Many women around the world are desperate to conceive, but they find that they are unable to for a number of reasons.
If you have trouble conceiving naturally, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is an option to consider.
IVF has a good success rate for women who are unable to get pregnant naturally, and you may find that IVF is the solution to help you conceive.
You may opt for IVF as the means of finally having a baby but you may not know what the full process entails.
In order to help you understand what the entire IVF process requires from you, you will need to understand how an IVF pregnancy process works.
The purpose of in vitro fertilization is to help the sperm and eggs combine when they are unable to do so in the womb naturally.
This could be caused by infertility of either you or your partner, inhospitable conditions in the uterus, PCOS, or some other reproductive disorder.
There are many things that can hinder you from getting pregnant, and IVF is designed to increase your chances of conceiving.
Fortunately, IVF also consists of painless procedures. As your egg is fertilized in a Petri dish, it is planted in your womb by the help of a catheter.
The symptoms of early IVF pregnancy come to surface as your fertilized egg is implanted at the walls of your uterus.
Once the egg is implanted, your body starts generating hormones to support advancement of pregnancy.
As pregnancy symptoms start showing up, take note of each of the signs and prepare a pregnancy journal.
However, you must know the date when your egg was fertilized in the womb, otherwise, it is pretty challenging to make a pregnancy journal in case of an IVF.
So, start with recording the date of the implantation of the fertilized egg in your uterus.
The IVF process is fairly straightforward...
These symptoms are usually the symptoms of normal pregnancy.
Following is a list of probable signs you can expect in an IVF pregnancy...
Once your pregnancy with IVF is confirmed, your doctor may recommend that you continue taking progesterone.
Your doctor will use blood tests as a means of determining if you are pregnant, and ultrasounds will also be used.
The blood tests will monitor the rise of the HCG hormone, as HCG levels that are too high could be a sign that you are pregnant with multiple embryos.
Another thing that doctors watch out for once your pregnancy with IVF actually takes place is your oestrogen levels.
If there is too much oestrogen, it could be an indication that ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome, or OHSS, is happening inside your body.
OHSS is when your body produces more eggs than the ovaries can accommodate, meaning that they get swollen and very painful.
OHSS is fairly common with IVF pregnancies, and it is important to monitor your body carefully to determine if there are any symptoms of IVF.
You may feel pain or bloating in your abdomen, and this pain takes between a few days and a few weeks to dissipate completely.
Make sure that your doctor knows of any pains or possible complications, as this will help your doctor to keep a close eye on your body to avoid any serious complications that could lead to a miscarriage.
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