In vitro fertilization is an infertility treatment method that has been around ever since 1981. Thousands of people who have dreamed of becoming parents have been able to make that dream come true thanks to IVF. While IVF remains controversial, there are many benefits that people who get it can potentially reap. Below is a list of some of the benefits of in vitro fertilization:
Helps People Who Cannot Conceive Naturally
There are many conditions that can make it very difficult for someone to conceive naturally. This includes things such as blocked fallopian tubes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, premature ovarian failure and endometriosis. If a woman has a partner with low sperm count, then she may also have trouble conceiving.
However, in some cases, the cause of the infertility cannot be identified. In fact, it is estimated that the cause of infertility cannot be identified in one out of six couples who have trouble conceiving.
Increased Chances Of Having A Healthy Baby
Not only does IVF increase the chances of conceiving, but it can also increase the chances of having a healthy baby. Specialists at a fertility clinic can perform a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in order to identify potential problems in the embryo before it is placed inside of the uterus.
Very Safe Treatment
In Vitro is very safe. Technology has changed a lot over the past several years in order to make In vitro fertilization safer. Furthermore, the specialists at a fertility clinic will take all of the necessary precautions in order to ensure that this treatment is safe.
Pregnancy After Menopause Is Possible
It is impossible for a woman to naturally conceive after menopause because her body has stopped producing eggs. It is possible for a woman to get pregnant after menopause if she gets in vitro. However, it is important to note that the age of the woman does affect the success rate of this treatment. Post-menopausal women are less likely to have a live birth with this treatment than younger women.
Egg Donors Can Be Used
There are cases where a woman cannot use her own eggs for in vitro. If the eggs are not good quality or the woman has a low ovarian reserve, then you she probably will not be able to use her own eggs. Fortunately, egg donors can be used. A same-sex couple that wants to start a family can also use an egg donor.