Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Conceived in Vitro

A baby's chuckle is enough to ease off all your woes. A pinned-uppicture of a chubby baby gives rise of motherly love in a woman's heart. Upon seeing your neighbour's kids toddle around gives you an urge to have a baby of your own, isn't it?
Some are blessed to get the bliss of motherhood, whereas, some are deprived of. With each passing day, the boom of medical advancement imbues an optimistic hope to cure any ailments of the body. In present days, the heal of a disease is just a step away from a physician's clinic. For women who are pining for a kid but are incapable of giving birth to a new born, In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is tailored for them.
A Brief About IVF: If a couple is trying to get in the family way for a long time with no positive outcome so far, meeting with dejection every time, give a thought of IVF for once. Let us shed light on the miraculous side of IVF of how this can be a reason of smile for kids-deprived parents. Until IVF has made its mark in giving fruitful results, it was an intractable proceeding to go through. What happens in IVF is the method of fertilisation takes place outside the body. The eggs of a woman are surgically take out and make them meet with a man's sperm outside the body in a labratory. After the embryos get formed, they are placed in the uterus of a woman.

How Does IVF Work: IVF is a natural conception which begins with a process of hormone therapy to raise the levels of hormones in the follicles. After a woman's ovaries produce multiple eggs, they are gathered and go for fertilisation in a test-tube, that is, 'in vitro', to make several embryos. A cycle of IVF can happen between four and seven weeks. After the embryos get matured, one or two of these embryos are surgically implanted in the uterus, and then occurs the process of conception.

However, an important point to be noted is not embryo turns out productive. That is why countless embryos are frozen to make several attempts of embryo-transfer, if the first attempt go fruitless.

What Causes the Treatment of IVF? 

Patients diagnosed with endometriosis, low-sperm count, hassles in the uterus or fallopian tubes, problems with ovulation, the inability of sperm to survive in the cervical mucus, or any other fertility problems. One should keep in mind that the treatment of IVF does not start instantly on the patients who are diagnosed with any of the infertility problems mentioned above. IVF is certainly the last way out, but not the first option. The treatment is secured specially for the patients who have failed in other fertility treatments such as medications, surgery and artificial insemination. If all the treatments linked with fertility do not work out, then only IVF is taken into account as the last step of the treatment.

Success Rate of IVF: The success percentage of IVF is pinned on the factors of the reason of the infertility and the age of the women who sustain medical care. It has been observed that women in their 20s, with healthier eggs, stand a bright chance of success; whereas, women who are above the age of 35, stand a low chance of success of the treatment.

Risks Linked with IVF: With positive sides,there occur negative sides as well. Undesirable effects of IVF are outlined below:

1. Multiple births- Having replaced more than one embryo in the uterus could mount the chance of producing twins or triplets, resulting in intricacies for self and babies.
2. Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome(OHSS)- After ingesting fertility drugs to increase the production of eggs in the ovaries, some women come up with negative results and suffer from OHSS, which can be baneful for health.
3. Ectopic pregnancy- After having the process of IVF, patients may run a risk of the embryos-implant in the fallopian tube, instead of implanting in the womb, thereby, giving rise of ache in the abdomen, along with vaginal bleeding.  The thoughts of risks should not refrain you from having a baby. Nothing is as blissful as enjoying the motherhood. Keep the risks at bay and feel the little one in your arm by opting for In Vitro Fertilisation, today!
Author - Aparna Mukherjee.

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