If you have had problems achieving a pregnancy and have thought about In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), surely you have some doubts such as: how successful is the treatment, is it very expensive, does it have any negative effects? For this reason, we share with you five common myths about IVF that you must know to lose your fear.
It is true that certain factors, such as age and certain medical and/or genetic conditions, can affect a woman’s ability to become pregnant, but there are proven success rates in IVF.
At Citmer, for example, success rates in In Vitro Fertilization show that there is a greater chance of success as the number of attempts increases. This varies according to the type of treatment used: with your own eggs or with egg donation.
We invite you to find out the success rates for IVF and other treatments, such as Artificial Insemination and Scheduled Coitus, here.
In Vitro Fertilization is associated with the probability of having a multiple pregnancy or twins (non-identical twins), mainly because more than one fertilized egg (joined with sperm) is introduced during the procedure.
However, your specialist should clarify two main things for you:
Transferring two (or at most three) embryos serves to increase the chances of pregnancy.
To avoid this type of pregnancy, the specialist can transfer only one embryo and control the outcome by limiting it to one baby, although the probability of success may be lower.
We understand that you may be concerned about the cost of treatment and that this may make you hesitant to make, or not, the decision. But financial considerations should not prevent you from achieving your dream of having a baby.
At Citmer, we solved this problem with the Total Security plan, which ensures 100% refund of your money if you do not succeed in having your baby. We invite you to learn more about this plan and other financing options by visiting our fertility clinic or by requesting information at [email protected]
We want to clarify that changes in your body may occur, such as feeling a little pelvic swelling and having slight fluid retention during the time of treatment, only.
But, contrary to popular belief, hormones do not seriously affect your physical and emotional state, nor do they seriously affect your body weight.
During the first part of the treatment, you will need pills or injections with hormones to stimulate the maturation of the eggs, since we need to extract them through a painless procedure to inseminate them inside the lab.
A fundamental task of the assisted reproduction specialist is to determine the ideal dose of hormones for you, according to your needs and physical characteristics.
In fact, more and more people are choosing this assisted reproduction treatment. It is true that there are other quite popular methods, but it really depends on each person.
On your first visit to the fertility clinic, the specialist will propose the most suitable treatment and determine whether you are a candidate for IVF. We recommend that you consult your doctor before taking this route.