A recent report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] has shown that infertility among women has fallen to 6% from 8.5%. Among men, the same situation applies but there is still much to worry about. The number of women who can’t carry a baby to term still remains high at 6.7 million. Indeed, research shows that in 40% of infertile couples, the male partner is to blame. This is where the services you get from a fertility service come in handy. There are professionals who are certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, among other organizations, who will help you regain your life by offering myriad treatment options.
So how do these clinics help? Here are some of the invaluable services they provide:
- In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
It is a common term in all fertility discussion yet most infertile couples are not exploiting the benefits it brings on board. This process offers the best chance of a pregnancy by retrieving the egg from a woman’s ovaries and placing it with prepared sperm from the partner. It is applicable if the fallopian tubes are blocked, in advanced age, Polycystic Ovaries (PCO), male infertility, Endometriosis among other conditions.
- Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Where IVF fails, the professionals at your fertility clinic will go on and use ICSI which has been found to be more effective. This involves injecting individual sperm into the center of an egg from the ovaries. It is used in case of low sperm count, reduced motility of sperms, egg abnormalities and low count of normally shaped sperms among other factors. Your doctor will carry out a diagnostic test to determine whether IVF or Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) will work for you.
- Ovulation Induction
This is one of the most common reproduction services you will get at your fertility center. Specialized medication is used to stimulate ovaries to produce eggs in order to facilitate conception. Many couples have benefited from this process as opposed to going for IVF when the situation does not warrant it. Specialized mediation is also used to trigger egg release at the optimum time. The treatment process can vary from timed sexual intercourse and artificial insemination among others.
- Male Infertility Services
This is one of the toughest areas to tackle when it comes to infertility treatments. Most men don’t want to accept the situation and this ends up breaking up families. Issues range from male infertility, low sperm count, and intercourse problems among other issues. When you choose your clinic right, you will get confidential treatment services that will guarantee you get hold of your sexual life.
- Blastocyst Culturing
This is a specialized procedure that involves growing an embryo to the blastocyst stage and transferring it to the ovaries. It is an integral part in IVF and ICSI and it comes at no cost during such procedures. Your embryologist will explain every detail as the embryo grows to ensure you pick the one that has the best potential.
Of course, there are many other specialized services including frozen embryo transfer, gender selection, embryo and ovum donation, intrauterine insemination and so much more. Your fertility center will offer personalized services to suit your unique needs.