What is IVF?
THE IVF (in vitro fertilization) is one of the most effective forms of assisted reproduction used to treat infertility or genetic problems and to aid in conception. In vitro fertilization takes place when the eggs mature from the ovaries and are fertilized with sperm in a laboratory, creating an embryo. The fertilized egg (embryo) is then implanted in the uterus.
There are many reasons for a couple to submit to IVF. When treating infertility, your doctor may first recommend less invasive treatments such as intrauterine insemination. THE IVF is often an option for people with disorders such as:
- Damage or obstruction of the fallopian tubes
- Ovulation disorders
- Premature ovarian failure
- Uterine fibroids
- Reduced sperm production or quality
- Unexplained infertility
- A genetic disorder
What to expect during IVF
There are many steps to success IVF procedure. These include ovulation induction, sperm recovery, fertilization and embryo transfer. An IVF cycle lasts about two weeks and sometimes multiple cycles may be required.
If you have tried to conceive without success and are interested in learning about it IVF or other fertility treatments, call us at (+30) 2310 277 032 and visit us at Center for Reproductive and Fetal Medicine at the address of Patriarch Ioakeim 2, Thessaloniki.
* The content on this blog is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health care providers with questions you may have about medical conditions.