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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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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
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?
  • Highly experienced fertility specialists
  • Home sample collection facility
  • Confidential consultation
  • No-cost EMI provision



The IVF specialist will conduct a complete diagnosis process to detect the cause of infertility in both partners. The OB-GYN will ask about your medical history and current medication if you are taking any. There are a few diagnostic tests the IVF specialist will recommend to assess the complexity before starting the IVF cycle:

  • Ovarian reserve assessment
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
  • Saline Infusion Sonohystereogram (SIS)
  • Semen analysis
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Follicular dynamic ultrasound


IVF treatment is one of the most effective procedures to achieve fruitful results. The success rate is higher compared to other techniques. The process takes about a month or so to reach the last step of the treatment. IVF procedure is done in a proper sequential method which involves several steps-

  • Ovarian Stimulation- The first step to IVF is to take medications that can help your ovaries produce eggs that are ready for fertilization. Even if ovulation is normal, fertility drugs are used to produce more than a single egg because pregnancy rates are higher with more eggs.
  • Egg Retrieval– Once the ovaries have produced enough eggs, the infertility specialist will remove the eggs from your body. This process is known as egg retrieval. An ultrasound is done to visually guide a small needle through the vagina to one ovary and then to the other. This process is usually painless. The follicular fluids are gently extracted using a suction that carries the egg along with the fluid. This process takes 30-40 minutes. The number of eggs to be extracted depends upon multiple factors such as aging, response to ovarian stimulation, ovarian reserve, etc. Once eggs reach the lab, experts examine them to determine maturity and quality.
  • Fertilization- Mature eggs are transferred into a special culture medium, placed in an incubator, and within a few hours of egg retrieval are fertilized with sperm. The eggs and sperm are stored together in a special container expecting fertilization to occur.
  • Embryo Culture– The embryos are cultured in a petri dish and screened for any genetic disorders that may have passed from any of the partners.
  • Embryo Transfer– About 3-5 days after the egg retrieval, 1 or more embryos are put into your uterus. This process is called embryo transfer. The doctor slides a thin tube through your cervix into your uterus and implants the embryo directly into your uterus through the tube.

Pregnancy happens if any of the embryos attach to the lining of your uterus.

In Our Doctor's Word

What-Dr. Janani Manoharan-Say-About-IVF-Treatment

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

Which celebrities have tried IVF treatment?

Well-known celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Karan Johar, Farha Khan, Shahrukh Khan have become proud parents of their little ones through IVF.

How successful is IVF treatment around the globe?

According to reports on the internet, there are more than 8 million babies around the globe who have been born as a result of a successful IVF.

How long does IVF treatment take?

The process usually takes a month or so to happen as it goes step by step. Doctors call the patient on the second day of menses. After that, the initial procedure takes 14 days to make the healthy embryo, and the later procedure also takes another 14-15 days where the embryo gets transferred.

What is the approximate cost a couple has to bear for undergoing one cycle of IVF treatment?

The maximum price of IVF treatment in Delhi NCR, including Gurgaon, can be as low as 1,00,000 INR and exceed 4,00,000 INR. Hence, the average cost of one cycle of IVF is around 2,50,000 INR. However, this should be considered only for reference purposes. The exact cost can vary depending on various factors. Therefore, speak to our medical coordinators directly regarding the cost.

Is it safe to visit the clinics in Gurgaon to consult an infertility specialist to know about IVF?

We are taking every possible measure to ensure 100% safety and security of patients. Every patient’s safety comes first. Hence, we are taking the following government, and regulatory authorities recommended preventive measures-

  • Immunization of every individual working at the clinic
  • Pre-booked appointments to reduce the risk of overcrowding
  • Thermal screening of every patient entering the clinic premises
  • Putting sanitizer dispensing machines at various corners of the clinic
When should I consult an infertility doctor?

Generally, IVF specialists ask infertile couples for consultation after one year of getting pregnant but are unable to do so.

