IVF Benefits: Overcoming Infertility with Advanced Treatment
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most commonly implemented assisted reproductive technology (ART), and has helped thousands to realize their dreams of parenthood. IVF is a four-step process that consists of ovulation induction, egg retrieval, fertilization in a laboratory, and embryo transfer to the mother's uterus. The clearest advantage of IVF treatment is that it provides previously infertile couples the opportunity to conceive children of their own, but there are many additional IVF benefits. The doctors at the Fertility Institute can help you understand the procedure and decide if it is the right treatment for you. If you have been having trouble trying to conceive and would like to find a safe and effective treatment that can help you achieve your goal, please contact our office to make an appointment with one of our doctors.
Providing Hope for Women and Couples
IVF can provide hope for patients facing many different causes of infertility. Women with damage or blockages in their fallopian tubes have very low chances of becoming pregnant without fertility treatment, but IVF can circumvent this issue. Men who have a low sperm count or issues with sperm motility may have difficulty fertilizing their partner's eggs. Because the fertilization step takes place outside the body during IVF treatment, it provides a solution that bypasses the need for the male's sperm to navigate the woman's reproductive tract.
The Ability to Choose the Healthier Embryos
For couples who are concerned about passing on genetic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities to their children, IVF allows for pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS). PGS tests the health of the fertilized embryo by sequencing the DNA to determine if an abnormal chromosome is present.
The Highest Success Rates
One cycle of IVF with one embryo transferred and one additional cycle of one frozen embryo transfer has the added effect of having the highest success rate with the lowest multiple birth rate of any ART treatment. IVF may not work for everyone, but the cycle can be repeated to ensure that the procedure is being performed under the optimal conditions.
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IVF treatment continues to become more popular and commonplace, which means that the technology and success rates continue to improve as well. If you have had difficulty trying to conceive, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to learn more about the benefits of IVF. We look forward to helping you grow your family, and we are prepared to provide compassionate care every step of the way.