IVF – an advanced treatment of Assisted Reproductive Technique, in which a man’s sperm and a woman’s eggs are combined in the petri dish inside the fertility lab resulting embryo. If we talk about the procedure of IVF, then the steps are simple and straightforward. However, IVF requires a systematic process to be followed. The very first step of IVF is giving the fertility medication and hormonal injections to the female recipient to obtain matured eggs at the time of egg collection. The entire success story depends on the quality of eggs and sperms or says the medical component of the infertile couple. IVF treatment is preferred by many couples who are unable to achieve a natural pregnancy.
Do you know how many babies have been born through IVF treatment till now? Based on the statistics, approx 6 million babies are born worldwide since 1978 with the help of IVF treatment.
Let’s come on the main point – does IVF come up with the major complication? As such, there is not any severe complication related to IVF treatment, but there are some of the minor side-effects which have been experienced by some patients. As with all the medical treatment, therapy, and procedure, however, there is jeopardy and risks connected to it. This piece of document informs you about the most common Risk factors in the procedure of In-Vitro Fertilization.
What kind of risks involved with the IVF medication?
There’s been a lot of speculation about how IVF might affect on child’s development. IVF is one of many types of assisted reproductive technologies. It involves retrieving Eggs and Sperm and fertilizing them In-Vitro. Researchers found risk only with procedures that involve surgical sperm retrieval, a treatment for male infertility and female infertility.
During the IVF Treatment, it is fertility medication and hormonal injection that (rare case) develops hyperstimulated ovary. In IVF might increase the risk of Developmental Disorder and Autism because there are so many types of procedure. Multiple numbers of birth carry the risk of Autism. So we also want to identify children who might be at increased risk of developing Autism or not. After IVF treatment, most of the Women evaluated the possible risk factors for Ectopic Pregnancy. It has been analysed that IVF treatment in recent years has been increased in the Multiple Pregnancy rates.
We Care IVF Surrogacy is one of the pioneers providing the top-notch fertility treatments along with the highest success rate. Not just this, the organization has wide-reaching connectivity with the best fertility centres that provide the highest success rate. As of now, numerous couples have been treated successfully by the team of We Care.
One of the patients from We Care wants to share her experience of IVF treatment with us –
When I take the procedure of IVF so after some time, we face some complications. We discussed with the Doctor, and he said that it carries significant risks to both the Mother. Medical complications through the Pregnancy are increased, and it also increased the High-Blood Pressure. We are very scared due to these complications and can’t make the right decision for continuing IVF Treatment or not. Because in the case of twin pregnancy, there is a significantly higher incidence of premature birth.
The doctor also told that the risk of Breast Cancer increased in some cases. It is most common, occurring in 4 in 14 American Women. Various factors and Diseases make Breast Cancer more likely, and it is more common in Infertile Women. I am also studying in Newspaper Breast Cancer in Mother or Sister increases the Risk. But there is no screening method for Breast Cancer.
But my High-Risk Pregnancy was certainly a challenge because I don’t have reason to Discontinuing of IVF. I have a willingness to make sacrifices for the sake of Healthy Baby. It is tough for me, but I want to make this possible. In all this, my Family gives full support. They provide me Healthy Environment, best care, proper rest, Healthy Food Items in every hour and so on. Within 15 days, I had done regular checkup. Take medicines on time and most important I take meditation classes for the stability of mind this helps in to reducing the Stress and am also doing daily morning walks.
Now, the period of my Pregnancy is completed. I give birth to a Baby Girl, and my Delivery is Normal. After all the problems now I have a Beautiful Healthy Baby Girl, and I have my Health as well. But because of my experience, I connect to a people on a much deeper level.
Possible Side-effects of IVF fertility medication
During the treatment, to stimulate the female’s ovaries, the fertility specialists provide hormonal injection and fertility medications. This medication is a part of the IVF procedure and has to be accomplished carefully so that the next step can be taken.
Some common side-effects of this injectable fertility medication include –
Mood swings of the recipient
OHSS (Ovarian Hyperstimulation syndrome)
A female may experience increased vaginal discharge
Momentary allergic reaction (skin reddening or itching nearby the area of injection)
When a female experiences mild OHSS, then there would be the possibility of minor trouble such as nausea, ovarian discomfort. If a female goes through with these hiccups, then no worries, as these are prevalent symptoms of fertility medication. However, if you encounter dehydration, trouble in breathing, and acute pain in abdominal, then it might cause severe OHSS. During this case, the woman must go to the clinic’s expert. Women who face an issue of severe OHSS are scarce.
Sometimes, a woman avoid the pain, neither discuss with the expert (don’t hide anything from your doctor) that can become the case complicated, so it is better to collect all the information before the beginning of fertility medication.
Is there any risk associated with the egg retrieval & ET procedure?
Women, when undergoes follicle-aspiration or egg-retrieval procedure, the expert uses a hollow-needle for the eggs to be pulled-out. Vaginal ultrasound guides the expert to allow the needle into the ovary. After the collection of eggs from the recipient’s ovary, a female can go back home (within 2-3 hours, once she feels fine).
During this minor surgical process, the patient might experience mild to moderate abdominal pain. However, you need not be concerned with this pain as this pain disappears within a few days (two or three days)
Rare injury to the organ located close to the ovaries
Once the eggs get fertilized with the sperm, on the second or third day, the expert places the embryo into the recipient’s womb (uterus) with the help of a catheter. A catheter containing the embryo is gently transferred into the woman’s uterus by the senior IVF specialist. A woman may feel a bit cramp at the time of placing the embryo into her womb. She may have slight bleeding after this procedure. In an infrequent case, a woman gets infection afterwards ET (embryo transfer) and is treated with antibiotics.
That’s all about the side-effects or complications and Risk factors in the procedure of In-Vitro Fertilization which can come up as trouble during the treatment. Mild pain, cramp is the common factors experienced by the patient, but if you think that the pain and uneasiness are going agonising and surplus, then you must rush to the IVF centre and get treated as soon as possible.
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Disclaimer: Under the pre-Conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994, prenatal sex determination is banned in India. No test or treatment for sex selection, sex determination, gender selection, gender determination is done in India.