In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body. IVF is a type of assisted reproductive technology used for infertility treatment. Today, “IVF” is one of the most preferred infertility treatments.
Couples can have a baby through IVF, in cases of unexplained infertility, infection, fallopian tube damage or blockage, low sperm count, weight and advanced age.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body, in vitro (“in glass”). The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a liquid in a laboratory.
The fertilized egg divides and becomes an embryo as the first developmental stage. The transfer of the embryo is done using a thin tube, or catheter. It enters the womb through the vagina. When the embryo sticks to the lining of the womb, healthy embryo growth can begin. IVF pregnancy is no different from any typical pregnancies after this stage.
The most important factor is age. As women get older, the chance of getting pregnant decreases. After the age of 44, the chance of getting pregnant is extremely unlikely. Previous sexually transmitted infections also affect the chances of getting pregnant, because infections can negatively affect the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Fibroids that grow just under the lining of the womb are particularly likely to disrupt the function of the womb, therefore it affects the chance of pregnancy. Fibroids that grow on the outer wall of the womb do not affect the chance of getting pregnant, unless they are very large. If both fallopian tubes are blocked, getting pregnant is near impossible.
Women under the age of 37, if there was no problem in their medical history that may affect pregnancy, should do an examination and start the treatment after 1 year. Women over the age of 37, if there was a problem that has affected the pregnancy in the past, should start the treatment after 6 months.
IVF treatment prices vary from clinic to clinic. However, the important point that you should know here is that, a higher price does not mean a better treatment. For this reason, it is good to do your researches and choose the best IVF fertility clinics that have proven their expertise.