IVF or In-vitro Fertilization is an ART solution which is routinely used to help couples facing fertility issues. It is more commonly known as the Test-tube baby procedure.
It is the procedure by which the prepared sperm and ovum are made to fertilise under laboratory conditions; the embryo is then transferred back to the uterus of the female partner for further development.
IVF is the most commonly known ART technique which is used to help couples who are primarily affected with male infertility, or structural blockages in the reproductive tracts. It is further recommended for:
IVF should be considered in the cases where the fallopian tubes are badly damaged and tubal surgery may have decreased chances of success than IVF or in most cases where tubal surgery has already been unsuccessful. IVF can be considered if both fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged. It's a tubal factor infertility that prevents natural conception. During IVF, the ovaries are stimulated to produce several eggs, which are then retrieved. The eggs are then fertilized in the laboratory, and fertilized embryos are placed into the uterus where they can implant and grow, so In vitro fertilization (IVF) can bypass the fallopian tubes altogether.
Couples recommended for IVF are required to go through a number of investigations and procedures:
IVF treatment may be cumbersome physically and emotionally for the couple. Counselling with Crysta Counselors help couples understand their treatment regime and voice their concerns which is important prior to the start of the procedure.
Ovarian stimulation leads to maturing of follicles. The growth of these follicles is monitored over 10-12 days. The ovarian response is measured through blood investigations and ultrasound at regular intervals. This process helps to control the size, quality and quantity of the maturing follicles.
Medication and final stimulation leads to the release of the mature ovum. The ovum is collected in the clinic and is done by ultrasound guidance under sedition. The collected ovum is then sent to the embryologist for processing in the ART laboratory.
The male partner is asked to provide a fresh semen sample on the same day. If required, sperm may be extracted from the testes or epididymis by a surgical procedure.
The prepared sperm and ovum are fertilized under laboratory conditions to form the embryo. Several such embryos are prepared by the embryologist and based upon the quality is transferred to the uterus of the female partner on the day 3 or day 5 stage of the embryo.
Post transfer of the embryo, the ART specialist may prescribe medication and other routine care to enhance the chances of implantation. After a particular period of time, pregnancy tests may be recommended to confirm pregnancy.
The success of an IVF procedure is around 30-35%, however in women younger than the age of 35 years the success rate is around 40%. The success of an IVF procedure depends upon a number of factors such as:
Fact: Infertility may be encountered by either the male or female partner. In case of the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse, it is recommended both partners get evaluated for treatment and or ART procedures.
Fact: The success of IVF procedures is around 30-35% and may increase to 40-50% in women younger than 35 years of age. The success of this procedure is based upon a number of factors such as the age, type of infertility, cause and quality of the gametes. Most couples get dejected after the failure of the first cycle and do not continue with treatment. It is advisable that couples undergo around 2-3 IVF cycles for better chances of success.
Fact: There is no significant increase in the risk of congenital anomalies in children conceived through IVF than the ones conceived naturally. However, there may be an increased risk of genetic disorders in children conceived by women greater than the age of 35 years. In such cases, ART procedures along with genetic testing such as Pre-implantation Genetic Testing- PGT-A, PGT-M, and PGT-SR may be suggested to help select healthy embryos.
Fact: IVF is usually done using the sperm and ovum from the husband and wife respectively. However, in case of severe fertility issues in either the male or female partner, donor gametes may be used.
Fact: IVF procedures may lead to multiple pregnancies. However with advanced ART procedures, it is possible for elective single embryo transfers.
There are several factors for which couples may be recommended for IVF such as:
The success of an IVF procedure is dependent upon a number of factors such as
The success rate of IVF is around 30-35% and increases with the decrease in age lower than 35 years.
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From infertility basics to right fertility treatments to chances of your fertility treatment, the fertility experts at Crysta IVF are always available to answer all your queries.