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Fertility Treatments IN INDIA - We bring joy of family to you

High success rate fertility treatments in India

Our affiliated team of Fertility specialists, Gynaecologists, Obstreticians, Urologists and Pediatrcians provide are highly skilled with huge experience and ina position to handle all your infertility related problems.They are trained abroad at pioneer institutions and have gained valuable knowledge, skills and experience to deliver clinical outcomes at par with global standards.

NABH and JCI accredited world class hospitals having state of the art facilities.

Highly acclaimed team of IVF specialists

Our affiliated IVF centre staff boasts of one of the best success rates of 64% success in IVF in the world. They are highly skilled and have gained tremendous experience over the years.

Highly Advanced Laboratory

Highly advanced lab with latest, IMSI assisted laser hatching technology and embryoscope. Spindle view technology top improve pregnancy rates

Complete package of ART services

Complete package of ART services like Egg donation, Embryo donation, surrogacy and oocyte freezing. We also provide Ovarian tissue freezing for young women undergoing Chemo or Radiation.

Sperm retrieval and donation

Advanced technology for sperm retrieval and storage for long periods. Sperm donors are also provided at complete discretion to the parents with matching ethnicity and geographies.

Fertility Treatments

Fertility Treatments

Fertility refers to the natural capability of any male/female to produce offspring’s. Age affects a man’s and woman’s fertility wherein after puberty, the fertility first increases and then decreases. A woman is considered to be most fertile around early 20’s or mid 20’s. The fertility suddenly drops after the age of 35. Considering today’s hectic lifestyle and problems, there are various factors that might affect fertility in a women. We have been offering fertility treatments in India for over a decade. Our patients have regarded our care and services as the best in the industry. We, along with our trained specialists with highly equipped centers, have joined hands to bring about a revolution in fertility treatments in India.

 

IVF-

Commonly known as In vitro fertilization, it is a popular treatment for infertile couples. It is a process in which sperm and eggs are fertilized outside the body. Here, vitro refers to glass. In this process, a women’s ovulatory process is stimulated after which her eggs are kept in a liquid in the laboratory. Here, the sperms are fertilized with the eggs and the zygote is cultured for 2-6 days. Then the zygote is transplanted back in the uterus of the woman. This procedure is beneficial for couples who are not able to achieve pregnacy at all.

 

IUI-

Intrauterine insemination is a process which involves placing of male sperms in women’s uterus to facilitate the process of fertilization. This increases the number of sperms reaching the fallopian tube thus increasing the chances of pregnancy. In this process, the sperm gets a head start but it still needs to get the rest of the job done on its own. This process due to less involvement of complexities is much less expensive and invasive than the IVF.

 

ICSI-

It is somewhat similar to the IVF in the sense that a sperm is placed directly onto an egg. The difference here is that only one sperm is placed in this process. This is usually done in cases where either the sperm cannot get to the egg or is not able to fertilize it for some reason. It is also recommended in cases where the male partner faces problem in ejection, erection, poor mobility of sperms or even poorly shaped sperms.

 

Surrogacy-

Surrogacy is an arrangement where another woman conceives a baby for a couple who are unable to produce on their own. There are two kinds of surrogacy namely gestational and traditional. In gestational surrogacy, the embryo is conceived via in-vitro fertilization so that the child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate. In traditional, the surrogate is genetically related to the child, who is conceived either naturally or artificially.

 

Male/Female Fertility Treatments-

Reproduction is a very natural and rather easy process for most of the couples. But for some people, it can be very difficult and pain inducing. If there are no or very fewer sperms in male ejaculate, or sperms are unable to fertilize the egg, then the male might be suffering from infertility. Male and female infertility may be somewhat tedious to diagnose, but a number of treatments are available. They may be medication, assisted reproductive technology or surgical.

COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF ADVANCED SERVICES OFFERED BY HEALTH & HOLIDAYS

Our staff is sensitive to the needs of the patients and stand with you every step of the way.  They are capable to deliver assistance 24*7 in case of emergencies.

