Intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) are two commonly used methods of fertility treatment, which increase a couple’s chance of becoming pregnant.
IUI is a procedure during which processed and concentrated motile sperm are inserted directly into a woman’s uterus. This procedure is timed according to a woman’s ovulation, and may be performed one to two times in the days immediately following the detection of ovulation. After ovulation a woman’s egg is picked up by the fallopian tube and waits there for the sperm. Since the IUI procedure deposits higher concentrations of good quality sperm close to where the egg is waiting, the chances that the egg and sperm will find one another are increased.
IVF is the most successful method of fertility treatment utilized today to help couples to conceive. The basic components of the IVF process include stimulation of the ovaries to produce multiple eggs at a time, removal of the eggs from the ovary (egg retrieval), fertilization of the eggs in the laboratory, and subsequent placement of the resulting embryos into the uterus (embryo transfer). The chance of pregnancy from IVF depends primarily on the age of the woman, the cause of infertility, and factors related to the quality of the IVF laboratory.
I think it’s important for married couples to discuss the possibility of getting pregnant through scientific procedures. We are talking about real people trying to conceive but having difficulties trying to be. Although it is still too early to consider these procedures, Fiq and myself, often find ourselves getting emotional each time we talk about the ‘what if’ we can’t get pregnant? Will we ever get frustrated with one another? Will we be blaming one another for infertility? Will we ever…?
Easy said than done. Really, when the time comes you’ve only got yourselves to be strong for one another. A lot of friends been asking if we are planning or still trying to get pregnant? Honestly, I do mind when some one ask me when will we ever get pregnant. Do you know how hard it is trying to keep the pregnancy and sometimes miscarriage happens? No one will ever know.
Maybe HE has better plans. Rezeki can be anything. Maybe not in terms of zuriat (insha allah), but wealth (amin)? Only time will tell. Sorry for an emotional post, I can’t contain my emotions each time people I care for goes through unsuccessful pregnancy. May we fill our hearts with tonnes of patience for every difficulties that comes our away. AMIN.