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What is IVF?

In the recent past, the term IVF has gained increasingly more traction. ...Read more

IVF, short for in vitro fertilisation, simply put is the process wherein a developed embryo is implanted in the uterus (or womb) for a pregnancy. Read less

Understanding the IVF procedure step-by-step is essential to aligning expectations to that of the success of the technique.

Consult

The first step is to consult with a fertility/IVF specialist in order to discuss medical history. IVF does not guarantee 100% success and hence, it is imperative that risks and side effects of the procedure are understood.

Blood Tests and Scans

This is followed by blood tests and scans where various parameters such as hormone levels are checked in females as well as ultrasound is performed to ascertain ovarian reserve. These are also performed to check for any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or hypertension in the partners.

Follow-up Consultation

After the results are out, a follow-up consultation is done with the specialist at Indira IVF. The treatment plan is discussed, consent is taken from the patient, more screening tests are done, and the patient is prescribed medication and injections for the subsequent steps.

Semen analysis

Semen analysis is performed on the male partner’s semen sample to check sperm count, morphology and mobility.

Stimulate Ovaries

After baseline scan, hormonal injection is administered to stimulate ovaries to develop multiple eggs.

Monitoring

Regular monitoring is performed through scans and blood tests to observe response to drugs.

Trigger Injection

Once hormone levels are at optimal levels, a trigger injection is administered to trigger eggs to mature.

Egg Collection

Egg collection or ovum pickup is performed to collect eggs via a needle passed through the vagina; the patient is sedated for this procedure. A semen sample collection is done on the day ovum pickup is performed.

Embryo Development

Eggs and sperms are placed in an incubator to fertilise. Subsequent embryo development is monitored by embryologists at Indira IVF.

Embryos are Transferred

The best embryos are transferred into the uterus.

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Real people stories

15 yrs after marriage this couple from Nanded got first time IVF success at Indira IVF Pune

6yrs after marriage this couple blessed with a baby from Indira IVF

20yrs after marriage this couple from Sangali is blessed with a baby from Indira IVF Pune

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