In this article we’ll be talking about artificial fertilization treatments and clinics. More couples than ever are struggling with infertility. If you and your partner are trying to conceive but are yet to become pregnant you might be starting to think about what your options are. My blog covers a number of issues and solutions when it comes to male and female infertility. In this article we’ll be looking specifically at the artificial fertilization techniques that are available to you. Artificial fertilization usually comes late in a long line of things partners have tried to improve their fertility and odds of becoming pregnant. From diet changes to yoga, general fitness and supplements, there are a number of things we’d recommend you explore before arriving at artificial fertilization.
Modern medicine has helped many couples to have healthy and successful pregnancies. The following are some of the most effective and well-known artificial fertility treatments available:
Artificial insemination (IUI)
This is the most common type of artificial fertilization. It has success rates which vary from 5 percent to 25 percent. We call it intrauterine insemination or IUI. During this procedure the y use a catheter to inject a concentrated sperm dose directly into the uterus. The sperm can be from a partner or a sperm donor and along this treatment you should use fertility drugs to stimulate ovulation. A possible side effect is cramping and discomfort when during the insertion of the catheter.
In vitro fertilization often (IVF)
IVF involves removing a woman’s egg from her ovaries. The eggs are then fertilized naturally by sperm cells but in vitro. That means outside the body, in a lab, which usually results in the formation of several embryos. A few of those may be frozen for later use and two or more may be directly placed inside the woman’s uterus. This is why IVF patients tend to have twins more often. Before this procedure a woman needs fertility drugs to encourage the release of egg cells. The success rate of this treatment is between 28 and 35 percent depending on the female partner age.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
ICSI is revolutionary because it requires just one individual sperm cell. Doctors carefully inject the cell into an egg cell. This allows men with very poor sperm quality to father their own children. Once the fertilized egg turns into an embryo of about 8 or 16 cells doctors place it back in the woman’s uterus to implant itself. The sperm may need to be removed from the partner or donor using a needle or biopsy. This procedure usually results in only minor discomfort and typical success rates is around 35%.
It’s important to do everything you can to ensure your body is ready for pregnancy before embarking on any artificial fertilization treatments. For women it’s important to eat a well-balanced diet that provides essential nutrients for your reproductive system and for the fetus. Men should have a diet rich in essential micronutrients and amino acids. They can help support the success rate of any treatments by nourishing the reproductive system and positively affecting sperm concentration or motility.
For a healthy and natural way to improve the chances for pregnancy I recommend boosting your diet with a fertility supplements. You should take supplements for at least three to six months prior to starting artificial fertilization treatments. The couple should also try to pinpoint the timing of their sexual intercourse around the natural day of ovulation.