In vitro fertilization (IVF) isn’t just one of the most advanced fertility treatments out there. It is also one of the most successful, and it gives couples a great deal of control over the outcome. From weeding out abnormal embryos to selecting the gender of the baby, IVF empowers couples. That is why so many Australia couples choose IVF.
IVF allows couples who wouldn’t normally be able to conceive to have a baby. If you choose to undergo this procedure, your doctor will give you a fertility hormone so you will produce an abundance of eggs. The doctor will wait for the eggs to mature, and then he or she will collect them. The collection procedure is quite simple and only requires local anaesthesia.
The doctor will fertilize the eggs and then examine the embryos. He or she will choose the most viable embryos to implant into the body. Depending on your situation, you will either get a single embryo implanted or three or more.
Doctors don’t leave it up to chance when it comes to implanting the embryos. They’ll give you a wall-thickening hormone to get the uterus in perfect shape to accept the embryos.
IVF helps women who struggle with fertility get pregnant. It helps women who suffer from issues related to:
Blocked fallopian tubes
IVF can even help when the male partner has sperm motility issues or struggles with low sperm count.
Women can use their own eggs for IVF, or they can use donor eggs. They also have the option of implanting fresh or frozen embryos. Because of that, some women choose to freeze their eggs when they are at childbearing age and then have them implanted when they are older and ready to have a baby. That’s why it’s never too early to start thinking about IVF.
The success rate for IVF varies depending on the couple’s specific situation. The success rate for women younger than 34 sits at 41 percent. It’s 31 percent for women aged 35 to 37 years, and 22 percent for women between the ages of 38 and 40. Keep in mind that your doctor can work with you to improve your chances of success. Possible options include using multiple embryos if your eggs are of a low quality, finding a good donor for your needs, or combining a variety of treatments to increase your odds.
Many people wonder how much time they will have to set aside for IVF. IVF takes place in cycles, with a single cycle lasting from 4–7 weeks. Your doctor will talk to you about the time frame you can expect with your specific case.
Going through IVF is both nerve-wracking and exciting, and we will be there with you every step of the way. Begin with a free phone consultation in which we will go over your options. Then, you will be ready to take the next step.