IVF or the In-Vitro Fertilization is a process in which the egg cells are made to be fertilized by a sperm, which is outside the womb of the woman, that is to say, in vitro. It is one of the major treatments for infertility when all the other methods regarding the assisted reproductive technologies fail. The process of Ivf basically involves the hormonal controlling of the ovulatory processes. The ova or the eggs are removed from the ovary of the concerned woman and the sperms are allowed to fertilize them in fluid medium. The zygote or fertilized egg is then carefully transferred to uterus of the woman with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.
Why do people hesitate with Ivf?
There are a lot of couples that are not able to procreate due to some reason or the other. So, the technique of IVF is availed by them in order to expand their families. Although the IVF technology has proven to be a boon to many childless families, there are a lot of people who hesitate to take the help of IVF in conceiving a child. It is so because many couples have certain doubts regarding the success of the technology and the adverse after effects it might have on the mother and the baby. Moreover, as the IVF techniques are a little expensive than the other techniques, many couples find it unaffordable. Also there are some people who do not avail the technique owing to certain religious and moral beliefs.
Factors to be kept in mind
– The women who undergo in vitro fertilization should not be more than 35 years old.
– There are 32% chances of Ivf twins and about 5% chances of giving birth to triplets.
– One Ivf cycle can cost about $12400.
– If any woman has the Ivf treatment then there are chances she may not have to undergo fallopian tubes surgery.
– The Ivf treatment is very safe and almost all the treatments bear healthy and normal babies, though in severe cases, there may be problems in conceiving.
– Some genetic disorders may surface in the Ivf babies.
Folate intake can increase the possibility of Ivf twins
Women who are undergoing the Ivf treatment for fertility can have higher chances of having twins if they take a diet rich in folate. If there is more than required folate amount in the diet of the IVF treated pregnant women then she has increased chances of giving birth to Ivf twins. So, in various countries women who are under the treatment of Ivf are specially prescribed a diet that has just the optimum amount of folic acid to reduce the increased possibility of giving birth to Ivf twins.
The chances are increased by almost 22 percent per every 100 micrograms of plasma derived folate intake. The possibility of bearing the twins increase due to remarkable covariance between the plasma folate along with the folic acid.
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Originally posted 2011-02-04 15:00:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter