Fertility treatments are treatments aimed at helping individuals or couples achieve pregnancy when they are experiencing difficulty conceiving naturally. Here are some commonly used fertility treatments:
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine Insemination involves the placement of prepared sperm directly into the woman’s uterus during her ovulation period. It is suitable for couples with cases of mild male factor infertility, unexplained infertility, or cervical factor infertility.
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
In Vitro Fertilisation is a treatment where eggs are collected from the woman’s ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are then transferred back to the woman’s uterus. IVF treatment is commonly used for various infertility issues, including fallopian tube blockages, endometriosis, male factor infertility, and unexplained infertility.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is a specialised form of IVF where a single sperm is directly injected into an egg to facilitate fertilisation. It is often used when there are severe male infertility issues, such as low sperm count or poor sperm quality.
Embryo Vitrification is a technique used in the process of cryopreserving embryos for future use. This method allows the embryos to be stored in a frozen state for an extended period until they are ready to be thawed and transferred into the woman’s uterus, this procedure is called Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). It is commonly done by women who want to preserve their fertility for later in life or those undergoing medical treatments that may affect their fertility.
Egg or Oocyte Donation is a process where a healthy, screened donor donates her eggs to be used by another individual or couple in assisted reproductive techniques, such as IVF. Egg donation is typically used by individuals or couples who are unable to use their own eggs to achieve pregnancy due to various reasons, including advanced maternal age, poor egg quality, premature ovarian failure, or genetic disorders.
Donor Insemination (DI)
Donor Insemination is a fertility treatment method that involves using donor sperm to facilitate pregnancy. It is typically used by individuals or couples who require assistance in achieving pregnancy due to male infertility, genetic disorders, or single individuals and same-sex female couples who require donor sperm to conceive.
These are just some of the fertility treatments available, and the most appropriate treatment option depends on the underlying cause of infertility and individual circumstances. It is recommended to visit a fertility clinic and consult with a fertility specialist who can assess your situation and recommend the most suitable treatment plan for you.