Today the most common type of treatmentinfertility is in vitro fertilization or IVF. During IVF, specialists remove the eggs from the woman’s body and fertilize them in the laboratory. As soon as embryos begin to grow, they are returned to the uterus or frozen for future use. Of course, this is a very simplified explanation of such a large-scale and complex process. The details of how IVF works can vary depending on the age and health status of future parents, so only a doctor can tell you exactly what this process will be for you. From this article you will find out how long IVF takes and how effective this procedure is.
IVF does not give guarantees and takes a lot of time
Many people think that it’s only worth starting.IVF process as a child is about to appear. Unfortunately, IVF does not give a 100% guarantee for pregnancy. The chances of getting pregnant depend on the age of the woman’s ovum and many other factors specific to the couple, but on average only 37% of assisted reproduction cycles for women under 35 years of age lead to conception. With age, the chances of success are reduced, and the procedure itself can take a lot of time.
Typically, the cycle is about 28 days, butIVF cycle can take much longer. According to HealthyWay, according to Shahin Gadir, MD, a founding partner of the Southern California Reproductive Center in Los Angeles, after the family decided on IVF, from the first day of the cycle, a woman should go to the clinic for tests and ultrasound. She will be prescribed contraceptives, which must be taken for about two weeks, then injections - a kind of hormonal stimulant, designed to help the body produce more mature eggs. Only after this, the eggs are removed and fertilized. In the laboratory, embryos grow for one week before being sent for genetic testing, which takes another seven days. Only after this comes a month of longing.
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Can IVF negatively affect the psyche?
Yes. Infertility control and IVF are extremely stressful events, so it is not surprising that depression and anxiety are recorded in both parents (but more often in women). If a person has had problems with mental health in the past, due to IVF, they can make themselves felt, not to mention the fact that new ones may arise. Leading experts in the field of IVF advise patients to make their mental health a priority. Emotional support and the opportunity to speak openly about infertility issues are very important.
When to think about IVF?
Many people think that if they once conceivedwithout help then this will happen again. But in reality this does not always happen. Secondary infertility is diagnosed when a woman has already given birth to one or more children, but cannot become pregnant again naturally. Secondary infertility can be caused by age-related and medical changes, but sometimes the cause remains unknown. For people facing secondary infertility, the decision to have IVF can be difficult.
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Over time, the quality of female eggsdecreases, which can complicate the conception and bearing of the fetus. For this reason, some doctors and scientists advise young women at the age of 25 to think about their fertility, even if so far they are not going to have children.