(IVF) or In-vitro-Fertilization is a normal procedure to deal with infertility. First, ovaries are stimulated to produce numerous follicles, wherein each is an egg, with the use of “fertility drugs.” Monitoring blood hormone levels and follicle growth using ultrasound tells when one injection matures the eggs. After that, the fertility expert retrieves the eggs from the ovaries with the use of a small needle. At the same time, the female receives light anesthesia and fertilizes the eggs with sperm in a specialized lab. Following the fertilization, the eggs are cultured and fertilized into embryos. The expert re-implants the embryos back into the uterus 3-5 days later.
How Does IVF Work?
IVF means in vitro fertilization. It is part of the more popular types of (ART) or assisted reproductive technology. IVF fertility uses various surgical procedures and medicines to allow sperm to fertilize an egg and support the fertilized egg implant in the uterus.
First, drugs are administered, which causes many of the eggs to develop and become fertile. The eggs are then removed from your body and mixed with sperm in a laboratory to help the sperm in fertilizing the egg cells. Then one or more embryos or fertilized cells are placed directly into your uterus. Pregnancy ensues when one of the embryos is inserted into the uterine lining.
IVF includes numerous steps, and many months are needed to finish the entire process. It often succeeds on the first attempt, but numerous individuals require more than one round of IVF to conceive. IVF raises your pregnancy chances if you have fertility issues, but there is no assurance — our bodies are unique, and IVF would not work for every one of us.
What’s The IVF Process?
The initial step in IVF fertility is taking fertility medicines for a few months to allow the ovaries to produce numerous mature eggs ready for fertilization. That’s known as ovulation induction. You might receive routine blood tests or ultrasounds to check egg production and gauge your hormone levels.
A fertility expert should get your eggs from the body once the ovaries have produced a sufficient number of mature eggs (known as egg retrieval). It is a straightforward surgery performed in a fertility clinic or at a doctor’s office.
You’ll be given medicines to help you be comfortable and relax throughout the session. The doctor will bury a thin, hollow tube into the wall of the vagina and toward the follicles and ovary that house your eggs through the use of ultrasound to view the insides of a body. A suction device is inserted into the needle, gently drawing your eggs from every follicle.
Insemination combines your eggs with sperm from your spouse or a donor in a laboratory. Fertilization occurs when the sperm and eggs are kept together in a specific container. To enhance fertilization, sperm with decreased motility (which doesn’t swim as well) can be directly injected into your eggs. Individuals working in the lab monitor how fertilized egg cells expand and turn into embryos.
One or more embryos are inserted into the uterus three to five days following the egg retrieval (which is known as embryo transfer). A doctor puts the embryo straight into the uterus by setting a tiny tube via the cervix and to the uterus.
If some of the embryos adhere to the uterus lining, you will be able to conceive. Embryo transfer is typically pain-free and could be performed at your physician’s office or a fertility clinic.
IUI or IVF with Fertility Massage
If you’re having an InVitro Fertilization (IVF) or an Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) with the help of a doctor, you’re aware of the importance of timing. For people planning on having an IUI, a fertility treatment could be performed up until ovulation.
Fertility massage is used up to implantation if you’re undergoing IVF, with a few modifications depending on your specific schedule.
We will also be cautious while working with people through IVF because of the injections they must take. Please don’t hesitate to talk during a session if some spots are uncomfortable as a result of those injections.