It’s real happiness to have a child. But sometimes long-awaited pregnancy doesn’t occur. The reasons are different: the absence of the fallopian tubes or their obstruction, immunological infertility, anovulatory cycle, or immunogenetic disparity.
It’s real happiness to have a child. But sometimes long-awaited pregnancy doesn’t occur. The reasons are different: the absence of the fallopian tubes or their obstruction, immunological infertility, anovulatory cycle, or immunogenetic disparity. Sometimes the reason is of unknown origin. However, infertility diagnosis is not a reason to give up. Thanks to the success of modern reproductive medicine, infertility is not inevitable. There is a variety of methods assisted reproductive technology can offer to treat all kinds of infertility:
- Intrauterine insemination
- In vitro fertilization
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
- Testicular sperm aspiration
- Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration
- Assisted hatching;
- Egg donation;
- Egg, sperm cell and embryo freezing;
- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis/preimplantation genetic screening
For more than three decades in vitro fertilization has been the main procedure available in international IVF clinics. The procedure is well established by physicians all over the world, helping childless couples bring their dream to life.
How to Choose an International IVF Clinic
There are a lot of clinics providing the services of infertility treatment. Much will depend on whether the correct choice is made. It’s necessary to pay attention to such aspects:
- availability of certificates and licenses;
- advanced equipment;
- experience in the field;
- IVF clinic success rate (each IVF clinic reports its success rate to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)).
The best international ivf clinics practice open days, which is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the personnel of the clinic, to explore their facilities and to ask information-seeking questions. It’s better to select several variants of clinics to visit. The advice of women who underwent IVF may also be useful. Choosing an IVF clinic is quite a difficult task but the result is worth the efforts.
IVF is an assisted reproductive technology that is used in the case of infertility. During IVF, an egg is combined with sperm manually outside woman’s body. The resulting embryo is contained in an incubator during 2-5 days. After that, it is transferred into the uterus of a woman. To increase the chances for success, usually two or more embryos are implanted. Sometimes all of them survive and then twins and triplets are born.
While IVF is proven to be highly effective for many patients, it’s not a panacea. Sometimes two or more cycles are needed to achieve success. IVF outcome is affected by many factors: infertility cause, the age of a future mother, her general state of health, physicians’ expertise and equipment of the clinic.
In the case of IVF failure, there is one more opportunity to become parents. Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproductive technology where a woman carries a child for a childless couple. Ukraine is one of the few countries where surrogacy is legal. Besides, surrogacy cost in Ukraine is much lower than in other countries. There are a lot of clinics with state-of-the-art equipment that provide such a service. The Family Code of the country regulates the legal relationship between parties in surrogate maternity.