The miracle of life is a beautiful one. There is very little that compares to the moment that a new being comes into this world, joining a family that has waited with anticipation and open arms. However for some people, conceiving and carrying to term to deliver a healthy baby is difficult, which makes the process very painful.
In the past, these individuals would have been resigned to a fate of being childless, or perhaps would find joy in providing a home and family to a child without those precious things, through the process of adoption. While adoption remains a valuable and viable option, those looking to bring life into the world now have a chance at the possibility where once there was none. This possibility comes in the form of IVF treatment.
What is IVF treatment?
IVF treatment refers to in vitro fertilization, a term used to describe the process of combining an egg and a sperm outside of the body, in a laboratory setting, in order to verify the fertilization, before the zygote, or fertilized egg, is then transferred into the woman’s uterus, where she will carry on a full pregnancy. Fertility clinics help to provide that miracle of life that a single individual or a couple has been yearning for but up to that point been unable to produce. This type of artificial insemination has allowed many people realize their dreams of adding to their families, where just a few decades ago, they would not have been able to do so in such a way.
What could lead to the need for IVF?
There are a number of factors that could come into play to cause infertility or failed pregnancies. Many health conditions can be factors, as well as age. Women tend to be the most fertile that they will ever be in their lifetimes between the ages of 20 and 24 years old. By the age of 30, fertility starts to decline further, and after 35 years of age, fertility drops even more significantly for most women. Sperm count, motility, and function also decrease as a man’s age increases as well.
Fertility treatment involves a lot of time, energy, and patience, particularly because there is so much emotional investment in the process of struggling to bring life into the world. But if you have done the research, spoken with your doctor, and had the necessary conversations with those close to you, IVF treatments may be the answer you have been searching for.