IN VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF)
What is IVF?
IVF is considered an effective Assisted Reproductive Technology. It is a procedure used to help with fertility problems by conceiving a child through fertilization in the laboratory. Fertilization is done by extracting mature eggs from ovaries and a sperm sample and manually uniting both in a laboratory dish. Once eggs are fertilized fully, it is transferred to the uterus.
Functional Medicine’s Role in IVF
At Better Being Hospital, our Functional Medicine practice aims to support the extensive and expensive efforts of IVF. Nutritional, environmental, lifestyle, physiologic factors and many others are taken into consideration and evaluated to determine if there are any aspects that would have an impact on the chances of IVF’s success. In cases where patients experience implantation failure, Functional Medicine determines the contributing issues such as autoimmunity, inflammation or deficiencies and formulates a supportive treatment plan to improve the patient’s overall health.