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In-vitro Fertilization or IVF treatment is a common artificial reproductive procedure that helps couples conceive. As the name suggests, IVF is a reproductive treatment where a female egg is fertilized by the male sperm in a tube or a glass dish, at a specialized infertility lab.

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Overview

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Need for IVF Treatment
  • Damage or blockage in the uterus or fallopian tube
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Poor quality of eggs
  • Low-quality sperm production
  • Antibodies that destroy sperms or egg
  • Fertility preservation for cancer
  • The genetic health condition in male or female
Benefits of IVF Treatment
  • IVF works when other infertility treatments fail
  • You can use donated eggs or sperm
  • You have control over your pregnancy timing
  • Increases the chances of conception
  • Decreases the chances of miscarriage
  • Increases the chances of having a healthy baby
  • Anyone can use IVF
Who Should Consider IVF Treatment?
  • Male with low sperm counts
  • Female suffering endometriosis
  • A female suffering from problems with the uterus
  • A female with ovulation disorders
  • Male with low sperm motility
Different Types Of IVF Treatment
  • IVF + Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
  • IVF + Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)
  • IVF + Intracytoplasmic Injection (ICSI)
  • IVF + Egg Donor
  • IVF + Donor Sperm
  • Natural IVF
  • Mini IVF (Minimal Stimulation)
Why Choose Pristyn Care for IVF treatment in Coimbatore?
  • Highly experienced fertility specialists
  • Home sample collection facility
  • Confidential consultation
  • No-cost EMI provision
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Treatment

Diagnosis for IVF treatment

Before proceeding with IVF, the fertility specialist may need to do multiple tests to determine the problem. If the couple is planning for IVF or if the fertility doctor thinks IVF can help a couple, he or she would want both the male and female to undergo the following tests.

In the case of males, the IVF doctor may recommend the following tests:

Semen analysis – The IVF specialist may need to evaluate the sperm and the semen samples of the male. The man can produce the semen by masturbating which is generally collected in the lab in a clean container. The semen is then sent to the lab for analysis which helps the doctor evaluate the quality, quantity, and motility of the sperm.

Hormone testing – The doctor may recommend doing a blood test to evaluate the level of testosterone and other male hormones in his body.

Vasography – Vasography is an imaging test that is done to check for any damage or blockage in the vas deferens, which is a long tube in males that connects the pelvic cavity to the epididymis.

Imaging tests – The male may also be suggested to undergo imaging tests such as ultrasound or MRI of his genitals to confirm if there is a presence of any abnormalities.

Genetic testing – Genetic test determines whether there’s a genetic defect that might contribute to infertility-related problems in a male.

In the case of the female, the IVF specialist may recommend the following tests:

Imaging tests – Imaging tests like pelvic ultrasound are mostly recommended to identify if there is any abnormality in the uterus or the ovaries of the women.

Ovulation testing – Ovulation testing is done through a blood test to determine whether you are ovulating or not.

Test for ovarian reserve – Ovarian reserve testing helps the doctor determine the number of eggs available in the ovaries. To evaluate your ovarian reserve, the IVF specialist may require testing your hormones at the beginning of your menstrual cycle.

Hysteroscopy – In hysteroscopy, the doctor inserts a flexible, thin lighted medical instrument through the cervix of the woman to view inside her uterus and check if any abnormality is present that is preventing her from getting pregnant.

IVF Treatment explained step by step

Step 1: Beginning of IVF treatment

The IVF treatment journey begins with the doctor determining the best time during your menstrual cycle. IVF treatment requires several eggs to mature.

Step 2: Ovarian stimulation

Ovarian stimulation is the first and the most important step of the process where the doctor stimulates the ovaries to promote the growth of the follicles that contain the eggs. The common hormones that are used to stimulate the follicles are Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH). Once injected, the IVF doctor along with the team monitors how the ovaries respond to the medications.

Step 3: Trigger Injections

Once the doctor sees that the egg follicles in the ovaries are enough, the doctor would stop the LH and FSH injections and would recommend the time when you need to administer trigger injections. The trigger injection includes injecting human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to mature the eggs and help them get released from the ovarian follicle wall.

Step 4: Egg retrieval

Egg retrieval or ‘egg picking stage’ is a daycare procedure, done under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the doctor inserts a fine needle with an ultrasound-guided probe through the vaginal canal of the woman to retrieve her mature eggs. The procedure generally does not take more than 30 minutes. On average, 8-15 eggs are collected during this process. Once the eggs are retrieved, the patient is allowed to go home and rest. It is best if the patient is accompanied by her partner or someone else who can help her drive and reach home safely.