  • Pre-arrival, no-obligation free quote for your medical condition along with consultations and selection of best doctor/hospital

  • At H&H, all our assistance services are complimentary and you are not charged extra at the hospital if you go through us or go directly. Rather we have the capability of getting you the best prices.

  • Dedicated case manager as one-point contact for all your needs while you are here with us,also responsible to help you get the best price for your procedure

  • Complimentary Airport Pick-up/Drop, Translation,Interpretation services and assistance in choosing the best accommodation.

  • Complete assistance in making the right decisions when choosing the best procedure and full support during your stay at the hospital

  • When you’re back in your home country, we are always a click/call away for your regular follow-up, your visit was just the beginning of our relationship

Pre-Treatment

In most cases we advise our patients to arrive at specific dates that are aligned with the female patient’s menstrual cycle. Patients when they arrive at our centre our throughly investigated to confirm the diagnosis and to see which person out of the couple needs more of our assistance in the treatment. Investigations include a wide array of blood tests to figure out the source of the problem, certain imaging test for the females and at times for males too, sperm analysis for males. Depending on the results of these a patient may be advised further extensive investigations or be advised a treatment plan. The treatment plan too once again is aligned with the female’s menstrual cycle.

Post-Treatment

The fertility treatment as mentioned are accurately aligned with the patient’s menstrual cycle. Most of the fertility treatments require no admission per say and can be easily performed on a daycare basis. The patients however are advised to remain under follow-up for a week to a month’s time depending on the treatment being offered.

Low Sperm Count Treatment

What are the options available for helping conception in case of a low sperm count?

  • Drug treatments: There are many drugs to treat a low sperm count, including androgens, testolactone, FSH injections, steroids, kallikrein, clomiphene and antioxidants. This is Antibiotic treatment to clear an infection of the reproductive tract may also help treat male infertility.
  • IVF: IVF, in vitro fertilization, takes sperm and injects it directly into the egg, bypassing problems with sperm delivery.
  • IUI: IUI, intrauterine insemination, is artificial insemination carried out by injecting specially treated sperm into the womb.
  • ICSI: ICSI, intracytoplasmic insemination, is an IVF procedure that injects a single sperm into an egg and transfers it to the uterus.
  • PESA: Through a thin needle and used in ICSI, a small amount of sperm is removed.
  • TESA: Mature sperm are extracted using a thin needle and used in the ICSI procedure.
  • TESE: Sperm is removed through extracted tissue from the testicles and used in ICSI.

 

Surrogacy

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is when another woman carries a pregnancy and gives birth to a baby for the couple or person who wants to have a child.
Why choose surrogacy?

You may require having a surrogate if you have a medical condition that makes it difficult, dangerous or impossible to get pregnant and give birth. Some of the medical conditions that may make surrogacy necessary include:

  • Recurrent loss of pregnancy or miscarriages
  • Repeated in vitro fertilization implantation failures
  • Absence or malformation of the womb

Types of surrogacy

  • Gestational surrogacy (GS): The surrogate is implanted with an embryo, which is created by in vitro fertilization (IVF). To the surrogate the resulting child has no genetic relation. Gestational surrogacy is also known as full or host surrogacy. Gestational surrogacy can be further subclassified into:
  • Gestational surrogacy with an embryo from both intended parents (GS/IP):The surrogate is implanted with an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF).using the intended mother’s eggs and the intended father’s sperm.
  • Gestational surrogacy and egg donation (GS/ED):The surrogate is implanted with an embryo created by IVF, using the intended father’s sperm and a donor egg whereby the donor is not the surrogate. The new child has genetic relation to the father but not the mother.
  • Gestational surrogacy and donor sperm (GS/DS):The surrogate is implanted with an embryo created by IVF, using intended mother’s egg and donor sperm. The resulting child has genetic relation to the mother but not the father.
  • Gestational surrogacy and donor embryo (GS/DE):A donor embryo is implanted in a surrogate. The resulting child has no genetic relation to the intended parents or the surrogate.

