In Vitro Fertilization(IVF)

What is IVF?

In Vitro Fertilization(IVF) is a medical procedure whereby an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body. IVF is a common treatment for people who are unable to conceive naturally.

IVF Process Step by Step

IVF cycle is considered as one-round IVF procedure with the first day of your period. You can begin the required injections and medications before the first day of the IVF cycle.

Generally, the first day of your IVF treatment cycle is day one of your period, however, every patient’s body is different from one another. Your IVF doctor is helpful in knowing how to recognize day 1.

The stimulation stage begins from day 1. In a common monthly cycle, your ovaries commonly generate one egg. You need to intake medication for 8 to 14 days to give a better atmosphere to the follicles in your ovaries (where eggs reside) to generate more eggs.

The IVF doctor will prescribe medicines based on your treatment and body. It is generally in the shape of injection that can be different from 1-2 for the cycle or 1-2 for per day. However, it might not be easy for you to go through the process, but your fertility specialist will give you accurate and at what time to give injections. You can convince your partner to indulge in this process and gain knowledge of how to do it correctly. You will be habitual for it, and there will be no stress after that.

The most general hormones in the medication utilized to encourage follicles are

  • luteinizing hormone (LH)
  • follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

We monitor ovaries and see how follicles are mounting along with ultrasound and blood tests. The medications can be altered or changed if it will be required. You need to go through a few transvaginal ultrasounds. Our expert team will look after you every time and never let you feel uncomfortable during the process.

We will investigate the patients repeatedly when the stimulation process is coming to an end, and then start the injection properly.

The process of trigger injection makes your eggs activated for ovulation ( it is a normal procedure where eggs are discharged, and the patient has their own period). Your fertility surgeon will give you information about the accurate time of trigger injection. Moreover, the fertility doctor will plan the egg retrieval prior to your ovulation.

How safe is IVF?

IVF is generally very safe and most who have gone through it experience no problems with their health or pregnancy. However, there are some risks to be aware of, which include:

  • ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome(OOHS), a severe reaction to fertility drugs
  • having a multiple pregnancy or birth (twins, triplets or more), which can cause serious health problems to both mum and babies
  • having an ectopic pregnancy
  • possible birth defects (these are rare and research is still ongoing).

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