The journey to becoming a parent is different for anyone, but the destination is always the same – to have a baby.
While others can conceive naturally, not everyone’s bodies work the same. If you are struggling to conceive, remember that this doesn’t mean there is something wrong with you, and the door is closed. Also remember, there is help out there.
There is an extensive list of reasons why you may be having a hard time conceiving, but you do not have to stress about it alone. There are specialists who can work with you to overcome your struggles of infertility and provide a treatment option that works best in your situation.
Ready to learn about your options? Read on:
This type of treatment is usually the first to be recommended when it comes to treating cases of infertility, especially if the causes are unexplainable. It is also used for people who suffer from mild sperm abnormalities, mild endometriosis and infertility related to sexual problems. This procedure involves the insemination of sperm from the male into the woman’s womb through the neck of the uterus. The insemination is painless and takes only a few minutes.
IUI is only performed in cases where the woman has at least one healthy Fallopian tube. The sample is required to have at least 5 million moving sperm per ml to give IUI treatment a realistic chance of working.
Surgical Sperm Retrieval
This procedure involves extracting the sperm from the testes of the male and is used for assisted reproductive techniques. These techniques range from Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration – which is the collection of sperm through a fine needle directly from the epididymis – to Testicular sperm extraction which involves making a small incision in the scrotal skin and collecting the sperm from a biopsy of the testicular tissue. These procedures are conducted under light general anaesthetic and do not require an overnight stay at the hospital. Once collected, the sperm will be examined, and you will be advised on the quality of the samples taken and whether there is sperm present.
Assisted Hatching is a lab procedure that is sometimes done along with in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). Once the eggs are fertilised, they are monitored as they divide and develop into embryos. In IVF, the best embryo is then placed into the woman’s uterus to become a pregnancy. Assisted hatching is when the developing embryo, surrounded by cells forming a protective shell, is pierced before being placed into the woman’s body. This is done so that the embryo breaks out of the shell as it expands and grows, implants into the uterine wall and leads to a pregnancy.
Everyone should have the ability to conceive, and these are just some procedures that can be relied on to increase your chances if you are struggling. These procedures are painless and will not result in spending days laying in a hospital bed. If you are looking for which infertility treatment is suitable for you, then book an appointment with BioArt Fertility Clinic.