Traditional surrogacy (TS)

This involves using natural or artificial insemination to implant the embryo in the surrogate. The new child has genetic relation to the intended father and the surrogate. The intended father’s sperm can be artificially inseminated using IUI, IVF, and home insemination.

Traditional surrogacy and donor sperm (TS/DS): The surrogate is artificially inseminated with donor sperm using procedures which include ICI, IUI or IVF. The new child has genetic relation to the surrogate but not to the intended parents.
What are the chances of having a baby with a surrogate?

The success rate of surrogacy is difficult to determine. Relevant factors that affect the success of surrogacy include:

  • The age of the egg donor
  • The ability of the surrogate to get pregnant
  • The success of implantation procedures
  • The quality of the gamete provided by the couple

Where do I start?

  • Once you have decided that surrogacy is for you, you must find a surrogate. You will then discuss the type of surrogacy you will undertake.
  • You should ensure that you make all the necessary legal arrangements in order tobe recognized as the legal parent of the child.
  • You should choose a woman capable of having a safe pregnancy and birth as your surrogate.
  • The surrogacy process to help cope with it, it is also approved that you receive counseling before starting.

What is the financial implication of surrogacy?

  • Surrogate expenses: The intended parents are responsible for all reasonable expenses of the surrogate such as clothes and loss of earnings.
  • Clinic fees:This expense will be determined by the type of implantation procedures used. Other determining factors are how many attempts you will have and which clinic you use

 

Artificial Insemination (AI)

What is Artificial Insemination (AI)?

AI  may employ assisted reproductive technology and sperm donation techniques. It is also called intrauterine insemination (IUI). It is the deliberate introduction of sperm into a female’s uterus so as to achieve pregnancy through IVF, by means other than sexual intercourse.

It will be quarantined and frozen and will need to be thawed before use; semen used in insemination can be fresh, raw or frozen. If the donor sperm is supplied by a sperm bank. When an ovum has been released by the female, semen is introduced into the female’s vagina, uterus or cervix. This is determined by the method being used.
Who can choose artificial insemination?

  • People with medical conditions that require specific help to conceive
  • Heterosexual couples suffering from male fertility problems
  • Unable to have vaginal sex due to a disability or psychosexual problem
  • Lesbian couples
  • Single women

What to expect

Your doctor will confirm that you are ovulating by use of ovulation kits, ultrasound, or blood tests. Your partner will provide a sample of his semen. Make sure sperm count is high; the doctor may ask him to avoid sex 2-5 days prior to the procedure.

The sperm is then washed in a laboratory. The sperm removes chemicals in the semen which may cause discomfort to the woman as well as increase the chances of getting pregnant.
Techniques

  • Intracervical insemination (ICI): This involves injecting raw (unwashed) semen into the cervix with a needleless syringe. Alternatively, the syringe may be back loaded. Surround air is removed from the syringe by pressing the plunger forward before the syringe is inserted into the vagina. A vaginal speculum may be used to hold the vagina open so that the syringe is inserted more accurately. Frozen semen which has been thawed can also be used. It must be allowed to liquefy before inserting it into the syringe, if fresh semen is used. The plunger is then pushed forward and the semen in the syringe is emptied deep into the vagina. The syringe may be left in place for a few minutes and the woman is advised to lie still to improve the success rate.
  • ICI is the most common artificial insemination technique. The process closely replicates natural insemination as fresh semen is directly deposited onto the neck of the cervix.  A conception cap may be placed into the vagina after insemination. It may be left in place for several hours. Utilizing the conception cap allow a woman to perform her regular activities while the cervical cap holds the semen in the vagina.
  • Intrauterine insemination(IUI): This includes injecting washed sperm into the uterus by using a catheter. Unwashed semen is not used because it may cause uterine cramping, expel the semen and cause pain. On the table for 15 minutes after IUI for optimal results, the woman should lie down.
  • Intrauterine tuboperitoneal insemination(IUTPI): It involves injecting washed sperm into both the fallopian tubes and uterus. The cervix is then clamped. This is to stop leakage to the vagina and is usually done with a specially designed double nut bivalve(DNB) speculum.
  • Intratubal insemination(ITI): It includes injecting washed sperm into the fallopian tube.

