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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In 1978, PC Steptoe and RG Edwards successfully ‘created’ human embryo out side the body after fertilizing female gamete - the oocyte using male gamete- the sperm in a test tube. Though the patient underwent this treatment had blocked fallopian tubes, subsequently clinicians found that many other indications can be effectively treated by this innovative treatment modality.

Over the past 30 years, In Vitro Fertilization has seen many changes that include continuous refinement techniques, development of patient selection criteria, and patient preparation.

The IVF Program :

Many couples willing to have their own child are still unable to become pregnant after first line therapy such as ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, or reproductive surgery. For these couples, the next logical step is to explore the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) popularly known as Test Tube Baby.

IVF is a technological process where several eggs are retrieved from a woman's ovaries and then fertilized by the husband's sperm outside the body in a controlled environment of the laboratory. The fertilized eggs then develop into embryos and these are returned to the woman's uterus, by a procedure called embryo transfer.

Indications for ART

Both Fallopian tubes are absent, blocked or hopelessly diseased.
The husband has a reduced sperm count (Oligozoospermia)
Sperms antibodies in wife's and /or husband's serum
Endometriosis i.e. the presence of endrometrium (lining of womb) outside the uterus.
Unexplained Infertility(refer to couples in whome no obvious pathology is found but who can not conceive.
IVF also helps women who have absent ovaries or where there are no eggs in the ovaries provided any young member of the family with proven fertility is willing to donate her oocytes.

We – at Fertility Clinic- have a dedicated team with more than 25 years of experience in he field of infertility and ART. We encourage you to learn as much as you can about the IVF program at our centre. This section of the Web site offers an overview of medications, procedures, success rates and financial issues related to IVF. You will also have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art medical facilities, post your querries you may have related to infertility.

IVF Medications

It is necessary to take certain medications during the IVF cycle in order to prepare the body for the treatment. The instructions for each medication vary from patient to patient. The medical team at fertility clinic will analyze your case closely to determine which medications to use, what dosage to take, when to administer the medications and how long to take them.

The Preliminary Investigations are :

For Wife :-

  • Hysteroscopy & measurement of uterocervical length.
  • Ultrasound Examination of uterus and ovaries. To exclude uterine pathology and cyst in ovaries.
  • Hormonal Profile (TSH, Prolactin, FSH & LH on 3rd day of the period).
  • CBC, ESR, Blood VDRL, Blood Sugar PP, Blood group Rh factor, Australia Antigen/HIV /HCV antibodies Bleeding Time & Clotting Time, X-Ray chest & Chlamydia antibodies.

For Husband :

  • Semen analysis.
  • Semen culture and antibiotic sensitivity test.
  • Antisperm Antibody test for husband and wife.
  • Sperm Survival test and semen harvesting.
  • Blood for Australia Antigen, HIV Antibodies, HCV Antibodies.

N.B. : (1), (2) & (4) are valid for 3 months only.