What does Bellevue Medical Center offer patients?
How many specialists are there and what accreditation's have been awarded to Bellevue Medical Center?
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In order for a pregnancy to occur naturally, the ovary releases an egg at ovulation which travels through the Fallopian tube where it meets the sperm and is then fertilized. The fertilized egg enters the uterine cavity where it implants in the thickened lining of the uterus (the endometrium).
Through IVF treatment (In Vitro Fertilisation), the ovaries are stimulated to produce a number of eggs which are then collected and mixed with sperm in the laboratory; this then allows fertilization to occur. The developing embryos are monitored closely and the healthiest embryos are then transferred into the uterus to allow implantation to occur.
IVF is a series of procedures performed to treat infertility especially to women over the age of 40. It can also be used as a treatment for certain health conditions such as Ovulation Disorder, Premature Ovarian Failure, Fallopian Tube Damage, Endometriosis, Unexplained Infertility, Uterine Fibroids, Impaired sperm production or function, Previous tubal sterilization or removal, Genetic Disorder, or Fertility preservation for cancer patients.
12 days after egg retrieval, your doctor will test your blood to check if you are pregnant. So you will need to stay local for a little longer after IVF to ensure all procedures are fully successful.
The success rate of IVF depends on several factors, including maternal age, lifestyle, the cause of infertility, and reproductive history. 40% of Women under the age of 35 will be successful and 25% of women aged 36 to 41 will be successful and only 4% over the age of 42 will be successful. You must also understand that pregnancy rates are not exactly the same as the live birth rate. Furthermore, you also need to know that there are some minor risks associated with IVF, for example, you may experience nausea or vomiting, shortness of breathing, Faintness, stomach pains and bloating, and potential weight gain.