Infertility does not have to mean the end of the road for you. Modern medicine has advanced in leaps and bounds in fertility treatments. Here are a number of ways on how to overcome infertility via Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ART).
- IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation)
This form of fertility treatment is more well-known than others. It is the process of uniting the egg and the sperm in the laboratory. Thereafter the embryos are transferred into the uterus via the cervix.
- ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
This is a new technique that is considered a breakthrough in treating male infertility. Only one sperm is required and is injected directly into the egg. This treatment gives hope where the man has a low sperm count or produces a few quality sperm.
- IUI (Intra Uterine Inseminisation)
The sperm is collected and processed then placed directly into the woman’s vagina, cervical canal or uterine cavity.
- Pre-Genetic Diagnosis
This treatment allows couples to avoid passing on predisposed genetic conditions to their children by checking the genes of the embryos which are created via IVF.
- Sperm Washing
This is the process where individual sperm is separated from the semen. Washed sperm is used in IVF or IUI treatments.
- Blastocyst Culture
Modern advancement in the fertility field has now made it possible to grow embryos in the laboratory to the blastocyst stage of development. The healthiest embryos usually make it to this stage therefore they have a better chance of implanting once they are transferred.
- Assisted Hatching
This is a process where the embryologist creates a small hole in the zona pellucida under a microscope by means of micromanipulation.
- IVM (In Vitro Maturation)
This is a process where immature eggs are removed from the ovaries. Thereafter they are matured in the laboratory before fertilisation.
- Vitrification (Egg Freezing)
This process allows a woman to have her eggs extracted to be frozen and stored. When she is ready, the eggs will be thawed and fertilised then transferred to the uterus.
Cryopreservation involves the preservation of embryos, sperm, blood cells or stem cells by means of freezing it and storing it for later use.
- Ovulation Induction
Ovulation induction is a method of administering medications that is used to stimulate the follicles in your ovaries which results in the production of multiple eggs in one cycle.
There are many treatments and assisted methods that can help you overcome infertility. The best thing to do is visit a fertility clinic. Speak to your fertility doctor to discuss the options that are suitable for you.[ad_2]