Risks : Mild cramps may be experienced, Bad reaction to medication used ,Multiple pregnancies

 

Assisted Hatching

What is Assisted Hatching?
This is used in the IVF procedure in order to increase the chances of pregnancy. Assisted hatching assists the embryo in hatching from the outer protective layer (called the zona pellucida) so it can implant itself on the womb’s wall. It makes a small hole in the protective layer of the embryo.

How is Assisted Hatching carried out?

  • IVF procedure is carried out and the fertilized egg – embryo – is incubated in a laboratory.
  • Laser or micro tool is applied to the outer layer (zona pellucida), on the third or fourth day the embryo is held under a microscope and an acidic solution.
  • The acidic solution or laser/ tool creates a small hole in the outer layer of the embryo.
  • It (The embryo) is put back in the incubator and transferred into the woman’s womb, after being washed.

Who is a suitable candidate for Assisted Hatching?
Assisted hatching is most commonly used with IVF in the following cases:

  • women aged over 37
  • couples where the woman’s FSH level is high on day three of the menstrual cycle
  • Couples who have poor quality embryos
  • Couples who have had one or more failed cycles of IVF.

Assisted hatching is not usually carried out due to risk of damaging the only viable embryo, If only one embryo is available for transfer.

The chances of success with Assisted Hatching
Believing assisted hatching does not improve the chances of pregnancy, others disagree. IVF procedures are believed to result in higher pregnancy rates using assisted hatching According to some clinicians.
According to Embryology Authority and the Human Fertilization, in 2006 the percentage of cycles of IVF or ICSI that received assisted hatching resulting in a live birth were as follows:

  • 26 percent for women aged under 35
  • 19 percent for women aged between 35-37
  • 17 percent for women aged between 40-42
  • 6 percent for women aged between 43-44

Duration of procedure/surgery : It may take about 4 to 6 weeks to complete. One full cycle of IVF, where assisted hatching takes place at the incubation stage.

Days admitted :None. Assisted hatching and IVF procedures don’t require an overnight stay.

Anesthesia : In the IVF Egg collection cycle may take place under sedation or a general anesthesia.

Risks :– Damage to the embryos.
– Multiple births and increased likelihood of identical twins.
– Negative reaction to fertility drugs.
– Cramps and bleeding following egg collection.
– Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome.

After care :– Take antibiotics, if prescribed, to lessen the chances of infection.
– With pain killers Ease cramps following egg collection.

 

Blastocyst Culture

What is Blastocyst Culture?
Blastocyst transfer and culture is a procedure used in IVF in order to maximize the chance of pregnancy and cut down the risk of multiple births. While embryos in IVF are normally cultured in a laboratory for three days before transfer into the woman’s uterus, with blastocyst culture the embryo is kept in culture for up to five or six days. The blastocyst stage, the embryologist is better able to select the most advanced embryos that have survived and have a better chance of implantation, and transfer fewer into the uterus.

How is Blastocyst Culture carried out?
This transfer is a similar procedure to IVF.

  • Blastocyst transfer implants the embryo after five or six days, Instead of implanting the embryo after two or three days of incubation.
  • The embryo is incubated in a laboratory.IVF takes place and the fertilized egg.
    Who is a suitable candidate for Blastocyst Culture?
    This is more appropriate for people who have had failed day three transfers, or have concerns or health risks surrounding multiple births. Younger patients are more suitable, as are women with more than six high quality embryos in incubation at day three.

     The chances of success with Blastocyst Culture:-
    Many women don’t have any surviving embryos at day six and the loss-rate for embryos is high – according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, around 50 percent of embryos die after day three. The clinic requires to be proficient at the blastocyst culture procedure for effective transfer to take place.

