An assisted reproductive method called In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) involves taking eggs from your ovaries and fertilising them with sperm in a specialist facility. The possibility that a pregnancy will develop is increased by allowing the fertilised egg (embryo) to mature in a safe environment for a few days before being placed into the woman's uterus (on the uterine wall).
The IVF technique entails a number of stages and is a bit complex procedure. This covers the period of time prior to egg retrieval during which a person takes fertility medicine up until a pregnancy test is conducted.
Several different reasons might lead people to consider IVF, such as infertility problems or when one spouse has a pre-existing medical condition. When previous fertility treatments have failed or if the woman is beyond her reproductive prime, some individuals consider IVF treatment. It is a reproductive choice that is available to same-sex partners as well as to individuals who want to become parents.
IVF is a possibility if you or your partner has:
What are the stages of IVF treatment?
It might take anything between four and six weeks to finish an IVF cycle and conceive the IVF baby. The sequential IVF process includes the following:
Your doctor can recommend oestrogen or birth control tablets before you begin IVF therapy. This is used to regulate the time of your menstrual cycle and prevent the growth of ovarian cysts. It enables your doctor to manage your treatment and increase the number of mature eggs collected during the egg retrieval operation.
In a normal woman, each menstrual cycle results in the production of one egg. However, several eggs are necessary for IVF. The likelihood of creating a healthy embryo improves when more than one egg is used. To boost your body's egg production, you'll be given fertility medications. You'll be prescribed injectable hormone medications during your IVF cycle to encourage all of the eggs in that cycle to develop at once and completely. In order to track the development of eggs and determine when to collect them, your doctor will do routine blood tests and ultrasounds during this period.
To evaluate how well the medications on your ovaries are working, a vaginal ultrasound test is performed at regular intervals. If the outcome is bad, it's possible that your doctor will suggest stopping the IVF treatment cycle. You and your doctor will decide together on this.
The egg retrieval procedure is carried out 36 hours following your hormone IVF injections given for stimulation. Transvaginal sonography is used to help retrieve eggs from the ovaries while the patient is under general anaesthesia. Your reaction to the medications will determine how many eggs are collected, and the operation lasts 15 to 30 minutes. Around two to three hours following the treatment, you can leave for home. Sometimes there may be some stomach pain and vaginal spotting, but these symptoms usually go away in a day or two.
A sample of semen is required from your spouse. On the day the eggs are harvested, a sample of fresh semen is often taken. A previously frozen sample can also be used, though, if a fresh sample can't be made on the same day or if the spouse isn't there on the day, the eggs are collected. The sperm and the eggs will be combined by a technician in a petri dish. If it fails to result in embryos, your doctor can choose to perform ICSI.
The eggs will be fertilised in the laboratory, either through ICSI or traditional IVF. The embryologist will check the eggs the following day to see whether they have been fertilised and then later to see if any embryos have developed further. It is possible to freeze additional well-developed embryos if there are more than three for eventual later transfer.
This is done two, three, or five days following egg harvest. To decide if a day 3 or day 5 transfer is necessary, embryologists keep an eye on the development and viability of the embryos. The embryo is positioned in your uterus using a tiny catheter that is implanted. It takes between six and ten days for the implantation to take place if the operation is successful. A course of medicines to assist the luteal phase will be provided to you after the transfer.
A pregnancy blood test is carried out after two weeks following extraction. In the event that the test is positive, the patient is thought to be four weeks pregnant.
IVF carries complications, just like any other medical treatment. Among the challenges are:
Making the decision to undergo In Vitro Fertilization and figuring out what to do if it doesn't succeed the first time is quite challenging. In order to ascertain your best possibilities and whether IVF is the best course of action for you and your family, have a thorough discussion with our best and highly experienced fertility doctors at Indira IVF.
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