IVF has helped over 8 million couples enjoy parenthood, and the numbers are growing significantly. However, many misconceptions are revolving around this fertility treatment. The goal of writing this blog is to make people aware of misguiding and outdated information about IVF.
What is IVF?
IVF is a type of Assisted-Reproductive Technology (ART) that can assist couples in conceiving a child carrying their genetic legacy. The procedure involves creating an embryo using a woman’s surgically retrieved eggs and fertilizing them in a laboratory by mixing the eggs with good quality of male partner’s sperms. The embryo is left for 2 to 5 days and then transferred into the woman’s womb to carry the pregnancy.
When Should I Think of Considering IVF?
It’s wise to consult the best infertility specialist in Pune if the couples failed to conceive naturally after practising unprotected sex for one year or more. Women above age 30 should visit the fertility centre in Pune for fertility treatment evaluation after having six months of unprotected sex. Women above the age of 40 should immediately visit their fertility specialist after planning to conceive a child.
How do I know if I am an ideal candidate for IVF?
Following are the determining factors if a patient is suitable for IVF treatment:
Low sperm count
Blockage in the fallopian tubes
A low sperm count of the male partner
Sperms unable to survive inside the cervical mucus
Unexplained infertility issues
How successful is IVF?
At Saishree IVF, our IVF success rates consistently increase. We examine the patient’s health, use the most advanced technology, and create the best treatment plan to ensure the highest chances of a successful pregnancy.
In general, the success rate of any IVF patient depends on their age, weight, male partner’s sperm count, reproductive history, the previous number of pregnancies, miscarriages, births, and complications in past pregnancies.
How much time does it take for IVF to work?
The IVF procedure can last anywhere between four to six weeks before the egg retrieval process. The embryo is then implanted inside the woman’s womb between two to five days. There are chances that the couple might fail to conceive in the first attempt. Therefore, many couples try multiple IVF cycles before finally getting pregnant.
If I fail to conceive in the first attempt, when can I try again?
In general, patients are asked to wait for at least one or two full menstrual cycles to get completed before trying again. Your fertility specialist shall recommend few tests to verify your health condition and other criteria which might delay the subsequent IVF cycle.
Does IVF increase the chances of getting pregnant with twins or triplets?
It depends on several factors. You and your fertility specialist will decide the number of embryos to be transferred inside your uterus. If a single embryo is transferred, then a woman has very fewer chances of having twins. However, many couples opt for the transfer of multiple embryos to increase the chances of conceiving. Also, many couples who cannot afford multiple IVF cycles, choose the transfer of multiple embryos to get pregnant in the first attempt. Such women are at higher risk of giving birth to twins or triplets.
Transfer of more one embryo
also increases the risks and complications of giving birth to twins. Discuss your health preferences and other factors with your doctor before proceeding with embryo transfer
At Saishree IVF, we ensure the patients make the right decisions while choosing fertility treatments. We offer them with all the information regarding the treatment, risks, and benefits before proceeding with the IVF procedure. If you are dealing with infertility issues, do not suffer alone. Visit us and get treated by the country’s leading IVF experts.