In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) – Are You a Good Candidate?
If you have been trying to conceive a child naturally and have been unsuccessful, you may be wondering whether or not you would be a good candidate for trying in vitro fertilization, or IVF. In vitro fertilization is a well known and established method of infertility treatment that has proven affective for a number of people, and may be a good choice for you.
If you suffer from a female infertility issue such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), any ovulation disorders, or have scarred or damaged fallopian tubes, you may be a good candidate for IVF treatment. If you are a couple trying to conceive and the man in the relationship suffers from male infertility caused by low sperm count or poor sperm mobility, IVF treatment may also be a good option for you.
Ideally, you should be under 35 years of age with both parties being in general good health. While IVF treatment can be used on those over the age of 35, a number of clinics that perform the In vitro fertilization treatment do consider your age during the screening process to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, and an advanced age may lower your chances.
There are very few other qualifications that you must meet to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for IVF treatment. More than likely, a number of medical tests will be performed to evaluate your overall health and make sure that you do not suffer from any medical conditions that can pose a threat to you before, during or after your in vitro fertilization treatment.
If you are in overall good health and have no severe medical conditions that you suffer from, and both partners are within the age limits of the particular clinic you are seeking infertility treatment from, you will likely be determined to be a good candidate for IVF, and will be able to begin your treatment relatively quickly. If you are not a good candidate for IVF, your doctor should be able to direct you to an infertility treatment that will best be suitable for you.