Woman’s age plays an important role in IVF. It is a critical factor in the success of IVF for any couple. If a woman is under 35 years of age and goes for IVF, the chances are very high for pregnancy and that goes down for women who above 40 years of age. Tubal Reversal Vs IVF Tubal sterilization is a type of contraception. This is done by women who want to prevent pregnancies. However, even after deciding to go for permanent sterilization there are many couples who desire pregnancy. In such situations, the options for the couple are going for a surgery to reverse the sterilization (tubal (reversal) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Tubal Reversal This is a surgery which involves short stay. It is an outpatient kind of process where a small incision is made in the abdomen. Micro surgical techniques are used to restore the connection between the interrupted tubal segments. IVF In Vitro fertilization is a very popular method for achieving pregnancy in women who have abnormal or blocked Fallopian tubes. With the advancement made in technology, there has been considerable improvement in the IVF techniques with dramatic improvement in success rate. It is a difficult choice whether to go for tubal reversal or IVF. The decision will have to be based on the cost involved, success rates as well as fertility related issues. For instance, if a couple wants to have multiple children and the women in young, tubal reversal is a better choice. If only one child is required, and the woman is above 35 years of age, IVF is the best choice. Beyond the age of 42 or 43, success rates of both IVF as well as tubal reversal are the same and extremely low. However, if considered in all age groups, the success rate for IVF is higher than tubal reversal. From a cost point of view, tubal reversal is more cost effective than IVF. Preparations for an IVF Cycle IVF follows some steps, starting with fertility medicines to help create as many eggs as possible.
- You should take fertility pills which helps in stimulating the ovaries to develop mature eggs required for fertilization. During the regular menstrual period you discharge a single egg monthly. You may choose not to take medicine to induce the ovaries, however the probabilities of becoming pregnant is superior with more eggs.
- You from there will take daily hormone shots for 12 days. These trigger the ovaries to discharge ever more mature eggs than usual (ovulation induction).