Frequently Asked Questions
What is IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
IVF is a medical procedure that helps to treat infertility and genetic problems. This procedure includes fertilization outside of the body.
What are the advantages connected with IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) has the following advantages:
- Treats the males suffering from infertility due to low count sperm
- Helps to have a baby with the own egg of the women whose fallopian tube has been blocked or damaged
- Stores embryo
- Helps the couples suffering from PCOD/PCOS [Polycystic Ovarian Disease/Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome] related infertililty
- Elderly patients with a low count or reserve of eggs can take advantage of IVF
- Helps the infertility couples to have a healthy baby.
What are the indications of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
Indications of IVF are:
- Failure of the ovary
- Ovulation disorders
- Uterine fibroids
- A genetic disorder that may transfer to the next generation
- Damage of the fallopian tubes
- Decreased sperm production
What is the preparation needed for IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
- Inform the doctor about the present and past medical and medications history.
- The doctor may check and evaluate the quality and quantity of the eggs.
- The patient should get done a few tests such as infectious disease screening, Practice embryo transfer, semen analysis, and uterine cavity exam.
- Discuss with the doctor about all the risks, complications, and benefits associated with IVF.
What are the steps involved in IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
Following steps are involved in IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization):
- Ovulation is induced by using some medications.
- After a few days of ovulation induction, eggs and sperms are retrieved.
- The retrieved eggs will be incubated in a culture medium. Sperms are separated from the semen fluid.
- The incubated eggs and sperms are fertilized and after 5th or 6th day of fertilization, embryo hatches.
- Finally, the embryo is transferred.
What is the Postprocedure care for IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
- Do not lift heavy weights
- Avoid strenuous exercise
Who can perform IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) may be performed by:
- Experienced Gynecologist
- Doctor with an affiliated degree of specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Any doctor with experience in handling infertility patients
What is the cost of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) in Gurgaon?
The Cost of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) in Gurgaon depends on:
- Experience of the doctor
- The room that you opted for
- Number of IVF treatment cycles
- Any lab tests or examination tests such as USG, Semen analysis, etc
- Type of method used
- Type of Hospital
The minimum charges in Gurgaon start from Rs.25,000
An average price in Gurgaon is approximately Rs.1,40,000
The maximum cost in Gurgaon rises up to Rs.2,00,000
Is IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) major procedure or minor procedure?
IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) involves retrieval of the eggs and sperms and inducing them for fertilization. Hence, IVF may be a major procedure.
Who can undergo IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
People who can undergo VF are:
- People with failed conception attempts
- Having a history of failed medical treatment and failed intrauterine insemination [IUI]
- Couples who are at the risk of transferring genetic diseases
- Suffering from male infertility
- Women with the unhealthy uterine condition
- Younger couples below 40 years of age
Who cannot undergo IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
People who cannot undergo IVF are:
- People who are above 40 years of age.
- Couples who have not tried other methods like fertility drugs and intrauterine insemination.
What are the risks and complications involved in IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
Risks and complications that are involved in IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) are:
- Abdominal pain
- Ovarian Hyper-stimulation syndrome or Superovulation
- Breast tenderness
- Difficulty in breathing
- Enlargement of the ovaries
- Increased risk of Diabetes Mellitus [DM]-2 and Hypertension in mother
What is the recovery time for IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
People who undergo IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) are able to do their normal or daily activities after completion of the embryo transfer.
What is the success rate of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
The success rate of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) depends on:
- Patient age
- Number of treatment cycles required
- Experience of the doctor in performing IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)
The success rate of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) may range between 35% to 45%.
Is IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) painful?
Patients may experience different levels of pains while placing the fertilized zygote back into the uterus. The level of pain varies from one individual to another.
What are the long-term results associated with the IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
The long-term result of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) may increase the estrogen levels in the body.
What if IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) fails?
The doctor may suggest a revision of several cycles of treatment after failure of the first cycle.
What are the alternatives available for IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)?
Some of the alternatives for IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) are:
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- Ovulation induction
- Combination of techniques like Ovulation induction along with intrauterine insemination (IUI).
- Artificial insemination (AI)
- Surgical intervention