To understand the process of IVF, it is important to first know what exactly is IVF and why it is performed. IVF or In Vitro Fertilization is explained as a procedure performed on women to help get successfully pregnant with artificial insemination.
The most important step in IVF performed by Fertility Specialist is, mature eggs are retrieved from ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a laboratory.
After successful fertilization, fertized egg or embryo is collected and transferred to uterus. The full cycle of IVF takes anywhere between three to five weeks.
IVF is a procedure most popularly known as part of ART or Assisted Reproductive Technology. This procedure first began in India in 1986 and steadily it has been recognized as a successful procedure for couple who are having unsuccessful attempts in having a natural birth by natural conception.
IVF success rate has grown in the recent years up to 60-75% with the specialized Fertility specialist doctors who are now working performing IVF treatments and they are achieving good success by helping couple to give birth new borns.
Recognized as most advanced technology, that the process of eggs and sperm fertilization occurs in a laboratory and the fertilized embryo is transferred back into the uterus of a IVF recipient for successful pregnancy.
On the other side, of this highly in demand for couple who are either aging or who have been trying very hard to conceive, or couple who could not give birth to children due to any other reason, are able to opt for IVF treatment and for many such couple, IVF treatment worked in giving birth to new born babies.
Sometimes women are able to give birth to twins and even triplets.
Fertility doctor clearly explains and counsels couple prior to the recommendation of IVF treatment and only after clear understanding of the process, couple choose to opt for the treatment.
When IVF is performed?
It is definitely important to know that IVF treatment is not recommended for all couples. It is only for couples who are facing issues of infertility or genetic problems. After verifying and conducting all of the required tests, the Fertility specialist arrives at a decision based on the test reports available.
IVF is recommended for couples who are unable to have natural pregnancies. IVF is a treatment for infertility or genetic problems.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a treatment for infertility or genetic problems. If IVF is performed to treat infertility, you and your partner might be able to try less-invasive treatment options before attempting IVF, including fertility drugs to increase production of eggs or intrauterine insemination — a procedure in which sperm are placed directly in the uterus near the time of ovulation.
Sometimes, IVF is offered as a primary treatment for infertility in women over age 40. IVF can also be done if you have certain health conditions. For example, IVF may be an option if you or your partner has:
- Fallopian tube damage or blockage. Fallopian tube damage or blockage makes it difficult for an egg to be fertilized or for an embryo to travel to the uterus.
- Ovulation disorders. If ovulation is infrequent or absent, fewer eggs are available for fertilization.
- Endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus implants and grows outside of the uterus — often affecting the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
- Uterine fibroids. Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. They are common in women in their 30s and 40s. Fibroids can interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg.
Previous tubal sterilization or removal. Tubal ligation is a type of sterilization in which the Fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy. If you wish to conceive