In-Vitro fertilisation (IVF): A new hope for the infertile
When other artificial reproductive techniques, have failed, the only solution considered is IVF(In-Virto-Fertilisation)
In-vitro fertilisation (IVF),is used, when other methods of artificial reproductive techniques fail. The meaning of In-Vitro is known as (“In Glass), where babies are born with this method, are called test tube babies,with this process the egg gets fertilised with the sperm outside the body.
People have become more aware of IVF(In-Vitro fertilisation), especially couples who have difficulty to conceive. It is was back then that in-vitro fertilisation(IVF) was famous among the middle-aged women to resolve pregnancy issues. In this day and age, women who are successful with their career, but not so with becoming mothers, due to several factors which add to it like stress at work,long working hours, late marriages etc. Patients who usually opt for this option is around in the age group of 38-45yrs,however in the last 7 years, a survey has noticed that a shift in the age group of women seeking this treatment.
How IVF works
It is a process, by which the egg cells are fertilised,with the sperm outside the body. After the egg is fertilised, hormonal injections are injected into the patient to increase the productivity of the eggs. The eggs are then removed from the ovaries and fertilised with the sperm of the partner, controlled by a cultured environment. After the egg is fertilised, it is then transferred into the patient’s uterus with the aim of establishing a successful pregnancy.
Why this increased demand?
Considering the various factors like,hormonal imbalances, tubal blockage, azoospermia (complete absence or inadequate sperm)which are said to be responsible for infertility,and including the hectic lifestyle, creates unwanted problems in couples,and also age plays a major factor. So many couples understanding,and accepting their urge to get pregnant become aware of the option of IVF.
What are the success rates?
Age is a challenging aspect when it comes to IVF, as the person grows older, the success rate of IVF grows dimmer. With the women at an age group of around 30-34 the success rate is only 45%, those who are above 35 the success rate will be only about 30% to 35%, and so on and so forth, with a women above the age of 40, the chances of IVF is considered to ruled out, or a very slim chance of 15%, on the other hand there is a demand for IVF and the mindset of people keep changing. Some couples think that IVF is an unnatural way of getting pregnant,nevertheless there has been some significant change in the mind sets of couples.
The trend for IVF is definitely increasing, and more and more people are open to the concepts of using IVF as an option, rather than 10 years back, there are also multiple reasons behind this, and first and foremost there are many young couples who are do want to think and brood over the chances of getting pregnant and starting a family, as they can opt for the fast and effective method, considering that they have the financial means, to take up the treatment, last but not least these couples do go through a lot of peer pressure.
The procedure does cost any where between Rs. 80,000-1,000,00 and this kind of procedure is not harmful in any way if it is done by an expert, considerably there are also few precautions before opting for the treatment. For example, if a women is overweight, the she would need to loose weight which could help, even if she loose 5% weight it increases her chances of getting pregnant, with the help of the medicine and drugs, then the drug requirement also goes down. Exercise and yoga also helps to improve blood circulation in the reproductive organs. Most importantly a couple should take some time out for the treatment, and be positive about the treatment and not be stressed otherwise.