Assisted Reproductive Technology (A.R.T.)
It is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology (ART). It involves retrieving eggs from a woman’s ovaries and fertilizing them with sperm. This fertilized egg is known as an embryo. The embryo can then be frozen for storage or transferred to a woman’s uterus. One cycle of IVF takes about two weeks and more than one cycle may be required.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF success rate depends on many factors, such as patient’s age, oocyte quality, amount of sperm and medical issues. Novavida doctors can help you understand how IVF works, the potential risks and whether this method of treating infertility is right for you.
IVF can help you get pregnant if…
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes.
- Male factor infertility including decreased sperm count or sperm motility.
- Women with ovulation disorders, premature ovarian failure, uterine fibroids.
- Women who have had their fallopian tubes removed.
- Patients with genetic disorder.
- Unexplained infertility.
How you prepare
Before beginning a cycle of IVF using your own eggs and sperm, you and your partner will likely need various screenings, including:
- Ovarian reserve testing
- Semen analysis
- Infectious disease screening
- Practice (mock) embryo transfer
- Uterine cavity exam
At the start of a cycle, you’ll begin treatment with synthetic hormones to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple eggs which are needed because some eggs won’t fertilize or develop normally after fertilization.ou may also need several different medication; such as:
- Medication for ovarian stimulation
- Medications for oocyte maturation
- Medication to prevent premature ovulation
- Medications to prepare the lining of your uterus
Novavida doctor will work with you to determine which medications to use and when to use them.
After the procedure
After the embryo transfer, you can resume your normal daily activities. However, your ovaries may still be enlarged. Consider avoiding vigorous activity, which could cause discomfort.
About 12 days to two weeks after egg retrieval, your doctor will test a sample of your blood to detect whether you’re pregnant.
The chance of giving birth to a healthy baby after using IVF depend on various factors, including:
- Maternal age
- Embryo status
- Reproductive history
- Cause of infertility
- Lifestyle factors
Please consult your doctor about any factors that apply to you and how they may affect your chances of a successful pregnancy.