In Vitro Fertilization or IVF is the most commonly used assisted reproductive technology (ART) to help couples achieve their dreams of parenthood. The process consists of ovulation induction, egg retrieval, fertilization in a laboratory (in-vitro) and embryo transfer to the mother’s uterus.
The biggest advantage of IVF treatment is that it offers infertile couples the chance to conceive children of their own naturally. In addition, there are severalother benefits IVF offers.
Making the Sperm Reach the Egg
IVF can provide a solution in many different causes of infertility. For instance, women with fallopian tubes damage or blockage can become pregnant with IVF. The same is true of couples where men have poor sperm count or motility. Since fertilization takes place outside the body, IVF presents a solution that solves any issues related to sperm reaching the egg or issues with fallopian tubes.
Donated Sperm or Egg
IVF is an assisted reproductive treatment that allows for the use of donated sperm and eggs. This is a great opportunity for those who want to be single parents or those with same-sex partners. IVF also allows use of frozen eggs. It offers a chance to post-menopausal women to become mothers naturally.
Choice of the Healthiest Embryos
IVF gives chance to choose the healthiest embryos for implantation into the mother’s uterus, especially to couples who are concerned about passing genetic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities to their children. This is possible with the help of a procedure known as Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT).
High Success Rates
IVF has the highest success rates of any ART treatment. The IVF can also be repeated in case it doesn’t work the first time.