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Infertility is not the end for all the dreams and desires of being a parent. On being informed about infertility, you may be disappointed about not being able to have any choice over your own life. But, should you let this stop you from living the dream of having a complete family
Infertility is not a statement Science has advanced to a level where you can have alternatives and possibilities to most problems faced in life. When you gather the courage to look for alternatives, you will realize the different options available to support your dreams.
Many factors could be the contributing reasons for decreased fertility. Lifestyle habits and decisions have a huge influence on health as well as on fertility. Along with lifestyle, other important factors that contribute to impaired fecundity (ability to reproduce) are
Men and women are most fertile during their 20's and their ability to reproduce decreases drastically in the late 30's and 40's.
Stress Too much stress or depression leads to hormonal imbalances that can eventually cause fertility problems.
Unhealthy body weight Obesity affects the possibility of conception and being underweight leads to miscarriages and difficulty in conceiving.
Smoking and drinking These habits negatively influences fertility, causing women to take longer time to conceive while deteriorating sperm quality and quantity in men.
Elevating Aspirations Being a parent is never easy, but to face difficulty in bearing a child is a heartbreaking situation. For people who are gripped by infertility, their aspirations to become proud parents can be fulfilled with modern alternatives and advances in the field of science of fertility. The modern cutting-edge advances that will help in elevating the chances of conceiving are
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Fertilization is the union of sperm and egg in the Fallopian tube inside the woman's body. The word 'in vitro' means, carrying out any process outside the body, such as in a laboratory. IVF is the process of uniting the human sperm and egg outside the woman's body, in a laboratory dish. This fertilized embryo is then introduced into the mother's womb after 3-5 days of fertilization for growth and development.
Artificial Insemination or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) IUI is the process of artificially introducing the sperm in the womb for a woman to get Pregnancy. This procedure helps to attain pregnancy in subfertile women, who have a history of infertility but can still give birth, only requiring longer period to conceive. In IUI, washed and processed sperms are introduced directly into the uterus. Thus fertilization takes place inside the womb of the mother.
Surrogacy This is a process where the surrogate mother carries the baby of another woman. Surrogacy is achieved by two methods - Artificial Insemination or IVF. Surrogacy through artificial insemination will have the father's sperm introduced into surrogate mother's womb. Whereas surrogacy through IVF will have both the sperm and egg of the couple opting for surrogacy being fertilized in vitro and the embryo that results from the fusion is introduced into the surrogate mother's womb.
Artificial Insemination using Donors
Donor Eggs For cases where the woman has poor egg quality and are unable to fertilise, the eggs are obtained from the ovaries of another woman. These donor eggs are united with the sperm of the recipient's partner in vitro. The fertilized ovum is then introduced into the recipient woman's uterus for development and achieving pregnancy.
Donor Sperms For cases where the man has poor sperm quality or quantity, the sperms are obtained from a sperm bank. These donor sperms are then artificially inserted into the recipient woman's womb through artificial insemination for growth and development.
Donor Embryos For cases where the couple is unable to have children naturally, donor embryos are a good option. Both the donor egg and donor sperm are fertilized artificially. This fertilized donor embryo is introduced into the woman's womb for achieving pregnancy.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) This procedure is used when the male partner suffers from infertility, especially in cases where there is little or no sperm ejaculated in the semen. This method is used to enhance the IVF procedure, wherein, a single sperm is directly injected into the mature egg, which, on fertilization is introduced into the woman's uterus.
The above listed techniques come under the tag of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), i.e. technology that helps to attain pregnancy and deal with infertility through in vitro and other artificial methods.
It is now upon one's decision to take a step ahead and join hands with modern science to overcome the shortcomings and accept happiness with open arms.
Your happy family is just an ART away