IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
- In-Vitro Fertilization is an Assisted Reproductive Technique that helps with fertilization, embryo development and implantation, making pregnancy easier. It is a safe technique with a high success rate in achieving a successful pregnancy and having a healthy child.
- IVF is a term that is often heard in today’s times. Although a lot of apprehension clouds the term, advancement in science and technology has rendered the process simpler, safer and affordable that helps couple unlock the door to parenthood and realize their dreams.
The IVF Program
Many couples willing to have their own child are still unable to become pregnant after first line therapy such as ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, or reproductive surgery. For these couples, the next logical step is to explore the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) popularly known as Test Tube Baby.
What are IVF Medications?
It is necessary to take certain medications during the IVF cycle in order to prepare the body for the treatment. The instructions for each medication vary from patient to patient. The medical team at fertility clinic will analyze your case closely to determine which medications to use, what dosage to take, when to administer the medications and how long to take them.
The Preliminary Investigations for Women :
- Hysteroscopy & measurement of uterocervical length.
- Ultrasound Examination of uterus and ovaries. To exclude uterine pathology and cyst in ovaries.
- Hormonal Profile (TSH, Prolactin, FSH & LH on 3rd day of the period).
- CBC, ESR, Blood VDRL, Blood Sugar PP, Blood group Rh factor, Australia Antigen/HIV /HCV antibodies Bleeding Time & Clotting Time, X-Ray chest & Chlamydia antibodies.
The Preliminary Investigations for Men :
- Semen analysis.
- Semen culture and antibiotic sensitivity test.
- Antisperm Antibody test for husband and wife.
- Sperm Survival test and semen harvesting.
- HIV Antibodies, HCV Antibodies.
7 Ways That IVF Benefits Infertile Couples
In the world of infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is often viewed as “the last stop” on the infertility track. What most people don’t realize is that IVF can be the first and most successful option for many couples who battle infertility, or for whom traditional conception and pregnancy aren’t an option – like same-sex couples or women with infertility diagnoses that make it impossible for the sperm and egg to meet via non-assisted methods.