Misconceptions about IVF treatment

Nowadays, thanks to advances in medicine and technology, the success rates of methods that give hope to couples who cannot have children in normal ways are increasing. One of the most used methods in this regard is in vitro fertilization. However, although IVF treatment is a method widely used in our country, it is known that couples have a lot of misinformation about the subject. So what is this misinformation?

Experts say couples have a lot of misinformation about in vitro fertilization, which is an important method for couples who have little or no chance of conceiving normally. This situation both leaves the patients desperate and can prevent them from seeking solutions.

You cannot get pregnant on the first try. trying.

False.It is possible for a couple scheduled for IVF treatment to conceive in their first attempt. One out of every two couples who receive treatment in a successful center will be pregnant. However, when viewed individually, pregnancy rates vary according to many different reasons, especially the age of the woman. While some patients require more than one treatment to achieve success, some patients may have success on the first try.

Is the woman alone responsible for the failed treatment.

False.Perhaps one of the most widely known misconceptions about IVF treatments is that the problem of inability to have children is largely caused by women. The statistics obtained in institutions where IVF services are provided around the world show that the problem is equally distributed between men and women (50% -50%). In about 30-40% of couples who apply for treatment, the problem may be caused by both individuals. At this stage, the important thing is to find out who is the origin of the problem and to offer appropriate treatment options for the solution of this problem.

There is no risk of miscarriage in IVF treatment.

False.Today, our knowledge and experience in the field of reproductive health can help us a lot in diagnosis and treatment, but it is not possible for couples who still want to have children but have problems in this regard and who have recurrent miscarriages to solve the problem completely. Genetic, anatomical, immunological and many more unknown reasons may underlie miscarriages. Although a significant part of miscarriages can be prevented thanks to our current knowledge and technology, IVF treatments cannot completely eliminate the risks that may be experienced in this regard. In patients with recurrent miscarriages, it is important to have good research and a path to follow.

A man without sperm cannot be a father.

False.Developing technology now gives men who do not have any sperm cells the opportunity to become fathers due to various reasons. We recommend performing sperm analysis to clearly reveal the sperm count. It is possible to obtain sperm from patients who have sperm production in their ovaries with a microscopic operation named “Mikro TESE”. Micro TESE operation; It is the only solution for men with sperm production disorders who cannot be treated with medication to have children today. Because in this way, the sperms that can be obtained from the testicular tissues are transferred to the eggs of their spouses through microinjection and embryo development and pregnancy can be achieved successfully. However, there is currently no other treatment method for men who have not found any sperm cells in the ovarian tissue after surgery.

Frozen embryo has low success.

False.The success achieved after transplanting frozen embryos into the uterus is at least as high as with fresh embryos. In fact, the observations and results obtained by us and other reputable centers in the world reveal that the chance of pregnancy with frozen embryos is higher. For this reason, higher success can be achieved by freezing and storing embryos after forming in suitable couples and transplanting them in natural uterine conditions in a later period.

Medications taken in IVF treatment cause weight gain.

False.The drug dose used in infant treatment varies according to the ovarian reserve of the woman and the number of eggs to be obtained. In vitro fertilization does not necessarily mean multiple and high doses of medication. Thanks to the developing medical technology, the effectiveness of the drugs used in in vitro fertilization has been increased significantly and the possible side effects have been minimized.




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