Facts to know before IVF Treatment

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When IVF treatment Started?

The first successful birth of a child after IVF treatment, Louise Brown, born in 1978. On 3 October 1978, the birth of the world’s second test-tube baby was announced by Dr Subhas Mukherji in Calcutta. The news was widely reported in the media in India and to some extent abroad. Mukherji’s claim, however, was contested because he did not publish his research work in peer-reviewed journals. India officially entered the brave new world of assisted conception with the birth of the first ‘scientifically documented’ test-tube baby, Harsha, on 6 August 1986.

How long does it take to get pregnant with IVF?

IVF is not a single treatment but a scientifically designed programme. It takes about four to six weeks to complete one cycle of IVF. It involves intake of medications and injections for 2 -4 weeks before the actual procedure is done.

Why PGD or preimplantation genetic diagnosis is done?

Preimplantation genetic testing is performed before embryo transfer during IVF so that embryos without a known or suspected gene problem (PGD) can be chosen.

Why IVF Laboratory is important?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a laboratory procedure from the time eggs are retrieved from a woman until the time the embryo is transferred back into the uterus.

What Happens in The IVF Lab?

IVF lab is the place where eggs are harvested, embryos are made and cultured. It is a critical part of the IVF process.

What causes female infertility?

The most common causes of female infertility include problems with ovulation, damage to fallopian tubes or uterus, or problems with the cervix.

What Are the Natural Treatment Options For Infertility?

Life style modifications with healthy diet and regular exercises and avoiding stress may help couple conceive naturally.

How to reduce the cost of IVF?

Fertility Treatment with Packaged Discounts and financing options for Fertility Treatment are some of the ways to cope with the cost of IVF treatment. Hormones injections are costly and important deciding factors for success in IVF. It is im

How to Help Someone Going Through IVF?

Infertility is a huge hardship, and impacts not just the woman trying to get pregnant, but both partners in the relationship. The best way to combat stress is to discuss and get information.

Is Going Through IVF Stressful?

Going through IVF can be frustrating because of the time-consuming process and risk of failure.

Can IVF Pregnancy Have Normal Delivery?

IVF babies tend to have more problems at normal birth probably because women who conceive through IVF are more likely to be at high-risk in pregnancy.

What is the difference between an IVF pregnancy and a normal pregnancy?

IVF pregnancies are considered “high risk” because the mother is often elderly and scared of losing pregnancy throughout.

What are the safety precautions in IVF pregnancy?

Adequate rest, avoiding physical exercises and taking supportive medications are some of the extra precautions during an IVF pregnancy.

Are IVF babies normal?

IVF children are as normal as children born of natural conception.

Are Fertility Medications Safe?

Fertility medications don’t raise risk of breast cancer.

How long can you keep frozen embryos?

Embryos can be frozen upto 10 years for use in case of failure of treatment or for a subsequent pregnancy.

Why does in vitro fertilization fail?

IVF may fail because of failure of embryo implantation or suboptimal embryo quality.

What is the process of in vitro fertilization?

In Vitro Fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) commonly referred to as IVF. Hormones injections are important deciding factors for success in IVF. Your doctor will check your hormones and monitor the IVF cycle by ultrasound.

Is IVF successful?

Success of IVF depends on age of patient, quality of eggs and embryos and a well-equipped laboratory.

How a test tube baby is born?

Test tube babies are born by fertilizing an egg outside the body, in a laboratory dish, and then implanting it in a woman’s uterus.

What causes Hirsutism?

Most common medical disorder causing hirsutism is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome).

How do you start IVF?

The IVF cycle entails multiple steps, and before starting the procedure meeting the IVF consultant is essential.

Is IVF Procedure Painful?

IVF treatment involves removing eggs from body through a needle which is done under sedation and does not involve much pain.

Is it safe to do IVF?

IVF has very low risks to the patient and is an effective treatment in the hands of experts.

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