Step 5: Sperm collection

After retrieving/ collecting the eggs, the IVF doctor will need to collect the sperm from the male partner. At this stage, the male partner will be asked to produce his semen specimen. Every IVF lab will have a dedicated room where the male can masturbate and give his sperm/ semen specimen. The male partner can produce his semen specimen at home or at the clinic where the semen specimen would be stored. In case the couple wants to use donor sperm or frozen sperm, the IVF team will get it ready in the lab.

The collected sperm sample is washed with medicine under a microscope to get rid of all sorts of dirt and debris. This cleansing is done to find out the healthiest sperm that can fertilize the eggs. A perfect healthy sperm is one that is not very long and not too short either, not too fat or not too thin.

Step 6: Fertilization

Once the sperm is washed and concentrated, it is placed in an incubator along with the eggs for fertilization. The process is very similar to that of natural fertilization where ‘sperm meets eggs’ inside a human body.

Step 7: Embryo development

The eggs that would be fertilized by the egg would then turn into an embryo. The IVF specialist will collect the embryo, place it in a special incubator and monitor its growth for the next 4-6 days. The developed embryo would be mixed with amino acids to its growth. If the growth of the embryo is consistent, it is likely to turn into a 4-8 cell embryo by the 4th day.

Step 8: Embryo transfer

Embryo transfer refers to a process where the developed embryo is transferred from the incubator and implanted in the uterine wall. This process is quick, does not take more than 20 minutes, and can be done at the clinic of the doctor. During the process, the woman would be asked to lie down on her back and spread her legs. The doctor will collect the embryo with a very soft, flexible, and thin catheter. Using a speculum, the doctor will open the cervix and insert the catheter through the cervix into the uterus to plant the embryo.

An abdominal ultrasound is conducted to make sure that the tip of the catheter places the embryo at the best location for the embryo implantation. After the embryo transplant is over, the woman is allowed to head home.

Step 9: Pregnancy check

The woman would be called to the clinic after 2 weeks for a blood test. If the blood test shows the presence of hCG in it, the pregnancy is successful. If the results are positive, the doctor would suggest the best pregnancy care tips to the woman and encourage her to limit strenuous physical activities. If the blood test does not show the presence of hCG, it indicates that the pregnancy is not successful. In that case, the doctor may either repeat the entire process once again or may determine another line of treatment.

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Janani Manoharan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DMAS

15 Years Experience

" The most common fear among my patients is- 'Are IVF babies healthy?'" Well yes, absolutely! An IVF baby is as healthy as any other naturally conceived child. Millions of babies have birthed since the first IVF and there are no recorded long term difference in their health/ immunity. The method only differs them based on their way of conception and not health. Infact, the quality of your baby's health depends directly on the quality of you and your partner's eggs, your diet, gestation period, and your physical and mental health throughout the pregnancy. As long as these factors are in place and you manage your stress pointers, your baby's health will be absolutely perfect!"

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is IVF painful?

Pain is subjective. Hence it may vary from one person to another. But in a majority of the scenarios, IVF treatment does not cause any pain to the woman. The only part that may cause mild pain or discomfort is the egg retrieval procedure. But if the patient is under proper care and guidance, the entire process can be executed in a painless manner.

Is IVF safe?

IVF is generally a very safe treatment for couples who face problems getting pregnant naturally. India sees about 2-2.5 lakh IVF cycles every year. The number in itself speaks volume of the success of the procedure. However, there might be some complications during the course of the treatment such as ovarian hyperstimulation and injury to the uterus during embryo implantation. To make sure there is no risk or complications involved in the IVF treatment procedure, you need to choose a well-trained and experienced fertility specialist for IVF.

How many injections are required for IVF treatment?

Two different injections or injectable medications are used during IVF. The first is Lupron, which is injected into the abdominal area or the thigh of the female. The second injectable medicine is FSH, which is used to stimulate her ovaries so that they can produce several eggs.

Are there any side effects of IVF treatment?

Yes, IVF treatment involves a very high dose of medications/injections, there are chances of side effects too. Some of the commonly reported side effects of IVF treatment may include:

Is breast pain during IVF normal?

Yes, it is common for women to experience breast pain during IVF. IVF treatment involves several hormonal medications that can mimic premenstrual symptoms such as breast tenderness and mild pain in the breasts. The pain is usually very minimal and goes away with time without much ado.

Are ovarian cysts after IVF treatment normal?

Although not common, there have been instances where women have reported ovarian cysts after undergoing IVF treatment. According to a research-based article by Oxford Academic, the incidence of follicular cyst formation is 9.3 percent.

What medications or fertility drugs are used during IVF treatment procedure?

