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    Important Aspects of IVF which Couples Must Know Before Opting for the Procedure

    • 4.7   (6 Votes)

    In Vitro Fertilization popularly known as IVF is the most commonly utilized infertility treatments. IVF success rates and IVF treatment cost vary with the expertise of IVF specialist and success rates at the clinic. IVF benefits and risks must be known well before opting for the procedure.

    Let’s Discuss in More About Infertility Solution with In Vitro Fertilization:

    With the surge of multiple technologies, IVF became the popular method and a household name for treating infertility. Earlier it was considered a mysterious process of producing babies, which was then known as 'test tube babies'. In Vitro Fertilization is known as IVF and an assisted reproductive technology (ART). It is a process of fertilization where extracted eggs, retrieving a sperm sample and then combining egg and sperm manually in the lab dish. An embryo is then transferred to uterus. (1) (2) (9)

    When do you need IVF?

    When we talk about infertility, IVF is an option in case if you or your partner is diagnosed with (3):

    1- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes (4)
    Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes

    2- Endometriosis

    3- Male factor infertility including decreased sperm count or sperm motility

    4- Women with ovulation disorders, premature ovarian failure, uterine fibroids

    5- Women who have had their fallopian tubes removed

    6- Individuals with a genetic disorder

    7- Unexplained infertility issue (4)

    8- IVF has never been the first step to consider for infertility treatment as it is suggested in complete tubal blockage. It is used in situations when other methods like surgery, medication, fertility drugs and artificial inseminations didn't work.

    IVF Success Rates

    There are a number of factors on which success rates of IVF depend including the infertility reasons where your procedure is done and then age. The CDC prepares national statistics for all the assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures performed in the US which includes IVF, GIFT, and ZIFT. IVF has been the most common as it is chosen 99% over the other procedures. In the US, the live birth rate for each IVF cycle starts approximately at (5) (10):

    • 41 to 43% for women with 35 years of age
    • 33 to 36% for women with 35 to 37 years of age
    • 23 to 27% for women ages 38 to 40
    • 13 to 18% for women ages over 40

    Other Issues to be treated with IVF

    Any embryos, which are not used during the first IVF attempt, can be frozen for using them later. It can be used for the second or third time if you undergo IVF. (6)

    IVF benefits

    You can also donate it to another infertile couple if you do not wish to use the leftover embryos.

    The age factor is one of the main parameters in the success of IVF for any couple. Lately, CDC found increasing success rate within every age group as they have more refined technology, equipment, and experienced doctors.

    IVF Cost

    The average cost of an IVF cycle is $12,400 in the US according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. The price varies according to the place you are living, the medications you are required to take, the IVF cycles you have to undergo plus the amount insurance company will pay for the procedure. (7)

    IVF Benefits

    In Vitro Fertilization has its own benefit. Some of them are mentioned below:

    • IVF is helping many patients who are unable to conceive due to male infertility, blocked tubes, patients with low ovarian reserve, PCOS, endometriosis or premature ovarian failure. (8)
    • Is in use for a long time with the safe track record.
    • Due to its success rates, it is successful than IUI and other assisted reproductive technology methods.
    • It is also helpful for a single woman and homosexual couples.
    • It is helpful in diagnosing fertilization problems.
    • Can donate unused embryos to another couple.
    • These embryos can be used for screening the inherited diseases.

    Hope this article has been able to resolve your queries on Infertility treatment with IVF. Follow Ela woman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.





    Sushmita Chauhan

    The first test tube baby was born in 1978 in England, named Louise Joy Brown. Since then, IVF is in practice and lots of variation took place in this practice.

    Dec. 23, 2018, 3:35 p.m. 4.5


    Seema Dutta

    IVF is costlier so, try attempting IUI before IVF. Good article though!

    Oct. 10, 2018, 1:42 p.m. 5.0


    Sachine Gupta

    IVF with frozen semen usually results in miscarriage, as the embryos stick to the various part of uterus rather than the walls of the uterus.

    Aug. 24, 2018, 5:01 p.m. 5.0


    Yasmeen Seikh

    How does IVF result in multiple births? Can we use reduced embryo method with IVF?

    Aug. 9, 2018, 2:40 p.m. 4.5


    Danish Mehta

    What can we do if IVF fails? Is there any way out!

    Feb. 28, 2018, 6:53 a.m. 4.5


    Sankalpa Venkateshwara

    In- Vitro fertilization indeed is a boon for a generation that eats on-the-go, inhales pollutants and marries late. We needed the technology more than ever.

    Jan. 24, 2018, 5:33 p.m. 4.5

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