Have children by assisted reproduction methods

Written by: Dr. Juan José Vidal Peláez
Published: | Updated: 12/03/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Currently, medicine offers different solutions to have a child when it is not possible to achieve it naturally or conventionally. Common problems such as infertility , which limit the reproductive capacity of human beings, can be combated thanks to the proliferation and success of different assisted reproduction procedures.  

There are treatments adapted for both women and men. The best known are artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization. Insemination consists of controlling ovulation by ultrasound (ie, the patient's menstrual period) and performing an introduction of the semen into the uterus at the time of ovulation. The semen can be from the couple themselves, when the problems of infertility belong to the woman, or from a donor qualified by the Bank of Semen, which will have passed rigorous medical controls to avoid the transmission of any type of disease. Several cycles of insemination are carried out until pregnancy is achieved.  

In vitro fertilization (IVF) consists of stimulating the ovaries with medication, extracting the ovules when they are mature and joining them with the semen of the couple in the laboratory to fertilize them and obtain embryos. Afterwards, these embryos are introduced inside the uterus two or three days after fertilization, depending on the speed of development of the embryos.. It is one of the most used methods of assisted reproduction, but it presents the risk of suffering a multiple pregnancy (triplets or more).

Control the treatment

The effectiveness of these treatments can reach 90% of cases. But, to choose the most appropriate method you should consult with a medical specialist. This will take into account the pathology presented by the couple, always starting with the simplest procedures, and then, progressively, the more complex treatments will be established, but more effective for cases in which the procedures used have not been successful. You always have to go from less to more and try to make the pregnancy happen in the least interventionist way .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Juan José Vidal Peláez
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Vidal Peláez is the Head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service of the Ruber International Hospital. In more than 30 years of experience he has held positions of responsibility in different centers and has become a benchmark of the specialty.

Rector in Medicine and Surgery at the Autonomous University of Madrid, has more than 150 papers published in scientific journals.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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