The team at The Fertility Institute would like to take a few moments right now to consider candidacy for IVF and how it may benefit individuals and couples.
About In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most well known and popular options for assisted reproduction. During the IVF procedure, eggs are retrieved from a mother and then inseminated in a lab setting. The successfully fertilized eggs are then placed back into the mother’s womb to be taken to term.
This is just a basic version of the whole treatment. You will receive a more detailed account of each step of the IVF process during your consultation.
General Candidacy for In Vitro Fertilzation (IVF)
Ideal candidates for in vitro fertilization (IVF) are people who have had issues with natural conception for up to a year. Women who may suffer from infertility because of endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are good candidates for care. Candidates for IVF should have realistic expectations about the treatment process and what it entails.
Issues with the Age/Health of the Mother and In Vitro Fertilzation (IVF)
In general, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is recommended for women who are in their 20s to mid-30s who have not been able to conceive naturally. The health of the mother and the viability of her eggs tends to be better in those age groups. As women approach the age of 40, IVF becomes more of a risky proposition and alternatives will need to be considered.
If a woman has experienced a miscarriage in the past, traditional IVF may not be an ideal option since there is a chance of another miscarriage. The consultation process will involve an assessment of the female and male patients involved in order to determine if IVF should be attempted.
In the case of poor candidacy for IVF, there are options to consider.
Other Treatments That Can Help with In Vitro Fertilzation (IVF) Treatment
When it comes to in vitro fertilization (IVF), there are other assisted reproduction options to consider that can increase the success of the procedure. For one, women who may be older or have eggs that may not be viable can consider going to an egg donor. The same is true with sperm donors in cases of non-viable or unhealthy sperm. In addition, if a woman is not healthy enough to carry a baby to term on her own, a surrogate carrier may be used to carry the child to term.
All of these matters show how IVF can be of great benefit to you and your needs, and it can be adapted to address your situation. It’s important that you visit one of our practices to discuss these issues with a fertility specialist.
Learn More About Assisted Reproduction Options
If you would like to learn more about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and your many different options out there for advanced assisted reproduction, be sure to contact our New Orleans fertility specialists today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your goals with regard to health, wellness, and starting the family of your dreams.