When you are trying to get pregnant, it seems like time stands still. Impatience is a natural response, and many couples find themselves feeling frustrated quickly. For most couples, pregnancy will occur naturally within a few months of trying. However, in other cases, getting pregnant can be more difficult. If you are unable to get pregnant on your own and less invasive methods like IUI are not effective, your doctor may recommend in-vitro fertilization or IVF.
What Is IVF?
IVF works by joining the sperm and the egg outside the body to form an embryo, allowing it to develop for a few days and then transferring it back to the uterus for implantation. In most cases, the process begins with ovulation induction, which is designed to increase the number of eggs the woman produces. Eggs are then harvested and fertilized. Doctors monitor the quality of the embryos as they develop so they can select the best ones for transfer.
What Are the Chances of IVF Working?
IVF is one of the most effective assisted reproduction techniques available. However, the chances of IVF working vary from one couple to the next. Your chances will depend on many different factors, including the quality of the eggs and sperm used, whether you choose to complete a medicated or natural cycle, your age and other issues. Your fertility specialist will be able to provide you with more information about your exact chances of conceiving with each cycle of IVF. If you are unable to conceive during the first cycle, you can participate in additional cycles.
Please contact New York Reproductive Wellness today to learn more about the effectiveness of IVF.