In vitro fertilization (IVF)
IVF is a combination of fertility medications and surgical procedures. This is one of the more well-known assisted reproductive technologies (ART). There are several stages to IVF, and this therapy takes several months to complete. The stages include medication to stimulate egg production, egg harvesting, egg fertilization, and embryo implantation.
This procedure may be performed as part of IVF or as part of a different type of fertility treatment. For this process, the woman is given fertility drugs which induce ovulation. This can help women conceive naturally or have eggs harvested in preparation for IVF or embryo freezing.
AI is also known as intrauterine insemination and involves several stages. Sperm are collected and washed with a special solution. The sperm are then processed and concentrated before being placed inside the uterus. This is a common fertility treatment for women suffering from cervical factor infertility.
There are a number of different surgical fertility treatments. These include microsurgery, laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy. These procedures can be used to treat conditions such as blocked fallopian tubes, fibroids, and endometriosis.
Treatment options are growing
Assisted reproductive technologies are constantly advancing. There are many fertility clinics throughout the United States which use cutting-edge, high-tech procedures which have made healthy births possible for thousands of couples. Without these technologies, these couples would never have been able to fulfill the dream of starting a family.
Talking about infertility
Couples who have been struggling to conceive for 6-12 months should make an appointment to see a fertility specialist. The specialist will be able to offer examinations and tests to diagnose the cause of infertility. Once diagnosed, couples can then discuss treatment options.