In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Having a baby is one of the most gratifying experiences a person can go through in life. But not all share in this because of one medical reason or another. Some have given up hope of ever having a child and having a family but with medical science and state-of-the-art technology, one may want to try in vitro fertilization. Many clinics all over the world now offer this option for prospective parents who want to start a family.
In Vitro Fertilization starts when eggs or sperm cells are brought together in a laboratory. The eggs are prepared to be fertilized and the sperm cells are introduced to be joined with the eggs in a laboratory dish. Pre-embryos are formed and are placed into a medium that replicates the environment of the fallopian tube. After 3 to 5 days, the embryos are replanted into the woman’s uterus. Though most clinics may prefer to implant more than one embryo to give a better chance of testing positive for pregnancy, advances in IVF now allows one to choose single embryo transfer with still a good chance of a pregnancy.
It may be a costly procedure, but happiness is priceless when something that some may have thought impossible, is now possible.