According to Taiwanese Society for Reproductive Medicine,Normally, IVF procedures take about three weeks from “ovulation induction” to “embryo transfer”. Common treatment plans nowadays have become very diverse。
Physician decides course of treatment based on your condition。
In vitro fertilization (IVF), a.k.a. test tube baby treatment, is a fertility treatment where the female patient’s eggs are joined by her male partner’s sperm outside of the woman’s body. Later, the inseminated egg will be placed in a test tube or petri dish for a few days, hence the name.
After ovulation induction, the patient waits for ovarian follicles to mature. Then the woman’s mature eggs are removed with a transvaginal ultrasound and get fertilized in a few hours depending on egg maturity. The egg is then placed in a petri dish under observation. If artificial insemination works, the fertilized egg develops into an embryo in 2-3 days and then a blastocyst in 5-6 days before the implantation of the blastocyst starts in the uterus. The extra embryos can be frozen to preserve future fertility.
【IVF is recommended in the following situations】
1.Low sperm count and motility.
2.Two fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged.
3.Moderate to severe endometriosis.
4.The number of eggs decreases as women get older.
5.Women who have not been pregnant after 3-4 IUIs.
6.The female patient has difficulty getting pregnant due to unknown reasons