Are you a parent-to-be, planning to go for an IVF treatment? That means congratulations are in order! IVF is another wonder of medical science that makes miracles happen. A pregnancy by IVF is just as natural as any other pregnancy; hence, the process remains the same. As complex as it may seem, IVF is rather a simple process. In retrospect, IVF has proven to be a boon for the couples suffering from infertility and unable to conceive a pregnancy by natural means.
Here are 5 things you need to know if you too are going for an IVF treatment.
#1 Age matters in pregnancy
With increasing age, the probability of getting pregnant naturally decreases. As per the findings of NCBI, When a woman is younger than 30, she has an 85% chance to conceive within 1 year. At the age of 30, there is a 75% chance to conceive in the first 12 months. This chance declines to 66% at the age of 35 and 44% at the age of 40. This is due to the effect of aging on the ovary and eggs. Furthermore, older women are more likely to experience a miscarriage than younger women (27% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage at age 40 compared to 16% at age 30 or younger).
#2 Success rates through IVF can be 45 to 50%
Your fertility experts might have informed you that the success rate of conceiving a pregnancy through IVF is lower than 45- 50%.
However, you must also note that there are several factors that led to the failure of the process. It is not certain that your conditions resemble the failed pregnancies. Hence, you must not get disheartened and make all efforts towards a healthy pregnancy.
#3 You can need more than 1 cycles to conceive
As per studies and our experience at KJIVF we found that the success rate of IVF can be 45% on an average. But, if the IVF doesn’t result in a pregnancy the first time, you can always go for another cycle based on what your fertility specialist recommends. In a lot of cases of IVF failure, couples go for another cycle of IVF treatment. Some IVF pregnancies also result in twins and triplets.
#4 IVF is not unnatural
Normally, a pregnancy is conceived once the sperm fuses with the egg and an embryo is formed that implants into the uterus (a post which the egg grows into a baby). In IVF also, the same process happens, the only difference is that help is required in order to make the fusion between the egg and the sperm happen. This fertilization happens under conditions created by doctors that are favorable for fertilization to occur. The embryologist takes care of this process and after the creation of the embryos, the embryos are implanted in the uterus of the mother. Hence, it’s a myth that IVF is an unnatural process.
#5 Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is a boon
Frozen embryo transfer refers to the cycle where a frozen embryo that was created in a past IVF cycle, is thawed and transferred into the uterus of the female.
This strategy facilitates elective single-embryo transfer, reduces the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, and allows time for results from preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) to return.
If, in a cycle there are extra embryos that didn’t have to be used in the current IVF cycle, the couple can opt to freeze their embryos that can be maintained and utilized in a later cycle. Hence, in the subsequent cycle, the patient would not require to undergo stimulation since we can use the frozen embryos and the results through frozen embryos are just as good as fresh embryos.
These snips are just the tip of the iceberg. There are a lot of things when it comes to IVF and infertility. The best source of all the information is to talk to fertility specialists at the best IVF center in Delhi. Doctors at IVF centers such as KJIVF have years of experience with successful IVF treatment and hence are equipped with practical knowledge to help you with your infertility treatment. If you or someone you know is planning an IVF cycle, it would be best if you research about IVF, step by step process and talk to fertility specialists and clear all your doubts and queries first-hand.