In vitro fertilisation (IVF) means ‘fertilization in glass,’ more simply explained as ‘test-tube baby’. In the IVF process, eggs are removed from the ovaries of the female, at the same time sperms are collected from the male partner. The eggs and sperms collected are made to fertilize in the laboratory and the fertilized egg (embryo) is then implanted in the woman’s womb to make her conceive.
Indira IVF fertility experts believe that age need not be a factor of consideration when going for IVF process. We get a lot of infertile couples between the age of 25 – 30 years who think that they are too young for IVF treatment. They perceive it’s the last resource without even knowing the statistical figures which indicate that the success rate of IVF or any fertility procedure decreases with age.
This technique evolved in the late 1970s and was mainly used for females having tubal blockage but with the advent of superior types of equipment and technology coupled with an increase in complications faced by infertile couples.
IVF technique is now mainly used for the following cases::
- Females with both fallopian tubes blocked
- Females with one fallopian tube blocked and one open
- Borderline male sperm count
- Unexplained infertility cases
- Couples who have failed traditional treatments like timed intercourse, follicular monitoring, IUI, etc.
Gone are those days when age was a constraint to experience motherhood and attaining menopause came along with sorrow of inability to reproduce. IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) has proved to be a boon to all those couples who’ve only dreamed of becoming parents but could never see their dream coming true due to insurmountable reasons.