What is IVF treatment ?

What is IVF treatment – IVF is a process of taking eggs from a woman’s ovaries, fertilizing them with sperm (Her partner’s or donor sperm) to create embryos and then replacing the embryos in her womb. In approximately 30-40% of cases (Depending on the woman’s age) the embryos will implant to become a pregnancy.

The usual form of IVF treatment involves drug treatment for the woman using a combination of tablet and injection medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce ideally 8-10 eggs. The response to the injections is monitored by ultrasound scans measuring the size of the follicles in which the eggs develop. The dose of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) injections maybe modified to optimize the response. Once the lead follicles have reached 16-20mm in diameter, a trigger injection is given and the egg collection is scheduled for 35-36 hours later.

The egg collection procedure is done under conscious sedation with either intra-venous sedation or Entonox (gas and air) with an injection of local anesthetic into the vagina. An ultrasound guided needle is passed through the vaginal wall into each the follicles. A mature egg will be obtained from most of the large follicles. The eggs are fertilized with the prepared semen sample that is provided on the same day as the egg collection.

The development of the embryos is carefully monitored over the next two to five/six days by the embryologist. The best quality embryo or embryos are selected for transfer. The embryos are loaded into a narrow catheter which is passed through the neck of the womb in order to place the embryos, under ultrasound control, near the top of the cavity of the womb. Hormone supplements are then given for two weeks until a pregnancy test confirms the outcome of the treatment. If the woman conceives she will continue the hormonal support until 8-12 weeks of pregnancy.

Hormone supplements are then given for two weeks until a pregnancy test confirms the outcome of the treatment. If the woman conceives she will continue the hormonal support until 8-12 weeks of pregnancy.

KIMAYA FERTILITY CENTRE KOLHAPUR

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