There are various myths about the infertility treatment such as IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), which is one of the most successful treatments for infertility. With the advancement of biological and gynecological science these myths are replaced by the some real facts. Here are some top IVF myths with their facts:
Age Matters in infertility
Fact: Yes, it is true that age is the major factor that affects the infertility as your age increases the quality of eggs are decrease because it’s really all about the woman ovarian reserve.
Infertility is a woman’s problem
Fact: Actually our mind is set that infertility is a woman’s problem, but the truth is that infertility is divided as 35-40% of the cases due to female factor and same percentage is due to male factor, whereas rest is due to combined problem of the couple and around 10% is unexplained. So during infertility evaluation, it is important to evaluate both, male or female.
Female infertility factors are:
Blocked fallopian tubes
Male infertility factors are:
Low sperm count
Sometimes genetic disease is also a factor for male infertility
Sometimes sperm cells are dead before they can reach the egg.
Stress is the leading cause of infertility
Fact: It is not the leading cause, but yes it can be part of problem in dealing with infertility. Here don’t associate it medically as at least 50% of those who complete an infertility evaluation respond to treatment with a successful pregnancy.
People who have successfully conceived their first pregnancy shouldn’t have trouble with fertility later in life.
Fact: No, according to the studies and research around one million couples are suffered with secondary infertility. Many couples have developed fertility problems since their last child was conceived and major factor is age, even five years can make a big difference in a women’s egg quality and men’s sperm count.
IVF is still a risky treatment
Fact: With the advancement in biological science, IVF now becomes one of the most successful infertility treatments, as one in three fertility treatment cycles lead to birth a baby. There is no medical risk involved in IVF, only economic and financially it is still a risky treatment because it is an expensive treatment mainly medicines and drugs required in this process.
IVF fertility drugs increase the chances of multiple birth
Fact: Fertility drugs are prescribed to increase the number of eggs, so in some cases there are some chances of multiple births but the majority of women taking them have singleton births.
Only ecological & ethical solution for infertility is Adoption, which is cheaper also.
Fact: Adoption is a good idea for social cause as you know there are many children who do not have home and even food. Mostly people always first seek help to have their own baby as emotions attached with own child is much stronger than an adopted child. Adoption is not as cheaper as it seems to be and also it is a long process.
After embryo transfer bed rest is important.
Fact: No there is no need to take bed rest after embryo transfer you can start your normal life activity as according to the studies who take bed rest have lower success rate in comparison to those who returned on their daily routine activities.
Acupuncture helps in pregnancy during IVF treatment
Fact: Yes, it is helpful in pregnancy as it increases the blood flow, which may help in embryo implantation. Moreover it is cheaper and has no side effect.
Maintaining weight helps in successful IVF treatment.
Fact: Yes it is true that maintaining weight within a certain normal range is necessary to get pregnant as no one want to go IVF cycle overweight or seriously underweight.