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Unexplained fertility, do you even consider about IVF? Where the border stands?

Nearly 80% of the couples that are trying to have a baby suffer from unexplained infertility. This is a message that has been sent from the Queen’s University Belfast and it has been published in the journal Reproductive Biomedicine Online.
According to this report there are 1 million couples worldwide that undergo fertility treatments every year. We may have heard about that on the daily news, but we didn’t know that one third of them are told about the unexplained infertility problem that they have. This actually means that doctors cannot explain what is wrong and why they cannot have a baby. It is a huge problem among all young couples that are desperately seeking ways to have a baby.
If you have an unexplained infertility, do you even consider about IVF? Where the border stands? Simple explanation about those borders
This so called border stand right into the women age, how long have they been trying to have a baby, and if the woman have been pregnant before and had her first child. This is a border that explains everything. From personal experience I have seen many couples that have been trying to have a baby. Yes most of them were diagnosed with unexplained infertility which is quite often these days. There is something that I and my colleagues cannot understand. It is about why people and I are talking about young couples about 22-24 years all are disappointed. Usually they are disappointed after trying in the first month. They should not be disappointed because they are too young and they haven ben trying too long. That is why the doctors say that you have to be married for three years and then try all the methods for getting pregnant. Starting with IVF too early is not such a great solution unless you are 35 years old and have been trying in the past three or four years. It is understandable that doctors recommend the less invasive and cheaper methods before starting the in vitro fertilization process, which is $12,000 per cycle, but with those methods the doctors are making a huge disservice. When we talk about those women that are under 35 could be better off trying to get pregnant on their own. This is only at least for the next few months. As for women that are older than 35, it is better to avoid wasting their precious time and straight ahead to IVF or consider about the adoption options.
Just trust yourself
Having always irregular periods, which means twice a year the chances of ever getting pregnant are too small. Doctors in these cases often prescribe Clomid in order to induce ovulation. Most doctors do not recommend, but Provera has done miracles in some infertility cases. Women that are 40 years old have a chance for getting pregnant despite their age. Unexplained infertility, do you even consider IVF? Where the border stands? Having a good doctor that believes in you can help in these situations. It is actually the most important thing. No matter how far that doctor is you have to find him and take your chances.

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Before IVF- More about the fertility drugs

Generally, fertility drugs are used to treat problems with ovulation or recurrent miscarriage. However, this is not always the case, so even if you’re using assisted reproductive techniques such as IVF (in vitro fertilization), fertility drugs are still an important part of treatment. In this case, fertility drugs may increase the number of eggs the women produces. Some are taken orally, and some are injected. What do these wonder pills and injections do? In general, these medications work by causing the release of hormones that either trigger or regulate ovulation. Fertility drugs can also be used in men to treat male factor infertility, but this is less common.

Commonly Prescribed Fertility Drugs

Since the number and names of all of the infertility medications may seem dizzying, here are the basic facts on the drugs most commonly prescribed.

  • Clomiphene
    Clomiphene is usually the first choice for treating infertility, because it is effective. Clomiphene works by stimulating hormones in your brain (hypothalamus and pituitary gland) to release hormones like GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone), FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), and LH (luteinizing hormone) – that will stimulate the ovaries to produce egg (or several) each month, while gonadotropins stimulate your ovaries directly to produce an egg (or several). That’s all some women need to get pregnant.
  • Gonadotropins
    Brand names: Pergonal, Repronex, Fertinex, Follistim, Gonal F, Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl, Profasi, and Menogon and Puregon (available only in Europe). These drugs are meant to mimic the LH hormone in the body, LH triggers ovulation. And sometimes they are combined with FSH treatment, also known as human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG), but this may be used in some special cases, not that requently. They are injectables.

But like many other fertility solutions, such as in vitro fertilization, fertility drugs can increase your chance of multiple births — and the more babies you carry, the greater your risk for complications such as miscarriage and premature labor. About 10 percent of women who take Clomid have multiples (mostly twins), as do 10 to 40 percent of women who take gonadotropins.

Risks of Fertility Drugs

As with the use of any drug, risks come with fertility drugs. One risk you’re no doubt familiar with is the risk of a multiple pregnancy. Multiples, either twins, triplets, or higher-order, can occur when using fertility drugs.  The side effects of clomiphene are generally mild. They include hot flashes, blurred vision, nausea, bloating, and headache. Clomid can also cause changes in the cervical mucus, which may make it harder to tell when you’re fertile and may inhibit the sperm from entering the uterus.

Another potential side effect of fertility drug use is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, or OHSS. OHSS happens when the ovaries are overly stimulated, becoming dangerously large and filled with too much fluid. This fluid, which is released with ovulation, can lead to serious complications. OHSS is rarely life threatening, but it should be taken seriously.


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IVF- Pregnancy

Congratulations on your IVF pregnancy! You can find out what is happening to your body and see how your baby is developing in each phase of your pregnancy.

IVF pregnancy- the first trimester

Week 1 to week 12: the first trimester is a period of major development for your fetus. In this period you may notice physical and emotional changes, you may notice that you are pregnant straight away, but most women do not realize until they are four or five weeks pregnant. During the first trimester you may experience symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, frequency of urination and breast changes. It is very important to find out what you can or cannot eat during this semester. What are the exact essential substances that you need to take for your baby’s development. Smoking and alcohol are strongly forbidden during pregnancy. If you feel any kind you stomach aches, or other symptoms that are more pronounced you should make appointment immediately. During the first semester of the IVF pregnancy it is recommended for all women not to lift heavy things, not to do sports and be careful when getting up and siting.

IVF pregnancy- second trimester

The second trimester is actually the best period of pregnancy. It is the best period because many of the side effects of the first trimester have begun to disappear and you will get the feeling of contentment and well- being. This is the period when people will say that you look very nice, because you will start to take care of your look much more than in the past. You will not have the full weight of a maturing baby placing stress on your body. There are number of changes on your body that you will notice in the second trimester. Those changes are on your digestive system, your body shape and breathing and at last this is the trimester when you will feel your baby’s first moves. This is the right time for you to prepare for your baby.

IVF pregnancy- the third trimester

Week 28 till the time you will become a mommy: you will feel a combination of excitement as the birth approaches, this is mixed with an increasing desire to hurry up with everything. You are caring a large weight around and that is why you may feel uncomfortable everywhere you go, these symptoms are related with your increasing size. The shortness of breath that you are experiencing will subside when the baby drops down into your pelvis and in preparation for birth. You may also experience other problems in the third trimester of your IVF pregnancy:

Sleeping problems– Unlike in the first and second trimester, now sleeping seems overrated; this is because of the shortness of breath and your increasing size. You may try sleeping on your side or use pillows and prop yourself into a comfortable position.

Leaking urine- There is a high pressure in the third semester of your IVF pregnancy on your bladder now and it can cause a slight leakage of urine when you cough or laugh. This will not be a problem anymore after the baby is born.