IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

In IVF the egg and sperms from the couple are allowed to fuse in a glass dish (In Vitro) and hence the word In Vitro Fertilization. The sperms are layered over the eggs retrieved from the woman and the process of fertilization occurs naturally under optimal conditions inside an incubator.

IVF is offered to couple where there is no qualitative or quantitative defect in sperms and wife having one or more of the following medical conditions:

    Indications for IVF :
  • Multiple failed IUIs
  • Blocked Fallopian tubes
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in the past
  • Endometriosis (mild)
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

    The steps involved in IVF are :
  • Controlled ovarian stimulation with hormones for development of multiple eggs
  • Ovum Pickup under short anesthesia
  • Layering of the eggs by washed sperms in petri dish for natural fertilization
  • Culture till embryo stage in incubator
  • Transfer of 2-3 best quality embryos inside the uterus (womb)
  • Detection of pregnancy 14 days after embryo transfer