26 Jun IVF 101: Understanding All About In Vitro Fertilization
IVF or In-Vitro Fertilization is a popular and highly successful fertility treatment but do you know how it works? Or what it involves?
Here is all you need to know about IVF if you are considering this fertility treatment.
What is IVF?
IVF means In-Vitro Fertilization. In couples, where the sperm can’t reach the egg naturally, such as mild sperm problems, fallopian tube blockages or scarring, IVF brings the sperm and egg together in a laboratory to make conception happen.
The woman’s ovaries are stimulated to produce mature eggs. These eggs are then retrieved and fertilized with either the partner’s sperm (or donor sperm if required) in the lab. The best resulting embryo is transferred to the woman’s uterus. A pregnancy test is performed 14 days later.
How long does IVF treatment take?
A single cycle of IVF can take up to 6 weeks to complete, including the ‘two weeks wait’ before you can know the outcome of your IVF cycle.
How many times does one need to visit the fertility clinic during IVF treatment?
The exact number of times would depend the IVF protocol you’re on. But a typical IVF cycle may require about 6-8 visits including visits for consultation, egg retrieval, embryo transfer, counseling and pregnancy scan.
How much does IVF cost?
IVF costs vary between clinics. The costs largely depend on what is included in your IVF cycle and that would depend on the IVF protocol you are on. Financial options are also available for IVF. Check with your fertility clinic or specialist.
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