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    IVF success hope

    Hope and Joy Through IVF

    Infertility Explained

    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

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    Causes of Infertility

    Causes of Infertility

    Causes of Infertility

    Today, we’re diving into a crucial topic: the common causes of infertility. Infertility can be complex. However, knowledge is power, and understanding what infertility is as well as causative factors can help you navigate your fertility journey with confidence. 

    Exploring Common Causes of Infertility:

    Infertility can be caused by various factors, both in men and women.

    1. Age: As we age, fertility naturally declines, with a significant drop after the age of 35. It’s essential to be aware of this factor when planning your family.

    2. Medical Conditions: Conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and hormonal imbalances can affect fertility in women, while issues like low sperm count or motility can affect men.

    3. Lifestyle Factors: Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, and obesity can impact fertility. Making healthy lifestyle choices can significantly improve your chances.

    4. Sexual Health: Infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and certain medications can affect reproductive health. Regular check-ups are crucial.

    5. Environmental Factors: Exposure to environmental toxins, such as pesticides or radiation, can harm fertility. Be mindful of your surroundings.

    6. Unexplained Infertility: Sometimes, despite thorough testing, the cause of infertility remains unknown. This can be particularly challenging but remember that support is available.

    The first step to confirming your fertility status is to conduct a test. For a consultation session with a fertility expert, please call +2348129209860. Visit here to learn more about the Fruitful Field fertility clinic. 

    Fruitful Field offers services in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing, Semen Freezing, Gender Selection, Cryopreservation (Eggs & Embryos), and Transport IVF.

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    Infertility Explained

    Understanding Infertility

    Infertility Explained

    What is Infertility?

    Infertility affects many couples around the world. It is the inability to conceive after one year of trying for couples under the age of 35 or after six months for couples over the age of 35. Several factors can cause infertility, including hormonal imbalances, anatomical abnormalities, and lifestyle factors. We will examine some infertility causes, its emotional impact, and assisted reproduction treatment options available.

    Causes of Infertility

    Hormonal imbalances: Disorders that affect the hormones that regulate reproduction can cause infertility. These disorders include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and thyroid disorders.

    Anatomical abnormalities: Structural problems with the reproductive system can cause infertility. These problems include blocked fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis.

    Lifestyle factors: Habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and being overweight or underweight affect fertility.

    Age: Women’s fertility decreases as they age because the number and quality of eggs in the ovaries decline.

    Emotional effect of Infertility

    Infertility can be an emotionally charged experience for couples causing feelings of sadness, frustration, even depression. Many couples also feel a sense of shame or embarrassment about their infertility, which can make it challenging to seek help. The first step to overcoming infertility is understanding the issues, which can be a mix of factors as this post has explained.

    Starting a family is beautiful, but it’s not always easy. Mother and Child Hospital Fruitful Field will make that journey smoother with our assisted reproductive servicesOur experienced team will provide compassionate care and professional support throughout the process. Let’s work together to make your dreams of growing your family a reality. 

    Fruitful Field offers services in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing, Semen Freezing, Gender Selection, Cryopreservation (Eggs & Embryos), and Transport IVF.

    To book a consultation with a fertility expert, please call +2348129209860. You can also speak to a Gyneacologist. Please call: +2347036202190 (Omole) or +23470683729787 (Adeniyi Jones). Visit here to learn more about the Fruitful Field fertility clinic.

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