Indications for In Vitro Fertilization | When to Consider IVF
Know when one can consider In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has been a blessing to many couples who had problems conceiving naturally. After several attempts of IVF, it was in 1978 when the first IVF baby was born. The primary indication that triggered the commencement of this miraculous treatment technique was the tubal factor (related to the fallopian tubes). Global statistics indicate that approximately 7 million plus successful IVF attempts have been achieved after 1978. IVF is formulated to address other male and female infertility factors as well as tubal disorders.
The other factors that indicate the requirement of IVF are:
Blocked/diseased fallopian tube: Blocked/diseased fallopian tubes can restrict the movement of eggs and their fertilization with the sperm. The process of fertilization occurs in-vitro in IVF that can address this concern.
Ovulatory problems: Women with irregular/absence of ovulation, ovulation disorders, polycystic ovaries can be treated with IVF. Ovary stimulation with the induction of hormones can stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs and improve chances of pregnancy through IVF.
Endometriosis:Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrial (uterine) lining grows beyond the uterine boundary. IVF can be performed in women with endometriosis after treating endometriosis conditions.
Unexplained infertility:IVF is proven to help patients with unknown causes of infertility. In many cases, where the reasons causing infertility are not known; IVF has been a blessing to them and has helped them conceive.
Inherited genetic condition:Some may have genetic conditions that are inherited by the next generation. Preimplantation genetic screening in IVF can help detect such possibilities of passing genetic abnormalities to their children.
Fertility preservation: Patients who intend to undergo cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy that can affect fertility can choose to preserve fertility via egg/embryo preservation procedures of IVF.
Donor requirements:Certain male and female fertility challenges may insist on the requirement of donor sperm, egg, or embryo to have children. IVF procedure opens brackets to fulfill donor requirements and enable such couples to achieve parenthood.
Gestational carrier: Surrogacy is an extended IVF procedure that allows another woman to carry the child of the intended parent for the full pregnancy period. Surrogacy has also assisted many couples to complete their families.
Male fertility factors: Low sperm count, reduced sperm motility, poor sperm quality, ejaculation issues, erectile problems, blocked ducts, etc are some of the male infertility conditions that can be effectively treated through IVF and other techniques of ART such as microsurgical sperm aspiration and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
At OMYA Infertility Treatment Centre, the Key indications of IVF are accurately diagnosed through various diagnostic tests of infertility. After a complete assessment of the indicators, the necessary infertility treatments are done and applied during IVF to treat the condition. Proper diagnosis can help in the successful IVF treatment.