IVF myths: in vitro fertilization

 In vitro fertilization, or IVF for short, has been around for over half a century. However, Russian women have learned about this technique is relatively recent, and therefore it causes a lot of questions and, even worse, a lot of misconceptions. Debunks the most common myths Peter Jacques, a leading gynecologist European Medical Center.  


Myth # 1: If I do IVF, I have someone else's child is born genetically

During IVF fertilized your same "native" egg, just do it artificially. Fence eggs produces a doctor, producing ovarian Crimson (10-15 minute operation), after which they are placed in a sterile disposable tube where sperm are fertilized future father of the child.

After 2-3 days the egg are introduced into the uterine cavity, and under favorable conditions become pregnant. Only at the request of the patient can be used donor material, it is also necessary medical evidence. The same applies to the use of donor sperm - it is shown with a rather rare diseases male reproductive system.

Myth 2. Making IVF ashamed

This myth is very common among Russian women, who often hide from relatives and friends "origin" of pregnancy. The roots of this attitude toward IVF lie probably in the old stereotype that says that the main purpose of women - have children.

Accordingly, the inability to conceive naturally, forms a complex of inferiority that can seriously poison the lives and ruin the relationship in addition to the family. Faced with this problem should be aware of - IVF, it is primarily a long-awaited chance to give birth to a child.

How important is the rest? And to realize himself as a woman and as a mother you can, raising baby and putting him on his feet. If yourself overcome complex does not work, it is necessary to seek help from a professional psychologist.

Myth 3. Children born as a result of IVF, have genetic disease or developmental delay

The risk of having a child with a genetic pathology exists independently of whether the pregnancy occurred naturally or after IVF. Statistics show that in fact, in both cases the same risk. Factors affecting the risk - health of both parents and that they have a chronic or hereditary diseases, age of the woman and even ecological conditions.

Myth 4. The child will be sterile

Debunks the myth of the birth of a healthy child from the very first woman to be born as a result of in vitro fertilization. This event occurred in January 2007.

Myth 5. Conceive first attempt IVF impossible

The average probability of pregnancy after the first IVF attempt is 20-25%. This is comparable to the odds with natural conception.

Myth 6. ECO always leads to multiple pregnancies

Not always, but, indeed, often. The fact is that to improve the chances of success in the female body when transplanted IVF is not one, but several fertilized eggs (1 to 3). Of these, one can settle down or may several. Number of embryos depends upon the age and women experience a previous treatment. The decision on the number of embryos transferred itself takes a couple.

Myth 7. Pregnancy, which came as a result of IVF, takes very seriously

The severity of pregnancy depends on the individual characteristics of the female body, IVF is not to blame. Another question - that IVF is often done in the background, and because of certain gynecological diseases, well, it is, in one degree or another, complicating pregnancy.

Observation of an experienced doctor will successfully overcome all difficulties. However, the need for regular visits to a specialist and the natural occurrence of pregnancy has not been canceled.

Myth 8. IVF - it hurts

Puncture (extract from the body) eggs for later fertilization is performed under general anesthesia ,. Even the shots used in the first stage of the procedure to generate more eggs, today placed subcutaneously with a special pen is completely painless.

Myth 9. IVF can be done at any age

Russian legislation, really, there is no age limit for IVF, but in practice most qualified doctors refuse patients older than 42 years.

This is associated with a reduction in the chances of success and a simultaneous increase in risk for women's health. Exceptions, of course, occur, but it should be remembered that this is an exception. Even with the modern development of medical technologies to delay the birth of a child is not worth it.

Myth 10. Qualitatively do IVF is only possible abroad

Now the procedure up to the professional level can be done in Russia, saving on travel and accommodation abroad and at the same time without losing performance.

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