W09 CBNS 169 Video Project by Xiaowei Ma: “In vitro Fertilization.” In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the best known assisted reproductive technologies that will help couples experiencing infertility problems. This video briefly describes the procedures, costs, probabilities, benefits, and results involved in IVF. Enjoy!
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Originally, IVF treatment as an infertility treatment was developed to help women who had blocked or damaged fallopian tubes trying to get pregnant. As it involves taking eggs directly from the ovaries, and putting embryos back into the womb, it bypasses the tubes completely, and has always been particularly good for helping women with tubal problems.
Nowadays, IVF treatment is far more widely used for a variety of female fertility problems, including difficulties with ovulation, endometriosis and unexplained infertility. As the IVF process has developed, it can now be used more often for male fertility problems, too.
Do you need IVF treatment?
Sometimes, couples know fairly soon after they start having fertility tests that they will need IVF if they are ever going to have a child, and the situation is clear cut. For others, however, it is not so straightforward, particularly where no cause has been found for the fertility problems.
When you’re going through the initial phase of tests, things can drag terribly, with weeks or even months between appointments, and you may feel that you are spending most of your time waiting. However, once you get into the next stage, it can seem as if you are catapulted into IVF, without having had time to think properly about whether it is something you really want or need.
Other infertility treatments to try first
Not everyone has concerns about IVF, but if you do, you may want to reassure yourself that you are sure you have tried every alternative option first. There are some other treatments you may be offered before IVF, but they may not always be appropriate for everyone. The type of treatment suggested will depend on the nature of the fertility problem.
Drug treatments may be offered for hormonal problems, as these can help regulate the female menstrual cycle and ovulation. Drugs are sometimes, although far less often, prescribed where there is a male-factor problem to try to improve the sperm count.
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Conceiving your own child is not always such an easy task. New and innovative technologies into assisted reproduction, intrauterine insemination [http://www.ivfinvitrofertilization.com/intrauterine-insemination] and IVF treatment can now explore viable alternatives to traditional pregnancy, but legal matters and financial considerations complicate these choices. Discover the options available to you that are allowing families to bring a baby into their homes.
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This Guided Imagery CD is designed to support you during your journey to pregnancy. The imagery contained within this recording is structured to complement an In Vitro Fertilization Cycle. The recording contains specific tracks for use prior to ret
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