Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

March 6, 2021

Top 10 FAQ about In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

At the start of IVF treatment, you may have many doubts about the process. They range from the side effects of the stimulation to when you need to give yourself the treatment, to questions about how to relieve the stress experienced during this time or what type of vitamins to take. Indira IVF fertility experts & team will guide you through this process and point you in the right direction at all times.

In addition, we provide you some key points such as, advice on IVF treatment, the practice on how to put the estrogen patches during stimulation or if necessary, to do an ultrasound of the endometrium before an embryo transfer. There are too many FAQ about IVF that patients have in their minds.

What are the most common IVF FAQs ?

Below are the 10 IVF frequently asked questions which patients usually ask from our fertility experts at Indira IVF

Most common IVF FAQs include-

 

1. When is the right time to start treatment for in vitro fertilization (IVF)?

Your doctor will explain the best time to start treatment after the initial consultation, examination and blood tests. Your clinician may start your treatment on the 2nd or 3rd day of your period.

Best IVF treatment

2. How much does the IVF treatment cost?

The cost of IVF in India or anywhere across the globe is initially dependent on the infertility workup of the couple. Hence it varies from person to person & normally ranges between 1,25,000 to 1,50,000 approximate per cycle. This is one of the most common IVF frequently asked questions.

Cost of IVF in India

3. Can we have our tests done at a nearby clinic as we live in a far rural area?

As long as we are in close contact with the clinician having your tests done at a clinic near you, then it is feasible. We also have colleagues located in many cities & 94 IVF centers of our own. This is another most common FAQ about IVF.

4. How many times can we try IVF?

A couple can try as many times as they want, as long as they can handle the costs.

IVF treatment

5. What makes IVF an expensive treatment?

This method requires highly qualified personnel and the latest technology in equipment. The equipment and materials used in an IVF lab are all imported and expensive. In addition, most of the materials used are disposable and in single use format.

6. How long does the Egg collection/ pickup procedure take?

The time duration of this procedure completely upon the number of follicles that are required to be aspirated. Normally, it takes about 5-10 minutes.

Egg donation procedure

7. We have heard that Egg collection process is painful, is it true?

The procedure is not painful, but may cause mild discomfort. At our clinic, we use mild anesthesia administered through an IV route which relieves discomfort. Stressed patients usually ask this FAQ about IVF.

8. How long do I need to rest after the embryo transfer procedure?

Resting 15-20 minutes after the transfer is usually sufficient. We suggest not to do heavy exercise and walking for long distances during this time period. Women who work at an office can work the next day to resume daily activities.

Embryo transfer procedure

9. Can someone who does not have sperm have children?

There are procedures for men who do not have sperms in their semen. Such procedures include collecting tissue samples directly from the testes in different ways depending on the condition. If sperm is found in these tissue samples, then ICSI can be used to inseminate the eggs.

ICSI treatment

10. How successful is the IVF treatment?

Success rates strongly depend on the age of the patient, their condition and the treatment used. Indira IVF has a record success rate over 75%.

This IVF FAQ concerns every IVF patient a lot but at Indira IVF, you are free to ask all the questions you want to ask and clear your mind before starting your infertility treatment.

IVF success

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