Myths and Facts about IVF

IVF or in vitro fertilization consists of fertilizing the egg and sperm in the laboratory and re-introducing the early embryo to the uterus. Many people still don’t exactly understand what IVF is and how it works. They speak the wrong facts, and everyone starts believing it. It all started in 1978. This incredible breakthrough happened for infertile partners, once biologist Bob Edwards, with Gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe, aided in the conception of the very first test-tube baby Louis Brown who was given birth through the process of in-vitro fertilization. This method has assisted over five million children around the globe.

Though IVF is a modern method, it has also given rise to a plague of myth globally. Many doctors around the world have found that people have lots of queries and feel worried about IVF. This is due to the improper information and knowledge regarding IVF.

There are a lot of myths about IVF. So, here are a few of them with the real facts.

Myth – IVF can certainly deal with all infertility problems.

Fact – IVF deals only in external fertilization and is not responsible for someone’s infertility problems.

Myth – It is for the rich and not for common people

Fact – IVF is pretty costly but compared to other surgical treatments, it is cheap and less hazardous. At sunrise IVF, we make sure that every penny that you spend is worthy.

Myth – IVF is only meant for young couples.

Fact – Age is, of course, an important factor for better IVF results. Although, we can perform it till 5 years of the post-menopausal stage but would require different woman’s egg.

Myth – IVF gives 100% results.

Fact – IVF has a 40% success rate as various factors like healthy eggs and sperms, DNA issues, etc affect it.

Myth – Babies born under IVF treatment are generally weak or born with disabilities.

Fact – The probability of giving birth to an abnormal child is too low. Even if all the factors are not satisfied, the child born by IVF method will be healthy.

Myth – weight also matters when it comes to getting pregnant. Women with a BMI of more than 35 and less than 20 do experience fewer pregnancy rates.