ABOUT THE CENTRE
It is said that a family gets completed with the addition of a baby. However, for some, this is not the case. Nowadays, a number of cases of infertility have come across wherein the couple is unable to give birth and have a baby of their own. However, not to worry, with the modern technology and medicines coming into the picture, it has become easier to continue with the family’s legacy. In-vitro fertilization is one such procedure which has helped a number of families help fulfil their dream of a baby.
What is in-vitro fertilization?
IVF also known as in-vitro fertilization is a way of getting pregnant as part of which the egg is fertilized by the sperm. However, this takes place outside the body in vitro (meaning glass). The embryos resulting from this procedure are then placed on the uterine wall of the mother. IVF also increases the chances of a successful pregnancy.
When and in which cases is IVF suitable?
IVF is generally undertaken by:
- Women who have an age of below 40 years and have been trying to conceive from the last 2 years with the help of unprotected sex.
- Women who are undergoing endometriosis.
- Women who have damaged fallopian tubes and/or are suffering from any sort of an ovulatory disorder.
- Women suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome or having a premature failure of the ovary.
- Patients who have tried and tested other methods for conceiving such as artificial insemination but have failed.
- Single women or same-sex couples trying to have a baby.
- Males suffering from low sperm count or sperm mobility.
- Women after getting the fallopian tubes removed.
- Couples suffering from some sort of genetic disorder.
- No cause that can lead to infertility.
In case you are suffering from any of these issues, then, before it gets too late it is advisable to consult a doctor at our fertility centre in Ghatkopar. What is the procedure followed for a successful IVF? The first step that is followed for a successful IVF procedure is the stimulation of eggs which is done by injections that are given such that more eggs get produced than usual in the ovaries. This is done so that with the increased number of eggs, the chances of larger number of embryos getting created increases as well. In addition to this, the intake of fertility drugs is recommended such that the chances of your getting pregnant increase as well. We have the best IVF doctors in our IVF clinic in Ghatkopar who ensure that the treatment that you are undertaking gets completed successfully.
Egg collection: Once the egg produced in the ovary gets mature and developed, a needle is passed through the wall of the vagina and into the ovary in order to collect the egg. The procedure hardly takes half an hour and does not cause any pain. You are well medicated before any of this begins. After the egg collection gets over, you are asked to stay in the clinic for an hour and relax after which you can leave for your home. Fertility doctors present on the premises ensure that everything goes on successfully during the process.
Fertilisation: All the eggs that are collected are then fertilized in a test tube. The sperm is then injected in the egg in order for it to get fertilized. After two to five days, the fertilized embryo is then placed on the uterine wall after passing through the vagina. After the implantation is carried out successfully, the pregnancy begins. In order to increase the chances of getting fertilized via IVF, numerous embryos are frozen which can be used in case you wish to opt for future pregnancy or in case of any unsuccessful implantation. The IVF specialist in the IVF hospital in Ghatkopar are skilled and ensure that you have a successful pregnancy.
Embryo donation: This is a very recent addition to the in-vitro fertilization procedure as part of which a couple that has undergone a successful implantation donate their embryos to another couple who is trying to have a baby. This is a very apt option of the couples that need both egg as well as sperm donation or wherein the single woman is not able to use her eggs. At times, the extra embryos created may also be donated for medical research but this decision depends on the discretion of the couple alone.
The increased chances of multiple births: One risk or rather advantage for many is the fact that with in-vitro fertilization lies the factor of multiple child births. It has been estimated that one of five pregnancies through IVF result in multiple births. However, as part of the test tube baby treatment in our hospital, the IVF specialist in the team ensures that instead of multiple embryo transfer, a single transfer of the embryo is done. This minimizes the risk associated with multiple pregnancy which includes complications such as late miscarriages, and also the chances of giving birth to an unhealthy child.
Success rates: The success rates of conceiving via in-vitro fertilization are as follows:
- 32.2 percent for women with the aged under 35 years
- 27.7 percent for women aged between 35 years and 37 years
- 20.8 percent for women who are aged between 38 years and 39 years
- 13.6 percent for women who are aged between 40 years and 42 years
- 5 percent for women who are aged between 43 years and 44 years
- 1.9 percent for women who are aged above 45 years
The cost associated with IVF treatment: In-vitro fertilization procedure is extremely affordable in India as compared to the other western countries. The IVF cost in India varies from one city to the other. To give an overview, the average cost per IVF treatment cycle in Mumbai varies between Rs. 2,00,000 and Rs, 3,00,000. In Bangalore, it varies from Rs. 1,60,000 to Rs. 1,75,000. In Chennai, the cost of the treatment is Rs. 1,45,000, and in Delhi somewhere around Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 1,25,000. These rates are not fixed the rates change from one hospital to the other. In case the patients want to opt for advanced technologies, the rates of the treatment go much higher. Also, in case of frozen embryo transfer, the procedure can cost the patient addition Rs. 1,20,000 apart from the normal IVF cost. However, it is all worth it as long as you are getting to hold your baby in your arms at the end of all of it.
The journey of giving birth to a child through in-vitro fertilization: If you are thinking about taking forth this journey and giving birth to a baby via IVF (in-vitro fertilization) , then, we assure you that you will be in the best hands and under the guidance of the best fertility specialists. Our IVF clinic in Ghatkopar assures that full attention is paid to each and every detail and that the procedure is carried out with full dedication resulting in a successful pregnancy.
In case you have any queries or if you want to get any questions answered related to the IVF procedure, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Gynaecologist & IVF Specialist
IVF not only helps you to start a family but also strengthens your bond more than ever. India is a developing country where lack of education and awar...