What is IVF?
IVF, or “in vitro fertilization,” involves several steps. First, a woman is given fertility drugs that stimulate her ovaries to produce as many mature eggs as possible (instead of the usual one per monthly cycle). Second, the eggs are retrieved using a suction needle inserted into the ovary. Third, the eggs are fertilized by coWhat is IVF?
IVF, or “in vitro fertilization,” involves several steps. First, a woman is given fertility drugs that stimulate her ovaries to produce as many mature eggs as possible (instead of the usual one per monthly cycle). Second, the eggs are retrieved using a suction needle inserted into the ovary. Third, the eggs are fertilized by combining them with sperm in a culture dish. Finally, the best-quality embryos are transferred into a woman’s uterus. If all goes well, a normal pregnancy is the result.
Who is IVF for?
IVF can be used to help couples with a variety of fertility challenges – male and female – to get pregnant. As with natural conception, success rates are higher in younger women (generally meaning under 40). There are many criteria for determining who might benefit from IVF, and couples need to consult with a fertility specialist before determining whether IVF can help them get pregnant and achieve their families. Rather than looking at IVF as a last resort, think of it as “the ultimate treatment,” suggests Arthur L. Wisot, M.D., executive director of Reproductive Partners Medical Group in Southern California and co-author of Conceptions and Misconceptions (Hartley & Marks, 2004).
What’s the First Step in IVF?
After an examination, a doctor will devise a fertility “protocol” (a plan for the course of medical treatment) for a woman, highlighting all of her recommended fertility “to-do’s,” such as medications and blood tests. It’s important that a woman follow this protocol carefully, even if the directions don’t seem to make sense. For instance, many doctors will prescribe birth control pills for the first two months, since the hormones in oral contraceptives can help the ovaries to produce quality eggs when they’re needed later. The Pill can also help regulate the menstrual cycle, so the doctor knows what’s happening at what time, and when would be the best time to begin the IVF cycle.
What Happens in a Typical IVF Cycle?
Since in vitro fertilization has to be coordinated with a woman,s menstrual cycle, a typical IVF cycle is about 30 days long. About three weeks after the start of menstruation (or two weeks after taking a low-dose birth control pill) a patient starts injections of a drug (usually Lupron, but sometimes a newer drug such as Antagon or Cetrotide) to suppress the ovaries. After 10 days of Lupron, the patient returns for an ultrasound scan and estrogen test level. If the results show that the suppression was successful, the cycle begins.
With technological revolution in the field of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology), male infertility can no longer deprive a couple of their biological child. Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a specialized procedure that falls under IVF treatment in which a single live sperm is directly injected into an egg for fertilization. Mother’s Lap IVF Center has a team of specialists and embryologists who have successfully completed this procedure for many couples with male infertility issues.
The procedure starting from retrieval of mature eggs and extracting a single sperm with the help of needle like instrument. With great precision, this live sperm is injected into the mature egg slowly and the needle is removed after that. These eggs are kept in an incubator for overnight and then checked for fertilization. Depending upon the age of female and other related factors, required number of fertile embryos is then transferred into her uterus.
This whole procedure requires high degree of precision with expertise and our clinic boasts of the specialists who are capable to do that. Also we have all the facilities like tests, checkups, etc. related to it at our clinic to save our patients from the strain of traveling to various centers separately for each of these.
The ICSI Treatment in Delhi give couples a chance to avoid taking donor sperm and the child has genetic elements of biological parents. We have affordable and modern techniques as required for this treatment at our clinic.
IUI Intra Uterine Insemination
Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Advanced Treatment Options like TESE (Testicular Sperm Extraction) MESA (Microsurgical)
Epididymal Sperm Aspiration) PESA (Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration)
Laser Assisted Hatching
Egg Donation/Egg Sharing
Zona free Embryo Transfer