How many times can one try IVF?

A couple can try to undergo IVF treatment at least 3-4 times. However, many parameters come into play while deciding this, like the age of the female partner, clinical profile of the patient, previous response to IVF cycle, and financial implications.

How can one pay for the IVF treatment at Pristyn Care? Do you accept insurance?

We accept payment options such as Cash, Cards (both Debit and Credit), Cheques for the IVF treatment. But, no, most medical insurance plans do not offer any coverage for any phase of the IVF cycle, and hence, we do not accept insurance plans for fertility treatment.

What factors affect the overall cost of IVF treatment?

Following factors significantly affect the cost of the overall cost of IVF treatment:-

  • Number of IVF cycle
  • Consultation fee
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Donation of eggs/sperm
Can I consume alcohol during my IVF treatment?

No, you shouldn’t consume alcohol during the IVF treatment journey as it negatively impacts conception and implantation. It’s recommended for both partners to avoid alcohol during the entire IVF treatment journey.

How long does it take to get pregnant after IVF treatment?

One cycle of IVF treatment takes around two months. However, research suggests that women younger than 35 will get pregnant and have a baby with their first IVF egg retrieval and subsequent embryo transfer(s) about half the time.

What happens if a woman doesn't get pregnant with the first cycle of IVF?

If a woman doesn’t get pregnant with the first cycle of IVF, she still has a perfect chance of getting pregnant with the second, third, or even more cycles of IVF.

How is pregnancy checked after IVF treatment?

You can do a blood test for hCG to confirm pregnancy after completing the IVF cycle. When you visit your doctor post-IVF treatment, the doctor can monitor and measure the presence of hCG in your blood. Moreover, you can also measure hCG level with a home pregnancy test or urine test at your home.

Can I use donor eggs for IVF?

Yes, you can use the donor egg or sperm as both are viable and you have undergone the appropriate procedures to prepare your uterus for transfer.

Do I need to have sufficient eggs during IVF treatment?

Yes, it’s essential to have sufficient eggs while you undergo the IVT treatment procedure, as there are chances that some eggs might not be mature enough to fertilize well normally. In addition, most eggs don’t turn into a live birth. Therefore, you may need to undergo another IVF cycle to get pregnant.

Is an IVF baby normal?

Yes, an IVF baby is usually normal and healthy. Millions of babies across the globe are born using IVF, and they are entirely normal.

What is a surrogacy clinic?

A surrogacy clinic is a medical center where necessary medical processes involved in gestational surrogacy are performed. Although a gestational surrogate is not related to the child she carries in her womb. Extra medical steps are needed to implant the intended parent’s embryo in her uterus and ensure a successful pregnancy.

Can a woman with uterus diseases undergo IVF treatment?

It depends on several factors, such as the type, cause, and severity of the disease. To know more about the same, you can book an appointment and consult online/offline with our highly experienced IFV experts.

Does IVF treatment get covered under medical insurance?

Unfortunately, most medical insurance plans do not offer coverage for assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF, IUI, etc.

What are the possible risks of IVF treatment?

Possible complications of IVF treatment include the following:-

  • Egg retrieval may cause cramps and discomfort both during and after the procedure
  • Possibility of twins, triplets, and more
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood swings
  • Bruising from the progesterone shots
  • Allergic reactions to medicines
  • Headaches
  • Possibility of pelvic infection

Apart from all those mentioned above, you may experience the following complications in rare cases:-

  • Puncture of the bladder accidentally
  • Bleeding from the ovary or pelvic vessels
  • Chances of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome developing.

When to consult an IVF specialist

If you and your partner fail to conceive even after trying unprotected sex for one year, you should consider consulting an IVF doctor.

