In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Its Advantages
Advantages of In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
For couples who have issues conceiving, In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a possible solution. IVF can also be an option for couples who cannot conceive, through traditional methods or where pregnancy is not possible (i.e. cancer patients, surrogate mothers or same-sex couples).
What is In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)?
IVF is an assisted reproductive technology to help women get pregnant. This process involves using professional medical methods to fertilise women’s egg(s) and men’s sperm, in a laboratory.
Once the egg is successfully fertilised to become an embryo, they will be placed into the woman’s uterus. Usually, IVF takes approximately three weeks to complete a full cycle.
IVF is known as one of the most effective forms of assisted reproductive technology, dating back to 1978. IVF is also one of the most common assisted reproductive technologies and has successfully helped many couples conceive.
What Are The Advantages of IVF?
- IVF can help individuals with fertility issues.
IVF can help individuals overcome fallopian tube damage blockage, endometriosis, previous tubal sterilisation or removal, ovulation disorders, uterine fibroids, genetic disorders
- IVF is safe and effective.
IVF has a great track record of helping couples conceive all across the world. Thanks to technology’s advancement, countless research and refinement have been done on IVF. Couples will now receive a safer and more effective IVF treatment.
- IVF can help increase the chances of conceiving a healthy baby.
Embryos created for IVF can undergo genetic screening (Preimplantation Genetic Testing). This ensures that the embryo used will grow to become babies without hereditary genetic diseases or chromosomal complications, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Diabetes and more. This improves the chances of producing a healthy baby after a full term.
- IVF is suitable for everybody.
IVF can be used by couples who are looking for surrogate mothers or gestational carriers, such as single women, same-sex couples and women who are not physically well enough to carry a baby. You can also opt to use donated eggs or sperm if you or your partner have issues producing healthy eggs or sperm.
- IVF allows family planning.
IVF lets you control and plan when you would like to have a baby. Some individuals would like to focus on their careers, find the right partner (but are worried about their advancing age), increase their next child’s age gap, or go for therapy before they start a family. IVF opens up the option of conceiving your biological child in the future.
Up until today, IVF has successfully produced more than 200,000 babies. If you think that IVF is the solution to your problem, it is important to discuss it with your partner and consult a fertility specialist to understand the entire process, to determine if IVF is the best option.
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