IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) is a process that provides couples an opportunity to have a baby when other treatments have failed or are not appropriate. But the major question is, what are the conditions and factors to opt for IVF treatment?
There are some medical conditions in which couples should think about an IVF treatment.
(IVF) has become an established treatment for many forms of infertility. Infertility can be in women or men both. Usually, infertility means not being able to get pregnant even after one year of unprotected sex (or six months if a woman is 35 or older). Following are some reasons in which IVF is helpful to conceive a baby.
- Fallopian tube damage or blockage.
- Ovulation disorders.
- Premature ovarian failure.
- Uterine fibroids.
- Previous tubal sterilization or removal.
- Impaired sperm production or function.
- Unexplained infertility.
A couple can opt for IVF treatment if either of the partner has a genetic disorder that they do not want to pass on to their baby. In this case, healthy egg or sperm is taken from donor and fertilized in lab using IVF.
Fertility Preservation for Future Use
IVF treatment is helpful in fertility preservation to freeze eggs or sperm for future use. If either of the partners is suffering from cancer and about to start a treatment, they can arrange to freeze their healthy eggs or sperm, as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can harm fertility. These eggs or sperm can be thawed later and used in IVF once the cancer treatment is over.
Apart from medical conditions, there are some factors that lead couples to opt for IVF treatment.
- The couple should be financially strong or must have a financial source for treatment; as IVF treatment is an expensive process.
- The couple should be determined and patient enough to conceive a baby by this method; because IVF treatment may not be successful in one cycle and may require two or three cycles for result.