by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)
Conceiving a child and procreating is a natural human tendency. Many of usare blessed with children . However, some couples do face obstacles in their journey towards parenthood.
Modern fertility treatment such as an in-vitro fertilisation ( IVF) has helped many couples to conceive. Current IVF technology had seen many advancements , thus achieving a higher pregnancy rate . IVF has also become safer for patients.
Common risks associated with an IVF procedure are ovarian hyperstimulation ( OHSS) and multiple pregnancy.
The risk of OHSS has reduced dramatically with the current IVF protocols. However, the risk of multiple pregnancy varies depending on several factors such as the age of the woman, quality of the embryo and number of embryo transferred into the womb.
A well established IVF centre have their own medical guidelines pertaining to number of embryos to be transferred into the womb. Some countries have their own national guidelines which advises fertility specialists on number of embryos to be transferred based on patient and embryo factors.
Statistical probability points towards a higher pregnancy rate with increasing number of embryos transferred . In conclusion, the more embryos transferred into the womb, the higher the pregnancy rate.
So, why are IVF doctors concerned about the number of embryos transferred ?
by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)
Worldwide statistic shows that about 1 in 7 couples suffer from infertility. These couples need some form of fertility treatment in their journey towards parenthood.
Fertility treatments can be as simple as ovulation induction to more sophisticated treatment such as IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation) and ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection).
IVF/ICSI gives the highest pregnancy rate and it can treat most causes of infertility, both male and female related. However, the biggest concern among couples is the high cost of an IVF.
How can you reduce your overall cost of an IVF ?
The following tips may solve this problem. In fact, several tips can lead to natural pregnancy with no further medical intervention. For those who need fertility treatment, these tips increases success rate of an IVF cycle.
Here are 12 tips to do that .
1. Empower yourself
Knowledge is power . This strategy also works when it come to fertility treatments. There are lots of informations on fertility treatments, either printed or online. Couples should empower themselves with basic knowledge of why they have difficulty and what are their options. For beginners, they should know about fertility tests and a where they can get that done. This will invariably save them cost in terms of money, emotional stress and time.