You finally got pregnant, after a few trials, and gave birth to your baby. You managed to accept the fact that you wouldn’t be genetically connected with your child. After all, you carried that baby for nine months – and the child was yours. The thought that the baby was still half your partner’s, genetically, was somehow comforting. Yet at this moment, you’re watching your newborn, and the baby doesn’t seem to look like your partner. The baby doesn’t look like your donor either.
According to the statistics, the level of anxiousness and depression in women suffering from infertility can be compared to those with cancer, HIV, and heart disease. When it comes to men, they also experience the consequences, such as self-esteem issues and a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression. However, due to the fact that infertility is not generally seen as a disease, a lot of people find it difficult to understand how it can affect a human being.
Our top priority is to support our patients in having the maximum chance of pregnancy success, with the smallest risks. Women who are 35 and older are increasingly turning to a procedure of single embryo transfer accompanied by comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) and enjoying great outcomes. Fortunately, single embryo transfer significantly reduces the risks linked to multiples and is an excellent choice for many patients.
While you may be feeling more than ready to move forward and have a transfer as soon as possible, it’s actually best to wait. The longer an embryo has to develop, the more likely the embryologist will be able to select the highest quality to transfer. It also allows time for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) to screen for genetic abnormalities. A more viable blastocyst means a greater chance of surviving transfer and implantation.
Well, nothing physical is ticking inside your body planning to ring when it is the best age to become a parent. Nevertheless, there is an innate mechanism in your brain. The one orchestrates your physiological processes like growth, sleep, as well as reproduction. For instance, the sleep-regulating circadian rhythm is a component of this innate mechanism. It helps your body to adjust well to the environment.
Officially referred to as oocyte cryopreservation, egg freezing is a procedure during which a female’s eggs are extracted from the ovaries and frozen so that they can be used in the future whenever needed. While previously this was viewed as an experiment, these days it is a reliable method of overcoming certain infertility issues. What is more, the procedure of egg freezing hasn’t been labeled as investigational by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine since 2012.
We failed IVF what now? The answer to this question is enormously hard for some of us. Many families struggling to conceive children have undergone repeated cycles of failed in vitro fertilization (IVF), leaving them pretty much convinced that nothing will ever work for them. But, as they say, where there is life, there is hope. Sunshine has accumulated significant experience in helping families who have gone through unsuccessful IVF attempts at other reproductive clinics.
At one point in your fertility journey, you should make a stressful, but important step – visit a fertility clinic. The initial several appointments can be particularly intimidating because you do not know what to expect and must process large amounts of information provided to you. It is essential to ask the right questions at your appointments but if you feel overwhelmed you will easily forget those questions. One trick is to prepare a list of questions prior to your appointments.
The ability to use the services of an egg donor came as a godsend for many women who have lost their fertility. Many people are aware of the fact that the fertility of a woman begins to decline after she hits the mid-30s. More and more women decide to build a family later in their life; unfortunately, unlike men, their fertility rapidly declines after a certain age and they are unable to have kids.