Thursday, 4 October 2018

THE FACTS ABOUT INFERTILITY

Research shows that as many as one in seven couples experience some difficulty with achieving a pregnancy. Difficulties are found as often with the male as with the female partner.  We suggest that you share the problems and work together to solve them. It is quite normal to take a year to achieve a pregnancy even when there is no problem.

Heightened publicity in recent years has made people more aware of the implications of
infertility and the new modalities of treatment that are available.  It is important to understand that many couples can be helped to conceive without resorting to such specialised treatment as In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF), sometimes referred to as test tube baby.  Those patients for whom this form of treatment is appropriate are very much in the minority.

Regrettably, even with today’s technical advances there is no guarantee of success.
Some couples eventually may have to come to terms with their childlessness.

WHAT IS G.I.F.T?
This stands for Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer. A gamete is the medical term for the cells of reproduction, in other words, the egg and sperm.  The preparation for GIFT involves the use of drugs to stimulate the ovaries for the formation of eggs which are collected at laparoscopy, and immediately mixed with the partner’s sperm and replaced in the Fallopian tube. In nature, fertilisation occurs in the Fallopian tube.

If GIFT is not advisable, for example if your Fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged, the doctor may advise you that IVF would be the preferable method of treatment for you. This decision can also take place at operation for the proposed GIFT procedure.

WHAT IS I.V.F.?
In-vitro fertilisation means fertilisation of eggs by sperm outside the body.  IVF is used as a treatment for infertility in couples where there is impaired sperm function, problems with passage of the sperm to the egg, and in some cases of unexplained infertility.

For more information on fertility treatment, contact the best fertility specialist in Nigeria, Dr. Michael Ogunkoya (08033069466). He was trained in the best medical schools in USA, London, Wales and Hungary. He is the medical director of The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic.

The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic
Plot 31, Block 113, Gbemileke Akinsonwon Street, Opposite Treasure Garden, By Ikate Roundabout, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos-Epe Express Way, Lagos.
08033069499