Your TOP 10 IVF Questions – Answered by Neelima Mom Gynecologists
Are you thinking of starting a family? Have you not succeeded in conceiving after trying for several years and medication? Then In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the best option for you. Amongst all the treatment modalities, IVF / ICSI gives the maximum success rate.
Worldwide, more than 5 million childbirth is a result of IVF / ICSI. This number is exponentially increasing every year.
The aim of this blog is to answer the common questions about IVF / ICSI. The couples who want to experience parenthood through IVF / ICSI, read this blog before going to your doctor or fertility specialist.
In this blog, we discuss the 10 common questions on IVF / ICSI and infertility which are answered by Neelima Mom Gynecologists and Reproductive Endocrinologists (REs)
1. What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?
IVF is a method of assisted reproductive technology(ART) in which medications/hormone injections are used to induce the production of multiple eggs from women’s ovaries. These Eggs are retrieved surgically, under anaesthesia through the vaginal route and mixed with the partner’s sperm outside the woman’s womb in the IVF laboratory. In ICSI, the eggs are pierced & the sperms are injected into the eggs. The fertilized eggs are called embryos.
Now, these embryos cultured in the laboratory for 2 to 5 days. After that duration, the healthiest embryos are transferred back into the woman’s uterus. The leftover surplus embryos may be preserved by freezing for future use.
2. How long should a couple wait before consulting fertility specialists?
In general, 90% of couples become pregnant after trying for one year.
90% of the couples who fail to conceive in the 1st year conceive on their own in the 2nd year.
The couples who do not conceive after one year of unprotected sex are recommended consultation with a fertility specialist. Women above the age of 30 years are recommended fertility evaluation after six months of trying to become pregnant.
3. How to decide the couple have to go through IVF?
Couples who are facing one of the following problems are likely to require IVF / ICSI.
- Male infertility
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Ovulation disorders
- Sperms unable to survive in Cervical mucus
- Unexplained infertility.
4. How successful is IVF?
A successful IVF / ICSI cycle depends on so many factors like quality of the sperms, egg, quality of the embryo, the IVF lab and experience of the doctor, etc. The success rates of IVF / ICSI is 40% only in the best facilities in the world.
Before undergoing the treatment, know about the success rate of the clinic.
5. How many IVF cycles needed to become pregnant?
The success rate mainly depends on the age, duration of infertility & clinical conditions. At a younger age, fewer cycles are required if sperms are healthy, whereas, at an older age, it may take multiple cycles.
6. What’s the process if you become pregnant with IVF?
Once the pregnancy test is positive, the doctor will monitor using blood tests. Scans are also done periodically to track the progress of the pregnancy. Once the heartbeat is seen, the lady is referred to the Obstetrician for the remaining pregnancy journey.
7. What’s the process if you don’t become pregnant with IVF?
Usually, the fertility specialist will advise you to wait for at least two menstrual cycles to start the next IVF cycle.
8. Does IVF significantly increase the chances of Twins or Triplets?
It is a frequent question asked by the couples who opt for IVF. The number of embryos transferred depends on the woman’s age and the quality of the embryos. Transfer multiple embryos may increase the chance of having twins or triplets.
9. What are the side-effects associated with IVF?
There may be some side effects because of the medication of IVF. Those are mood changes, Vomiting, fatigue, sleeping disorders, bloating and abdominal pain etc. In some cases, patients don’t have any symptoms.
10. Is IVF has more success rate while using of Donor eggs?
There is a chance to get better quality eggs from someone younger than you. Your Uterine environment was right, but egg quality was not good; then Donor egg is the best option. Discuss with your partner and your doctor before going to this option.
As discussed above, if you encounter problems in starting family, visit the fertility specialist at Neelima Mom Fertility & IVF centre.
Contact our IVF doctor at +91 7997 60 61 62 and know more information regarding What is Normal Fertility and Why you are not fertile?
About Neelima MoM Hospital:
At Neelima MOM Hospitals we have been creating miracles every day, for over 20 years. Regardless of your situation, our nationally-recognized fertility specialists can work closely with you to develop a personalized fertility treatment plan, including IVF, PGD, egg donation & and other fertility options. As a leading destination for fertility tourism and travel, our fertility centre offers hope to patients around the world. Neelima MOM Fertility Center takes your dreams seriously and is dedicated to providing compassionate care, so why not get to know us better…
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