Infertility is a medical speciality that focuses on the treatment of fertility issues in the couple who are not able to conceive a child even after a year of unprotected sexual intercourse. There is no direct cause of infertility in men and women, but it can be attributed to certain issues such as hormonal imbalance, low sperm count and motility and problems with ovulation.
Couples who are unable to conceive a child after trying all treatment forms, including medication and exercise, opt for one or the other advanced for of treatment for infertility. In vitro fertilization, commonly known as IVF treatment, is one such popular infertility treatment.
IVF procedure is conducted by an experienced fertility specialist. During a typical IVF process, the woman is given medications of inducing formation of multiple mature eggs. One of the mature egg is selected in place in the nutrient medium before transfer to an incubator. It is then fertilized with the sperm of the donor male. The resulting embryo is placed back into the womb of the mother at the blastocyst stage.
IVF cost depends on the number of cycles it takes to achieve desired pregnancy. It also depends on the kind of IVF clinic or hospital that the patient decides to get treated in. Other types of treatment for infertility include intrauterine insemination (IUI), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT).