In-vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a popular assisted reproductive technology used to treat infertility. Eggs are removed from a woman’s ovaries and mixed with sperm in a lab. Fertilization occurs in a dish or “in vitro”. Here are the most important things you need to know about IVF if you are considering it as a fertility treatment.
IVF IS NOT THE ONLY OPTION FOR COUPLES FACING INFERTILITY
IVF is a popular treatment, yet there are many other fertility treatments available at leading fertility clinics. Other assisted reproductive technologies available include Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), and Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) at the leading Los Angeles IVF Treatment Center, Pacific Reproductive Center.
IVF WORKS FOR MOST COUPLES
Although better egg quality and general health makes IVF more likely to be successful among younger women but IVF success rates are good in older women too.
IVF DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES
Elective single embryo transfer can help to avoid multiple pregnancies. Inserting more embryos to increase chances of having a successful pregnancy can result in multiples.
Although success rates for IVF are quite high, some couples may have to go through multiple cycles of IVF before they are able to conceive. Success depends on several factors like age of the female, reason for infertility, hormonal reasons and more. The national success rate in IVF for women younger than age 34 years is 41% and a 31% success rate for women aged 35 to 37 years. These rates drop to 22% for women ages 38 to 40 years, and 12% for women 41 to 42 years.
To find out if you are a candidate for IVF, call Pacific Reproductive Center in Los Angeles at 866-423-2645 or visit: pacificreproductivecenter.com.