Even in existing spouses with normal fertilization ability, pregnancy may not be possible as soon as birth control methods are terminated. This can happen in less than 60% of spouses within the first three months. Infertility can be defined as the inability of a woman to become pregnant despite having sexual intercourse for at least 1 year without taking any protective measures, or the inability of the pregnant woman to continue this until delivery. Because sometimes, women get pregnant, but their pregnancy may not continue until delivery. In such cases, in vitro fertilization may be considered appropriate after investigating the cause. A diagnosis of infertility is, of course, nothing to be ashamed of. The problem of not being able to have children is very common and frequent. It can be seen in approximately 8% or one of every 12 couples. A study conducted in the USA showed that this is not possible in 10-15% of couples between the ages of 15-44 who want to have a child. Infertility is generally of two types. The primary one is a type of infertility followed when both spouses cannot have children beforehand. Secondary infertility, on the other hand, is called secondary infertility if one of the spouses has had a child before but this time cannot have a baby. The factor responsible for infertility may be present in men as well as women. It is quite common in male-induced infertility, and almost 40% of it is female, 40% is male, 10% of both female and 10% are unexplained infertility.
What kind of help do couples who cannot have a baby get? Where does IVF treatment take place in this process?
Remember that inability to have children and infertility are not the same thing. A very high percentage of them can overcome this problem. However, it is important not to be late to seek help from the doctor. Yes, we want help from the doctor, but where are we in the treatment or at what stage of infertility are we? It will be the healthiest for you to consult an IVF specialist without letting the years pass. It may not be easy to try to share with a third party, even a doctor, while evaluating the details that are normal between spouses when starting and before starting IVF treatment. It is extremely important for you to establish and maintain good communication with these people in order to identify and treat your infertility successfully.
While evaluating infertility, you may hear four questions before deciding on IVF treatment;
- Do you have any ovulation problems?
- Have you had a sperm test? Can I see your sperm test?
- Can egg and sperm come together? Have you been pregnant before?
- Have you had any miscarriages? Did you have any problems with implantation in the uterus?
To find answers to these questions, some research can be done before treatment. General rule; It is to start with a simpler test that will disturb the patient less. However, when no response is received with small procedures, more complex tests are started. Infertility is one of the most common problems of the couple.
The tests that you should have with you when you go to an IVF specialist;
Your sperm tests
Your previous blood results
Your womb film
If you have had miscarriage, abortion, in vitro fertilization before, your surgery and embryology epicrisis.