In Vitro Fertilization or IVF is a type of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). It uses a combination of medicines and surgical procedures that allows the sperm to fertilize an egg outside the body in a laboratory. This fertilized egg is called an embryo, which is transferred into a woman’s uterus.
One cycle of IVF procedure generally takes 15 to 20 days from the starting date of your period. This is followed by 15 days of waiting to do a pregnancy test.
IVF has 5 established steps:
Step 1: Stimulation
Step 2: Egg Retrieval
Step 3: Insemination and Fertilization
Step 4: Embryo Culture
Step 5: Embryo Transfer
IVF is the most successful option for many couples facing infertility. The most significant advantages of IVF are a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby.