Various Fertility Options At Your Disposal

Deciding to go through with fertility treatment can be both exciting as well as nerve racking experience. You are probably excited about getting closer to having a child and becoming a parent, yet you are probably feeling quite anxious about what treatment to receive, how you are going to be paying for it, the success rate and side effects.

There is a wide variety of different treatments available to help you fall pregnant. These options are going to depend on the reasons for not being able to fall pregnant as well as the length of time you have been trying. It is important to remember that there is no guarantee for falling pregnant.

Clomid
Clomid is the most commonly subscribed drug on the market due to its 80 % success rate in women that have irregular or anovulatory cycles. There are relatively few side effects with Clomid. The most common one is the chance of falling pregnant with twins (6.9% chance) to reduce the chances of having twins your doctor should be starting you off on the lowest dose before trying to have higher doses.

Other side effects may be:

  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Headaches

Artificial Insemination

This process is a relatively simple one, where a small tube is used to place specially washed sperm inside the uterus. It is used for male infertility or when a women’s vertical meniscus is less than optimal. When Clomid is not working alone then one should use artificial insemination in conjunction with Clomid. This process is often painless, except for some mild cramping that may be felt.

The success rate of artificial insemination by itself is 4 percent, but if you combine it with fertility drugs such as Clomid then your success rate sits around 8% to 17%.

IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation)

IVF involves the process of fertilizing an egg with sperm in a Petri dish. Eggs are usually collected from the biological mother simply because not every egg is going to fertilize and therefore not every fertilized egg will become an embryo.  Having IVF in Johannesburg is highly recommended due to a large quantity of experts that practice there.

The success rate of IVF is around 41%. This would depend on the age of the patient, the cause of infertility as well as the expertise of the doctors. It is recommended to have your IVF in Johannesburg, since they have world renowned fertility doctors which can increase your success rate greatly.

Justin wrote this article after doing research for IVF Johannesburg