What to know about IVF?

Written by: Dra. Sofía Ortega Ricondo
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is in vitro fertilization?

IVF IVF involves making laboratory fertilization between the female egg and the male sperm. Experts explain Gynecology that in order to obtain the eggs is required hormonal stimulation of the woman, and when the ovaries are enlarged ovarian puncture performed under mild sedation.


How many in vitro fertilization can be done?

In principle there is no maximum number of attempts, although it must be emphasized that 90% of pregnancies are achieved within the first 3 attempts.


Who can get an in vitro fertilization?

One IVF treatment couples attempting pregnancy for more than 1 year and submit pathologies that do indicate the need for IVF, as is the case as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome or low reserve can be made ovarian. Treatment may also be the single women who want to be single mothers, a fact increasingly common, and couples of gay women.

In the case of endometriosis, it is a disease from which many aspects unknown. It is associated with infertility in 50% of cases and each case is different. Although patients get pregnant using assisted reproduction techniques, success rates are lower when compared to other diseases.

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By Dra. Sofía Ortega Ricondo
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Sofia Ortega Ricondo is a prestigious gynecologist specializing in reproduction. Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Cantabria, she has a Master's Degree in Human Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is a member of different associations such as the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). He is currently Head of Reproductive Section at the Prince of Asturias University Hospital, Alcalá de Henares.

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