Everything You Should Know About IVF

In vitro fertilization is a method of inception involving a series of complex processes that are both exciting and stressful simultaneously. On the one hand, the prospects of getting pregnant are exciting, while the anxiety of not knowing what to expect. Here is everything you should know about in vitro fertilization so you can be prepared before your parenthood journey.

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IVF is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process that requires multiple hospital visits for ovary stimulations, ultrasounds, and bloodwork. Once the ovaries are stimulated, the doctor will remove the ova and fertilize it with sperms from the partner in the lab. Three to five days after fertilization, the doctor places one or two embryos in the uterus, and after two weeks, the doctor checks whether the process worked.

This process requires the female partner to be pumped with hormones that will cause side effects like breast tenderness, bloating and cramping in the pelvic area, dizziness, shortness of breath, vomiting, and swelling in the abdomen. However, the chances of premature labor with this process are quite high. Babies born through IVF also face high risks of congenital disabilities. Watch the video above to learn much more about IVF.


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