In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), commonly known as ‘test-tube baby’, is a procedure in which the egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body. The woman’s eggs are removed from the ovaries and fertilized in a fluid medium in the laboratory. Once fertilized, the fertilized egg is cultured for three to five days and then transferred to the woman’s uterus, in order to establish pregnancy. This procedure is undertaken in IVF centers by doctors qualified to administer this process.
It is advised for women who have problems with their fallopian tubes, due to which normal conception is not possible. The fallopian tubes may be damaged, blocked or in some cases, absent. It is also used in cases of male infertility, due to low sperm count or sperm quality. In such situations, it is used along with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
There are four-steps involved in a successful IVF procedure
After embryo transfer you may resume your normal activities, as moving around enhances blood flow to the uterus. However, this is not necessary and you can do what feels right for you. The first pregnancy tests begin two weeks after ET because the hormone used to trigger ovulation is the same as the one used to test for pregnancy, and since it might still linger in the bloodstream it could result in false results. The IVF center would advise you in matters taking into consideration your unique makeup.
IVF treatments are not without their risks. Unexpected Multiple Pregnancies are one of them, and they can lead to complications such as gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction, and preeclampsia as well as premature birth. Aspire Fertility Center will advise on the risks to their clients before all procedures.
The success rate of IVF depends upon many factors, primarily the patient’s age. Younger women are able to produce more genetically normal and balanced eggs than older woman and enjoy greater successes. It also depends on the type of fertility problems, the quality of sperms and lifestyle habits. Thus, the IVF success rate depends on multiple factors and you should contact your IVF doctors for more information.
Dr. Ashwini. G.B heads the IVF department at Aspire Fertility Center. She is a member of Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Karnataka Chapter of ISAR and Fellow of Indian Council of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (FICOG). Doctor has an experience of 14 years in Reproductive Medicine and her special interests are Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Endometriosis. Doctor has many National and International presentations, conferences, and publications in scientific journals to the credit.
Aspire Fertility Centre has excellent facilities and state-of-the-art equipments to assist patients in realizing their dreams. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment can help detect problems accurately and we recommend you the best possible treatment for your budget. We have the best embryological labs to successfully carry out all the procedures involved in IVF ensuring the best outcomes for the patients. Our scan rooms and operating theatres are staffed by skilled doctors and support staff who will ensure everything happens flawlessly and in the best interests of the patient. Our recovering patients are attended by courteous and skilled staff who ensure that they get the best post-IVF experience.
Our doctors are well qualified and have graduated from the reputed institutes in this country. They are very well experienced in their respective domains and can therefore ensure the best outcomes for their patients. Our doctors are members of international medical associations and have published in nationally and internationally acclaimed journals and have delivered presentations in the national and international conferences.