In Vitro Fertilisation: A hopeful path towards Parenthood!
Conceiving and giving birth to a baby is an emotional journey for every couple. It completes your family and provides a beautiful feeling of love and bonding with the little bundle of joy. However, not everyone can enjoy the taste of parenthood easily because infertility is a rising health issue in India, with 27.5 million couples battling the same. If you have fallen prey to such a situation, an IVF process can be an effective remedy to cure reproductive failures and bring your child to this world.
- A fallopian tube connects the ovaries to the uterus. A problem in the tube can disrupt egg production, thus preventing pregnancy by natural process.
- Problems like PCOS, PCOD, low count of eggs and anovulation restricts proper fertilisation, resulting in infertility.
- Many times, the tissues lining the uterus grow outside the uterus affecting the smooth functioning of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
- Common amongst women between 30 to 40 years of age, uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths or tumours developing around the uterus. They interfere in the egg implantation process, disrupting the pregnancy.
- Medication: A successful IVF treatment requires more than one fertilised egg. Your doctor may prescribe a medication containing follicle-stimulating hormone for super-ovulation.
- Egg Retrieval: 36 hours after your last hormone injection, you will be ready for egg removal and collection from your follicles. This step includes inserting a thin needle-cum-suction device inside your ovaries through the vagina to pull out the eggs.
- Fertilisation: The embryologist will inject the donor's sperm into the fertilised eggs through intracytoplasmic injections. Next, the eggs are placed in the incubator to develop into healthy embryos.
- Implantation: Within three to seven days of the egg retrieval, the IVF specialist will insert several foetuses inside your uterus, expecting at least one to implant itself in the uterus lining. In many cases, more than one implantation takes place, leading to multiple births.