What is the difference between IVF and Artificial Insemination

pahlajanis IVF and artificial insemination

For those, who are new to the world of infertility, some complex medical jargon can be quite confusing. We understand that when you struggle emotionally, it can be more frustrating and even harder to decide which option to choose.

In this blog, we’ll discuss two commonly preferred methods of fertility treatments, IVF and Artificial Insemination.

Both, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and Artificial Insemination (AI)are fertility treatment methods but are different in some ways. Owing to their individual benefits, medical experts recommend specific treatments to cater to specific needs of the patients. Let us understand both treatments before we delve into their differences.

What is IVF?

The birth of a baby conceived using ‘In Vitro Fertilizations’ (IVF) is said to have occurred a few decades ago, and since then, methods of IVF have been improving dramatically.

In Vitro Fertilization or IVF is a form of assisted reproductive technology (ART) where the egg is fertilized outside of the body and then implanted into the mother’s uterus.

What is Artificial Insemination?

Artificial insemination (AI) is often one of the first steps in fertility treatment. IN artificial insemination (also called intrauterine insemination/IUI), medical experts insert the sperm directly into the uterus. As it is placed straight into the uterine cavity, it makes the way through the fallopian tubes shorter, increasing the chances of pregnancy.

How do IVF and AI differ?

Experts at Pahlajani’s IVF share some basic differences between IVF and Artificial Insemination. Come let’s understand.

FactorsIn Vitro Fertilization (IVF)Artificial Insemination (AI)
ProcessFertilizations takes place in the laboratory.Fertilizations takes place inside the woman’s body.
Who may benefitAny long primary infertility, women with partial or complete blockage in the fallopian tube, or earlier processes of simple fertility treatments like IUI has failed.Women with issues like irregular menstrual periods, short unexplained infertility, abnormality in cervix, ovulatory disorders may need AI. Also, with the help of donor sperm, single women or same-sex couples can opt for this method.
Drug UsageAs fertilization occurs outside the human body, it requires fertility drugs to assist the entire process.Fewer fertility drugs are required.
Ease of processIt is a bit complex process as infertility experts, and embryologists have to retrieve the eggs and fertilize them in the lab.It is a simpler process as it does not require retrieving eggs.
ExpensesExpensive than IUI/AI.AI is less expensive than IVF.

The above-mentioned are just a broad-brush depiction of few basic differences between AI and IVF. For further details, and queries about which method to opt, exact cost of either of these methods or how these methods may impact your life, please connect with the expert team of gynecologists’, and infertility specialists at Pahlajani’s IVF.

What do experts recommend?

The choice between Artificial Insemination (Or IUI), and In Vitro Fertilization depends on the case. Infertility experts at Pahlajani’s IVF suggest a few tests to the patients, and based on their results, they suggest a suitable fertility treatment.

Keeping in mind, the age, exact infertility issue, or any other concerns related to the patient, medical experts recommend a suitable fertility treatment. With the right treatment suggestion, the chance of successful pregnancy also grows.

To discuss your individual circumstances and which treatment is suitable for you, visit Pahlajani’s IVF and consult the best infertility experts, and the best gynecologists’ in Raipur.

Find best Infertility Specialists near you

When you decide, it’s time to connect with a gynaecologist or infertility expert, the first step you should consider is checkingthe success-rates of your nearby fertility clinics.

Pahlajani’s IVF is delighted to have high success rates through all fertility treatments at our clinic. Our team consists of experienced medical experts, embryologists, infertility specialists, and other medical staff. Our team aims to satisfy every couple by providing accurate treatment with proper comfort and care. Starting from fertility-related tests, fertility treatments, pregnancy care, and neo-natal care, everything can be provided under one roof – Pahlajani’s IVF.

All the six centers across India have trained counsellors, and dieticians too, who ensure that patients are not bothered about anything during the entire process and also maintain good health at all times.

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