Age plays an important role in the woman’s ability to bear a child which decrease with age. Almost 1/3rd of the women have fertility issues because of age over 35. Menopause generally happens by 45-50 years of age and with age post 35, the ability of healthy eggs decrease and the probability of miscarriage increases.
Sperm’s quality and quantity depend on the health and the habits of the individual. It is greatly affected by:
Infertility creates a problem in conceiving for many couples hence they require help from different methods to be able to conceive or having a child. These methods together are termed as Assisted reproductive technology (ART). It involves fertilization in a laboratory set up and then putting the grown embryos back into the mother’s body
IVF is done when there are issues related to conceiving a child due to blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis or any other unknown reason for infertility in both the mother and the father. The procedure depends on the overall review and history of the couple.
Yes, multiple embryos are transplanted in IVF to enhance the success probability of implantation which increases the chances of having multiple births by 25% as compared to the normal pregnancies.
It requires approximately 3-6 weeks depending upon the review of the couple and the type of therapy they are having. It starts with the administration of fertility drugs for a couple of days to induce ovulation along with continuous monitoring by ultrasound or hormonal profiling.
The miscarriage rate is almost similar to that of normal couples. For obvious reasons, the rate is higher when older females are undergoing IVF.