One of such processes is IVF treatment (In Vitro Fertilization treatment) – a sterile method of an artificial insemination and culturing embryos outside woman’s body under laboratory conditions. Recently a woman Saira Khan says that “Failing to conceive nearly broke me, but now I’m adopting a positive attitude to life” after taking IVF treatment. Besides the well-known Indian filmmaker – Mr. Karan Johar, ace actor Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan embraced fatherhood recently.
Though fertilization is the natural and easily attainable procedure, for most couples, it’s naturally difficult and impossible to conceive their own child naturally. Usually, impaired fertility of both partners disallow sperm and ovum to meet during an intercourse. As per the research of WHO (World Health Organization), there are 60-80 million infertile pairs around the world and in the developed country, the childlessness problem affects 10%- 15% couples. Thanks to IVF, it’s a feasible solution for infertile parents to start a family and to enjoy having a beautiful offspring.
Why IVF is Used –
IVF treatment can be performed to treat infertility with following type of issues:
1. If the fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked.
2. If the partner faces male factor infertility – decreased sperm count or sperm motility.
3. If the women have ovulation disorders, premature ovarian failure.
4. If the woman had removed their fallopian tubes.
5. If both the partners have genetic disorders.
6. If the partners are suffering from unexplained fertility problem.
Proceeding with In Vitro Fertilization –
In Vitro Fertilization comprises of several stages – from preparation, implementation to monitoring phase.
1. Obtaining egg cells; which is preceded by examination and diagnosis.
2. Egg cells will be taken out and transferred carefully to a vessel with the use of laparoscope under general anaesthesia.
3. Sperm cells are collected from the partner or donor or by the use of a sperm bank.
4. The gametes are being combined – both sperms and egg cells are combined together and incubated for fertilization. Keep in mind that, the success rate is 50-60%. Part of the resulting embryos will get frozen to avoid fist time failure or if you want to have more children.
5. Two or more embryos will be transferred into the uterine cavity. After the successful implantation of the embryo, the pregnancy process commences.
Choosing a Fertility Clinic in India –