If you are not able to conceive naturally and have decided to go for fertility procedures like in vitro fertilization then this article is meant for you as it will increase your knowledge about IVF and highlight its drawbacks and ways to deal with them.
Women who opt for in vitro fertilization have higher chances of giving birth to triplets. Everyone is not mentally prepared to welcome the birth of triplets. The reason for this may be due to their financial status or due to the additional responsibilities that come up with the arrival of new born babies.
Therefore, before making up your mind to go for IVF (in vitro fertilization), it would be better if you discuss this treatment in detail with your health care provider. He or she will enlighten you about the potential problems that you might face while undergoing this treatment, different ways to deal with these problems and what to expect during treatment.
How in Vitro Fertilization is Performed?
First you should understand how this procedure is performed as this information is necessary to know about the potential problems that may come up while undergoing this treatment.
During the IVF process, sperms and eggs are combined outside the body of a woman to achieve fertilization. The union of the egg cell and the sperm cell leads to the formation of an embryo. Embryos which are healthy are selected and implanted into the lining of the uterus. Selection is done to ensure a healthy and successful pregnancy.
Very few embryos are transferred into the uterus and because of this, chances of a woman giving birth to triplets decrease manifold. It is not possible to transfer only one embryo into the uterus as this can lead to unsuccessful pregnancy. Therefore, it is vital to transfer more than one embryo to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.
Still, no one can predict exactly about the outcome of in vitro fertilization. Some women can give birth to perfectly normal and healthy babies while others may not be able to achieve a successful pregnancy. However, the success of the IVF procedure greatly depends on factors such as a woman’s age and the reason for her inability to conceive.
Before going for IVF treatment, you should also be aware of the cost, advantages and disadvantages of this procedure.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of in vitro fertilization?
This treatment is a blessing for women who are not able to conceive a child for some reasons. Successful in vitro fertilization can lead to the birth of healthy babies. The cost of this treatment is one of its major disadvantages. Couples who agree to pursue this treatment should be financially sound.
Women undergoing this treatment may be at increased risk of miscarriage or multiple pregnancies. Children who are conceived through IVF may face health problems in future. Moreover, multiple pregnancies can cause premature birth.
Fertility drugs that are used in this process have their own side effects. Babies conceived through in vitro fertilization may suffer from birth defects like Spina Bifida.
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