The most frequently asked questions answered by our experts

During fertility treatment, you may be faced with several new terms and a lot of questions. When you take that first step to go to a fertility centre, you will also be faced with a lot of new information. We compiled some frequently asked questions for you on this page.

To make it as easy as possible for you, you can search by certain topics. But you can also enter a search term yourself. Can’t find the answer to your question? Contact us at info@brusselsivf.be.

Acupuncture

In recent years, acupuncture has been on the rise, including in the context of fertility treatments. Partly as a result, numerous studies have already been conducted to study the effect...
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After my embryo transfer, I suffer from stomach pain and/or a swollen abdomen. Is this normal?

This is not a problem, but if you experience considerable discomfort you should contact your general practitioner or come to the Brussels IVF (in this case please give us a...
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After my oocyte retrieval, I suffer from stomach pain. Is this normal?

This is not a problem, but if you experience considerable discomfort you should contact your general practitioner or come to Brussels IVF (in this case please give us a call...
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Alcohol

If you want to get pregnant, it is recommended to limit alcohol. Even if you are not yet sure if you are pregnant, it is recommended to avoid alcohol in...
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Am I allowed to go to the gym/play sports after my embryo transfer?

There are no known data on the impact of normal sports practice on the success rate after a transfer. Therefore, if you practice a sport, you can continue to do...
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Before my previous treatment, I already signed the consent form for the assisted reproduction treatment. Should I sign new documents at my next attempt?

No. If the type of treatment doesn’t change, this document should only be signed before the start of your first treatment.
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Can a blood test determine if I have toxoplasmosis antibodies?

Yes, although it is advisable to do this blood test before getting pregnant, since reimbursement criteria are different during pregnancy.
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Can I ask for a prescription via the app?

You always will have to come to the UZ Brussel to get your stimulation and suppression medication. You can always ask for a prescription for other medication needed during your...
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Can I be assisted by a psychologist for emotional counseling?

If you need emotional counseling by a psychologist you can book an appointment with one of the Brussels IVF-psychologists, by calling the Contact Center on +32 2 477 66 99...
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Can I dye my hair during my pregnancy?

Yes, just be careful not to inhale ammonia since this can be harmful.
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