IVF | How To Get Pregnant Fast With In Vitro Fertilization

IVF | How To Get Pregnant Fast With In Vitro Fertilization

October 8, 2018 0 By mcsenior
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IVF Procedure & Success Rate In Nigeria

Getting pregnant can be challenging, worrisome and often disappointing for some couples trying to conceive. After trying several methods, procedures, medications and alternative remedies to get pregnant but there is no positive result; your doctor may recommend IVF as the last resort.

IVF is now considered one of the fastest ways to get pregnant for couples trying to conceive but as there are advantages, so also there are some shortcomings to consider as well. On this post, you will discover everything you need to know about IVF with Nigeria as the case study.

IVF Definition

The term IVF simply means In Vitro Fertilization; it is an assisted reproductive technology where eggs are being extracted from a woman and sperm sample from the man. The eggs and sperm collected is then manually combined in a laboratory dish. After fertilization, probably after 2 – 6 days, the embryo is then transferred back into the woman’s uterus {womb}.

Who Need IVF?

This procedure is not for every woman and not every woman can get pregnant through IVF. Those who fall under this category may be advised by their doctor to try this procedure after all other methods might have failed:
• Women with blocked fallopian tubes
• Men who has low sperm count
• Women with endometriosis
• Women who does not have frequent ovulation
• Couples with case of unexplained infertility
• Women with ovarian failure {may require donor egg}

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Is IVF Procedure Painful?

Many people often ask how it feels in terms of pain when passing through this procedure. The process of retrieving the eggs from the woman can be done using transvaginal ultrasound which is usually nothing to worry about. The egg retrieval process can even be done in the doctor’s office within a short period of time after previous series of medications / injections. The procedure afterwards is the transfer of the embryo which may even not last more than 5-10 minutes. However, if you experience pain during any of the procedures, it can easily be managed with pain reliever.

How Is IVF Done?

Before starting your IVF procedure, there are series of test you must have done to understand the reasons for your infertility. People with unexplained infertility usually have simpler and cheaper procedure when compared to those with more complicated issues.

The procedure usually take between 4 – 6 weeks starting from when a woman starts taking drugs to stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs usually monitored by ultrasound scan or blood test. The eggs are than collected likewise the man’s sperm; this is then fertilized outside the woman’s body in a laboratory using a cultured dish or test-tube.

After fertilization, the embryo is then transferred back into the uterus {womb}, with other series of tests afterwards.

Stages Of IVF?

• The first day of the woman’s period will be identified
• The ovary will be stimulated from the first day of the period by taking medications for the next 14days or less in order to produce more eggs
• The eggs will be retrieved from the ovaries which may be done within half an hour, with average of 8-15 eggs collected
• If you are using a fresh sperm, the sperm will be collected in the morning of the egg retrieval; you may also use frozen or donor sperm
• The eggs and sperm are placed in a dish to facilitate fertilization
• If the fertilization becomes successful, the eggs matures into an embryo
• The embryo is then transferred back into the uterus {if the eggs forms more than one embryo, they can be frozen for future use}
• Other series of test are being conducted to monitor the progress

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What To Avoid Prior Or During IVF Cycle

• Smoking
• Unnecessary medications
• Alcohol
• Drugs
• Caffeinated drinks
• Hot tube bath
Note: Maintain healthy diet that aids fertility

IVF Success Rate

There are many determinant factors that may determine the success rate of this procedure. One of the factors is identifying the cause of the infertility, those who have serious health issues may have a slim chance of getting pregnant through this procedure except the root cause is treated.

Another factor that may determine the success rate of IVF is the age of the woman. Women who are not up to 35 yrs has almost 40% chance of getting a baby through this procedure while women who are over 40 yrs has less than 12% chance of getting a baby.

IVF Centers In Nigeria

I am not here to advertise for any clinic but there are many of them out there. If you are not sure if there is any IVF center in your area, you may visit any teaching hospital or government hospital near you to make detailed inquiry.

IVF Treatment Cost In Nigeria

IVF treatment cost is determined by number of additional assisted reproductive technologies you may need, the number of cycles among other expenses like fertility drugs, specialize testing among others.
The cost of IVF procedure in Nigeria varies from #800,000 to #2 million depending on the center you are using among other factors.

IVF Babies In Nigeria

There are testimonies about stories of successful IVF babies in Nigeria. The procedure has put smile on the faces of many families and the trend is growing faster than you can imagine especially among those who can afford the cost.
There are even some fertility awareness groups / NGOs that are putting efforts in sensitizing the public about this option that science offer to those who are trying to conceive.

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Many don’t like sharing their success story with the public because of the kind of society we live in due to stigmatization. The first successful IVF baby in history still remains Louise Joy Brown who was born on July 25, 1978 and ever since then, it is estimated that over 8 million babies have been born through IVF and around 4,000 in Nigeria alone.

IVF Side Effects

Most people experience no problem with IVF except if proper treatment is not put in place. The ovary may become enlarged during treatment leading to abnormal swelling and discomfort. Others include nausea and vomiting, and if left untreated, there may cause blood clots in the legs and lungs as well as fluid imbalance in the blood.

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What To Ask Your Doctor If IVF Fails?

• Was the ovarian response good
• Was the endometrium receptive
• Did fertilization occur
• Was the embryo transfer easy and automatic
• Why didn’t pregnancy occur
• Can you repeat some treatment or what changes need to be done
• When can you go in for next IVf cycle

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