Infertility treatment is no doubt a bright ray of hope for patients who face difficulties in conceiving naturally due to host of reasons. But they still need to cross the hurdle while making the choice of treatment line – IVF or IUI. Of course, by all probability, your infertility treatment doctor would have conducted several diagnostic tests to find the suitability for treatments and presented all the available options. But still it is no harm if you know the advantages offered by IVF over IUI treatment, opines an expert fertility specialist doctor in Aurangabad.
For the sake of first time information seekers, let us present a brief introduction about IVF and IUI treatments which have been regularly practiced by specialist doctors.
• IVF –
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the best treatments that mankind can ever hope to achieve parenthood. The process of fertilization that involves fusing of sperm and egg usually happens naturally in the fallopian tubes. In an IVF treatment, this fertilization is carried out externally and the embryo is subsequently transferred inside the womb.
• IUI –
Intrauterine insemination is a much economical procedure, in which the washed sperms are directly placed in the uterus during the ovulation period so as to facilitate maximum chances of fertilization.
Advantages of IVF over IUI treatment
• Suitability of treatments :
Finally everything boils down to the suitability criteria for IUI. No doubt, IUI can be a good starting for patients who have infertility due to unknown reasons or hormonal imbalance, IVF offers better choices for patients who could not achieve pregnancy due to
o Blocked Fallopian tubes
o Low sperm count
o Advanced endometriosis
o Failed IUI cycles.
Remember few of the stringent requirements of IUI treatment such as at least one open and infection free fallopian tube and the ability to stimulate ovulation are not necessary to undergo IVF treatment.
•Age of woman : IVF carries a good success rate than IUI in achieving pregnancy among women patients who are old and have limited ovarian reserves, ascertains an infertility specialist of a reputed IVF centre in Aurangabad.
•Evolution of technology :
It has been almost close to four decades since the birth of the first child using IVF and with the evolution of science and technology, the procedural difficulties have also diminished drastically. In fact the success rate of IVF has increased by several times, which was around 10 % about three decades back. That being said, the success rates of IUI have remained constant for long period of time. Again it is a misconception that IVF procedures are time consuming – with massive advances in IVF technology, it is now absolutely possible for the patients to undergo treatment within half a day on outpatient basis.
•Cost effective :
It is true that cost of one cycle of IUI is cheaper than a cycle of IVF, but this advantages gets nullified with the number of cycles statistically required to result in pregnancy. Moreover, patients who switch to IVF after three or more unsuccessful attempts of IUI would have saved more money than if they have directly tried IVF.
•High order multiple pregnancies :
Many a time patients undergoing IUI treatment procedure end with multiple pregnancy, resulting in delivery of triplets or more. This concern is ably addressed through IVF, as the couple can choose the number of embryos that need to be transferred to womb.
These few distinct advantages enjoyed by IVF and IUI are presented only to educate you about the possibilities and hence should not be construed as a final advice. Based on your medical conditions and other vital parameters, our fertility specialist at IVF and Endoscopy center, Aurangabad would present all the options before you to choose from. If you are looking for the best possibilities to attain parenthood, it is high time to approach us, for we always strive to achieve the best through consistent incorporation of advanced technologies.