IVF or In Vitro Fertilisation is the medical procedure of artificial insemination which significantly increases the chances of getting pregnant or conceiving. This is the most advanced reproductive method that is used in fertility treatment today across the globe when the other methods fail to show results. In general term, IVF is the method where the sperm of males is inserted into the egg using artificial methods at labs to process the fertilization. The doctors then place the embryos into the uterus of the mother after 5-6 days of fertilization in incubator so that the embryo can grow in a full baby in mother’s womb.
The Reasons Why In Vitro Fertilisation is Conducted
- Poor quality of sperm – The very first reason why IVF is conducted is due to poor quality of sperm which is unable to achieve the fertilization and increase the chance of pregnancy with their female counterpart. This is basically the male factor infertility due to which IVF is conducted.
- Hindrance between eggs and sperm – There are many situations where conceiving becomes too difficult despite sufficient quantity and quality of sperm. This is because of the hindrance between the lining of the uterus and the sperms of the male partner which reduces the chance of fertilization. Owing to this condition, assisted reproductive technique or IVF is conducted. There are different medical procedures which are carried out to find out the possible hindrances. The tests give the doctor clear picture of all the hindrances which can reduce the chance of fertilization.
- Problems in Fallopian Tube – This is actually a female factor infertility where the tube is either blocked or damaged which make fertilization difficult and stressful because embryo can’t reach the uterus due to the blockage.
These were some of the reasons why In Vitro Fertilisation is conducted.