Trying to conceive can be very disheartening when a couple has been trying unsuccessfully to start a family for several months. IVF offers an opportunity for couples struggling to get pregnant to conceive a child. IVF is suitable for people suffering from most types of infertility.
Women who have damaged, scarred, blocked or missing fallopian tubes may have difficulty becoming pregnant. IVF is a good option for any of these conditions because the process of implantation bypasses the fallopian tubes completely. It is frequently more effective than surgical solutions.
PCOS is a hormonal disorder which can cause prolonged or infrequent periods and sometimes an excessively high male hormone level. Because the ovaries develop numerous follicles, they fail to release eggs regularly. IVF is a very successful fertility treatment for PCOS.
Endometriosis is a painful condition which causes the lining of the uterus to grow outside of the uterus. This condition commonly involves the lining of the pelvis, the ovaries, and the fallopian tubes. In rare cases, it can spread beyond the pelvis. Women who have endometrial scarring can benefit from IVF treatment.
Between 40%-50% of all infertility cases are due to this condition. Male factor infertility includes low sperm count, decreased sperm motility, and no sperm count. IVF can help couples with male factor infertility to conceive.
Some couples, such as those who are at risk for certain hereditary conditions, may wish to use Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). This allows their doctor to screen IVF embryos for abnormalities. PGS can be used to make sure that only healthy embryos are implanted.
Single women and LGBT couples who wish to become pregnant can choose IVF to have a baby. IVF allows them to become pregnant on their own terms and their own timescale. IVF also enables women to safeguard their fertility by means of egg freezing.