In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a type of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) that has helped millions of couples worldwide become parents.
During IVF, mature eggs are collected from the ovaries and fertilized by the sperm in a lab. Then the fertilized egg or eggs are transferred to the uterus. One full circle of the IVF process takes about three weeks. Sometimes these steps are split into different parts and the process can take longer.
IVF was first successfully used in 1978 to help a woman become pregnant. Since then, technology has advanced significantly. Although, some people do not believe in opting for IVF because they think this is not good, which is entirely wrong.
IVF can be used to treat a variety of infertility issues including problems with ovulation, the fallopian tubes or the uterus. It can also be used when a couple has unexplained infertility.
IVF success rates vary depending on factors such as a woman's age and the cause of infertility. In general, the success rate for IVF is about 30% per cycle. However, success rates are higher for women under 35 and for couples who have a specific diagnosis of their infertility. The success rate also increases with each additional IVF cycle.
Many of you must be thinking that IVF is a rare option that infertile couples opt for. However, that is not true. Infertility is very common in couples and similarly IVF treatment is too. One out of every 8 men is suffering from infertility. IVF is a literal blessing in their life.
Many people are facing the same fertility challenges as you. One in six couples has difficulties conceiving. You may be thinking that it is just you facing the infertility challenges but there are so many couples facing the same problem and opting for IVF treatment.
Many couples dream of having twins and IVF treatment has a good possibility of fulfilling that dream. During the IVF cycle, if more than one embryo is implanted then, it will result in multiple pregnancies. Sometimes, a single egg gets divided inside after the implantation which also results in around 30-40% of couples successfully conceiving twins through IVF treatment. However, multiple births can be risky sometimes and need extra specialized medical care.
The age of your partner does matter when opting for IVF treatment. Age is considered the most dominating factor for pregnancy. As the age increases, the quality of eggs in women and sperm in men becomes poor. In short, there can be increased possibility of infertility in both men and women. If you are older than 35. The success rate of IVF may get low.
Many people are not aware but there are many types of IVF such as conventional IVF, natural IVF, needle-free IVF (injection-free), and mini IVF. Your healthcare provider or your doctor will recommend you the specific type of IVF in accordance with your body after examining your fertility screening.
Getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis increases the success rate of IVF cycles. Women who get too little (less than 5 hours a night) or too much (10 hours or more) sleep each night have lower IVF success rates than women who get an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
Your eggs will be carefully screened to make sure they have everything required to produce a healthy embryo. So, although your doctor may harvest 10 to 20 eggs, it may be that only a small portion of these can actually be used to create embryos for IVF transfer.
When talking about IVF, couples tend to get scared or even ashamed in some cases. Although there is nothing to be feeling that way. At KD Hospital we take utmost care of your well-being and you are provided with Gujarat’s one of the best and technologically advanced IVF suites and complexes. At our infertility clinic in Ahmedabad, we provide the basic infertility assessments and treatments and also use the latest and newest techniques to bring hope and happiness back to your life. Our infertility clinic acts as a mythbuster for all myths and misconceptions related to infertility.