In Vitro Fertilization(IVF)

For many couples, an in vitro fertilisation procedure is their only option in order to successfully conceive a child. Thanks to science, the answer has been provided, as in vitro will drastically increases the chances of falling pregnant. This has helped many couples the world over, couples who have dealt with the loss, trauma and hardships of infertility. The in vitro process is a fertilisation process that occurs outside of the body. In normal circumstances, sperm unites with the egg inside the fallopian tube. But due to an unfortunate number of factors, this may not happen naturally. This could be due to age, damaged fallopian tubes, male fertility issues or several other problems. In this situation, it is best to consult a qualified IVF doctor in order to assess your distinctive needs. This can become a complex procedure with much time and money needed in order to succeed.

If you are wanting to know about the main differences between artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization it can be summarised in this way: AI is a procedure that requires ovarian stimulation via the fallopian tubes; this includes Clomid or Injectable Gonadotropins. The treatment is best for those who have low sperm counts, or inexplicable infertility issues. IVF involves a direct stimulation of the ovaries in order to produce viable eggs.

When a couple decides to go to an in vitro fertilization clinic, the woman will receive multiple injections of fertility drugs before the eggs are retrieved. Once collected, these eggs are combined with sperm, and left to culture. These are then transferred back the womb for implantation. There is a risk associated with IVF: multiple pregnancies. This is due to the high number of embryos that are transferred, which may result in the birth of twins, triplets, or, in certain rare cases, quadruplets. Whenever science must step in to correct the defects of nature, an associated risk is a given.

The in vitro fertilization procedure may take up to 30 days, and will involve a number of different steps. There are numerous fertility clinics around South Africa, and you should consult with your fertility specialist, in order to see what solution is best for you. The success rate for IVF varies between patients; this should also be discussed with your practitioner – your practitioner will deliver realistic expectations. Most medical aids do not cover IVF and other fertility treatments; therefore First Health Finance can cover the in vitro fertilization cost with our affordable surgical procedure loans. Call or email FHF today and secure the loan that will bring happiness to your family.