Kinds of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) and their meaning
ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) are modern methods and medical techniques which contribute to getting pregnant while which some or all procedures of fertilization are performed out of future mother’s organism.
Depending on the cause and severity of male/female infertility different types of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) are used:
In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a fertilization of female’s eggs with her husband’s/donor’s sperm in a tube. Eggs are cultivated (till a certain developmental stage) with a special medical equipment in the lab. The most viable embryos are transferred into the patient’s uterus;
egg/ embryo freezing (vitrification) is a special program due to which your eggs (embryos) are saved and, in such a way, you can postpone your pregnancy for later on if now because of different reasons you aren’t ready to give a birth to baby but dream to do this in future.
Main goal of using Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) is the birth of a healthy child preserving mother’s health. Modern medical protocols of ART usage are aimed to reduce the period from the first consultation with a fertility specialist till the childbirth to even less than 2 years.