Understanding The Risks of IVF

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Risks of IVF

Posted by The MAB Team on 8/8/2011 to Fertility
In Vitro Fertilization is an invasive process in which egg cells are fertilized by sperm outside the body. The eggs are removed from the woman’s ovaries and are fertilized in a fluid medium. Once fertilized they're placed back in her body with hopes that a pregnancy will take place.

This practice generally happens when all other measures are exhausted. But what are the tolls of IVF treatment?

Aside from the emotional toll, IVF could come with complications and risks. One of the most common is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. A condition in which the ovaries swell by filling with fluid that may seep into the abdominal cavity, they become painful and may experience heart burn, gas, nausea or loss of appetite. Bleeding and infection may occur during the egg retrieval process and of course the risk of multiple births.

Although more studies need to be performed, the concern of ovarian cancer is on the rise. Multiple IVF treatments and multiple uses of IVF medications may lead to ovarian cancer. Boosting the estrogen levels and stressing the ovaries could cause cell abnormalities. Persistent stimulation of the ovaries by the LH and FSH may have a toxic effect and may process the toxins in the uterine area.

If you opt for the IVF direction, it might not be a bad idea to be equipped with various supplements that promote proper functioning and detoxing of the uterus and reproductive organs.

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