IVF 101: Everything You Need To Know About In Vitro Fertilization

More and more people are considering IVF as their solution for getting pregnant. We are here to help you make the best decision regarding your circumstances and also inform you of the essential things that IVF can do. Here in Australia, IVF is quite expensive, per treatment usually will cost you around $10,000. However, the Australian government is kind enough to give you a 50% rebate for your IVF treatments for their citizens.

Since it is very important for couples who would like to conceive, we would like to let you know things that you need to know about In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) before making any decision.

Firstly, IVF is currently the most highly-successful Assisted Reproductive Technologies.  According to the data collected by IVF Australia, the results are shown as follow:

As you can see the percentage falls drastically for women age 40 years and above. For women under 30 years there is 40% live birth, whereas women after 40 are around 11%. However, don’t be discouraged because there are other traditional alternatives such as Acupuncture that will increase the chance of conception.

Secondly, there are three basic principles of IVF, these include the following:

  • Removal of eggs from the ovary
  • Eggs fertilization in the laboratory
  • Subsequent placement of the resulting embryos in the uterus.

The process of transferring the embryo back to the mother’s womb is very critical. It is important for the embryo to be placed in a correct location and therefore choosing the right professional IVF provider is very essential. Dr Christine Cui has a large network connection with IVF specialists; she can assist couples to a suitable IVF Doctor for consultation since she has worked in conjunction with an IVF clinic for over 20 years.

Thirdly, if you want to consider IVF, you will need to be prepared for plenty of injections. The first step of IVF will require suppression of a woman’s natural menstrual cycle, usually called ovarian stimulation. You will then need to give yourself shots up to three times daily. Once eggs are fully matured, they will be retrieved in 34-36 hours after HCG injection.

Fourthly, in order for the couple to enhance the chance of getting conceive, it is also highly recommended that you would seek acupuncture professionals to boost the chance of pregnancy. According to the British survey, acupuncture can increase a woman’s chance of conception by 65% and improve the likeliness of live birth by 91%. This is, of course, depends on each individual as everyone has different conditions and circumstances.

Dr Cui also recommends that acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine which may improve the quality of eggs, reduce stress level, increase blood supply to pelvic area as well as increase the chance of getting pregnant.
Furthermore, there are many factors that you could consider before taking IVF treatments. One of them includes a pre-conception treatment that is provided by Dr Christine Cui via acupuncture treatments. It is recommended because it will prepare the body to produce good quality eggs and sperms as well as balancing the female hormones. Secondly, the success rate of IVF also depends on sperms count and sperm quality. Thirdly, it depends on how thick lining of the uterus. Lastly, the different standards used in the labs' may affect the success rate of IVF.