What is an IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)?
Millions of couples worldwide experience difficulties in conceiving naturally. Although this number has risen overtime, the cases of successful Assisted Reproductive Treatments have also increased. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one such procedure that has helped several couples become parents. One of the most effective forms of assisted reproductive technology (ART), IVF is a series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist couples with the conception of child. In cases where the couple is unable to conceive naturally, the fertility specialists retrieve the eggs and sperms and fertilize them manually outside the human body. The fertilized egg after few days of monitoring is implanted in the woman’s uterus to ensure a successful pregnancy. To help increase the chances of success for the couple, the fertility specialists fertilize more than one embryo during an IVF cycle, allowing selection of the genetically healthiest embryo to be transferred in the uterus. However, the chances of a successful conception and a healthy baby through IVF depends on several other factors as well, such as age, cause of infertility, number of previous cycles, etc. In cases where eggs or sperms cannot be retrieved from the couple or are of poor quality, the procedure can also be performed using eggs or sperm of a donor, whose details are maintained confidential for the benefit of both patient and the donor.
Who should undergo an IVF treatment?
This IVF Fertilization treatment procedure is best suited for couples with:
- Fallopian tube damage or blockage
- Ovulation disorder
- Premature ovarian failure
- Uterine fibroids
- Previous tubal sterilization or removal
- Impaired sperm production or function
- Unexplained infertility
- Genetic disorder
- Fertility preservation for cancer or other health conditions
The IVF Journey to a Successful Conception
- Consultation, pre-treatment testing & regularization of menstrual cycle
- Preparing ovaries for producing several eggs
- Ultrasound and hCG injection for final maturation of eggs
- Collecting eggs and sperms
- Fertilization inside the laboratory
- Transfer of embryo into the uterus
- Tests to check the status of conception/pregnancy
Some women can’t use their own eggs for fertility treatment. Therefore, in that case, they might consider using an egg donor. Our egg donors are women who like to make a difference and choose to support those who need extra help starting or growing their family – and they are women just like you.
What does Egg Donation Involve?
A Female egg donation has now gained popularity in India. Here are the steps that are involved in the donor egg IVF done at the reproductive fertility center:
- Medical assessment
- Support and counselling
- Beginning the process
- Giving consent
- Egg collection
- After donation formalities
Techniques that are routinely used in IVF include
- Controlled ovarian hyperstimulationto retrieve multiple eggs,
- Ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval directly from the ovaries,
- Egg and sperm preparation, as well as culture and selection of resultant embryos before embryo transfer back into the uterus