IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is an intricate series of procedures that help with fertility and conception of a child. It’s a big decision for couples to try IVF as it can be emotionally draining for some.
But, it is the safest and most successful option to try if all the natural methods have failed. For couples looking at other options, and confused whether to go for IVF or not, let me give you
IVF has a better success rate than other methods like ovulation induction with intrauterine insemination. It has shown amazing results in women aged below 35 with the implantation rate of 55% and even with women aged between 38-42 with good egg quality, this treatment has proved to be the most cost effective and successful compared to others.
Contrary to popular belief, IVF actually decreases the incidence of twins in younger women. No surprises like the one with Chandler and Monica here.
It can be used by anybody. IVF isn’t just restricted to couples but also beneficial for same-sex couples, single mothers/fathers, women who are physically unable to carry a baby full-term, to name a few.
If you have any underlying problems like PCOS, problems with fallopian tubes, if either of you have been sterilized due to medical reasons, etc. then this is the best option and you definitely should give it a try.
If you wish to avoid passing on inherited genetic disorder to your children, then a test can be conducted and IVF helps in eliminating the chances of your child inheriting the said disorder/disease. You can even use donor eggs/sperms to avoid it.
So, don’t worry and do not think too much. Give IVF a try and fulfil your dream of having a healthy child.
If you feel that you need an expert’s advice, then consult Dr. Shruti Parikh – Fertility & IVF Specialist.