Kids are god’s best creation, and the best thing about nature is that every creation of nature is different from the others. We did not choose the family we belonged to from birth, but marriage gives us a chance to construct the family we have always wanted to have. “The existence of children is important for the psychological, physical, and physiological well-being of an individual’s overall development.
However, sometimes because of certain hindrances, there can be problems in conceiving through the natural process of mating. Below are a few factors that directly or indirectly affect the chances of bearing a child both in males and females, as per Dr Neena Gupta, one of the best doctors at a leading IVF centre in Punjab.
FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE FERTILITY
- Age – Age is quite dependent on the lifestyle of an individual. The egg quality indeed reduces with time, and the sperm count reduces in men as they approach the 60s. But this can be managed with proper food choices and exercise.
- Previous Pregnancy – If you had faced problems with your previous pregnancy, the problem may resurface in the second pregnancy as well.
- Duration of sub-fertility – Sub-fertility refers to a prolonged period of unprotected sex and delay in conceiving. The duration of sub-fertility is indirectly proportional to the chances of getting pregnant.
There might be anxiety in the minds of couples who are opting for an IVF procedure for the first time. Here is a step-by-step guide to the procedure of IVF in simple words for couples struggling to conceive, which is easy to understand and apprehend. Cost is a factor that varies as per the standard of living across cities, the cost of an IVF in Punjab will differ from the cost of an IVF in Ambala because of the standard of living which is variable across cities and states
- MEDICATION FOR PREPARING THE FEMALE – The female’s body is injected with medicines to stimulate ovule formation, prepare the uterus lining, and prevent premature shedding of the eggs through the vaginal lining.
- RETRIEVAL OF EGGS – the eggs are removed from the fallopian tube through suction and stored in a medicated bank.
- COLLECTION OF SPERMS – The sperms are then collected from the man, and the collected sperms are then fused with the ovule under controlled conditions to yield an embryo.
- THE IMPLANTATION – The fused embryo is then planted into the female’s fallopian tube and the female is then asked to wait for a couple of weeks. During this phase, the lady can practice mindfulness activities like Yoga, Meditation etc. which can help her reduce stress and prevent any miscarriage.
The process of IVF is painful for both males and females because we are preparing our bodies to bring to life, and preparation is always tough in life in general. Please keep faith in your doctor and prepare well so that you don’t face any problems while facing the real test.