You have been married for years but have not pregnant yet. You are getting older and eventually your doctor advised you to do IVF. Whether IVF will be successful and help me to get pregnant? Is IVF safe for me and my baby? So many questions in your head. This article will try to review the IVF and the best time to do IVF.
What is IVF?
IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) refers to the process of egg fertilization by the sperm which is done in the laboratory. The process of fertilization in the laboratory is performed using a glass container or in Latin is called In Vitro, which became another term that is ‘test tube baby’.
If the process of in vitro fertilization was successfully performed in the laboratory, then the embryo transfer process is performed to place the fertilized embryo into the uterus. In the normal process, the egg will be fertilized by sperm in the uterus, and then attaches to the lining of the uterus and continue to grow until a baby was born nine months later. It is a process of natural conception or unassisted conception.
IVF treatment is quite expensive and complicated. Many procedures that must be done so that IVF goes well. In summary the stages in the IVF procedure are a hormone therapy to stimulate ovulation, the process of egg fertilization by the sperm in the laboratory, and the last is embrio transfer.
Best Time to Do IVF
You may consider to do IVF when you are under the following situations:
1. One or both of you has been diagnosed with a fertility problem such as having no sperm, azoospermia, or both fallopian tubes being blocked.
2. Never been pregnant for more than three years
3. The woman is between 23 and 39 years old at the time of treatment. Remember that the older a woman is, the less likely she is to get pregnant.
Since the process of IVF will collect the mature eggs from a woman’s ovaries so you must figure the time of ovulation to get this mature egg.
How to decide the time of ovulation?
You ovulate once a month, normally on day 14 of your cycle, the first day you bleed being day one. Do it every other day starting on day 11 and also do ovulation test.In fact, some women can feel a bit of pain or aching near their ovaries during ovulation. Implantation of a fertilized egg normally will take place 6-12 days after ovulation. In this matter you can try ovulation calendar. The basic ovulation calendar will ask you for the date of the first day of our last period, the day when you start menstruating and the average length of your menstrual cycles. The average length of the cycle can be taken as 28 days. In other words to make it more easy to understand ovulation calendar is a program that calculates the time of ovulation and generates your personal fertility calendar.
Using the ovulation calendar, you can simply enter the length of your menstrual cycle and date of last menstrual period. Based on these two data, ovulation calendar will calculate your fertile days. Ovulation calendar helps women to know the best days to conceive and perform IVF procedures.
In conclusion, IVF is more effective for women who have been pregnant or had a baby before. Women also have a better chance of success if they have a normal body weight (body mass index [BMI] between 19 and 30). If you drink more than one unit of alcohol a day (see page 10) or you consume caffeine (which is found in drinks such as coffee, tea and colas), it will lessen your chances of success with assisted reproduction procedures, including IVF. This may also be the case if either of you smoke.
IVF is not something simple and cheap, so discuss with your partner carefully. Perform in-depth study, consider the advantages and disadvantages if you both want to do the IVF procedure. Note that your finances enough to do the IVF procedure
Finally prepare your body and yourself to be a mom. Being parent and having baby are kinds of amazing things and will need a great responsibility. Ask yourself about what you want. Is this really what you want? And don’t forget to consult with your doctor to get the accurate information on this matter.
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