“Which IVF treatment is right for me?”
Every couple considering IVF treatment will need to carefully consider which treatment is right for them. To determine this, consulting with a fertility doctor is the first step. If a woman is fertile but cannot get pregnant because of a surgical ligation or because of the shape of her uterus, she can still become pregnant through IVF and Egg Donation.
Some women who are older choose to do IVF because it is the most efficient way to conceive and can be cost effective, as opposed to spending money on treatments which are less successful such as IUI. Typically 50% of couples will take home a baby per embryo transfer depending mostly on the age of the woman. Chance of success is affected by age, ovarian reserve, uterine and sperm factors.
IVF is ideal for women with tubal factor infertility which may come from pelvic adhesions or prior infections. Even women who have lost both tubes are candidates for IVF.
There are many methods of assisted reproductive technology (ART) available to couples experiencing infertility. What varies between couples is the exact IVF treatment that will most likely result in successful pregnancy.
The treatment plan most commonly used is the IVF or In Vitro Fertilization. This involves a woman’s eggs collected from the female patient being fertilized outside the womb with the partners retrieved sperm before the embryos are implanted into the uterus. To increase the chances of successful pregnancies, often IVF is combined with ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection).
For women who are experiencing ovarian failure, egg donation is often the last resort. Our clinic allows couples to receive a donated egg and coordinate the fertility cycle to improve the rate of conception. Our donor program involves a matching with the donor, social evaluation, psychological testing, and coordinating treatment with the IVF cycle. Many women cannot produce healthy eggs and this can be traced to a number of reasons including : Menopause, poor lifestyle habits, side effects of surgery or chemotherapy, ovarian cysts, genetic defects of the ovaries and premature ovarian failure. All of these result in lower fertility rates and may require intervention with an egg donation.
Contact us to help your determine which method of infertility treatment is recommended for you.