In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) as an assisted reproduction method has brought joy and hope to many couples struggling with infertility.
Here are some of the gains of IVF:
Overcoming infertility: One of the primary joys of IVF is overcoming infertility and fulfilling the dream of having a child. For couples trying to conceive for a long time without success, IVF offers a chance to experience parenthood joys.
Increased chances of conception: IVF significantly increases the chances of conception for couples unsuccessful with other fertility treatments. By combining the sperm and egg in a laboratory setting, IVF bypasses certain fertility barriers. ICSI provides a higher likelihood of successful fertilization.
Genetic screening: IVF often involves preimplantation genetic testing, which allows the screening of embryos for genetic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities. Embryo screening helps identify healthy embryos for transfer, reducing the risk of passing genetic diseases to the child.
Embryo selection: With IVF, fertility specialists stimulate multiple embryos for the woman and select the best quality ones for transfer. Embryo selection gives couples and their healthcare providers more control over the selection process, increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy.
Surrogacy option: IVF can also be combined with gestational surrogacy, allowing couples unable to carry a pregnancy to have a biological child. A gestational surrogate carries the embryo created through IVF, providing a way for intended parents to have a genetic connection with their child.
Emotional support: IVF often involves a comprehensive support system, including medical professionals, counsellors, and support groups. This network can provide emotional support throughout the IVF journey, helping couples navigate the emotional ups and downs and providing reassurance during challenging times.
Building a family: The ultimate joy of IVF is building a family and experiencing the love, joy, and fulfillment that comes with having a child. For many couples, IVF has allowed them to achieve their dream of becoming parents, bringing immense happiness.
It’s important to note that IVF can also be challenging and emotionally taxing, and outcomes may vary for each individual or couple. Having realistic expectations and seeking appropriate medical and emotional support during the IVF journey is essential.
Fruitful Field is the assisted reproduction arm of Mother and Child Hospital that exists to help people have healthy babies through medical interventions. The Fertility Center offers services in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing, Transport IVF and more. Click here to register to speak to our consultants or call +2348129209860.