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Weight loss before IVF

We provide treatment for overweight women before IVF procedure

iVF Riga Clinic’s new project “Weight loss before IVF” is specially designed to help women achieve optimal weight and ensure successful IVF treatment.

Overweight is one of the causes of infertility

For an increasing number of women of reproductive age, being overweight makes pregnancy risky or even impossible.

Being overweight can cause many reproductive health problems in women:

  • Hormonal imbalance, which can lead to irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation disorders.
  • High estrogen levels, which can lead to endometrial hyperplasia, uterine fibroids, risk of endometrial cancer, and other reproductive health problems.
  • Poor IVF results: overweight patients have poorer egg quality, ovarian function, and endometrial quality. Therefore, weight correction is recommended prior to the IVF procedure.
  • High pregnancy risks: overweight women are at increased risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, which can threaten pregnancy and the health of the baby.

The iVF Riga clinic offers a unique service in Latvia – experienced and professional specialists will help overweight women approach the IVF process with the best results in order to achieve their desired goal – pregnancy and the birth of a healthy child.

Overweight patients can be divided into two groups:

  • 1) body mass index (BMI) 30 - 35
  • 2) BMI > 35

For the first group, classical treatment methods are recommended, and for the second group, surgical manipulation is more often used, which can significantly contribute to the outcome - Bariatric surgery (Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass or Mini Gastric Bypass surgery).

How to deal with overweight? Where to start?

1. For the first group: Here is the solution to your problem step by step:

Metabolism DNA Test

The panel of analysis developed by our Genetics Centre identifies gene changes that, in combination with environmental factors, can have a major impact on our health and behaviour. For example, genetic variants can help or hinder our efforts to lose weight.

Nutrition specialist - creating a nutrition plan

Based on the results of the Metabolism DNA Test, as well as taking into account the patient’s “special notes,” the Nutrition specialist creates a tailor-made meal plan.

Weight loss Supervisor

Weight loss Supervisor support (cycle of 8 consultations) – monitoring the patient during weight loss as supportive therapy for the treatment of infertility. The goal is not only to reduce weight, but also to learn a new lifestyle to reduce weight gain and relapse.

2. For the second group: Here is the solution to your problem step by step:

Surgeon consultation

The main goal is to provide the patient with all the necessary information to make a confident and informed decision about the surgery and the appropriate method.

Patient coordinator support

In the preoperative and postoperative period (5 years).

Weight loss Supervisor

Evaluation of patients before bariatric surgery: assessment of strengths and weaknesses, identification of risks and their further exclusion.

Bariatric surgery

This method can be the best solution for women who need to lose a lot of weight.

One of the many benefits of weight loss surgery is that it can improve fertility levels in women who are having difficulty conceiving due to weight-related health issues.

However, although bariatric surgery can promote rapid weight loss, patients should not try to get pregnant immediately after it. In our program, we recommend waiting 18 months after surgery. Waiting gives the body time to lose as much weight as possible before conceiving a child, as well as allows vitamin levels in the body to stabilise.

Any questions?

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We know that IVF can be a complex and emotionally demanding process. Our project “Weight loss before IVF” will help you achieve the weight you need to reduce stress, overcome health problems, and increase your chances of success!

If you dream of a family, but overweight has become an obstacle, we can help. iVF Riga new project “Weight loss before IVF” offers a personalized nutrition plan and supervisor monitoring to help you reach your desired weight and promote successful IVF procedure.

This will be the path that we will go with you and help you at every step.

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