5 Must Know Facts About IVF
A lot of men and women have fertility issues and it is a great boon for them to have treatments and opportunities to have a baby through IVF or In Vitro Fertilization. IVF is simple a procedure in which a woman’s eggs are joint with a man’s sperm inside a laboratory dish. The eggs and sperm are placed inside a dish along with a special culture that allows the eggs and sperm to survive outside the woman’s body. This dish is then placed in an incubator for monitoring to see if the eggs have been cultivated and if the division has occurred. Once the cells have developed into 2-8 embryos and are ready they are then placed into the woman’s body. It is a procedure that can work really well for some and take a long time for others depending upon the age and other factors. Here are some things you must know about IVF.
1. Why and who goes for an IVF treatment
Although this is not the first option that doctors would suggest to infertile couples trying to have a baby, your doctor may advice IVF if you or your partner is suffering from problems such as Endometriosis, Ovulation problems, Damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, Problems with the uterus, Low sperm count or sperm motility problems and Unexplained infertility.
2. You and your partner will have to undergo a few tests before you can be ready for IVF
Certain tests such as HIV and hepatitis test for both you and your partner will be done before you opt for the treatment. Other tests include female fertility tests to check your hormone levels, determine the quality of eggs, and also check to see if you are ovulating. The structure of your uterine cavity will also be checked along with your fallopian tubes for any blockage. HSG or hysterosalpinogram is another special x-ray that your doctor will take to look for any abnormalities in your uterus or your fallopian tubes.
3. Male fertility tests
You husband or your partner will also be required to undergo a semen analysis test. This is required to check the quality, motility and the count of your partner’s sperm. This analysis is required first to identify the problem-to see if the problem lies with you or your partner.