of IVF you are prepared to undergo. Although
you don’t know the outcome of the IVF process, you can anticipate
some of these issues that may arise and decide how you will handle them.
For instance, you may have religious or moral convictions that govern
how you feel about dealing with unused embryos, so you can have a plan
in place that can go into action if that circumstance arises.
Plan for the Waiting Period
The waiting period between the embryo transfer and pregnancy test is often
the most trying part of IVF. Decide what you’ll do to occupy yourself
during this time and where you want to be when you hear the results of
your test. Staying busy and positive while you wait can make the days
At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota, FL, Dr. Green works closely
with IVF experts to facilitate infertility procedures for couples trying
to conceive after
vasectomy reversals. To learn more, please call (941) 894-6428.