Are you an Acquaintance with IVF, Let’s dig more into it
Certainly, IVF isn’t new to you, but you lack enough or vital information about this high-tech treatment. Our advanced centre pioneers in various IVF practices that will replenish your desire in IVF as an infertility treatment. Right here, our IVF experts present you with different concerns about IVF and how magically it combats male and female infertility.
What is IVF?
IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a form of Assisted Reproductive Technology where a fertility expert retrieves eggs from the woman’s ovary and/or sperms from the male testicles, combine them in the petri dish for fertilization to occur.
IVF can be conducted with or without fertility drugs and requires extensive expertise during the process. Ovulation disorders are some of the main causes of infertility in women, and drugs like Gonadotropin introduced into the body through an injection or Clomid taken orally, induce follicle development in the ovaries which bring about viable eggs to facilitate manual fertilization.
Am I a Candidate for IVF?
Naturally, a woman is expected to conceive within the first year of her marriage and when conception fails, this could indicate an underlying problem with either the female partner or the male partner. Basically, patients who require or opt for IVF treatment are those with;
- Premature ovarian failure
- Ovulation disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Blocked Fallopian Tubes
- Male infertility (in case of low sperm count, poor motility, and poor quality sperm)
- Failed IUI treatment cycle
- Medical constraints
- Unexplained infertility
- Same-sex marriages
The IVF Procedure
The IVF treatment cycle begins with a consultation during which the fertility experts ascertain your candidacy for the treatment.
- Ovulation Induction
This is the first phase of IVF Treatment in India during which a woman is put on a course of fertility drugs. These drugs are intended to bring forth multiple eggs that can be used in the laboratory. The drugs introduce LH or FSH, the hormones responsible for follicle development.
During a checkup at the clinic, the fertility expert will administer a trigger shot prior to egg collection.
- Egg Retrieval
A laparoscopic procedure is one way of retrieving eggs from a woman’s ovary. General or local anesthesia is administered and through an incision, the surgeon will collect eggs from the ovaries. This is done with the help of an ultrasound
Sperm collection is also done either surgically or ejaculation
- Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
After washing and preparing the sperms, they will be combined with the eggs in a Pertri dish for fertilization. When embryos are formed, they will be cultured for some time after which transferred back into the woman’s uterus for development using a thin catheter
How IVF Solves infertility
Having any defect in the reproductive system either in males or females increases your infertility rate. Any obstacle prevents the sperm from catching up with the egg something that requires assistance for conception.
By retrieving the eggs from the female’s ovaries and combining them with the male sperms overcomes any blockage in the reproductive system that restrains a woman from conceiving
Also, the IVF procedures are planned and conducted at a appropriate time.
The actual IVF treatment cost in India differs from one couple/patient to another. Each IVF treatment cycle is estimated to range from Rs.90, 000 to 3 lakhs. Other considerations like laparoscopic procedure, donor eggs, donor sperms, and fertility drugs will influence your IVF treatment cost.
What are the Possible side effects
- Multiple pregnancies
- Ovarian Hyperstimulation
- Low birth weight
- Birth defects
- Complicated pregnancies