IVF New Technique: How the treatment of IVF has changed over the past few years?

Latest IVF Technique

The treatment of In-Vito-fertilization has come a long way since it has been started. The first baby from IVF treatment was born in 1978. Since then there are multiple couples who have been able to conceive a child successfully. No doubt, it has been a long road but every time it keeps on getting better and the success rate is also increasing. At first, the chances of successful treatment was only 1%.

According to the BBC report, there are more than 5 million couple who are able to become parents with the help of IVF technology. There are many IVF centers which provide the best treatment by using the new methods and technology. The treatment is also referred to as test tube baby treatment.

The journey started from how to place the embryo on the uterus. It was also not sure that it will stick the uterus. Over the next decade, the scientists learned about egg freezing and embryos. This eliminates the process of retrieving the egg from the uterus. Further, the doctors learned how to remove the egg under light sedation which the help of ultrasound imaging.

How the technique of IVF has developed?

  • One such advancement is made in which the development of embryos is seen with the help of images. When the embryo is kept in the incubator several images are taken to see which egg is best to implant in the uterus. The snapshots are taken every 10 to 20 minutes. By doing this, the success of IVF is also increased by a quarter. Many researchers have said that it is a very exciting process and the best achievement.
  • Earlier the tubal issues and other diagnosis were excluded from the IVF treatment. But now male infertility, ovulatory dysfunction, and unexplained infertility can also be solved.
  • One of the latest advancement in this treatment is intracytoplasmic sperm injection. In this method, the fertilization is achieved by inserting a single spermatozoa directly into the egg. Then they are kept into the incubator for 3 to 5 days before it can be transferred to the uterus.
  • Earlier this was not common and it was difficult to know whether you are having a boy or a girl. With the advancement in technology, you can know the gender also. This type of test is given the term ‘family-balancing’.
  • There are other techniques also such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). This test is used to check any type of chromosomal abnormalities or genetic disease.
  • Women can also get their egg or embryo frozen. This is the best option for those couples who want to delay there pregnancy. Frozen embryo transfer is becoming extremely popular and it is also one of the latest technique which helps in increasing the success of IVF.