If you have problems conceiving, you may want to consider IVF. Despite a common misconception, In Vitro Fertilization is not just the last resort for infertility problems. It can be the principal choice for couples who can’t get pregnant through traditional methods. Here are the benefits of the Gen 5 Fertility Center IVF process.
An effective alternative to other infertility treatments
IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) involves removing eggs and sperm from prospective parents who cannot get pregnant. The samples are taken to the lab for monitoring and assessment. The ova are then fertilized with the egg in culture before being implanted into the uterus.
IVF may be the best solution for your infertility problems if you have a blocked fallopian tube. IVF can also address male infertility that occurs due to the low quality of the sperm.
IVF can address male fertility through Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injections (ICSI). ICSI is necessary when the sperm is too weak to penetrate the egg’s outer layer. The procedure utilizes a microscopic needle to inject sperm into the cytoplasm of the ova.
IVF can assist prospective parents with disorders that may affect fertility. For example, PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is a condition that causes infertility. IVF has shown promising results in increasing the chances of getting pregnant for women with PCOS.
Choose when to have a baby
Thanks to advancements in IVF reproductive techniques, success rates have increased in recent decades. Statistics show most patients have a 70 to 80% success rate.
While the success rate can decrease with age, it is still possible for older women with lower egg reserves to conceive. Ovarian stimulation can complement the IVF process by using fertility medication to increase the body’s production of mature eggs.
IVF also means couples can preserve their eggs for future conception. The process is ideal for prospective parents who are not ready to get pregnant due to career or personal reasons.
The eggs can be cryopreserved and fertilized later when you decide to have a baby. You can choose the precise date you want your baby to be born by calculating backward.
A healthier baby with genetic testing
The IVF process also applies advanced genetic screening to ensure the baby will be healthy. PGT (Preimplantation Genetic Testing) checks the genetic viability of the embryo. The test can assess chromosomes to detect problems that may cause complications during pregnancy.
PGT is essential for older women over 37, susceptible to embryonic defects due to reproductive aging. The process is also critical for detecting problems in parents with an inherited disorder. PGT can assess the eggs for genetic anomalies to ensure the baby is healthy at birth.
It has a proven track record
Fertility specialists have used IVF since 1978 as one of the viable Assisted Reproductive Technologies to treat infertility. Research and case studies have had consistent success rates since its inception. IVF has been an invaluable solution for same-sex couples and single women. Women over 40 can use donor eggs which have a high success rate.
Contact Gen 5 Fertility to schedule an appointment and explore IVF options today.