Infertility is a silent struggle. Fortunately, there are world-renowned treatment options available to help individuals and couples overcome these difficulties and achieve their dreams of starting a family. One of the most popular treatment among Maldivians would be in vitro fertilization (IVF) with a success rate that has been drastically increasing over the years. This medical procedure has helped many couples to overcome infertility and realise their dream of starting a family.
Invitro fertilization (IVF) is a process in which an egg is removed from a woman’s ovaries, which is then fertilised outside the body and then transferred to the uterus. This treatment is typically used for couples who are struggling to conceive naturally. During the IVF process, the fertilised eggs are then grown in a culture dish for few days before being transferred to the woman’s uterus. In approximately 30-40% of the cases, the IVF treatment results in a successful pregnancy. However, this rate varies on individual factors such as age, genetics, lifestyle factors, as well as other illnesses.
IVF is typically recommended for couples who have been struggling to conceive for at least a year. It may also be recommended for women who have blocked fallopian tubes, men with low sperm counts or poor sperm motility and women with endometriosis (a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus).
Furthermore, IVF also allows couples to have more control over the timing of their pregnancy and allows for genetic testing of embryos before implantation, which can reduce the likelihood of passing on genetic disorders to the child.
Moreover, like any medical procedure, IVF carries some risks although these risks are extremely small. The most significant risk is the potential for multiple pregnancies, which can increase the risk of complications such as preterm labour and low birth weight. There is also a risk of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS), a condition in which the ovaries become swollen and painful. However, with careful monitoring and management, these risks can be minimized.
IVF is a valuable medical procedure that has helped many couples conceive a child. While IVF carries some risks the benefits of the procedure far outweigh the risks for many couples. If you are struggling with infertility, IVF maybe an option worth considering, and speaking with a fertility specialist can provide you with more insight.
Tree Top Hospital is proud to offer the services of our skilled and compassionate fertility specialists who are dedicated to helping couples achieve their dream of starting a family. Our team of experts have years of experience in treating infertility related issues, and they are equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities to provide the most effective and personalized treatment plans. Tree Top Hospital is pleased to announce the opening Maldives first fertility clinic that will offer a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options, including IUI and IVF.
One of our well known experts, Dr. Zakiya is a specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility and aims to make treatments more accessible for women in the Maldives.
Tree Top Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality of clinical care for all patients. Our experienced and highly trained specialists combine a wide variety of interests and expertise to offer the latest services. For more information about treatments for infertility, visit our Fertility Centre page.