In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a process by which an egg is fertilized
by sperm outside the body: in vitro. IVF is a major treatment for
infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have
failed. The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman's ovulatory
process, removing ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman's ovaries and
letting sperm fertilize them in a fluid medium in a laboratory. The fertilized
egg (zygote) cultured for 2–6 days in a growth medium and is then
transferred to the patient's uterus with the intention of establishing a
What Causes of Infertility can IVF Treat?
When it comes to infertility, IVF may be an option if you or your partner
have been diagnosed with:
• Low sperm counts
•Problems with the uterus or fallopian tubes
•Problems with ovulation
•Antibody problems that harm sperm or eggs
•The inability of sperm to penetrate or survive in the cervical mucus
•An unexplained fertility problem
IVF is never the first step in the treatment of infertility. Instead, it's
reserved for cases in which other methods such as fertility
drugs, surgery, and artificial insemination haven't worked.
What Can I Expect From IVF ?
The first step in IVF involves injecting hormones so you produce multiple
eggs each month instead of only one. You will then be tested to determine
whether you're ready for egg retrieval.
Prior to the retrieval procedure, you will be given injections of a medication
that ripens the developing eggs and starts the process of ovulation. Timing is
important; the eggs must be retrieved just before they emerge from the
follicles in the ovaries. If the eggs are taken out too early or too late, they
won't develop normally. Your doctor may do blood tests or an ultrasound to
be sure the eggs are at the right stage of development before retrieving them.
The IVF facility will provide you with special instructions to follow the night
before and the day of the procedure. Most women are given pain medication
and the choice of being mildly sedated or going under full anesthesia.
What are the success rate for IVF ?
Success rates for IVF depend on a number of factors, including the reason for
infertility, where you're having the procedure done, and your age. The CDC
compiles national statistics for all assisted reproductive technology (ART)
procedures performed in the U.S., including IVF, GIFT, and ZIFT, although IVF
is by far the most common; it accounts for 99% of the procedures. The most
recent report from 2009 found:
Pregnancy was achieved in an average of 29.4% of all cycles (higher or lower
depending on the age of the woman).
The percentage of cycles that resulted in live births was 22.4% on average
(higher or lower depending on the age of the woman).
What are the cost of IVF ?
The average cost of an IVF cycle will vary depending on where you live, the
amount of medications you're required to take, the number of IVF cycles
you undergo, and the amount your insurance company will pay toward the
procedure. You should thoroughly investigate your insurance company's
coverage of IVF and ask for a written statement of your benefits. Although
some states have enacted laws requiring insurance companies to cover at
least some of the costs of infertility treatment, many states haven't.
Also be aware that some carriers will pay for infertility drugs and
monitoring, but not for the cost of IVF or other artificial reproductive
technology. Resolve: The National Infertility Association publishes a
booklet called the "Infertility Insurance Advisor," which provides tips on
reviewing your insurance benefits contract.
How to contact doctor for IVF ?
Now a days , in a world of technology all the works are done through internet
,you can also appoint your doctor near your house through
guidemytreatment, which is one of the health related portal where you can
consult your doctor about any type of treatment as well as you can appoint
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