Would you like to know how the IVF process works? Would you like to know each steps that a woman will undergo before you try it out yourself? Do you believe that IVF is the treatment or method for you to get you pregnant? In Vitro Fertilization or IVF is the process where the creation of a baby is done outside the womb of the mother and inside a lab then when fertilization happens the pre-embryo will be implanted back into the mother’s womb.
The difference between the natural way is that conception is taken away because of the pre-fertilization process of the egg and if you talk about success rates, it is still considered very low because a lot of times the embryo don’t stick in the uterus like the way it should through the natural method and they don’t stay inside that’s why a lot of tries of this method is done more than once.
The whole IVF process
When you talk about the whole IVF process, you are talking about one menstrual cycle of the woman. Generally, about 28 days is considered as one cycle for a woman who has a regular period and for those women who have irregular periods have longer or shorter number of days. The first step in an IVF process is to get a fertility assessment for you and your husband. Your fallopian tubes will be checked through laparoscopy.
There are also x-ray and ultrasound tests that will take place. A sperm sample will be taken from the man for analysis for its mobility and virility. This is done so that the doctor will know if it will need ICSI or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection where the sperm is injected directly into the woman’s egg.
Drugs used in an IVF process
When you are done with the initial tests the next step in the IVF process is to go meet up with the nurse who will be giving you a follicle stimulating hormone or FSH drugs. These drugs are required to be directly injected into your gut each morning for the next 2 weeks of the process which will lead you to ovulation. Ovulation is needed for you to be able to release your egg so that the doctor will be able to get it from you.
These steps will be undergone by the woman right at the very start of the menstrual cycle which is right after your last period. The FSH is greatly needed to stimulate the release of more than just one egg during ovulation. The effect thereafter will be monitored constantly by the doctor which will be accompanied with scheduled ultrasounds and other examinations.