Infertility Options for Infertile Couples
Infertility is not limited to females, male factor infertility accounts for 40 to 45%. Nowadays a variety of options are available to overcome infertility and fulfill your dream. You can choose what is convenient for you and decide after proper Consultation with the best fertility doctor in Lucknow.
This article considers both male and female factors to overcome infertility.
Fertility pills: Fertility experts often consider less complex, non-invasive treatments to treat fertility initially. After thorough evaluation of your condition, appropriate medication is given to treat the underlying cause. Hormonal pills are beneficial to regulate the cycle and induce ovulation. Some medications increase the thickness of the endometrium. In male partners, medicine works to increase sperm production.
IUI intrauterine insemination: When couples do not concieve on medications then IUI is preferred. Success rate is 15 to 18% per cycle and carried out till 3 attempts.It is most commonly used as a treatment option in cases of unexplained infertility ,mild endometriosis,pcos ,low sperm counts and are helpful in such cases.
In this procedure, washed and concentrated sperms are injected into the intrauterine cavity with the help of a thin catheter at the time of ovulation. It avoids loss of sperm in vagina and cervix, and bypasses them to the uterus.
Assisted Reproductive Technology: If fertility medication and IUI fails, then doctors suggest advanced fertility treatment. In these procedures egg and sperm are fertilised inside embryology laboratory for formation of embryo which are later transferred inside the uterus .For the right opinion for your fertility problem one should Consult the best fertility expert in Lucknow.
IVF or in vitro fertilization: In this procedure, the female partner has to undergo a series of injections of fertility drugs and ovulation is induced. Due to this many eggs (oocytes) are matured at a time whereas in the natural menstrual cycle only one egg matures every month. It increases chances of getting pregnant.
Then eggs are allowed to meet sperms in a petri dish to form embryos. IVF with ET is a two-part assisted procedure, fertilization, and embryo transfer. Embryo transfer is guided through 3D or 4D ultrasound. It is the most precise way to transfer embryos into women uterus .
ICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: ICSI is performed for all IVF cases but especially for male factor infertility. In this procedure instead of forming an embryo in a Petri dish, healthy looking sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of the egg with the help of a fine glass needle and allowed to fertilise.
Sperm has to pass the outer thick layer of an egg, which is difficult sometimes and leads to failure of fertilization. ICSI does not rely on sperm motility and sperm’s ability to penetrate eggs. After injection the egg may or may not get fertilised, depending on the reactivity of natural cell processes in the egg.
Opting for donor egg or donor sperm: Infertile couples, one of the partners is not able to participate in ART due to problems of egg and sperm. In those cases, taking help of frozen eggs, sperm, or embryos can be a treatment option. If sperm of male partner is ineffective, then donor sperm are used for successful fertilization. Females with depleted egg reserve or advanced maternal age can opt for donor eggs. It gives the opportunity to continue the genetic link of at least one parent.
Donation of egg or sperm is beneficial if one of the partners has a genetic predisposition for chromosomal abnormalities.For best ivf with donor programs one can Consult the best fertility expert in Lucknow.
Surrogacy: Surrogacy is a procedure of assisted reproductive technology in which a gestational carrier furnishes a host uterus for the baby of intended parents. Gestational carrier is a woman who is ready to bear another woman's baby for 9 months and deliver it to her as she is not able to get pregnant. A fresh embryo or frozen embryo is transferred into the uterus of a surrogate mother and monitored throughout pregnancy.
Adoption: If nothing works, there is always an option of adoption. Adoption is a legal procedure and you can raise a child as your own.It is a great way to flourish a child’s life. The child will also get a family.
If you are dealing with infertility issues, you can select the best way to complete your family. To know more about infertility treatments Consult Dr. Richa Singh, Fertility Expert, Urvara fertility centre, Lucknow.