What Is (IVF)?
In Vitro Fertilization is commonly referred to as IVF assisted reproductive technology (ART). IVF is the fertilization process, which involves egg extraction, a sperm collection and then the manual combination of egg and sperm in the lab. An embryo or the embryos are then moved to the uterus. Other forms of ART include gamete transmission of intrafallopian (GIFT)and intrafallopian zygote transmission (ZIFT).
Why is IVF used?
In varieties of patients, IVF found to be availing hand in infertility. In many eventualities like blocked or broken fallopian tubes, women with ovulation problems, premature ovarian failure, uterine fibroids, women who've had their fallopian tubes removed, and unexplained infertility, IVF is highly recommended. While in male infertility problems like decremented sperm count or sperm motility or a genetic dysfunction, IVF procedure can be availed for childbirth. We offer the best IVF treatment in Kochi for couples who are struggling with infertility and are happy to help you with your journey to parenthood.
What is involved with in vitro fertilization?
The IVF and the embryo transfer process comprise five basic stages.
Stage1: Fertility medicine to stimulate the production of eggs is prescribed. Multiple eggs are desired because, after recovery, certain eggs will not develop or fertilize. A transvaginal ultrasound is used to examine the ovaries, and blood takes a look at samples are taken to test hormone ranges.
Stage 2: Eggs are collected using ultrasound imaging technique to guide the hollow needle throughout the pelvic cavity to take away the eggs. Drugs are provided to reduce and eliminate possible discomfort.
Stage 3: The male is requested to provide a sample of sperm, which is prepared for combining with the eggs.
Stage 4: The sperm and eggs are mixed and stored in a laboratory platter to encourage fertilization during the process called insemination. In some cases, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be employed if there is a lower probability for fertilization. This procedure injects a single sperm into the egg directly to attempt fertilization. In order to confirm fertilization and divisions of cells, the eggs are monitored. Once this happens, embryos are considered as fertilized eggs.
Stage 5: Usually the embryos are transferred three to five days after the retrieval and fertilization of eggs to the female uterus. In order to transfer the embryos, a catheter or little tube is inserted into the uterus. For most women, this procedure is painless, though some may experience mild stress. If the procedure is successful, it usually takes about six to ten days after the egg recovery.
People with symptoms like heavy vaginal blood flow, blood in urine, or high fever should contact a physician straight away. Some unwanted effects after IVF would possibly include, passing a small amount of fluid after the process, mild cramping, mild bloating, breast tenderness, and constipation.
What are the risks associated with in vitro fertilization?
As with all medical procedures, there are some potential risks. There are certain side effects like nausea and vomiting with decreased urinary frequency, weight gain within three to five days. Some further risks of IVF include bleeding, infection, injury to the bowel or bladder, premature delivery.
How much success rate is in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
The prosperity rate of IVF specialty clinics depends on many factors including reproductive history, mother’s age, the cause of infertility, and the lifestyle factors. However, the rate of success is higher (41-43%) among women under age 35 and goes down as the age grows.
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