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Information on IVF Success Rates

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 01, 2013
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  • An egg and sperm are combined in a sterile incubation environment.
  • Nascent foetus transplanted into woman's uterus 1-6 days after fertilization.
  • Hormones given to mother to aid in the implantation of the egg(s).
  • The technique is safe and successful.

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an effective way to treat infertility problems. IVF has helped many couples to solve their problem of infertility caused by many known and unknown reasons.

Information on IVF Success Rates

In vitro fertilisation is a technique in which the eggs are fertilized outside the mother’s body and then they are implanted back in the woman’s uterus. If a woman has undergone IVF, she needs to take proper safety measures so that it increases the chances of it being successful.

 

How IVF works

Before beginning the procedure, fertility specialists examine a set of drug treatments to the prospective mother in order to stimulate egg development. The prospective father’s sperm are taken, which are frozen and stored. The mother's eggs are surgically extracted and frozen.

An egg and sperm outside of the body are combined in a sterile incubation environment. Once the eggs divide successfully, an embryo has been created. Surgeons transplant the nascent foetus into the uterus of the prospective mother between 1 and 6 days after fertilization. A healthy egg, healthy sperm and a healthy uterus are requisites to create a baby through this process.

After embryo implant, the woman is given hormones during the next two weeks to aid in the implantation of the egg(s). The eggs will attach to the uterine wall and a pregnancy test will be positive.

 

Safety and precautions

Once a woman has undergone IVF, it is very necessary to follow doctor's advice in case of safety precautions. Safety precautions which a woman should take after she has undergone IVF are as follows.

  • Avoid indulging yourself in a sexual intercourse.
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects during the two-week procedure.
  • Women are advised not to do any heavy exercise or aerobics after the IVF procedure.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, drugs and smoking.

The primary risk involved with in vitro fertilization is multiple births. More likely than natural pregnancies, in vitro fertilizations can result in twins, triplets or more. Multiple births have more complications for mothers and for baby too (such as more birth defects).

 

The bottom line

The process of IVF is prescribed to the infertile couples looking for help conceiving. The technique is safe and effective. To make it successful, you need to understand the procedure and prepare months in advance. This can increase your chances of successful IVF.

 

 

 

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  • Gopal Rao23 Jan 2014
    IVF is one treatment for infertility when other methods of conceiving. This article gives a thorough account of the tubal technique, how it works and its success rate.

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