Dr. Gautam Allahbadia on the role of doctors in IVF experience
Medical reproductive sciences have been a beacon of hope for childless parents worldwide. According to Dr. Gautam Allahbadia, an IVF consultant in Dubai, while the procedures can be mentally and physically challenging for the couples undergoing the treatment, doctors are becoming increasingly important in giving them the hope and encouragement, in addition to the necessary medical expertise.
“While specialists talk about the medical conditioning of infertility, the cognitive and emotional repercussions should be equally weighed. For couples who opt for assisted reproduction, the process can become effortless through a doctor’s support and encouragement. Empowering your patients can definitely help provide a better health outcome,” Dr. Gautam Allahbadia says, laying stress upon the extended role of a doctor.
Multiple studies back the notion of unregulated stress adversely impacting a person’s reproductive ability. Often alluded as a form of ‘abnormality’ or ‘incompleteness’, infertility causes couples a silent grief, which often leads to emotional stress. According to Dr. Gautam Allahbadia, who also heads the IVF department at the Millennium Medical Centre (MMC) IVF Dubai, maintaining mental health throughout the process of infertility treatments is imperative for couples.
A de-stressed couple stands better chance at procreation than a stressed couple. The success of an IVF cycle can be enhanced considerably through medical interventions that reduce the psychological stress related to infertility and Assisted Reproduction Techniques. The proximity of stress to the timing of IVF cycle bears high consequence.
Undertaking an Assisted Reproduction Technique like IVF treatment can help infertile couples bear their own child. However, the process is long and intense process, and requires emotional, financial and physical contribution. Personalized fertility program involving the extended role of a doctor in a couple’s pregnancy journey, can help them develop an internal positive feeling, and give them a ray of hope.