Questions and answers
Information about the Coronavirus
Should you cancel or postpone your investigation/treatment (assisted fertilization) because of the Coronavirus?
There is currently no evidence showing the transmission of COVID-19 through assisted reproduction and the authorities have not issued any advice against becoming pregnant. We follow recommendations from the Swedish Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SFOG), knowledge center for infections during pregnancy (INFPREG) and ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) and in accordance with their guidelines there is thus no reason to interrupt your treatment or delay up it if you are healthy and have no symptoms.
If you have symptoms of a cold, cough or fever, your visit or treatment must be postponed.
You will find updated information about Corona vaccination at the Public Health Agency . We follow the Public Health Authority ‘s recommendations and monitor developments closely.
Vaccination against Covid-19 and assisted conception:
How long after I have been vaccinated can I undergo assisted reproduction?
The recommendation is that treatment can be started 1 week after completion of vaccination.
If you are worried about becoming pregnant, you can freeze eggs or embryos for later use.
If, despite the recommendation, you want to wait with vaccination until after fertility treatment, vaccination can be given from week 12 of pregnancy. There is currently nothing to suggest that the vaccine poses any danger to mother/child. If you belong to a risk group, an individual assessment should be made.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us!
What should you consider when trying to get pregnant?
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Do you want to get pregnant? How fun!
Are you thinking about which factors can affect fertility?
What does fertility mean? Fertility means the ability to reproduce.
Here are some things to keep in mind to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Our advice is based on research and proven clinical experience.
- How does Overweight/Underweight affect the chance of getting pregnant and having a baby?
Both overweight and underweight can negatively affect ovulation and cause irregular menstrual cycles, which in turn reduces the chance of pregnancy. Obesity/overweight can also cause an increased risk of miscarriage and pregnancy complications. The risks can be reduced already by weight loss by 5–10%.
Healthy diet and exercise thus increase the chance of getting pregnant and having a baby. This applies to both men and women.
- What effect does tobacco have on the chance of getting pregnant and having a baby?
Several studies have shown that it takes longer for women who smoke to become pregnant and that smoking also increases the risk of miscarriage. The egg reserve decreases faster in women who smoke, which leads to a shortened fertile period.
It is also well proven that nicotine negatively affects the quality of sperm. Quitting smoking increases your chances of getting pregnant / giving rise to pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage decreases.
- What effect does alcohol have on the chance of getting pregnant and having a baby?
It is well known that alcohol is harmful to the fetus during pregnancy. A pregnant woman should therefore not drink alcohol.
There are also studies that have shown that high alcohol consumption in men has a negative effect on sperm.
- What effect does coffee have on the chance of getting pregnant?
There are studies that have shown the negative impact on fertility of caffeine for both women and men. Therefore, couples planning pregnancy are advised to reduce their coffee intake to no more than a single cup per day.
- What effect does folic acid have on pregnancy?
Folic acid does not affect the chance of getting pregnant. However, folic acid tablets 400 micrograms per day reduce the risk of fetal malformations such as spina bifida. The tablets can be bought without a prescription at the pharmacy. We recommend that you start with these 1 month before you plan to become pregnant.
For advice on diet, please read more at: https://www.livsmedelsverket.se
Today, there is not enough evidence to recommend any particular supplement for men. Instead, eat a varied diet with, among other things, folic acid and zinc.
- What effect do different medicines have on fertility and pregnancy?
If you regularly use medication, consult your doctor. Some types of anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, diclofenac and naproxen can interfere with ovulation (contact your doctor for more information).
You should also be careful with natural remedies.
- What effect does exercise have on fertility?
Exercise is good for the body and health. Exercise can help you lose weight if you are overweight. However, women who train hard or at an elite level can have ovulation disorders, which makes it difficult to get pregnant.
Too many hours of cycling can impair the quality of sperm.
- What effect does stress have on fertility and pregnancy?
For general well-being, it is good to reduce stress in life as much as possible. However, there is not enough evidence that everyday stress negatively affects the chance of pregnancy.
Difficulty getting pregnant. When should you seek care? Can you get help to get pregnant with the second child?
When you have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year, it is called involuntary infertility. You should then seek care. The fact that there is no pregnancy can be due to various things. Infertility is common and there can be help and treatment.
Sometimes, however, you need to seek care earlier.
The recommendation is to seek care earlier if you know that a pregnancy may be difficult to achieve without help. This could be, for example, if one or more of the following statements are true:
- You who want to get pregnant is over 35 years old.
- You who want to get pregnant have irregular or no periods.
- You who want to get pregnant have had surgery on your stomach and there were complications.
- Any of you have had a tumor disease and been treated with chemotherapy or radiation.
If you have any questions, please contact us for more information.
With us, you can also get help with getting pregnant with the second child. We can help with both ovulation stimulation and IVF.
Fertility counseling: Can you do a fertility investigation? Can you freeze eggs/sperms?
Do you need fertility advice?
Yes, with us you can do a fertility investigation and, if necessary, freeze eggs/sperms.
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