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How does In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure work? When is IVF process required?

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IVF treatment is required in case of couples where PCOD, endometriosis, fallopian tubal blockage is present and for single women and same sex couples. An infertility specialist advices a couple to undergo IVF procedure, in case of failure of IUI cycles to achieve successful pregnancy.

In Vitro Fertilization or IVF is a medical procedure that brings an egg and sperm together to create a pregnancy. If you’re not having luck getting pregnant, you might consider IVF treatment.

How IVF Process Works?

Are you trying to conceive since long and still failed? IVF process can help as it is infertility treatment. With IVF, a doctor will extract your eggs, combine them with your partner’s (or a donor’s) sperm in a petri dish, ensure that the two combine to create an embryo, and then transfer the embryo into your uterus. One IVF cycle typically takes between 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

IVF has been around for over 30 years, and the success rate is as high as 43%, depending on your age, your lifestyle, and the cause of your infertility. IVF treatment may also require more than one cycle to work, but the odds of success are increased by subsequent cycles. IVF process can also be very costly infertility treatment and take an emotional toll if the treatment does not work.

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In Vitro Fertilization or IVF is a medical procedure that brings an egg and sperm together to create a pregnancy. If you’re not having luck getting pregnant, you might consider IVF treatment.

How IVF Process Works?

Are you trying to conceive since long and still failed? IVF process can help as it is infertility treatment. With IVF, a doctor will extract your eggs, combine them with your partner’s (or a donor’s) sperm in a petri dish, ensure that the two combine to create an embryo, and then transfer the embryo into your uterus. One IVF cycle typically takes between 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

IVF has been around for over 30 years, and the success rate is as high as 43%, depending on your age, your lifestyle, and the cause of your infertility. IVF treatment may also require more than one cycle to work, but the odds of success are increased by subsequent cycles. IVF process can also be very costly infertility treatment and take an emotional toll if the treatment does not work.

What Is The Need Of IVF Treatment?

There are a few different profile of people who use IVF:

1. Couples who have been actively tracking fertility and trying to conceive for one year without success can opt for this infertility treatment. For the best fertility tracking tools and predictions, we recommend the ELA app.

2. Women who know they have the fertility issues, such as endometriosis, PCOS, and tubal issues.

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3. Couples who do not produce either healthy eggs or healthy sperm

4. Single women and same-sex couples who want to be parents. One benefit of IVF process is that it can be pursued with the help of donor eggs sperm

For couples who don’t know why they’re having trouble getting pregnant, the first step is to have a fertility workup to identify the issue. Men provide a semen sample to be analyzed so doctors can look at sperm count and possible problems with the transportation of the sperm. Women undergo a number of tests, including ovulation analysis and careful review of their fallopian tubes and uterus. Once the reason you haven’t gotten pregnant is identified, IVF treatment can begin.

What Are The Health Risks?

The medications involved with IVF process may have a number of side effects, including cramping, bloating and constipation? Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a more extreme reaction to IVF process medications and is due to too much hormone medication in your body. Symptoms of OHSS may include vomiting, shortness of breath, fainting, severe stomach pains, and weight gain.

Miscarriage is a health risk for all pregnancies. While this risk is not higher or lower with IVF treatment versus natural conception, it is a possibility.

Another health risk of IVF treatment is multiple pregnancy or twins. This is a health risk because carrying multiples is much riskier than carrying one child. Depending on your age, your doctor will personalize your IVF experience to work toward conceiving only one baby at a time.

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What Is The Need Of IVF Treatment?

There are a few different profile of people who use IVF:

  • Couples who have been actively tracking fertility and trying to conceive for one year without success can opt for this infertility treatment. For the best fertility tracking tools and predictions, we recommend the ELA app.
  • Women who know they have the fertility issues, such as endometriosis, PCOS, and tubal issues.
  • Couples who do not produce either healthy eggs or healthy sperm
  • Single women and same-sex couples who want to be parents. One benefit of IVF process is that it can be pursued with the help of donor eggs sperm

For couples who don’t know why they’re having trouble getting pregnant, the first step is to have a fertility workup to identify the issue. Men provide a semen sample to be analyzed so doctors can look at sperm count and possible problems with the transportation of the sperm. Women undergo a number of tests, including ovulation analysis and careful review of their fallopian tubes and uterus. Once the reason you haven’t gotten pregnant is identified, IVF treatment can begin.

You will be surprised to know that age and lifestyle can also impact the success rate of IVF treatment. Proper and balanced diet before starting IVF treatment can help in improving your chances of IVF success significantly.

Dr. R K Sharma

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Reproductive Endocrinologist, Hysteroscopic Surgeon Dr. R K Sharma
Delhi

Dr. R K Sharma has completed MBBS and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Pune University in 1981 and 1989 respectively. Dr. R K Sharma is one of the pioneers in the field of IVF treatment in India. He specializes in IUI, IVF, Embryo transfer and Hysteroscopy procedures. He is also a member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies of India (FOGSI). Dr. R K Sharma is presently practicing at Primus Super Specialty Hospital, Chanakyapuri, Delhi. To know more, visit elawoman.com

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3.  Fertility infertility - signs, causes, natural remedies of fertility disorders  infertility treatment, Elawoman - 12/12/2018 13:12
4.  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) - symptoms, causes and treatments  PCOS, Elawoman - 16/07/2018 14:07
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9.  Diet before starting ivf  balanced diet, Elawoman - 21/12/2018 17:12
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Raj Sanchita

My wife was suffering from endometriosis. The problem has become a taboo in the way of becoming a mother. But we never gave up and finally with the help of IVF we became parents.

Nov. 7, 2018, 3:21 p.m. 5.0

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Nimisha Sahani

Due to the problem of PCOS becoming a mother seemed difficult to me. But at that tough time, I got the support of Ela. They told me about the treatment for PCOS and also helped me to get the best doctors for it.

Oct. 17, 2018, 8:45 p.m. 4.5

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Sheila Saxena

IVF treatment can even help women suffering from cancer and cannot conceive naturally.

Aug. 24, 2017, 3:06 p.m. 4.5

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Deepak Patel

Great information on IVF process and things required for it. Thanks!

Aug. 24, 2017, 2:59 p.m. 4.5

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Phinni Manalo

It becomes a tough task for couples to attain pregnancy with low sperm count. For such couples IVF treatment is a boon.

Aug. 24, 2017, 1:43 p.m. 4.5

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