Every couple dreams of having a little one in their lives that tends to bring immense happiness with his or her tiny steps.While some are blessed to be parents, a few are left with just futile efforts. Blame it the highly distressed life style or biologically impotency, infertility has been stretching its hold at alarming rates.
However, with the help of various infertility treatments, there is still some hope for the unfortunate couples.
Types Of Infertility Treatments
Assisted Reproductive Technology
Assisted reproductive technologyis a scientific term that refers to techniques that are used to get pregnant by artificial means. Owing to its vast scope and array of positive results, this is till date the most assured and successful way of helping out couples who are infertile or lack potent.
Common forms of ART are-
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF treatment is one of the most successful treatments for infertility. Under this procedure, mature eggs from a woman are retrieved and later fertilized with a mans spermin a dish under medical surveillance. After three to five days, the embryo is implanted in the uteruspost fertilisation.
Electric or Vibratory Stimulation
This procedure is recommended for men, who suffer from impaired ejacuation. This leads to limited seminal fluid and degrades the overall quality of sperms. Electric or vibratory stimulation helps to bring out the ejacuation, from which the semen is obtained. This is specially recommended for men who suffer from serious spinal cord injuries.
Assisted hatching is used when the embryo is not capable of hatching out from its protective cover. The embryo has several covering, each of which has natural nutrients that ensure, the embryo gets them all. Once the embryo enters the female reproductive tract, it has to emerge out of this cover so that it can attach to the inner linings of the uterus. This process is used to make sure that the embryo implants itself by artificially weakening the outer lining.
Surgical Sperm Aspiration
Surgical sperm aspiration is a technique that involves extracting sperms from the epididymis or testis, which is a coiled, tube like structurecontaining sperm. The sperm matures while in the epididymis and this renders its potential and allows it to travel through the female reproductive tract.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
ICSI is a procedure recommended to men who have low sperm count or have restricted supply of potential sperms. Through microscopic technique, a single sperm is inserted in to the egg. The whole process follows in conjunction to the IVF procedure.
Other than the above-mentioned procedure, Surrogacy is a way out for the hopeless couples. It is a procedure where a woman carries and gives birth to a baby for some other couple. Surrogacy is like a wonder technique for all those women who cannot go through pregnancy either naturally or due to medical complications like recurring pregnancy loss, absence of womb or repetitive IVF failures.
Types of Surrogacy
The most prominent types of surrogacy in India are Traditional Surrogacy and Gestational Surrogacy. Under traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother is inseminated with the sperm of intended father. While in gestation surrogacy, the fathers sperms are used to create an embryo in the intended mother using IVF. Later on, this embryo is carried by the surrogate mother.