Infertility affects even young couples today. In vitro fertilization treatment is recommended for couples who cannot have children despite having unprotected and regular sexual intercourse for one year. This method is known as the placement of the embryo in the uterus of the mother after combining the egg and sperm in the laboratory environment. Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Assoc. Dr. Nadiye Köroğlu talks about the true proponents of IVF treatment. He warns couples:
FALSE: The chance of success on the first try is low.
TRUE: The chance of success in IVF treatment; It varies depending on many factors such as the age of the expectant mother, the quality of the sperm and egg. According to scientific evidence, the chance of success in the first attempt is 50-60 percent. The higher the number of attempts in IVF, the higher the chance of pregnancy.
FALSE: It is necessary to stay in the hospital during the treatment.
TRUE: Contrary to popular belief, IVF treatment processes do not require hospitalization. Egg collection is a procedure performed under anesthesia. The expectant mother is discharged from the hospital after 3-4 hours of hospitalization. After the embryo transfer process, it is sufficient to rest for 2-3 hours in the hospital.
FALSE: IVF treatment causes premature menopause.
TRUE: In IVF treatment, existing eggs are enlarged. Therefore, their numbers will not decrease.
FALSE: Twins or triplets happen with IVF treatment.
TRUE: Multiple pregnancy is more common in IVF treatment. However, with the number of embryos transferred, it is possible to prevent multiple pregnancy.
FALSE: The success rate in IVF treatment is 100 percent.
TRUE: Success rate in treatment; It varies according to the age of the expectant mother and the cause of infertility.
FALSE: The age of the woman is not important in IVF treatment.
TRUE: By women age, reproductive functions change. So much so that 25-30 years of age are the most fertile, while after the age of 35, fertility drops. With IVF treatment, the chance of pregnancy in women aged 45 and over is almost non-existent.