Infertility can be the cause of many problems in a relationship. As such, the importance of parenthood cannot be overstated. For a very long time, the fate of those diagnosed to be having infertility problems was sealed and they could only but dream of being parents. This sorry state led to many couples living in depression, infidelity, and in worst case scenarios the relationship came to an end. However, advancement in medical technology has brought hope to these couples. The inception of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has rekindled dying relationships by giving them a chance at parenthood through the right procedures.
Contrary to common belief that only associated infertility with women, men are also prone to such problems. For this reason, when a couple trying to get a child visits Urvara IVF & Fertility Clinic, our fertility doctors would carry out numerous tests on both parties to ascertain exactly which one of the two is suffering from infertility, and exactly what condition they are suffering from. By doing so, the doctor is able to get a clear picture of the best treatment procedures to carry out in order to achieve a higher success rate.
Female patients are known to suffer from a number of conditions that may render them infertile. Some of these issues as identified by the fertility doctors include blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, ovulation disorders, premature ovarian failure, as well as women who had earlier had their fallopian tubes removed. Additionally, uterine fibroids may also be an obstacle to having a family. Myomectomy may be employed in such a case in order to remove the fibroids and, therefore, increase the chances of the couple conceiving. For the male counterpart, decreased sperm count or sperm motility, and a total lack of sperm in semen are among the issues that may render the afflicted infertile. In such a case, the fertility doctor may recommend the use of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) procedure as a remedy. The procedure is also recommended for couples who have gone through the entire IVF cycle yet the procedure has resulted in low or no fertilization.
The IVF cycle takes the couple through five steps in the embryo transfer process. First, the female counterpart is prescribed fertility medication that is aimed to stimulate the production of eggs. Through a minor surgical procedure and the use of an ultrasound, a hollow needle is guided through the pelvic cavity in order to retrieve the produced eggs. The male is then required to give a sample of their sperm which will be used to fertilize the retrieved eggs. The fertilization of these two samples is then performed manually in a laboratory through a procedure called insemination. After about three days from the fertilization day, the embryos are then transferred into the uterus of the woman. The success of the procedure is achieved once the eggs have been successfully implanted. This cycle takes about two weeks for it to be completed.
At Urvara IVF & Fertility Clinic, we understand that IVF procedure can be quite invasive, costly, and time-consuming. As such, our fertility doctors transparently take their patients through the entire treatment processes in order for them to understand how the procedure works, the potential risks as well as letting the couple know whether IVF is the best mode of treatment for them taking into consideration factors such as the age which is a huge defining factor in achieving success. The doctor also ensures that it is clear that the procedure is not a guarantee that the couple would become parents, however, through quality service, the procedure greatly increases the chances of having children either naturally or through assisted techniques.