Survival of embryo upto day six have a 50 percent chance of success, compared with 35 percent in IVF without blastocyst transfer.
In women receiving IVF using the blastocyst culture procedure, the percentage of cycles that resulted in a live birth was:

  • 57 percent for women aged under 35
  • 50 percent for women aged between 35-37
  • 38 percent for women aged between 38-39
  • 33 percent for women aged between 40-42

Duration of surgery or procedure :One full cycle of IVF, where blastocyst culture is used at the incubation stage, takes around 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

Days admitted: None – the entire IVF procedure is carried out on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia: No anesthesia is used

Recovery: You will be able to return to everyday activities immediately after all stages of the IVF procedure.

Risks: This is type of procedure difficult but if it is carried out in a fully-equipped laboratory with the correct expertise, risks are low and it is more likely the embryos will survive and successfully implant.

Risks include:

– Cramps and bleeding after egg collection.
– Loss of embryos before the blastocyst stage.

– Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome.
– Risks of multiple births (lower than with traditional IVF).
– Bad reaction to fertility drugs.
After care:

– If you have a negative reaction to fertility drugs, speak to your clinician

– Control any cramps after egg collection with painkilling medication.

– Rest for a few minutes after egg collection if you experience discomfort.

 

Cryo-Preservation

What is Cryo-Preservation for Embryos?
Cryo-preservation for embryos is also known as embryo storage or embryo freezing. This is a procedure for the storage of embryos. Cryo-preservation is used in IVF when more embryos than currently required are produced. The procedure preserves embryos through cooling to sub-zero temperatures, which stops the biological activity that leads to cell death. The embryos are taken out of storage in a later treatment cycle for transfer into the uterus. Frozen embryos can also be donated.

How is Cryo-Preservation for Embryos carried out?

  • Embryos are frozen at any stage of the IVF incubation period.
  • This is protected and stored in liquid nitrogen at a very low sub-zero temperature.
  • A cycle using hormone replacement or a stimulated cycle, the transfer of a cryo-preserved embryo to the uterus is carried out during a natural cycle.
  • The embryo is thawed by removing it from the liquid nitrogen and keeping it at room temperature, then storing it in an incubator before transfer.

Who is a suitable candidate for Cryo-Preservation for Embryos?

  • Women who wish to donate embryos to other women.
  • Women at risk of developing severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome after IVF treatment.
  • Cryo-preservation for embryos can alsobe used to preserve embryos before treatment for cancer – chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
    The chances of success of Embryos Cryo-Preservation
    Some experts claim that the chances of having a baby are lower with frozen embryos than with fresh embryos. In the chances of success other claim that there is no difference between these two methods.
    What are the ethical considerations for Cryo-Preservation for Embryos?
    Patients consider how long their embryos should be stored, what will happen to the embryos? If the patient or her partner die or if the couple divorces, whether the embryos may be donated to infertile couples.and if they are not necessary to the patient. It may withdraw consent for the embryos to be used by the patient who provided the eggs or the partner who provided the sperm, at any time during the cryo-preservation procedure.

Days admitted :None – the IVF and cryo-preservation procedure doesn’t require a hospital stay.

Anesthesia : In IVF Egg collection may be carried out under sedation but generally no anesthesia is used in IVF or in the cryo-preservation procedure.

Recovery : With IVF you may rest for a short period after egg collection and egg implantation. There is no recovery period following cryo-preservation for embryos.

Risks :– Not every embryo will survive the freezing process.
– With IVF in general, you may experience a bad reaction to fertility drugs or cramps following egg collection.
– The risk is lower than with IVF using fresh embryos. There is a risk of multiple births following IVF using frozen embryos .

After care :– Ease cramps after egg collection in IVF with pain killers.
– Report any side effects from fertility drugs to your doctor.

