IVF treatment in Borivali

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a technique used to help women and couples with fertility problems have a baby. Unlike natural conception, during IVF, a woman’s eggs are collected from her ovaries and fertilised with sperm in the laboratory. Any embryos created in this process, will later be placed back into the womb to grow and develop.
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Advantages of IVF

  • We can know how many embryos were formed and the quality of embryos
  • Select and transfer best quality embryos
  • Freeze extra embryos for future use, if available
  • Use advanced techniques for fertilization and increasing implantation
  • Perform genetic testing on embryos, if needed

What’s the procedure of IVF ?

Step 1. Ovarian stimulation

Whether you are using your eggs or an egg donor, your doctor will prescribe injectable hormones or other medications to stimulate the ovaries to produce several eggs instead of just one egg that normally develops each month. This helps increase the chances of having at least one viable embryo to use during the IVF procedure. You will need several different fertility medications to stimulate ovarian follicles (cysts that contain microscopic eggs) ranging from a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a medication to help eggs mature and prepare the lining of your uterus to hold the fertilized egg. Ovarian stimulation typically occurs over 10 days before your eggs are ready for collection. During this time, yo u can expect a vaginal ultrasound to monitor your ovarian follicles and blood tests to watch your estrogen levels. Once we determine your follicles are adequate size, measured by ultrasound, we can move on to the egg retrieval process.

Step 2. Egg retrieval

Egg retrieval is typically performed as an office-based procedure in your doctor’s office about 36-hours after the final “trigger shot” to mature the eggs. The timing of the egg retrieval is critical because waiting much longer than 36 hours risks ovulation and the loss of some or all the eggs. The procedure involves receiving intravenous sedation followed by a transvaginal ultrasound guided needle aspiration to carefully retrieve the eggs from each follicle. In about 20-minutes, multiple eggs are typically removed. The eggs are then placed in a culture medium and sperm are added later in the day for fertilization. Following the procedure, you will experience some cramping after the procedure for which you will be prescribed medication for relief.

Step 3. Sperm retrieval

If you are using a partner’s sperm, you will be asked for a semen sample the morning of the procedure. Donor sperm can also be used. Or, in some cases, the sperm can be harvested in advance and frozen. There are several ways to harvest sperm from men depending on infertility and health. In some instances, it may be necessary to harvest sperm surgically.

Step 4. Fertilization

Once the sperm and egg have been combined, your medical team waits up to 20-hours to determine if fertilization has taken place. The fertilized eggs then may be allowed to grow in the lab for up to six days before moving on to step five.

Step 5. Embryo transfer

Two to five days after the eggs are retrieved, based on your individual situation, you will visit your doctor’s office again for the embryo transfer. You will remain on hormones prior to the visit, and throughout the first trimester, to support your uterine lining, called the endometrium. The embryo transfer consists of the doctor inserting a soft, flexible tube (catheter) into your uterus through the cervix under ultrasound guidance. Then the embryos (or embryo) are carefully injected into your uterus.

Step 6. Pregnancy test

After embryo transfer, we will give you a date to carry out your pregnancy test, and this will be after few weeks. Try not to take a pregnancy test any earlier than this as the result could be misleading.

Inception Super Speciality Women's Healthcare does thousand of Ivf treatments every year. All facilities are in house. We have the most experienced consultants in Borivali who will help you in making your dream come true

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