As young urban couples race ahead in their careers, the thought of setting up a family may take a backseat. Yet, our ‘biological clocks’ don’t stop ticking just because we aren’t quite ready for the baby, and some couples may face the challenge of conceiving just when they have got everything prepared to welcome a new member into the family.
Of course, age is not the only factor in fertility and there are other health conditions and lifestyle choices that can reduce fertility rates. What, then, are the options for those who need that extra help in boosting their chances of having a baby?
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
The IVF process involves the fertilization of eggs with sperm in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are then placed in the woman’s uterus and a successful pregnancy can be confirmed in about two weeks.
For some couples, IVF could be one …