 

Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection(ICSI)

What is ICSI?
ICSI stands for Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection. ICSI is a fertility procedure used within the IVF (in vitro fertilization) process. ICSI fertility treatment is carried out by injecting a single sperm into an egg, which is then transferred into the womb.
This is used as a fertility procedure when the man has a low sperm count, doesn’t produce enough good-quality sperm that are able to reach and penetrate the egg, or has problems concerning anti-sperm antibodies.
ICSI helps bypass the need for donor sperm. Some couples move from IVF treatment to ICSI if they can’t retrieve enough viable eggs to be fertilized in vitro.

How is ICSI carried out?
The woman first extracts fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries for fertilization while the man produces a sample of sperm. If he has no sperm in his semen, doctors extract it under anesthesia using a needle. The fertilized eggs become embryos and are transplanted into the uterus. The woman’s eggs with a needle and a single sperm is injected into an individual egg, the doctor removes.  Any remaining embryos may be frozen for possible use in the future.

How often is ICSI used?

ICSI is one of the most successful procedures for treating male infertility.

What are the chances of success with ICSI?
The number of chances of a successful ICSI are dependent on the woman’s age, male and female reproductive health, doctor’s experience and methods used, among other factors and varies by clinics.

Duration of surgery/procedure: One full cycle of ICSI takes between 4 and 6 weeks to carry out.
The sperm and egg retrieval process takes a full day and couples return two days after for the embryo implant.
Around two weeks later the woman takes a pregnancy test.

Days admitted : None.

Anesthesia : Egg collection may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia.

Recovery : This procedures are carried out on an outpatient basis and require a short recovery time of around a day, when the patient is advised to avoid strenuous activities.

Risks : It is a comparatively new procedure, There are fewer consensuses regarding risk than with more established procedures.

Risks include:

– Embryos that are frozen are less likely to result in a live birth than newly-fertilized embryos.

– Long-term health of children may be affected, although research has been mostly reassuring.

– Possibility of the male child born through ICSI inheriting his father’s infertility.
– Increased risk of multiple pregnancy.

– Possible higher rates of miscarriage.

After care :

– Doctors advise patients to relax as much as possible for the day following egg extraction and implantation.

Take pain killers to minimize any discomfort following the ICSI procedures.

 

Intra-Uterine Insemination(IUI)

What is IUI?
This abbreviation for IntraUterine Insemination is a treatment for infertility and a form of artificial insemination. IUI is carried out by injecting sperm that has been specially treated directly into the uterus.
It is used to treat mild male infertility, women with cervical mucus problems and couples where the infertility is unexplained, as well as enabling the use of donor sperm.

How popular is IUI relative to other types of fertility treatment?

This is the most common kind of artificial insemination because it is a relatively simple procedure with minimal side effects. This is often the first fertility procedure couples try.
Doctors may advise a couple to have three to six months of IUI treatments before moving on to another fertility procedure if the treatment was not successful.

How is IUI carried out?

Sperm are ‘cleaned’ to remove chemicals and semen and to separate the most viable sperm – also called sperm preparation or sperm spinning.

Washed sperm are inserted into the uterus using a thin tube called a catheter the day after the ovaries release an egg for fertilization.

Sometimes fertility drugs are used to increase the chance of pregnancy.

What affects the chances of success of an IUI procedure?

  • Severe endometriosis
  • Damage to the fallopian tubes (usually resulting from infection)
  • Age of the woman (fertility diminishes with age and the younger the woman, the higher the chances of success)
  • Poor egg or sperm quality

Duration of surgery / procedure : The IUI procedure is quick and straightforward – the insemination takes around 15 to 20 minutes, with another 15 minutes of rest following the procedure.

Days admitted : None.

Anesthesia : This procedure doesn’t require any anesthesia or pain relieving medications.

Recovery: The woman will lie down for around 15 to 30 minutes after the IUI procedure to rest and enable the sperm to work. After procedure she will be able to resume all normal activities.

Risks: This is a comparatively painless procedure and carries few risks.

Risks include:

– Hyperstimulation due to the use of fertility drugs
– Catheter may be uncomfortable if it is difficult to insert.

