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IVF (IN VITRO FERTILIZATION)

IVF (IN VITRO FERTILIZATION)

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Nowadays In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a popular term that has given a ray of hope to all couples who want to conceive a baby but cannot. It is a form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) during which fertilization is done outside the human’s body.

What are the steps in IVF Treatment?

  • Ovulation induction
  • Egg retrieval
  • Insemination and fertilization
  • Embryo culture
  • Embryo transfer and Implantation

Why IVF is done?

  • Some women have a defect in their Fallopian tubes, which are either blocked or damaged. Damaged Fallopian tubes mean the sperm could not travel to the egg and thus fertilization would not be done. To enable those women to become pregnant, the IVF process is used.
  • When a woman is suffering from ovulation disorder, then she doesn’t have many active eggs which can fertilize.
  • There is a condition known as a premature ovarian failure in which women lose their reproductive capability before the age of 40 and eggs are not released.
  • When the uterine tissue grows outside the uterus, the condition is known as endometriosis and IVF can be used in those women to bring about pregnancy.
  • If your fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to prevent pregnancy permanently, IVF can act as an alternative to tubal ligation reversal.
  • Fibroids, which does not let the egg to implant in the wall of the uterus, is most commonly seen in women who are in their 30s or 40s. IVF can act as a boon to them.
  • IVF brings about pregnancy even in cases of unexplained infertility.