Infertility is one of the most talked topics these days among the couples. It is certainly an issue to address. Especially for those who are unknown with the facts and information about the causes of infertility and the treatment that is available in the form of IVF. There is no doubt that infertile couples are located all over the world. Every one out of six couples, presently, is suffering from this issue. Hence, certainly it is no the issue of our country only. The problem is infertility is right there for ages, however, a difference in the situation of the past with the current is that there is an IVF treatment available today to cure this problem.
The problem of infertility is not a disease, but, it is considered as the body’s inability to conceive. The causes of infertility in male and female is almost equally divided between them, such as 35% of the cases are pertinent to female dominant factors while male dominant factors are also responsible in 35% of the cases. The rest of the cases are fall under the category of unexplained infertility. It precisely indicates that both male and female factors are prevalent and dominant and require an expert and specialized supervision of an IVF specialist who can provide you the solution of this problem.
Dr Shobha Gupta, who is distinguished and renowned IVF specialist explains that the causes of infertility can be treated using IVF treatment methods, which is the part of the assisted reproduction technique to facilitate a proper solution to the couples who are striving hard to come out from this situation. An IVF may be the best option in a variety of causes of infertility and provide you the family you want. It is the process in which egg and sperm are put together to get the fertilization in the laboratory condition. The embryo is then transferred to the woman’s uterus in the search of pregnancy.
The causes of infertility can effectively be treated using IVF methods, here are lists of such condition and problem where IVF can prove to be elixir for you:
Male Infertility Factors
All male infertility factors are duly related to the sperm issue. Low sperm count, poor sperm quality, sperm abnormality, low motility are some of the causes that can affect the fertility in woman that is caused by male factor issue. In other case, inability to intercourse with the female partner, or blockage in the tube which allow the sperm to mix with the semen, is also the situation where IVF can be a perfect choice for the treatment. Under the different circumstances, male sperm can be surgically retrieved in the lab from his testicles, bypassing the blockage, and later use it for the fertilization process outside the body in the lab. In case of low sperm count, in which sperm is unable to penetrate the egg, ICSI process is quite effective, in which a single healthy sperm is selected and directly injected into the egg.
Female Infertility Factors
If the male infertility factors are directly associated with the sperm, the female infertility is all about producing the egg and moving it to the uterus where it can be fertilized by the sperm. The embryo is then implanted into the wall of the womb. When these steps or processes are interrupted due to any reason, it is called infertility, and then the role of IVF comes into effect.
The female issue may occur due to blocked or harmed fallopian tubes, endometriosis issue, uterine fibroids, PCOS etc. Under such condition the egg is extracted from the ovaries through surgery and fertilized with the egg during the IVF procedure and the embryo is directly transferred to the uterus where it is expected to implants. In this way, the problem with the fallopian tubes are completely discarded.
To assess the condition of ovulation, the infertility doctor follows up a blood test to evaluate the level of follicle stimulation hormone (FSH) luteinizing hormone (LH) that is responsible for the eggs to ripen and detach from the ovary. Good quality of egg production can be affected with the growing age of the women, especially after the age of 35 years.
IVF can come to the rescue under such condition as well. The woman’s ovary is stimulated by injecting fertility drugs to produce more eggs, which is surgically retrieved and fertilized in the lab with the sperm. Through IVF treatment, it is also possible to use donor egg from a relatively younger donor which can significantly improve your chances of getting pregnant at your age near 40.
Recurrent Miscarriage, Inherited Genetic Disease or Unsuccessful IVF
There are couples who usually experience recurrent miscarriage. They may also run at the risk of carrying inherited genetic disease or may be their IVF is not getting successful. Such couples may be the candidate of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). It is the procedure in which an embryo is chosen for transfer, which is free from any chromosomal abnormalities and genetic disorder. It is performed in the laboratory with the help of IVF procedure. It comprehensively assists the embryo to implant and grow into a healthy baby.
There are conditions during the infertility issue that a couple has been through all the relevant testing and checkup and receive no reason for infertility, however, they still could not get pregnant. It might be unbelievable condition which is referred as ‘unexplained infertility’. Despite the fact there is nothing in the medical diagnosis, this is not the end of the world for you. Dr Shobha Gupta, on the basis of her long experience reiterates that you need not to panic as IVF can be a saviour procedure to be utilized under such condition as well. Several such incidents have been solved by the infertility specialist using IVF procedure and helped the couples in getting pregnant and deliver a healthy baby.
In a nutshell, the reason for infertility can be treated with the help of IVF treatment method. It may take some time to understand your case for the infertility doctors at times, however, IVF is potentially a door to achieve your dream of achieving parenthood and embrace a baby bliss in your life.