In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technology that helps couples overcome fertility challenges and achieve pregnancy. The IVF procedure involves a detailed work-up/evaluation of couples.
Who should consider IVF Treatment?
Females with Endometriosis
Problems with Fallopian tubes
Couples Facing Infertility
Overcoming Age-Related Fertility Decline Failed Conventional Treatment
Understanding the IVF Process
- Ovarian Stimulation: The female partner is given fertility medications to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Our experienced fertility specialists monitor the patient's response to medication closely through ultrasound and blood tests.
- Egg Retrieval: Once the eggs are mature, they are retrieved through a minor procedure performed under anesthesia. Our skilled and experienced fertility specialists use ultrasound guidance to retrieve the eggs from the ovaries safely. The retrieved eggs are then observed under a microscope.
- Sperm Collection: The male partner provides a semen sample on the same day as the egg retrieval procedure. In cases where there are issues with the male partner's sperm quality or quantity, ICSI may inject a single sperm directly into the egg to increase the chances of successful fertilization.
- Fertilization: The eggs are combined with the sperm in our state-of-the-art laboratory and are monitored for fertilization.
- Embryo Culture: The resulting embryos are cultured in the laboratory for several days, and our skilled embryologists carefully monitor their development.
- Pregnancy Test: Approximately two weeks after the embryo transfer, our patients return to the clinic for a pregnancy test.
Benefits of IVF
Increased Pregnancy Success Rates
Overcoming Infertility Challenges
Genetic Screening and Diagnosis
Maximizing Fertility Potential
Fertility Preservation Options
Expanding Family-Building Possibilities
Personalized Approach to Treatment
Side Effects and Risks:
- Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) - Abdominal pain, bloating, nausea.
- IVF increases the likelihood of multiple pregnancies
- Vaginal spotting in red/brown.
- Physical discomfort for a while.
Our experienced fertility specialists provide support and guidance throughout the entire process, from initial consultation to post-treatment care.
Overall, the IVF procedure at Fertilica is a highly effective fertility treatment option for many couples struggling with infertility. Our skilled and experienced fertility specialists work closely with each patient to optimize their chances of success and minimize the risk of complications. Our average success rate is 60%(depending on age, ovarian reserve, sperm parameters, and general medical conditions).
The success rates of IVF-ICSI at Fertilica are encouraging, with many couples successfully conceiving and delivering healthy babies. However, it is important to note that IVF is not a guaranteed treatment and may require multiple cycles before achieving success. Our utmost commitment at Fertilica is to deliver personalized and compassionate care to assist our patients in fulfilling their aspirations of starting or growing their families.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. DO I NEED IVF?
Although most couples may conceive just with medicines and surgery, IVF may be need to 10-20% couples to comceive a baby. IVF can be physically and emotionally challenging. IVF treatment may be beneficial if you or your partner have some medical conditions, like: anovulation, endometriosis, unexplained infertility, sperm impairment. Talk to your doctor for further details.
2. ARE IVF INJECTIONS PAINFUL?
IVF treatment invariably involves multiple injections. Usually they can be slighlty painful or uncomfortable at the site of injection. The pain tolerance varies from person to person.
3. IS THERE ANY HEALTH RISKS WITH IVF INJECTIONS?
Bruising and soreness are common at the injection site. Temporary side-effects like abdominal bloating, nausea, mood swings, fatigue can be seen. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a rare complication. Ver rarely, severe headaches and blood clots(DVT) in limbs may be seen. While these injections carry some side effects, for many couples struggling with infertility, the benefits of achieving a successful pregnancy outweigh these risks.
4. ARE THE BABIES BORN THROUGH IVF HEALTHY?
Babies born through IVF are just as healthy as babies conceived naturally. But in any pregnancy, there is a chance of 1-2% anomalies which should not be forgotten.
5. WHAT IS THE COST OF IVF?
The cost of IVF-ICSI procedure per se is around 1lakh INR. It may vary slightly based on according to individual medical conditions and needs. This excludes the medication charges, blood tests, embryo freezing and maintenance charges..