Inability to conceive a baby even after repeated intercourses of unprotected sex is always disturbing for any couple. But with the help of modern technological advancements in the field of medicine and genetic engineering it is possible to overcome infertility and conceive a healthy baby. Failure to conceive a baby can be due to infertility in either man or woman or both. This article will provide you some tips and advice on how to become fertile and conceive a healthy baby.
There are many treatment methods that are very effective in overcoming infertility. The most popular methods are listed below.
ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ART): The Assisted Reproductive Technology has many different methods in which infertility is overcome. The different methods in ART are given below.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): This is the most effective method of overcoming infertility. This technique is adopted in many different ways depending on the degree of infertility. The main concept of In Vitro Fertilization is to fertilize the egg with the sperm outside the womb in a fluid medium. This method can cure cases where the female is fertile but cannot conceive pertaining to reasons like defective fallopian tube where the sperm cannot swim and fertilize with the egg. So the fertile egg is fused with the sperm artificially and the embryo is then replaced back to the uterus.
This is also called as artificial insemination. Artificial insemination is also good where the male is infertile. It involves fusing the egg with a sperm of another donor artificially and then placing it back to the woman’s embryo. In case of uterus defects in woman, the surrogate mother concept can also be applied with the help of In Vitro Fertilization. The other important techniques to overcome infertility are Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) and Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) which are very similar to that of IVF>
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis: In case of any genetic disorders that is a main cause of infertility then Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is mostly used. PGD helps in identifying the defective gene or chromosome that is rendering the female infertile and merging the IVF technique, infertility in woman can be overcome.
Tuboplasty: Tuboplasty is another method of overcoming infertility disorders like defective fallopian tube. This method was widely followed before the advent of IVF.
Intrauterine cervical insemination: This method is used to conceive a baby when the female is fertile and the male is only partially fertile i.e. problems like low sperm count. In this case, a conception device is placed in the woman’s cervix containing the male semen in it. This allows the sperm to be transferred quickly and effectively to the egg. This method has produced great results because most cases of failure to conceive a baby is due to low sperm count in men.
Other methods of overcoming infertility related problems involve following a guide prescribed by eminent physicians and gynecologists across the world. These guides are available in the internet and can be downloaded easily. Reviews suggest that these techniques are very effective. These guides normally suggest changing the eating habits, the use of herbs, sexual positions while intercourse etc. But my suggestion is not to go by these guides to overcome infertility when proven techniques like IVF and ICSI are available at affordable costs.