How does IVF work?
IVF works by placing an already fertilized egg into a woman’s uterus. A woman will be given fertility drugs to stimulate the production of multiple eggs; the more the better. The eggs are then harvested, fertilized in a petri dish, and then implanted into a woman’s uterus. Only the strongest fertilized eggs and sperm are selected for implantation.
What does fresh conception have to do with IVF?
Sperm has a shelf life. While it is possible to hold the sperm until it is baby time, the longer sperm is held, the less viable it becomes. Older sperm can release a chemical which can damage younger and fresher sperm. The younger a sperm is, the stronger it is. IVF will want the strongest sperm possible to increase the chances of success.
When is IVF used?
IVF is the most popular method of treating fertility problems. Whether the reason has to do with the female or male reproductive system, IVF combines the strongest egg with the strongest sperm. IVF does not discriminate by race, ethnicity, or sex. Nearly anyone experiencing fertility issues can benefit from IVF.
Benefits to IVF
In addition to an increased chance of a successful pregnancy, IVF has the side effect of engaging women into more mindful healthy choices. A few of the preparation steps to IVF treatment is making sure all vaccinations are up to date, that the patient has a healthy weight and maintains a healthy and active lifestyle. A patient will need to undergo intense medical screening before the process begins. This will enable the woman to discover any medical conditions that were previously unknon, and to create a strong and healthy environment for the baby to grow. There have been reports of women discovering cancer during pre-IVF screening. The benefits of IVF go beyond the womb.
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