What is in vitro fertilization?
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most used techniques in Assisted Reproduction. It involves fertilizing the oocyte with the sperm in the laboratory and, subsequently, transferring the embryo or the resulting embryos to the patient’s uterus.
Thus, the IVF process consists of four phases: ovarian stimulation, recovery (puncture) of the patient’s oocytes, fertilization in the laboratory and transfer to the uterus (transfer).
In Vitro Fertilization has advanced a lot in recent years and today offers very high pregnancy rates provided it is performed in a qualified center. The diagnosis, the personalized guidance of each case and its coordination by the medical team are key to the success of the process. It is also essential that it be developed in a laboratory equipped with advanced technology in Reproductive Biology, which makes it possible to obtain the most suitable ovules, sperm and embryos to achieve a pregnancy.
How is an In Vitro Fertilization done?
Before starting an IVF cycle it is necessary to be well informed of the entire process from a medical, biological, legal and psychological point of view. In addition, some tests are required to know thoroughly the characteristics of each pair, since with a greater personalization better results can be obtained.
In Vitro Fertilization is a process that develops in four phases; Initially the ovaries are stimulated, then the oocytes are recovered, in the third step the In Vitro Insemination is performed in the laboratory and finally the embryos are transferred to the uterus of the patient.
Is IVF a painful treatment?
In Vitro Fertilization is not a painful treatment. The vast majority of patients, when faced with this doubt, agree that the worst is the anxiety that is experienced throughout the different phases of the cycle, especially when the embryos have already been deposited in the uterus and the result is expected ( betawait). Therefore, before starting the cycle, couples can meet with the specialized psychologist in these cases to deal with it in the best possible way.
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