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Unexplained infertility5 Will IVF work? There are many factors that can influence the chances of IVF working, such as your age and whether you have any other medical conditions.
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that treatment will be successful. The success rate of IVF is higher if the treatment is performed at a younger age. For women using their own fresh eggs, the chances of having a baby on the first cycle are estimated to be: It can be disheartening if a cycle of treatment does not work on the first attempt.
However, as treatment continues, the chance of having a baby can increase. The doctor can tailor hormonal stimulation based on previous response to treatment Ovaries may produce more and healthier embryos during a different cycle The doctor may be able to adapt the treatment to use frozen or donor sperm and eggs depending on healthcare services and regulations available in the area What's involved?
Treatment has many different stages involving a range of specialists. An IVF cycle usually takes around two months of preparation before the egg can be fertilised and implanted.
Controlling the menstrual cycle To stop the ovaries releasing eggs too early, the doctor will control the menstrual cycle down-regulation 10 using either a long agonist or short antagonist treatment regime11 Each of these methods has its own advantages: Long agonist protocol — this is an older, more established method that involves taking daily injections or nasal sprays for 10 days before ovarian stimulation begins10 Short antagonist protocol — this involves taking daily injections in combination with ovarian stimulation.
Ovarian stimulation5,10 This involves taking hormonal injections for 8—14 days to stimulate the ovaries to produce and mature several eggs Regular ultrasounds or blood tests are required to monitor egg development Step 3: Egg and sperm collection5,10 When the eggs are nearly mature, the patient will receive a single injection of human chorionic gonadotropin hCG This triggers the ovaries to fully mature and prepare to release some eggs.
These eggs will be collected 34—38 hours later by the doctor A semen sample will also be collected on the same day from the male partner or donor Step 4: Fertilisation and embryo development5,10 The embryologist will identify the healthiest sperm and eggs and then combine them in the laboratory After 16—20 hours, the embryologist will check to see if any of the eggs have been successfully fertilised Any embryos will be nurtured and developed in an incubator Step 5: Embryo transfer5,10 The embryologist will identify the healthiest embryo s to transfer to the uterus The embryo transfer usually happens 3—5 days after identification, depending on the health of the embryos and the overall treatment plan Step 6: Luteal phase support after ovulation 12 To help the embryo implant during the luteal phase, the hormone progesterone is given either as an injection, an oral tablet, a capsule or a gel inserted into the vagina Progesterone helps to thicken the uterus lining endometriumallowing the embryo to attach and grow The doctor will decide when to give progesterone, following egg collection step 3 Where next?The multiple cycle IVF cost plans are only available for patients that are not covered by their health insurance plan for in vitro fertilization.
Couples interested in a multiple cycle plan can choose between 2 options. IVF is a form of assisted reproductive technology (ART).
This means special medical techniques are used to help a woman become pregnant. It is most often tried when other, less expensive fertility techniques have failed. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a procedure in which a physician will remove one or more eggs from the ovaries that are then fertilized by sperm inside the embryology laboratory.
IVF is the most successful treatment you can do . In Vitro Fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) commonly referred to as IVF.
IVF is the process of fertilization by extracting eggs, retrieving a sperm sample, and then manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish. Today, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is practically a household word.
But not so long ago, it was a mysterious procedure for infertility that produced what were then known as "test-tube babies. In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves several steps — ovulation induction, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, fertilization and embryo transfer. One cycle of IVF can take about two weeks, and more than one cycle may be required.