What Are the Risks of Artificial Insemination?
In fact, there are certain risks. The first one is related to the method by which eggs are obtained. Since eggs never leave a woman’s body, they are in a woman’s pelvic cavity. They form in and ovulate there, and, unfortunately, if they’re not inseminated, they expire there. So in order to fertilize eggs in a laboratory, they have to somehow get into that lab. Accordingly, we must perform an ovarian puncture, aspirate follicular fluid, find eggs, wash them, and perform artificial insemination under the conditions of embryo-laboratory. Some women may be too sensitive to the procedure. Here, we enter the scene, and we’re doing a thorough medical examination of the woman.
Other complications may be the effects of the medications themselves. For instance, allergic reactions — no one is immune from them. Even vitamins can cause allergic reactions. Then there is an ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which rarely but still may occur. It’s when a woman responds with the rapid growth of a follicle, and even small doses of hormonal stimulants can trigger this syndrome. But it’s also treated in hospital.