The fertility drugs and medicines used for IVF may be different for each patient. However, commonly used IVF fertility drugs include:

Clomid or Serophene (Clomiphene) – A type of estrogen-blocking medication that triggers the release of GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone), FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and LH (luteinizing hormone), which induces the ovaries to produce eggs.

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) – FSH along with Clomiphene may be used to stimulate the production of eggs.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) – This fertility drug is used to trigger a woman’s ovaries to release viable eggs.

How long does it take to get pregnant with IVF?

There is no affirmed duration for IVF treatment. Generally, one IVF cycle takes about 2 months. This duration varies as the female gets older. A 35 years old woman may take double the time to get pregnant with a baby compared to a woman who is less than 30 years old.

Which is the best IVF centre near me in Coimbatore?

Pristyn Care is one of the best centre for IVF treatment in Coimbatore. Pristyn Care is associated with some of the best fertility labs in Coimbatore where a couple can undergo different infertility tests and undergo the best fertility treatment such as IVF or IUI.

I am planning to undergo IVF. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

Your chances of getting pregnant with IVF treatment primarily depends upon your age. According to national data collected by the CDC for 2017 for IVF success rates:

  • For women younger than 35, the percentage of live births per egg retrieval is 54.5%.
  • For women ages 35 to 37, the percentage of live births per egg retrieval is 41.1%.
  • For women ages 38 to 40, the percentage of live births per egg retrieval is 26.7%.
  • For women ages 41 to 42, the percentage of live births per egg retrieval is 13.8%.
  • For women ages 43 and up, the percentage of live births per egg retrieval is 4.2%.
Can I choose the gender of my baby through IVF?

While there are medical procedures that can help you choose the gender of the baby prior to embryo implantation, IVF sex selection is a legally punishable offence in India.

Are IVF babies healthy?

Yes, IVF babies are as healthy as babies born from a natural pregnancy. The only difference between IVF babies and other babies lie in the fertilization procedure. Once the fertilization process is done, the rest of the pregnancy is as good as a normal pregnancy. To know more about the health of babies born from IVF, you can watch this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMywWCBO4FQ&t=86s

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Coimbatore?

IVF treatment cost in Coimbatore may range from INR 1,25,000 to INR 5,00,000. Under normal conditions, each cycle of IVF treatment in Coimbatore may cost you anywhere between INR 1,25,000 to INR 1,50,000.

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Do’s and don’ts before and during IVF treatment

Here are some simple but significant dos and don’ts for the pre-IVF cycle period, during the IVF process, and post-IVF procedure.

Reduce stress – There is no denying that IVF is stressful. But you should also know that your stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on the hormones which are responsible for your reproduction. The lesser your stress level, the higher are the chances of your IVF being a success.

Maintain a healthy body weight – Being overweight or underweight is bad for IVF success. To get the best results of IVF, it is important to achieve a healthy weight or maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). Healthy weight improves your chances of conception.

Refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol – Smoking is a total no for couples who are trying to conceive. Alcohol consumption is also considered to be harmful but drinking in moderation (not more than60 ml twice a week) is permitted. But for higher chances of success, quitting alcohol and smoking totally is recommended.

Try acupuncture – Acupuncture is believed to increase the chances of IVF success. Acupuncture helps in implantation and aids the conception process. If you are planning for IVF, you can include acupuncture in your daily regime.”’

Do what the doctor advises – The couple should thoroughly follow the advice of the doctor. It is important to take the prescribed medications and injections on time. What the doctor advises is critical for the couple.

Get enough rest – Get adequate sleep. Relax, and let your body do the processing. &-8 hours of sound sleep is highly recommended post IVF. Any amount less or more can do harm to the body. Stay positive and keep your mind calm.

  • Be hopeful and stay positive – Hope is the only thing that should keep you going. The whole journey of IVF is not easy
  • many a time, it may not even lead to any positive outcome. But you need to stay calm, trust your doctor and have a positive outlook.

Why Choose Pristyn Care for IVF Treatment in Coimbatore?

Pristyn Care works with some of the top IVF specialists/ fertility specialists of the country who have years of experience in leading couples to the joys of parenthood.

Pristyn Care is associated with the top IVF hospitals, IVF clinics and IVF labs in Coimbatore that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to perform advanced IVF procedures.

IVF specialists working with Pristyn Care do a thorough consultation in case of every patient to understand their problems, evaluate their health condition and then determine the treatment method that will work best.

Pristyn Care makes sure that the team is there for the patient throughout the treatment course. It is not just a treatment for us, it is a path to your happiness, where every person involved works as a team.

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