IVF is a process in which an egg is combined with sperms outside the body, in vitro. The embryo(s) is then transferred into the uterus. IVF has brought relief to many lives. According to the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, about 10 to 14% of the Indian population has faced infertility. IVF has brought a ray of hope for couples who are suffering from infertility. Especially for those who were suffering from depression due to infertility. But on the other side, people also have some common myths about IVF. In this blog, we will mention some IVF myths.
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Common IVF Myths And Facts
1. IVF is suitable for all infertility cases.
IVF can help resolve some infertility cases, but IVF is not suitable for all cases. Many other types of assisted reproductive procedures are available today to resolve critical cases. Some other procedures which can help the couples suffering from infertility include ovulation induction (OI) with medications or Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI).
2. IVF is a costly procedure.
IVF may be considered a little costly, but not more than many other surgeries. A study suggested that the cost of the IVF process has not increased in the past years.
3. IVF is only for young couples.
No, IVF is not only for young couples. We know that age is a factor that determines fertility. But IVF is effective for ladies in the post-menopausal group as in younger ones. Still, the pregnancy rates in older women are lower as compared to younger women.
4. Ovarian Stimulation causes Cancer
There is scientific literature that has resolved this issue. Many medical studies have concluded that fertility medicines are not linked with the development of ovarian, breast, or endometrial cancer. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) considers it safe for ovarian stimulation to occur for at least six times.
5. IVF Process is Always Positive
Sadly, this statement is not true. IVF success rate depends on various factors, like the age of female or the number and quality of embryos transferred. The women under the age of 35 and above have more than 41% chances of conception. This percentage will decrease as the age of women increases.
6. Chances of Multiple Gestations (twins, triplets, or more) With IVF
Many people think that IVF leads to multiple pregnancies. But this is not true. IVF is the only procedure in which you and your doctor decide how many embryos will be transferred into your uterus. If you choose to have a single child, then, only the required number of embryos will be transferred. That reduces the chances to have twins or triplets. It completely depends on how many numbers of embryos are transferred into your uterus.
7. The IVF patient needs to be admitted to the hospital.
The IVF patient is admitted to the clinic for a few hours during the egg-collection treatment. It is not necessary to admit the person for many days.
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Life has become easier with the help of advanced technology and innovation. We have various procedures and effective methods to overcome issues like infertility. But many IVF myths are also following these advanced methods and procedures.
These IVF myths stop people from making use of such effective treatment methods. In this post, we have tried to explain some misconceptions along with their facts. Credihealth’s advice – Visit an IVF Specialist before reaching to any conclusion regarding any of your health issues.
Also, read about the common Mistakes Couples Make During IVF