Today 1% of all babies born across the world are conceived with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Under this sphere are a number of treatment options that one can opt for, however, IVF or In Vitro Fertilization has proved to be the most successful over the years. Of the ART procedures undertaken 99% of them are IVF or ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection).
While it has been successful for many, each case varies, and what suits another may not suit you. There are a number of factors that need to be taken in to consideration before finding a treatment method that will work for you.
The success of an IVF cycle depends on a number of factors, a few of them are listed below:
Age A woman’s age is the biggest factor when it comes to IVF. Ideal for women between the age of 24 and 35, considering they at the fertility peak during this age range, the treatment works wonders during this time. As a woman’s age increases, success rates tend to drop faster. Mainly due to because the quality or quantity of eggs reduces as a woman ages.
Fertility Problem The success of an IVF procedure also depends on the fertility problem that the couple is facing. Infertility issues like blocked fallopian tube, endometriosis, PCOS in women and low sperm count and motility and morphology in men can easily be handled through IVF.
However, for certain other problems like ovarian dysfunction, uterine abnormalities or fibroids IVF may not be the solution and some other surgeries or even donor programs may be the answer. Men who are suffering from male infertility, ICSI works well.
Have been pregnant before For a woman who has already had a child before, meaning, got pregnant spontaneously or through IVF and has carried the baby to term, chances for conception are higher. For women, who have experienced recurrent miscarriages and have had problems conceiving with IVF before, they may have to opt for other ART techniques such as PGT-M, PGT-A, PGT-SR or ERA.
Lifestyle Your lifestyle plays a very important role in the success of IVF Treatment. In case one of the partners smoke or drink excessively, chances for conception may be low. Being overweight too can affect your chances, therefore it is imperative to make appropriate lifestyle adjustments to fast track your chances towards getting pregnant through IVF.
Who is your doctor? The right clinic plays a very important role in determining the success of your struggles. Choosing a clinic that has the required experience and experience is a must. In fact, choosing the right doctor, who will understand you, your physical and emotional state is a must.
It is a common myth that chance of pregnancy are higher when more embryos are transferred. The uterus is designed for just one embryo, transferring more than that could lead to multiple births and is not recommended, because it could lead to complications.
IVF has indeed proven to be the most successful ART in history, however, be mindful of your health and choose the right clinic and you can be sure that your dreams of becoming a parent will soon come true.