In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Postby Utte on 04 Aug 2012, 13:03

The term in vitro, has a Latin meaning in glass. It was used, because early biological experiments involving cultivation of tissues outside the living organism from which they came, were carried out in glass containers(beakers, test tubes, or petri dishes). Today, the term in vitro is used to refer to any biological procedure that is performed outside the organism it would normally be occurring in, to distinguish it from an in vivo procedure, where the tissue remains inside the living organism within which it is normally found.
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Re: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Postby Sally on 04 Aug 2012, 13:45

I can simply say, In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body (in vitro). IVF is a major treatment for infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed. The process involves monitoring a woman's ovulatory process, removing ovum (eggs) from the woman's ovaries and letting sperm to fertilize them in a fluid medium in laboratory.
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Re: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Postby Grace on 22 May 2017, 10:41

Also you should know about IVF is it is performed in 5 steps.
The first is fertility medications are prescribed to stimulate egg production. Multiple eggs are desired because some eggs will not develop or fertilize after retrieval. A transvaginal ultrasound is used to examine the ovaries, and blood test samples are taken to check hormone levels.
The second is eggs are retrieved through a minor surgical procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to guide a hollow needle through the pelvic cavity to remove the eggs. Medication is provided to reduce and remove potential discomfort.
The next is a male is asked to produce a sample of sperm, which is prepared for combining with the eggs.
4th is a process called insemination, a single sperm is injected directly into the egg in an attempt to achieve fertilization.
and the 5th one is embryo transfer. The embryos are usually transferred into the woman’s uterus three to five days following egg retrieval and fertilization. A catheter or small tube is inserted into the uterus to transfer the embryos. This procedure is painless for most women, although some may experience mild cramping. If the procedure is successful, implantation typically occurs around six to ten days following egg retrieval.
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