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I V F

IVF is the most common form of ART ( Assisted Reproduction Technology)process of fertilization by manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish, and then transferring the embryo to the uterus.

It is usually indicated when…….

  • 1.both the tubes are badly damaged
  • 2.husband’s semen /sperm quality is very poor
  • 3.UNEXPLAINED infertility ( when all assessed parameters seem ok but do not yield the desired results)
  • 4.Endometriosis
  • 5.Advanced maternal age.

If the husband sperms are really bad , then the option is ICSI ( intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection)

Q.How are eggs retrieved?

A.usually in the room with literally no pain or incision on the abdomen

Q.When will the fertilised embryo be placed in the uterus?

A. usually by a very small catheter ,3-5 days after retrieval ,again without incision or pain

Q.What is the first step?

A. The first step is to stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs by fertility drugs

Q.what happens after the eggs are produced?

A.They are retrieved in an OPD setting by a process called follicular aspiration, usually in the room with literally no pain or incision on the abdomen

Q.What happens after the eggs are retrieved?

A.The finest quality eggs are placed with sperms of the husband and this is termed insemination.The eggs are fertilised by the sperms a few hours after incubation.

Q.what is an embryo?

A. when the fertiltised egg divides, it is called an embryo.

Q.what is EMBRYO TRANSFER?

A.It is the process where embryos are placed into the woman’s womb 3 – 5 days after egg retrieval and fertilization

Q.What happens to the unused embryos?

A.They can be frozen and used or donated afterwards.

Q.What is ICSI?

A. If the husband sperms are really bad , then the option is ICSI ( intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) where the sperm is directly injected into the egg.