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Everyone reacts differently to fertility treatment, but there are 2 effects that are common among women undergoing IVF. This section provides general information about fertility treatment and how some people may react. This is not intended to be a detailed discussion of treatment risks associated with IVF. It is important to discuss your treatment program and all risks associated with your medications in detail with your healthcare provider. For information about Ferring products, please visit the Products page of this website.

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1. Emotional stress

Stress is common for people going through IVF. Most clinics offer counseling services or can refer you to a counselor. For ways to manage stress on your own, visit the Mind and body page.

2. Physical stress

Women may experience physical stress when undergoing IVF, which can include:

  • Weight gain
  • Injection-site reactions
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Tenderness around the ovaries

If you are experiencing side effects from your fertility treatments, be sure to discuss them with your healthcare provider.