What is in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)?
IVF is a type of assisted reproductive technology (Wikipedia) used for infertility treatment. The IVF process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a liquid in a laboratory. The fertilised egg (zygote) undergoes embryo culture for 2–6 days, and is then transferred to the woman’s uterus, with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.
In 2012 it was estimated that five million children had been born worldwide using IVF and other assisted reproduction techniques. Since then, the numbers grew constantly.
The IVF process is individual to the woman’s needs and medical condition, also the costs and regulations vary by country. Familitas helps you find the right treatment for your individual needs.
Find out more about the different variants of IVF, how and when they are used.
Fertility treatments are generally safe. However, there are some things to be considered in the process.