The World Health Organization says that more than 10% women globally suffer from infertility. These are women who have tried to conceive in a steady sexual relationship for five years or more, but have been unsuccessful.
With advancements in medicine, there are many ways to treat infertility now. Assisted reproductive technologies like IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) have helped many childless couples become parents. However, there are many factors which determine their success rates.
Before turning to IVF treatment in Hyderabad, you must know which factors have a direct impact on the result.
Ovarian abnormalities, benign fibroids, uterine abnormalities, infertility duration and infertility in both the male and the female partner, can affect the chances of a successful IVF. Increased levels of follicle stimulating hormones (FSH) during ovulation indicate that the ovary is not capable of producing enough eggs. When both the partners are facing infertility challenges and for a significant amount of time, IVF might not be successful. Lastly, in fibroid tumors, muscles and tissues grow around the uterus. This hampers the development of the embryo and results in failure of the procedure.
Women lose the capability to produce enough eggs required for fertilization with advancing age. Women who are older also produce poor quality eggs which are detrimental to IVF success. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention released statistics which say that women aged 41 and above have 18% IVF success chance and require 8 embryos to increase pregnancy chances to 80%. But, those who are 38 have 23% success rate and need 6 embryos to boost the rate to 80%.
Fertility medicines or hormone therapies are significantly affected if a woman is overweight or obese. However, that does not mean you could starve yourself. Because even underweight women have low chances of a successful pregnancy through IVF. Other than these, smoking reduces the chances of pregnancy by 50%. Even alcohol consumption can be quite risky.
There are high chances of a successful IVF if you already had a full term pregnancy and delivered a healthy child. However, miscarriages might reduce the chances of achieving the desired pregnancy. Also, if you are already undergoing IVF treatment in Hyderabad and suffer a miscarriage, there is a chance that artificial conception methods can’t solve the infertility issue.
Egg and Sperm Quality
Egg quality depends on a host of factors like ovarian reserve, age of the female, presence of a chronic disease and lifestyle factors. Sperm quality also plays a vital role in IVF success. Low-quality sperms are found to be prevalent in heavy smokers, alcohol consumers, obese and aged men. In such cases, donor sperms or eggs could be a great idea. Biological factors like uterine receptivity and embryo health are also significant factors of IVF success. Make sure to consult the best IVF doctors in Hyderabad to understand how to increase the chances of successful treatment.