“Pregnancy after in vitro fertilization (IVF) – without side effects.” This tends to the moto of most of the healthcare clinics out there. So, the physicians should prioritize an individual approach by choosing a balanced approach sparing as few stimulation protocols as possible.
Recently, there have been plenty of breakthroughs when it comes to treating infertility. One of the prominent ones is reproductology is the effect of hormones on female body. When ovulation isn’t occurring, women have to take specific medicines in order to make their menstrual cycle normal. These are, in fact, the very hormones that the body produces, albeit in a bigger amount. They lead to maturation and growth of the multiple follicles that happen to contain eggs simultaneously. In case of Vitro fertilization, we need such produce for supplying fertilizable eggs and transferring them to the uterus.
At the time of stimulation, women tend to experience a certain condition. Under medications, the ovaries enlarge, their follicles too increase in size, and in the case when there are a lot of growing follicles, it could also lead to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
In order to prevent or at least minimize these side effects, specific medications have to be administered.These medications too could lead to side effects, therefore, they should be selected with special care. Thankfully, most of the professional reproductologists have a thorough knowledge about these drugs. In fact, specialists are also nearing a balance that might help in getting results minimal risk.
Who needs it?
The standard protocols might allow you to get 20 or more eggs. However, it might not be good for everyone out there. Hormonal status, age, and disease history must be considered before opting for treatment. It is necessary to keep gentle protocols, at least in cases where unwanted tumors are present. Earlier, the oncologists used to avoid hormonal drugs as they thought that these might lead to tumors. But now we know the diseases which we can stimulate. Moreover, side effects of radiation or chemotherapy could easily be avoided by sampling germ cells first.
The embryos or oocytes thus obtained are cryopreserved. In addition, at last when the body recover from the therapy, it is quite possible for a woman. There could even be chances of her becoming a mother. Nowadays, more and more women are opting for this treatment, which signifies that even cancer can’t stop a woman from becoming a mother.
In special cases
Nowadays, multiple schemes are there to prepare the eggs. Along with a combination of medications, they can also be built on the body’s normal abilities.
- The “default” protocol, indicates that hormonal stimulation isn’t present. This scheme has one egg that is matured naturally and it is also utilized when there are contraindications in the stimulations or when eggs were of a poor quality and even when the patient was unable to stimulate. The method isn’t that effective, however, it is one that come with minimal side effects, as it doesn’t involve hormonal doses.
- Combined protocols stand upon a “lightweight” scheme. This approach makes it possible for you to have growth of a few high-quality eggs. Moreover, the procedure also significantly reduces the medication related costs. You can even eliminate the chances of hyperstimulation by introducing certain medication, although it might reduce the chances of pregnancy during embryo transfer. The transfer of embryos after cryopreservation could be one of the possible solutions, as it would increase the chances of recovery by reducing the symptoms.
- The Shanghai Protocol is one of the latest methods. It involves a dual-stage stimulation. Once the follicles are prepared, number of “babies” are yet to enter developmental stage. So, hormonal action goes on even after the initial puncture. After just a single cycle, you can get the exact ovule cells as you might get after a double course. Earlier, such schemes were there fore cancer patients and for the women who have a limited egg supply. The ISIDA Care drew attention to another advantage of the protocol – it is good for those patients who are limited in time (for example, for foreigners).
ISIDA Care offers services to their patients providing the most modern and effective solutions. At the same time, the patients can choose a specific program that is based on a thorough study of individual characteristics.