In-Vitro Fertilization also known as IVF is a procedure tagged under an assisted reproductive technology to assist the fertilization of an egg and sperm obtained from couples in an ideal laboratory condition. The fertilized embryo is then transferred into female uterine cavity for implantation and development.
IVF is an in vitro procedure where fertilization of egg and sperm occurs in specialized culture medium with an adequate hormonal environment as such in the natural process. IVF procedure is suggested to couples who are not able to conceive naturally due to several medical conditions. In-Vitro Fertilization increases the chances of pregnancy as only the highest graded embryo is reintroduced to the uterus at a blastocyst embryo stage. Rathimed Fertility Centre offers IVF treatment options with state-of-the-art facilities to increase the chances of conception and pregnancy.
Who are the candidates for an IVF fertility treatment?
IVF treatment procedure is recommended for couples who are not able to conceive due to conditions such as:
- Damaged fallopian tubes
- Low quality sperm, mobility and poor sperm morphology
- Irregular or absence of menstrual cycles
- Ovulation disorder
- Immature eggs
- Presence of fibroids and cysts in the ovary or associated parts
- Unexplained infertility
- Failed Previous IUI
Rathimed Fertility Centre enfolds a team of skilled and experienced fertility specialists to perform all assisted reproductive technology procedures. Rathimed clinicians work to set a clear goal for developing Patient oriented individualized treatment stratergies and striving to work towards reducing time to pregnancy.
IVF procedure is divided into few steps that are mentioned below:
What are the steps of the IVF process?
Your Initial Consultation
Start of Pills
IVF Coordinator Consultation
Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
Transvaginal Retrieval of Eggs
Embryo Culture and Assessment
Embryo or Blastocyst Transfer
- Ovulation Stimulation
Ovulation stimulation is a process performed in women partner who has an irregular menstrual cycle or in cases when no egg is released during the cycle. The procedure involves the administration of ovary stimulation drugs to produce and release multiple mature and healthy eggs during the ovulation cycle. Ovulation stimulation medications trigger the follicle to produce and release one or more healthy eggs during the ovulation phase. During the treatment phase, ultrasound scans and blood tests are performed to collect the status on the size and time release of eggs during ovulation.
When the mature eggs are released during ovulation, they are retrieved from the tubes through a minor surgical procedure and are preserved in a specially prepared sterile medium until use.
Insemination and Fertilization
Next phase of treatment involves the introduction of sperms into the egg containing medium. For this, a sperm sample is obtained from the male partner is used. The collected sperm sample is washed and centrifuged to make a concentrated solution of motile viable sperms. The sperms are mixed with eggs in a sterile medium with adequate hormone levels to facilitate the fertilization of egg and sperm to form an embryo.
Embryo Transfer and implantation
The IVF procedure is finished by transferring the highest graded embryo from the medium to the uterine cavity for implantation and development of the embryo. The embryo is transferred at a multi-cell stage for a successful conception.
At Rathimed Fertility Centre we perform all treatment procedures with advanced fertility handling approaches striving to work towards reducing time to pregnancy. To know more about IVF treatment and your chances, book an appointment now.