Experts from the ISIDA clinic demystify the IVF method
Many couples who start infertility treatment and are thinking about IVF do not always fully understand what this procedure really is. After all, there are still many myths and speculations around reproductive technologies. Specialists from the ISIDA clinic will help you understand which stories about IVF stories are truth, and which are no more than fiction.
First, it is worth remembering that IVF is not a guarantee of the infertility treatment, as many believe. The effectiveness of the IVF program is only 35-40%, and there must be certain indications for implementation. First, we carry out an examination and determine the causes of infertility, then select the method of treatment to be proper for your couple. However, in fact, none of the existing treatment methods will give 100% guarantee.
Very often future parents consider that with the help of IVF it is possible to "plan" the desired pregnancy, for example, immediately give birth to a double. In fact, even with artificial insemination, you cannot simply "order" as many children as you want. In reproductive medicine, multiple pregnancy is considered a complication, as we often encounter a high percentage of pregnancy loss and premature birth. Although using IVF, the probability of multiple fertility is really high, since several embryos can be transferred to the uterine cavity to increase the chances of pregnancy.
It is also mistaken to assume that children born after in vitro fertilization are a product of thorough genetic selection. Genetic selection in IVF concern only frequent risky diseases: chromosomal pathologies, age-dependent chromosomal pathologies. We carry out special investigations of embryos to reduce the risks of future child bearing such diseases from parents. The selection of embryos is used only in case of certain indications: older women who are at high risk of pathology; pregnancy with chromosomal pathologies in the family, or the case family knows about the carriage of a certain chromosomal pathology, miscarriages, etc.
Another common misconception is that children born in result of extracorporal fertilization have more health problems than those born in the natural environment. In fact, research indicators are approximately the same in one group and another. It should be taken into account that reproductive scientists still had no opportunity to carry out a long-term analysis, which would include not only the health of newborns, but also the development of children, puberty period, and their ability to give birth to their children.
To learn more about the IVF methodology and indications for it, contact ISIDA IVF Clinic! Our specialists will advise you and answer all the questions.