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Saturday, 11 February 2023 12:42

5 Questions About IVF: Things You Should Know, But Were Afraid to Ask

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a medical procedure that helps couples and individuals become pregnant by fertilizing an egg with sperm outside of the body. IVF has been around for over 40 years and has helped millions of people start families. However, the process can be complex and confusing for many people. Here are five common questions about IVF and the answers you may have been too afraid to ask.

1.      What is the success rate of IVF?

The success rate of IVF varies depending on the individual's specific circumstances, such as age, cause of infertility, and quality of the sperm, eggs, and embryos. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the national average live birth rate for IVF is around 42% per cycle. However, it's important to note that success rates are not always indicative of a person's chances of having a baby as it depends on individual factors.

2.      How much does IVF cost?

The cost of IVF can vary greatly depending on where you live and the specific clinic you choose. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the average cost of an IVF cycle is around $12,000, but this can range from $5,000 to $15,000 or more. Most often the cost of medicine is not included in this amount and testing as well. Read agreements carefully so you understand the total cost.

Insurance coverage for IVF also varies widely, and many insurance plans do not cover the cost of the procedure. Some states mandate coverage for IVF, but other states do not. It's important to check with your insurance provider to see what your coverage includes.

Another great opportunity to reduce the cost of IVF is to use clinics abroad, where the high level of medicine is combined with more affordable prices.

3.      How many eggs are needed for IVF?

The number of eggs needed for IVF depends on the individual's specific circumstances. However, as a general rule, the more eggs that are retrieved, the better the chances of a successful pregnancy. The number of eggs retrieved during an IVF cycle can vary greatly, but the average is around 10-15 eggs.

It is important to know that the quality of eggs is more important than quantity. If a woman is overstimulated over 30 eggs may be retrieved. Most often the majority of these will not survive to create embryos.

4.      How long does the IVF process take?

The IVF process can take several weeks to several months. The first step is to prepare the body for the procedure by taking medication to stimulate egg production. This process can take around 2-4 weeks. Once the eggs are ready, they are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized with sperm. The fertilized eggs are then transferred back into the uterus, usually 3-5 days later. The waiting period for a pregnancy test is around 2 weeks after the transfer.

5.      Are there any risks associated with IVF?

Like any medical procedure, there are risks associated with IVF. The most common risks include ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), which occurs when the ovaries become swollen and painful, and multiple pregnancies, which occur when more than one embryo is transferred into the uterus. Other risks include bleeding, infection, and damage to the uterus. However, these risks are generally considered to be low, and the benefits of IVF often outweigh the risks.

In conclusion, IVF is a complex medical procedure that can be confusing for many people. However, understanding the success rate, cost, number of eggs needed, length of the process, and potential risks can help individuals make informed decisions about whether IVF is the right choice for them. It's important to remember that every person's situation is unique, and it's essential to consult with a specialist to determine the best course of action for your individual needs. IVF can be a stressful and emotional journey, but with the right information and support, it can also be a path to starting a family.

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Under Ukrainian law, surrogacy is a legal affordable option for traditionally married couples to have children using their own embryos, or with either an egg or sperm donor. There must be a medical reason you can’t carry a child. You are also able to participate if you have had 4 unsuccessful IVF attempts.


Under Ukrainian law, surrogacy is a legal affordable option for traditionally married couples to have children using their own embryos, or with either an egg or sperm donor. There must be a medical reason you can’t carry a child. You are also able to participate if you have had 4 unsuccessful IVF attempts.