Increasing Fertility

Written by Will Baum
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Increasing fertility is the proud domain of thousands of medical professionals. Many of them may have had fertility problems themselves. They know what you are going through and they want to help.

Routes to Increasing Fertility

Experiencing fertility difficulties can be demoralizing and depressing. But don't let it get you down. There are many fertility options to explore. Find a good clinic to help you in your quest for increasing fertility. The best of the clinics are expert in a wide range of infertility treatments.

The most common and most successful route to increasing fertility is in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF gives you what's known in the vernacular as a "test tube baby." Test tube babies have been around since 1978, when Louise Joy Brown was born in Bristol, England. Before IVF, women with blockage of the fallopian tubes had no chance of getting pregnant. IVF makes fallopian tube blockage a non-issue. Doctors extract eggs directly from the ovaries and fertilize them in the lab. After a few days, the fertilized egg is implanted in the woman's uterus.

In the 1960s and most of the 1970s, this method was tried with little success. Miscarriages were the norm. Lesley Brown, however, stayed pregnant. Her pregnancy was normal and successful. Her child was as healthy as any other. IVF soon came into wide use. Today, IVF is commonplace. Once a source of controversy, IVF has grown into an everyday occurrence. Now, cloning and other new procedures are the controversy magnets. Who can say what tomorrow will look like?

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