Patsama Vichinsartvichai, MD., MClinEmbryol. Fertility specialist, INSPIRE IVF
Recently many reproductive-challenged couples have jumped directly into IVF cycles without accurate evaluation for the correctable causes. In many cases, embryos are transferred into suboptimal wombs, this causes unnecessary emotional distress, loss of embryos and a burning hole in your pocket! At INSPIRE IVF, patient-centred fertility care is our speciality. You will get the least invasive and the most advanced treatment at an affordable price. So you can be sure that you are ready for a new family member as effectively as possible. You should consult with your fertility specialist if you can relate to the following as your chances of success might be impossible if left untreated.
1. If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again
In a fertile couple, a maximum chance of natural conception is achieved when the intercourse occurred between two days before ovulation and the day of ovulation. Cumulatively, 80% of couples will conceive after 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse. The limitation of natural conception is women’s age which determine the age-related fertility decline. After 32 years, ovarian follicles begin to die through a process called ‘atresia’ at an accelerated pace. The atresia accelerates further after the age of 37. If you are younger than 35 years, twelve months of failure to conceive is when you should contact INSPIRE IVF. After 35 years, 6 months are enough, and you should call now if you’re over 40 years of age, since your chance has been lowered for some time.
2. Your period is light….
If your menstrual period is always light you might have some anomaly of uterus. We discover the congenital anomalies of the uterus are higher in infertile women – especially those with recurrent miscarriage (where it can be 1 in 4). Currently, the accurate diagnosis of anomaly of uterus still relies on the invasive combination of diagnostic laparoscopy simultaneously with diagnostic hysteroscopy. The emerging technology in this area is 3D ultrasonography which is regarded as the “gold standard’ because it can diagnose anomalies with almost similar accuracy with much less time, invasiveness, and cost. At INSPIRE IVF, we integrate 3D ultrasonography as the first step of your evaluation by expert gynaecologists. Your embryo won’t be mistakenly placed into the anomalous womb and waste the chance for you to bring home a baby.
3. Recurrent miscarriage
The miscarriage might reflect underlying issues such as autoimmunity, poor endometrium receptivity, and abnormal chromosomes of embryos. Another spectrum of uterine anomaly can cause miscarriage as well. With some types of anomaly, the uterus can’t expand to accommodate a full-term baby. Hence, gestational sac constriction and foetal demise followed by miscarriage may occur.
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