IVF is a normal process women choose to undergo when they are having difficulties with infertility. The conventional IVF involves the removal of the human oocytes from the ovaries and the fertilization process, accomplished by “letting” motile spermatozoa to fertilize the oocytes into a special culture medium. This means that once embryos are formed, they are transferred into the uterine cavity through a process called Embryo Transfer. IVF is used to mimic the biological processes, in vivo.
IVF is used for women who have blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, thus preventing the egg and sperm from meeting naturally. IVF may also help you and your partner if your infertility is unexplained and/or the male partner has a low sperm count. Other factors like mature age, endometriosis, immunology, obesity and psychology may lead a couple to infertility. IVF can be the treatment for you if these factors come into play at this stressful time in your lives.