Pregnancy is a blessing for every couple. However, certain physical disorders, both in the man or in the woman restrain the woman from conceiving fruitfully and naturally. Failure in conceiving can sometimes break down hell in an otherwise compatible relationship.
A sudden splurge of good news can even mend a falling relationship.With the advancement of science and technology, even an infertile womb can conceive a new life. IVF treatmentis such a boon to mankind. This is the last step taken when all other treatments have failed. The treatment makes pregnancy almost guaranteed.
This step is taken when a woman has a blockage at their fallopian tube, while the male counterpart is infertile. This treatment has shown significant results for women approaching their 40s and who cannot conceive naturally. However, at times, it proves to be stressful.
Know More About In-Vitro Fertilization
In the In Vitro process of treatment, the fertilization takes place in a cultured environment, inside the vitro rather than the conventional fertilization at the fallopian tube. The ovulatory process is controlled by hormones in which the ovary or egg from the female reproductive organ is removed and fertilized with sperm in a fluid medium.
After the fertilization process takes place, the egg is again planted in the uterus where it is nurtured and is delivered with ease. The IVF pregnancy can also be referred to as the test tube baby, in which a test tube was used to carry the fertilization process, first performed by Robert G. Edwards, the award winning physiologist.
The IVF pregnancy has since then become very popular. Along with the conventional process of fertilization across the ovary, some additional treatment mechanism has also been included into the process that includes ovarian hyperstimulation that is required to retrieve the multiple eggs formed, transvaginal oocyte retrieval guided through ultrasound therapy, preparation of the egg and sperm, selecting a culture suitable for the process etc.
Stages of Treatment After Implantation
The female sex hormone progesterone level is first checked by the doctor to confirm the pregnancy after the successful implantation. Later, similar tests will be carried out throughout the entire period of pregnancy considering upon the condition of the expecting mother.
Apart from monitoring the progesterone level in the blood, the estrogen level and HCG hormone level is also monitored. An ultrasonography is asked to perform by the consulting gynecologist. However, a syndrome of Ovarian Hyper stimulation can cause havoc in this process of pregnancy. In such cases, gonadotropins should be used in the early stages of pregnancy under medical supervision.
Often an IVF pregnancy results into stress, but that does not harm the pregnancy in any case. The treatment sometimes is so expensive that it can cause tension among the couple. However, infertility is more strenuous than IVF treatment.
Acupuncture is another mechanism that has been adopted by several clinics as it has shown better success rate once applied to IVF treatment. It causes neuroendocrinological modulation, increasing the blood flow at the female reproductive organ; it helps in the modulation of cytokines and is effective in reducing stress developed during IVF pregnancy.