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IVF Success Rates

Due to the advancement in medicine or physiography, IVF or In vitro fertilisation has become one of the common and successful ways of attaining a fruitful pregnancy. Many couples often switch or choose this method of producing a healthy child as it is of their own by terms of surrogacy or on the mother’s body itself. During IVF gender selection, the egg and the sperm are fertilised in a glass tube until they take the shape of an embryo. Later that embryo needs to be implanted in the body of the mother whose child it shall be or in many cases, the embryo is transplanted in the body of the surrogate mother who is willing to bear the child. Although there is no correlating genetics from the baby to the surrogate mother, there still can be an emotional connection between them both. 

History and Emergence of IVF

Before IVF came into existence, there was no other avenue for people who wanted children but couldn’t have them. Couples cannot conceive a child for a number of reasons such as infertility, age or other medical issues. In 1990 the first successful case arrived under the medication and processing of doctors of England.

Originally, there were one or two success cases of IVF procedure during earlier years. Slowly, the success rate of IVF has grown at a high rate and is continuing to become a very common process. It is seen that 18 billion babies are born in a healthy state through IVF and have therefore been successful procedures.  We can rely on the In Vitro Fertilisation method of pregnancy. IVF sex selection is now also possible due to the new technology. This means parents can have the control to choose what gender they would like their baby to be. 

Let’s look at some cases and facts:

  • A lady from England itself gave birth to a healthy male child while she was at the age of sixty-six. The doctors transplanted the embryo in her body and soon began to show signs of growth.
  •  In 1978, the first successful case of the IVF method was born in Dr. Kershaw’s cottage hospital, which later changed its name to Dr. Kershaw’s hospice in England. The child was named Louise Brown. 
  • Special awards like the Nobel prize were given to the doctors who worked hard for this procedure to be successful and implemented it into society. Although two partners could not receive, the prize as they had both passed away by the time the award was presented.
  • As IVF is an effective method, there can always be certain difficulties or some risk factors involved. For example, in innumerable cases, it is seen that if the baby is underweight it can lead to bad health at the time of birth. Therefore, these babies must be treated under control and monitored continuously to ensure successful delivery. 
  • Several times a baby can be born prematurely at the time of its birth. Other factors include sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, etc. Lastly, another big risk being the failure in fostering the growth of the baby which leads to a miscarriage.

As this process has shown effective success rates, the development in medical science for IVF is expanding. In the future years, the success rate will rise even further in front of this and couples who have any kind of problems shall also have their baby with the support of the IVF method of implantation.

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