With the advances in health technologies like IVF, now couples don’t have to try for years to get pregnant naturally. IVF addresses various issues of infertility and, with a high success rate, makes it possible to have a healthy baby. If you are unable to conceive and planning to undergo IVF, the doctors at the Miracle IVF can help you to decide if it is the right choice for you.
In Vitro Fertilization or IVF is a type of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). It uses a combination of medicines and surgical procedures that allows the sperm to fertilize an egg outside the body in a laboratory. This fertilized egg is called an embryo, which is transferred into a woman’s uterus.
One cycle of IVF procedure generally takes 15 to 20 days from the starting date of your period. This is followed by 15 days of waiting to do a pregnancy test.
IVF has 5 established steps:
Step 1: Stimulation
Generally, a woman produces one egg during each menstrual cycle. IVF requires multiple eggs to increase the chances of successful fertilization. Fertility drugs will be prescribed to you to boost the production of eggs. During this process, you will be monitored with regular ultrasounds and blood tests to check your hormone levels. This step is called Controlled ovarian stimulation.
Step 2: Egg Retrieval
Egg retrieval is a minor surgical procedure known as follicular puncture or pickup. You will be given anaesthesia so that you do not feel any pain during the process. With an ultrasound guide, a hollow needle is inserted into the vagina. Through suction, the needle will suck the eggs and fluid out of each follicle.
Step 3: Insemination and Fertilization
In this, the semen sample is collected from your male partner. A skilled technician will put the sperms with the best quality eggs in the laboratory. This process is called insemination. After storing eggs and sperms in a controlled chamber within a few hours, fertilization occurs. If the doctor feels there are fewer chances of fertilization, then sperm will be directly injected into the egg through intracytoplasmic sperm injection
Step 4: Embryo Culture
The doctor will monitor the fertilized egg to make sure it is growing properly. A healthy embryo will be dividing actively within five days. If there is any chance of passing a genetic defect, an embryo can be tested for the genetic disorder at this stage.
Step 5: Embryo Transfer
The specialist then decides for fresh or frozen embryo transfer. Typically, fresh embryo transfer is done 3 to 5 days after the aspiration depending on embryo culture. Frozen embryo transfer is done afterwards …where womb is well prepared for the reception of embryo, can be next month of egg retrieval or even later.
IVF is the most successful option for many couples facing infertility. The most significant advantages of IVF are a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Deciding on undergoing an IVF procedure can be stressful. It is essential to understand thoroughly the IVF procedure, risks, and gains it involves. The best way to know your success rate is to arrange a consultation with our IVF consultant. Choose IVF to give yourself a chance to give birth to a healthy baby. We at Miracle IVF are there to take you through process with safety and transparency. For any assistance lease contact us at Miracle IVF.