In vitro fertilization and developments

Written by: Top Doctors®
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Today there is a new innovative technique for in vitro fertilization, an efficient method for couples who want to have children. There speaks our expert in assisted reproduction

What is in vitro fertilization?

The in vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproduction technique that consists of the union of sperm and egg outside the woman's reproductive apparatus, or in a lab. Currently, the most used technique is the ICSI or microinjection ovulate. In the past they used the classic or traditional IVF, the ova and sperm is simply to get in touch to make sure that you fertilize themselves.

As you run the IVF process?

The process consists in stimulating ovulation of the woman during 10-12 days, obtaining, in response to an ovarian puncture, a certain number of ova which in turn joined to the spermatozoa give rise to a number of embryos that are transferred into the uterus (maximum 3, in general 2 and sometimes even only one), after 2, 3 or 5 days. If there are too many embryos are frozen for a second chance if you are not able to achieve nothing, or for a second child in the event that the first time has worked.

Who can perform in vitro fertilization?

In vitro fertilization is shown in the case in which the fallopian tubes are defective or closed, when there are alterations in the quantity and / or motility and / or sperm morphology, even when the most sensitive techniques such as' artificial insemination have not been successful .

Incubator with Embryoscope

One of the most recent advances made ​​for IVF is the creation of incubators with "time lapse", known as Embrioscope, which allows to know in detail the evolution of the embryo. This assessment is made minute by minute, maintaining stable environmental conditions, everything is monitored by a computer. This presupposes a big difference compared to traditional incubator, so you have to check every day the embryos under a microscope.

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