Following are the most common reasons to visit an IVF specialist:-

  • At least one partner has a history of sexually transmitted diseases
  • The female partner has irregular or no menstruation
  • The female partner has a history of pelvic infections or previous abdominal surgeries
  • The female partner has severe pain during menstruation (a symptom of endometriosis)
  • The female partner has a history of three or more miscarriages
  • The male partner has sexual problems such as difficulty with erection
  • The male partner has had a semen analysis that shows a poor quality of sperm.

Apart from all the above, it’s crucial for both the partners to consult an IVF specialist for testing as the cause for a couple’s infertility can be due to either or both the partners.

Things to keep in mind before the IVF treatment

  • Discuss with your doctor and try to understand the IVF treatment process.
  • In case of any questions, doubts, or clarity, talk to your chosen doctor.
  • Discuss your medical conditions with your doctor in detail.
  • Try to reduce stress as it directly impacts the hormones that are the core of the reproductive system. Also, stress is considered the primary cause of infertility in both men and women. To get rid of the stress, you can do meditation, listen to music, or do anything that makes you feel calm, happy, comfortable, and stress-free.
  • Achieve the right weight as it improves the chances of conception. You can add a high protein and low carbohydrate diet to lose weight and a high protein and high carbohydrate diet if you are on the lean side. Also, make sure that you avoid junk foods.
  • All forms of exercise are advised at this stage as it keeps you healthy and helps you get the right weight.
  • While smoking is a complete no for both men and women, drinking alcohol in moderation or not more than 60 ml twice a week is permitted. The doctor also suggests controlling the intake of carbonated drinks.
  • If you have any pre-existing ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, or cardiac problems, talk to your doctor about it before the IVF treatment starts.

Things to keep in mind during the IVF treatment

  • Follow your doctor’s instructions and take the required medications at the correct timings as prescribed. Also, be mentally prepared for the treatment as it requires around 4-5 visits to the hospital for scans and one-day admission.
  • Both the partners must have a healthy and balanced diet while the IVF cycle continues. During the treatment journey, ensure that you keep your body hydrated. Also, you should altogether avoid smoking, alcohol, and drugs suggested by your doctor.
  • While IVF treatment is going on, you shouldn’t bend or do any intensive cardio exercise. However, light walking is recommended, and yoga and meditation for mental health and keeping stress at bay.
  • Say no to sexual intercourse for the first ten days after completing the IVF cycle as it can potentially lead to medical complications and affect pregnancy.
  • Supplements that you started in the pre-IVF stage are continued during the process. However, if you or your partner take any medications for pre-existing medical conditions, you should inform your doctor about it as it can affect the IVF treatment process.

Things to keep in mind after IVF treatment

  • Watch out for red flags such as pain, burning sensation in urine, fever, or fullness of the abdomen.
  • Add fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, and sources of calcium and protein to your diet.
  • Avoid junk foods and cold drinks.
  • Drink lots of water and sugar drinks like coconut water to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Avoid any form of exercise for the first ten days after completing the IVF treatment cycles.
  • You can walk at a moderate speed for 10-15 minutes but ensure safety.
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes and consuming alcohol altogether. Even passive smoking can be harmful to the baby and woman. So make sure to keep a distance from the smoking zone.
  • Destress and get enough rest. Try to sleep and relax as much as possible. On average, a sleep of 7-8 hours is recommended. However, you can also take naps during the day to recharge yourself.
  • To lighten your mood and mental peacefulness, you can listen to music, do meditation, and practice a hobby.

Factors deciding the success rate of IVF treatment

Several factors determine the success rate of IVF treatment, such as:-

  • Type of infertility both partners are suffering from
  • How long have the partners been suffering from infertility
  • Age of the female
  • Quality of sperm, egg, or embryo
  • Causes of infertility
  • Development of endometrial lining
  • Amount of care taken during and after embryo transfer
  • Experience of the doctor

The success rate of IVF treatment in India ranges between 30% to 35% concerning the aforementioned factors. Therefore, in India, more and more people seek IVF treatment to conceive and enjoy parenthood.

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