Babies in a Laboratory Dish- IVF
World known as the most common and effective type of assisted reproductive technology to help women become pregnant, in vitro fertilisation, or IVF, has revolutionised the concept of birth. It is a prodigy which has brought joy to millions who could not conceive. It is a technique which, according to the statistics, since 1978 (when the first IVF baby was born), has resulted in birth of over 8 million babies!
But first of all, What is IVF?
IVF basically involves fertilization of an egg outside the body, in a laboratory dish or a test tube (from which the name “test tube baby” originated), and then subsequently implanting it in a woman’s uterus in order to continue the pregnancy. Ayushman Hospital is leading IVF Center in Dwarka with the best IVF Treatment Specialist.
What is so miraculous about it?
It can help when all other treatments to get a woman pregnant have gone in vain. Plus, there is a higher chance of a multiple birth with IVF!
In what conditions or circumstances is IVF recommended?
Well, to begin with, when a woman is fertile, a mature egg is released by her ovaries every month during her ovulation period. During natural conception, a male sperm penetrates the egg and fertilizes it inside the women’s body making it fertilized.This fertilized egg then attaches itself to the wall of the uterus, or womb, and begins to develop into a baby. However, sometimes even with many continuous attempts, natural or unassisted conception fails. This is when fertility treatment becomes an option and is recommended to the couple.
Which “candidates” are considered eligible for IVF?
The technique is considered ideal for women who have not been able to become pregnant through regular unprotected intercourse for above an year or even after 12 cycles of artificial insemination.
IVF can be an option if:
either partner has received a diagnosis of an unexplained or incurable infertility
other techniques, like the use of fertility drugs or intrauterine insemination (IUI), have not worked
the woman’s fallopian tubes are blocked
However, we should not completely blindfoldedly believe that it will work whatever the circumstances and it will always be “no strings attached”. Of course, there are risks, even though in today’s age with cutting edge technologies, these have been minimised. These include:
side effects or reactions to the medications that are given during the course of the treatment;
health risks to the mother, although not common, may occur in rare cases;
loss of pregnancy, sad but a very real possibility, more likely to occur in cases where a condition of an abnormal number of chromosomes, known as chromosomal aneuploidy occurs; and finally,
multiple births which increase the chances of the mother or the babies getting sick or weak.
Sometimes when couples are undergoing fertility treatment, they need or want additional services which are likely to improve the outcome of treatment. We are, therefore, here to provide the most advanced techniques to improve your chances of success!
At Ayushman Hospital and Health Services, we work with the best professionals in the field of assisted reproduction so that we can bring you the most cutting-edge technologies and advanced treatment methods