What is IVF?
‘Test-Tube’ baby practice is known as IVF treatment. More than 30 years ago for the treatment of women with impaired Fallopian tubes ‘test-tube’ baby technique was developed.
How IVF works?
To arouse the development of numerous follicles in the ovary sequence of hormone therapy starts in all IVF treatments. Eggs from follicles are collected, and then fertilized outside the body (‘in vitro’) to form embryos. Later one or two of these embryos are relocated after two to four days, into the uterus, where implantation occurs and pregnancy begins. Remaining embryos are frozen as not every embryo implants to become a pregnancy.
Multiple pregnancies are the only reported ‘side effect’ of IVF.
1-2% women are at risk of OHSS as a reaction to the hormone drugs used for stimulation of the ovaries, any reaction or risk can be avoided via regular ultrasound and hormone monitoring during this treatment.
After the age of 35 or so success rates in IVF decline.