About to begin or have begun IVF? Here are 7 important things you should know.
You are not alone
Infertility is a very common problem and the causes could be related to either the man or the woman or a combination of both. Many couples, who are struggling with conception, turn to IVF to help them conceive. Even fertile people seek IVF, such as single women, same-sex couples, people with the risk of a genetic disease and more.
Different types of IVF are now available
IVF or In-vitro fertilization involves the removal of eggs from a woman’s ovaries, fertilized in a lab and then replaced inside the uterus.
The conventional treatment process was lengthy, and took around 4-5 weeks. But now there are shorter forms of treatment available.
Natural IVF is the least intensive form of IVF that does not involve the use of any stimulating drugs. In Natural Modified IVF, the woman needs drugs only for 3-4 days. Mild or mini IVF requires 5-9 days of drugs. These treatments are carried out without halting the menstrual cycle and restarting it.
The price of the treatment is greater than the cycle cost
The cycle cost does not equal the cost of complete treatment. The IVF treatment is generally customized to an individual’s unique circumstances. So, the costs for blood tests, medication and additional techniques will vary from patient to patient. The HFEA fee has to be paid too. Ask your fertility doctor for details on costs and expenses before starting treatment.
In fertility treatment, the younger you are, the better it is. Female fertility starts declining around 35 and it is much more difficult to conceive by the early 40s, and by 45 the chances of success drop further. This occurs due to reduction in both the quantity and quality of eggs in the ovaries. While men’s fertility is more stable, it also declines over time, in terms of both quality and quantity.
More than one cycle of treatment may be needed
IVF success rates are about 35% on average, which means that most patients need to undergo a few treatment cycles before becoming pregnant. If you are starting fertility treatment, remember that you are beginning a course of treatment, not just one or two treatment cycles.
Frozen eggs and embryos are just as good
Frozen eggs and embryos are as viable as fresh ones. So, if you have been advised the use of frozen eggs or embryos, remember that the eggs and embryos are frozen using the most advanced technology.
IVF does not always mean multiple pregnancies
Higher orders of multiples rarely occur with IVF. Twins and triplets are more common with IVF because more than one embryo may be placed in the uterus to increase the chances of pregnancy. However, many clinics now use a strong ‘single embryo transfer’ policy in order to reduce the incidence of multiple births. Check with your clinic and fertility doctor.
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