IVF – A Boon for Infertile Couples

IVF - A Boon for Infertile Couples

IVF is an advanced process of fertilisation by which conceiving a baby has become possible for many childless couples. This is a fertility procedure, where eggs are retrieved from a woman’s ovaries, and those eggs are fertilised with the partner’s sperm in a dish in a specialised laboratory. Once the embryo is formed, it’s then transferred back to the uterus and the implantation process takes place inside the uterus.

Who Should Go for IVF Treatment?

1. Low Sperm Count

Infertility in males can be treated with ICSI. With ICSI, severe sperm abnormalities can be treated.

2. PCOS

PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome is another major cause of infertility. Irregular menstrual cycles can be a symptom of PCOS which can be treated and a woman is able to conceive naturally or through IVF.

3. Blocked or Damaged Fallopian Tubes

IVF is a good option for women with blocked or damaged tubes.

4. Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining grows outside the uterus and affects fertility. It’s good to choose IVF if you are suffering from endometriosis.

5. Unexplained Infertility

If there is no cause of infertility and you’ve tried all the other treatments, IVF is the best option in such cases.

What is the Success Rate?

The success rate depends on the number of factors such as type of infertility, quality of eggs retrieved, clinic where the procedure is done, etc. The woman’s age also plays an important role in the success of IVF.

Tips to Increase the Chances of IVF Success

1. Maintain a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is very important for any fertility treatment.

2. Quit Smoking

Smoking can decrease your chances of becoming pregnant as it affects eggs as well as the quality of sperm.

3. Avoid Lifting Weights

You should avoid heavy weight lifting after the procedure.

4. Eat a Balanced Diet

A balanced and healthy diet can increase your chances of a successful IVF.

5. Destress

Reducing your stress during the IVF cycle is one of the hardest things for any couple undergoing the procedure. Stress-relieving techniques can be used to cope with the stress level.

Finally, you can also ask your doctor to transfer at least 2 embryos to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

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