Fertility is a less talked about topic as people are hesitant to acknowledge related issues openly.The need is to realize how difficult it is for many couples to have children the traditional way. It is difficult to want to have a child but not be able to conceive on your own, but thankfully, couples who are unable to conceive on their own now have a decidedly modern option of employing medical technology to help them conceive.
IVF is a fertility treatment that involves combining an egg and sperm outside the body and then implanting the embryo into the mother's uterus.In Vitro Fertilization, often known as IVF, is one of the most sought after procedures. A woman's eggs are extracted from her body and fertilized in a lab during IVF treatment. Once the embryos have begun to mature, they are either returned to the woman's uterus or frozen for future use. Onlymyhealth editorial team spoke to Mr. Dheeraj Jain, Founder, Crysta IVF, about the facts about IVF you should be aware of.
Things you should know about IVF
The specifics of how IVF works will vary depending on the age and health of the expectant parents, so only a doctor can tell you what to expect. Here are some things you need to know about IVF:
1. Infertility is on the rise
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While many of us are unaware, infertility affects about 30% of all couples worldwide, and the figure is growing by the day. This essentially sums up the fact that "IVF is the best potential method for combating infertility concerns in the general population." IVF isn't just for people who are having trouble conceiving, it also assists same-sex couples and single parents in realizing their dreams of parenthood.
2. Various types of IVF treatments
While most people are aware of the most common IVF therapies available, there is much more to it. Other forms of IVF treatments, such as Natural IVF and Mild IVF, require only a few days of medication for the individual seeking treatment, as opposed to the 4-5 weeks required for General IVF, so a person can choose any of the therapies based on his or her preferences and convenience.
3. Cost Differentiation
The majority of consumers get confused between the total treatment costs and the Cycle costs. Scans, egg collection, embryology, and embryo transfer are only a few of the processes covered by the Cycle expenses. The blood tests, medicines, and IVF procedures employed with the treatment are the other charges. As a result, before proceeding with IVF, you should double-check the fees stated by your IVF specialist or the clinic.
4. The Age Factor
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Age factor plays a significant role in the success of an IVF therapy in both women and men. In terms of women, the quality of their eggs deteriorates with age, and this becomes more common beyond the age of 35. On the other hand, men are affected by declining Testosterone levels as they grow older, and this plays a vital part in the development of sperm and their fertility.
5. Success Rates
While we recently examined the impact of age on IVF success rates, couples seeking the best IVF treatment should be wary of all the false promises made by IVF clinics in terms of guaranteeing you a child regardless of your age or other medical factors.
6. Multiple Cycles Involved
IVF is not a single treatment, as we all know. It entails a series of cycles and processes in order to arrive at the patient's preferred solution. It is always preferable for the couple to make up their minds and prepare for the treatment cycle that they require.
Although IVF is a difficult, expensive, and emotionally draining process, it is well worth it to have the family you always want. The years of putting forth every effort, exhausting every resource, sleepless nights, and stressful work days all appear to vanish the moment the baby's eyes open and establish contact with you.
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