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If you’ve been trying in vain to have a baby, you aren’t alone. Around one in 8 couples has difficulty conceiving and it’s not necessarily because of the woman. As a matter of fact, women and men can both be diagnosed with infertility. If the wife is under 35 years of age and have not conceived after a year of trying; or if the wife is over 35-years of age and have been unable to conceive in 6 months, there is a distinct possibility that you or your partner may be infertile.
So, if you think, you are infertile and need IVF treatment, where do you start? The truth is that all of this can be extremely overwhelming. You will find a lot of information online, but it can be very confusing to distinguish facts from rhetoric. We do have a number of well-informed patients coming to us for treatment, but there are an equally large number of patients who have heard that IVF is a good infertility treatment, but know nothing beyond that.
Aspects to Focus On
If you are planning on making an appointment with an IVF doctor, here’s some information that will give you a certain amount of confidence before you walk in that door. It will help you move through the different stages of your IVF treatment in a more seamless manner.
Certain clinics will take only the less complex cases which also automatically increases the success rates; while there are others who are more proficient, deal with much harder diagnoses, but have lower success rates. Every case is different and so is every patient; so when you ask the doctor questions, see how they are relevant to you. No doubt, the doctor you choose should be experienced, but it’s also important that you check their success rates with other patients of your age.
Despite the fact that we make it a point at our clinic to provide patients complete details about potential costs, many of them drop out when their first cycle fails. The main reason for this is they hope that they will get pregnant in the first cycle itself and their finances don’t permit them to continue with the treatment. Though lucky patients do hit the jackpot in the first cycle, you need to be prepared that 3-4 cycles maybe required before a couple is able to conceive.
Of course, it is your prerogative to decide how many children you should have; however a responsible doctor will never suggest that multiple embryos be transferred (with some exceptions). With this, there is the risk of giving birth to preterm babies, and looking after multiples can be highly demanding in terms of energy, time and finances.
If you are planning on getting IVF done, keep these things in mind. Understand that the journey may not necessarily be a smooth one; build resilience, patience and have faith in your doctor.
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