Conditions IVF Can Help With

In-Vitro Fertilisation, or IVF cannot treat infertility, like many people believe. This misconception sometimes leads to severe disappointments, thus it is better to be informed about IVF as much as one can before visiting an IVF clinic or fertility centre. IVF is a means of bypassing problems which prevent a pregnancy from developing. Once a gynaecologist diagnoses the specific problem with a couple, there may be other treatments better suited to resolve a couple’s condition. The conditions that the process may be useful in are:

·         Tubal Damage: Damaged fallopian tubes, that surgery cannot treat or cases in which surgery cannot be considered can be resolved using IVF. The process bypasses the tubes, so is a viable option.
·         Abnormal or low sperm count in the male: If the male partner has low sperm count, but produces sperm that is potentially capable of fertilizing an egg, IVF can be considered. Physiological Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection or PICSI IVF, can be useful, where a single sperm in injected into an egg.

·         Problems with ovulation: Conditions where a woman’s ovaries produce eggs but not regularly can be managed with the process.

·         Unexplained infertility: Instances where there is no diagnosable cause for infertility, or the cause is uncertain, may be bypassed with help of IVF. However, the process has low success rates with older women.

·         Cervical or vaginal problems: If there is a problem with the cervix or vagina (scarring for example) that is causing infertility, IVF can help by placing the embryo directly into the uterine cavity.

·         Genetic abnormalities: Couples at high risk of having a genetically abnormal baby can benefit from Preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD IVF. Using this technique, healthy embryos can be selected free from genetic abnormalities can be selected and implanted in the uterus.

Infertility treatment in India has reached a significant point in Assisted Reproductive Technologies, but even the best IVF centre in India cannot guarantee 100% success. It is important to manage one’s expectations when going for the procedure.