In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technique applied to infertile couples.
It is the most up-to-date and advanced type of treatment applied to couples who want to have children and has been used for a long time. Today, at the forefront of infertility treatments is the "in vitro fertilization" treatment.
Couples can have a baby with the in vitro fertilization method in cases where the reason can be caused by unexplained infertility, infection, clogging of the tubes, poor sperm quality, weight, or advanced age.
In vitro fertilization treatment includes the treatment process that ensures fertilization by collecting eggs, which are female reproductive cells, and sperm, which are male reproductive cells, and bringing them together outside the body in a laboratory environment.
While the fertilized eggs begin to divide and pass the first developmental stages called embryos in the laboratory environment, they are placed in the womb of the expectant mother. Pregnancy obtained after this stage is no different from naturally occurring pregnancies.
The difference from natural pregnancy is that the fertilization process is carried out under laboratory conditions and the fertilized eggs are placed back in the mother's womb.
Vaccination treatment can also be preferred before IVF treatment, especially in male infertility. In this method, the collected sperm are transferred into the uterus.