Infertility issue is seen with many couples which means they are not able to conceive naturally. In most cases, the treatment of IVF is the best option. If you are going to get the treatment then you should know what to expect & it’s working. In this guide, we have mentioned that for your understanding.
IVF (In-Vitro-Fertilization) is a process which is very helpful in treating the problem of infertility. Earlier this procedure was considered very mysterious as people were not aware of its working.
In the procedure of IVF, sperm & egg are combined outside the body. Once the embryo is formed they are placed in the uterus.
Infertility causes IVF can treat
- Low sperm counts
- Problems with the uterus or Fallopian tubes
- Ovulation problems
- Antibody issue which harms sperm or eggs
- Unexplained fertility problem
Well, in most cases IVF is not the first treatment option. But if the case is severe then your IVF doctor will recommend this option
What questions should I ask?
- What is the embryo transfer pregnancy ratio?
- What is the pregnancy rate for the different age group with the fertility issue?
- How much does the cost, including hormone treatments cost?
- What is the live birth rate of this procedure each year at your facility?
- What is the cost of embryo storage?
- Is egg donation program done?
What should I expect from the treatment?
The first step in the IVF treatment is injecting the hormones which increase the egg production. This is because around 8 to 10 eggs are needed for the procedure to go smoothly. Once the eggs are mature enough they will be retrieved for the further process.
For retrieving the eggs timing is very essential because they should be retrieved just before the eggs come from the follicles and then go to the ovaries. Taking out the eggs too early means they will not develop normally.
Before retrieving the eggs, the doctor will give you guidelines which you should follow. In most cases, the medications are given which helps the entire process to go smoothly. The entire process takes around 30 minutes or might take one hour. Once the eggs are retrieved they will be kept with sperm in the laboratory. After that, the egg and sperm will be kept under observation to see their growth is optimal.
It might take up to 5 days for the embryo to be formed to reach its advanced stage. Once the embryo is formed, the doctor will transfer that into the woman’s reproductive tract. As compared to egg retrieval this procedure is simple and quick. Before the procedure, the doctor will discuss how many embryos you want to get transferred and also tell you complications linked with that.
After that, you have to rest for several hours. Two weeks after the embryo transfer the doctor will do a pregnancy test to see the result.
Success Rate of IVF
The success of this treatment depends on different factors like at what age you are getting the procedure and what is the reason for infertility. Getting the procedure at an early age have shown that the success rate is more. This is because fertility declines gradually after a certain age.
If you are facing the issue and what to know more about the process then you should visit our IVF centre to get the best treatment plan.