Gynaecologist & IVF Specialist
Fertility treatment has become so much advanced that even post-menopausal, patients can have a child. IVF/ART treatment is a boon to infertile couples...
Overview of IVF
With the advancements made in science and technology, there have been some massive developments in the field of medical science. Over the years, some striking advancements have resulted in some really unique treatments being developed. In vitro fertilization or IVF is one such treatment. It is clear evidence of how advanced medical science already is nowadays. You can avail the treatment right at our IVF centre in Dilsukhnagar.
Inability to get pregnant is an issue that troubles more couples that one would normally imagine. Infertility can be a tricky condition to deal with. If either of the partners is infertile, it can be really difficult for them to conceive a baby without any medical intervention. A treatment option like IVF is nothing short of a boon for infertile couples. Many couples have tried the method and enjoyed its benefits.
The process involved in the treatment Basically, IVF is a process or treatment meant to fight infertility. It is one of the advanced reproductive technologies (ART) available at our IVF hospital in Dilsukhnagar. It allows eggs to be fertilized by enabling contact with sperm outside the body. To sum the entire process up, the treatment involves bringing the female egg or ovum out of the body, use sperm for fertilizing it and then placing the fertilized egg into the womb of the female. Pregnancy is achieved if the egg implants itself.
After about a week of completion of the procedure, there is a pregnancy test conducted to determine the success of the treatment. On average, the success rate of the procedure is approximately 30%. It is completely possible to achieve pregnancy after undergoing the treatment for the first time itself. However, more than a single cycle might as well be needed for the treatment to result in pregnancy.
How does it help fight infertility?
Due to the nature of the process, IVF is also referred to as test tube baby treatment in Dilsukhnagar. It is an excellent treatment option that allows women to fight infertility and the issue that causes infertility. For instance, women who are unable to get pregnant because of problems with their fallopian tube can conceive with this method.
Even male infertility can be dealt with using in vitro fertilization. In case the sperm quality is below par, something like ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) might as well be used. It is a technique used for improving the chances of the egg being fertilized by the sperm. The sperm cells are injected directly into the egg cells. In fact, in recent studies, it has been seen that ICSI’s has increased the chances of fertility through IVF.
ICSI is only effective when both the sperm cells and the ova are perspective and healthy. Therefore, a PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) is required beforehand. The diagnosis is done for ruling out any risk of genetic disorders. For further improving the chances of fertility through the treatment, there are a few options available. For instance, sperm donors or egg donors can be used for the process if there is a problem with sperm or egg of either partner.
Even a surrogate mother can be used, with another woman carrying the child. It is usually considered the option with older women, among whom the chance of miscarriage is high. Our IVF doctors in Dilsukhnagar can advise you on whether or not you should use these options for boosting your chances of pregnancy. Medical techniques involved
During in vitro fertilization, two of the most widely used techniques are OCR (Transvaginal Ovum Retrieval) and embryo transfer. With the OCR procedure, there is an injection of a small need through the vagina all the way to the ovarian follicles. With the help of the injection, fluid is collected containing the eggs. Ultrasonography is used for guidance purposes throughout the procedure. From the fluid collected, eggs can be retrieved
During the embryo transfer phase of the treatment, an embryo or multiple embryos are placed in the uterus of the female. Placing it directly increases the chance of fertilization, thus improving the level of fertility. Other techniques that may be used during the IVF treatment include AZH (Assisted Zona Hatching), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), ZIFT (Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer), etc. Some of these medical procedures are not always involved. They are used only when the need arises.
What are the requirements necessary for IVF? Before you visit our IVF clinic in Dilsukhnagar for undergoing the treatment, you might want to know what the basic requirements for the treatment are. Essentially, for the treatment, there are three necessities: a healthy sperm, a healthy egg and also a healthy uterus for carrying the pregnancy. While all these are necessary, a couple doesn’t need to have it all for having a baby.
For instance, it might happen that a woman’s uterus is completely functional but the body isn’t producing the eggs. In such cases, egg donation can be an excellent option. In a similar manner, if the sperm of the man is not healthy or in adequate amounts, a sperm donor can be considered. It is known as surrogacy. Another type of surrogacy comes into play when there are issues with the woman's uterus. If that happens, they might not be able to carry the baby after getting pregnant. A surrogate can be used to carry the baby instead. The woman’s egg is fertilized with her partner’s sperm and then the embryo can be transferred to the surrogate, whose uterus is completely functional. It is important to consult with an IVF specialist to determine whether you should make use of surrogacy.
Barriers that can potentially impede a successful IVF treatment The success of IVF depends on multiple factors, the age of the concerned woman being one of them. Also, poor overall health can also be detrimental to the success of the treatment. If the woman has a recent history of alcohol use or drug use or smoking, the chances of success are lessened.
Even obesity can be a potential barrier, as it increases the likeliness of miscarriage and gestational diabetes. Another factor that can contribute to the failure of IVF is too much stress. Other than all these, certain pre-existing medical conditions can make it difficult to conceive through the treatment.
While certain factors like your age are beyond your control, you can still do something about other barriers to maximize your chances of success. Making certain lifestyle changes and incorporating healthy habits can go a long way in determining your likeliness of getting pregnant through the infertility treatment in Dilsukhnagar. Giving up alcohol or smoking and maintaining optimal health is always a good place to start.
Benefits of IVF
- IVF is known to improve the chances of pregnancy, particularly in some specific cases. There are many reasons why infertility can be caused. For some of these cases, IVF is the best option available.
- IVF is even the preferred treatment when the cause of infertility cannot be determined
- Women who are unable to achieve pregnancy mainly because of blocked or damaged fallopian tube have a good chance of getting pregnant by utilizing IVF.
- Men with low sperm count can make use of the treatment option to achieve fatherhood
- Because the fertilization takes place at the fertility center in Dilsukhnagar, it is more effective. Sometimes, sperm cells are too weak to naturally fertilize the egg. In such cases, IVF can be quite useful.
- Since the embryos are created, there is no need for the sperm to find its way into the reproductive tract of the woman.
- It is a flexible treatment option. At times, IVF alone might not be enough to achieve pregnancy. Use of techniques like ICSI can further facilitate the process
- Couples who are infertile also have the option of going for donor eggs. This becomes necessary if there are problems with the eggs of the woman. A common cause of such problems is premature ovarian failure.
- IVF even allows for surrogacy, wherein the embryo made from the eggs and sperm of the couple are implanted in the womb of another woman.
- A great benefit of IVF treatment is that the embryo or the eggs can be checked for any kind of genetic abnormalities.
- IVF doctors in Dilsukhnagar can also test chromosomes in embryos before continuing with the procedure
- IVF is usually the go-to option when all other treatments for infertility fail.
To sum it all up, pregnancy is not necessarily guaranteed with IVF, although it does definitely provide a boost to the chances. For a considerable number of infertile couples, it is the preferable choice. Many have undergone the treatment and experienced the joys of parenthood from it. Obviously, there are challenges that you would have to face but our doctors can help you through them.
Deciding on the treatment involves considering the IVF cost in Dilsukhnagar along with other factors. Even that is not enough, as there are decisions you have to make through the process, including the number of embryos to be transferred. Hence, you should be mentally prepared before you go for the treatment.