Friday, September 21, 2018

Motherhood:Beating infertility and conceiving issues

Posted On : May 10,2013

Bollywood Director Farah Khan took the help of In Vitro Fertilization to realize her dream of having a family. Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, on the other hand, took recourse to IVF to be able to expand her family as quickly as possible.

Being a mother is innate to a woman. It is a role that she doesn’t need to acquire or learn to play. A baby, once he or she is born, becomes the centre of the mother’s world, around which all her desires and aspirations revolve. Even the thought of cuddling her baby, listening to her incoherent babbling and dealing with her irresistible mischief, brings in exquisite joy to a woman. 
Nevertheless, motherhood is one of those blessings that do not come to everyone by default. There are some fortunate ones and some unfortunate ones. Ask women who are facing problems in conceiving; this is something they can give their more than their tooth and nail for.
Infertility and the possibility of being left childless can be one of the most distressing concerns of life. But, with advanced medical technologies around, there are more options today that bring a ray of hope to many a women.
Modern technological advents around laboratory-aided fertilization, like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and cryopreservation, have emerged as a great help for all women deprived of the joys of motherhood due to a wide variety of factors. 
It is useful for couples with unexplained infertility issues as well as for those couples who have gone past the age of reproducing.
Bollywood Director Choreographer Farah Khan took the help of In Vitro Fertilization to realize her dream of having a family. She gave birth of triplets. There are others like Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie who took recourse to IVF to be able to expand her family as quickly as possible rather than wait for the natural course.
Let’s explain the IVF procedure:
In the IVF procedure the egg is surgically removed from the woman’s ovaries and then fertilized with a sperm in a laboratory. The fertilized egg (now called an embryo) is returned to the woman’s womb to nurture and develop.
It must be noted here that success rate of IVF falls sharply from 33.1 % in women aged under 35 years to 2.3% in women aged over 45 years. And the probability of multiple children is also high in this procedure.
Cryopreservation: How it works
In Oocyte Cryopreservation (egg freezing), a woman’s eggs (oocyte) are extracted, frozen and stored during her most productive years. Later, when she is ready to become pregnant, the eggs can be thawed and fertilized with a sperm in a laboratory. The resulting embryo after the fusion of oocyte and sperm is then returned to the woman’s womb to develop.
This egg freezing technique allows a woman to preserve her fertility by external means, enabling her to bear healthy children even in her later years before the onset of menopause. Not only is it helpful for women who want to postpone pregnancies due to one or the other reason but also for those who want to overrule other future age-related or health associated pregnancy complications.
These medical innovations and progressions are nothing less than a great boon for every woman who is infertile or wants to be independent enough to control the timing of her motherhood.