Making the decision to undergo IVF, or in vitro fertilisation is not something that should be taken lightly. Thankfully, clinics that offer this type of service are renowned for being transparent with their patients, and that is the case here at London IVF & Genetics. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive breakdown of the essential information that you should understand about IVF, and you can find this below.
There is more than one option
As you are likely aware of that there is an IVF process which, at its basic involves taking fertility medications, harvesting eggs, treating with sperms, and subsequently, the embryos are transferred into the patient in question. A lesser-known male fertility treatment is IMSI IVF, which is particularly useful for those couples where male partner has very low sperm count. During this, a high-magnification microscope is used to identify and eliminate sperm that is not in optimal condition.
Side-Effects are common
With most types of medical procedures, it is understandable that you may be slightly wary when you are informed that you may suffer from an array of side-effects. When it comes to fertility treatments such as IVF, it will likely come as no surprise that things are not quite straightforward. During this process, you may experience hormonal side effects from medications. These last only while you are taking these drugs and resolve spontaneously once you have stopped medications. The egg collection is a minor procedure under sedation. There is mild discomfort that may last few days. Most of these effects resolve soon after the treatment is completed and have no long lasting effect.
It is a common treatment
When couples discover that they are not getting pregnant naturally, or as easily as they would have liked, a sense of dissatisfaction and disheartenment is extremely common. It is important to keep in mind, however, that there are thousands of couples across the UK that are going through the same thing. The IVF process has been extensively researched and developed over many decades. Almost one in six couples will seek help for fertility and around 2 in 100 live births in UK are following an IVF treatment.
The success rate is rising
In historical terms, IVF has provided a way of couples experiencing parenthood when they have failed naturally. The chances of success have been steadily improving ever since the first IVF treatment in 1970’s. The state-of-the-art technology that we have access to, twinned with our better understanding, means that the success rate is on the rise.
Who are we?
Have you heard of the incredible potential associated with IVF, but are unsure of which clinic to visit? London IVF & Genetics is here to help. Not only do we have access to the latest scientific interventions and expertise, but our specialists will be there to help every step of the way. We are taking every precaution to ensure that patients continue to receive treatments safely during the pandemic. For those of you that believe that our treatments could be the key to your happiness, please feel free to use our website’s contact information to reach out to a member of our team.