IVF, which is short for in vitro fertilisation, is one of multiple techniques used to help people with fertility problems have a baby. During the process and egg is removed from the ovaries and fertilised with sperm. The fertilised egg is re-inserted into the womb and the following stages of pregnancy develop. This process can be performed with your own eggs or someone else's.
Who is suitable for IVF?
Most institutes and organisations recommend that certain people are eligible for IVF treatment. It should be offered to women under the age of 43 who have been trying to get pregnant for at least two years. Those who have had 12 cycles of artificial insemination are also eligible. You should start by talking to your doctor and ask for advice on what to do when you can't have a baby.
How is the procedure performed?
There are six main stages of IVF treatment. The first is suppressing your own natural cycle with medication. Then you must post your eggs supply, this is also done with medication used to encourage your ovaries to produce more eggs. After that you must monitor your progress and see if your exam insuring, this is done with an ultrasound. Following this your eggs are collected via a needle inserted into the ovaries from the vagina. The eggs are mixed with sperm for a few days to allow fertilisation. Finally the eggs, or embryos, are placed into the womb. Once the embryos have been placed into your womb, you must wait two weeks before taking any pregnancy test.
What are the chances of success?
The chance of success varies from age to age. The younger you are, the higher of a chance of success, 30% of women under the age of 35 have a chance of pregnancy. 23% of women aged between 35 and 37 have a chance of pregnancy. 15% of women aged 38 to 39 have a chance of pregnancy. 9% of women aged between 40 to 44 have a chance of success. 3% of women aged between 43 and 44 have a chance of success and only 2% of women aged over 44 have a chance of success.
What are the risks?
IVF treatment does not always result in a pregnancy. As well as this, it can be physically and emotionally tolling. The side-effects from the medication is used during and before treatment involves flushes and headaches. As with natural births there is a chance of twins or triplets which also can be dangerous or very demanding for the parents. Too many eggs can also develop in the ovaries which results in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
What is included in my treatment?
Saluss medical group provides all inclusive treatment. This means that for a one off cost, you receive your full treatment, for medications, full transportation, full hotel accommodation, bistro breakfasts, full hospitalisation and catering, translation services and consultancy, additional touristic services, and after-care and support all in one cost.