-Discomfort due to cramps, spotting and bleeding.

After care :

– Patients can resume intercourse soon after the IUI procedure.

– There may be some light bleeding immediately after the IUI procedure.

 

 

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

What is IVF?
IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilization. IVF is treatment to assist couples with fertility problems .
This is a procedure where eggs are fertilized outside the body in the laboratory and then the fertilized eggs are inserted into the uterus to develop.
This can be an infertility treatment option when the man has a low sperm count, the woman has problems with the uterus or fallopian tubes, or the reason for infertility is unexplained.

How is IVF carried out?

  • The woman is given a drug to suppress the natural monthly cycle as an injection or nasal spray, to be taken for around two weeks.
  • The woman prepares the uterus for the embryo by taking progesterone to thicken the lining, prior to the transfer.
  • A fertility hormone is administered for around 12 days to stimulate the body to produce more eggs.
  • One or two embryos are placed in the womb, for women aged under 40.
  • Three embryos are implanted, for a woman aged over 40.
  • The fertilized eggs – embryos – are incubated and then transferred into the womb.
  • Eggs are collected by inserting a needle through the vagina fromeach ovary.
  • In a laboratory, the eggs are mixed with the man’s sperm.
  • How popular is IVF compared to other fertility treatment options?
    IVF is not usually the first step in fertility treatment. Only around 5 percent of couples with infertility problems go for it.

    Conditions of the chances of success of an IVF procedure

  • The ability and experience of the doctors carrying out the procedure
  • The reason for infertility
  • The age of the woman (the younger the woman, the higher the chances of success)

Duration of procedure/surgery: One full cycle of IVF takes around 4 to 6 weeks.
Typically egg collection takes between 30 minutes and an hour.

Days admitted: You may be asked to rest for a few hours at the clinic but the IVF procedure doesn’t require an overnight stay.

Anesthesia: Egg collection in IVF takes place under a sedation anesthesia, or a general anesthesia if it is required.

Recovery: The health center may advise a short period of rest after egg collection and egg implantation but others will allow you to carry on with normal activities straight away.

Risks:  This is related with a few risks.

Risks include:

– Multiple births.
– Older women are at increased risk of miscarriage and birth defects.
– IVF may be less successful with age.

– Reaction to fertility drugs including hot flashes, mood change and headaches.
– Cramps and a small amount of bleeding may occur after egg collection.
– Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome.
– Ectopic pregnancy.

After care:

– Calm cramping after egg collection with appropriate pain killing medication.

– Monitor any side effects arising from fertility drugs and consult your doctor if you are experiencing problems.

 

Sperm Banking

How is Sperm Banking carried out?

  • The sperm deposit is evaluated for sperm motility and sperm count.
  • The deposit is transferred into vials which are stored (frozen) in liquid nitrogen for at least six months before being made available for use.
  • Bank keeps a stock of sperm from a donor so that women may have the choice of additional children from the same donor.
  • For analysisof the sperm, the clinic takes the deposit to the laboratory.
  • It may be prepared for use in IVF, ICI or IUI fertility procedures.
  • The sperm donor is screened and tested at a sperm bank clinic for donor suitability.
  • Sperm donor produces a deposit of sperm at the clinic by masturbation, once accepted.
  • The sperm is also screened for infectious diseases.

Who is a suitable candidate for Sperm Banking?
In the future sperm donor want to store their own sperm for their own use because they are undergoing chemotherapy, surgery for testicular or prostate cancer or a vasectomy, or they have a high-risk occupation.

Days admitted: None

Anesthesia: None

Risks:– Sperm may not suitable to be used in artificial insemination.

 

Sperm Washing

What is Sperm Washing?
This is type of procedure to separate sperm from other components in the seminal fluid before the washed sperm is used in IUI (intrauterine insemination).

What are the types of Sperm Washing?
Sperm washing is carried out using the following procedures:

  • Simple sperm washing: Sperm is diluted with a combination of antibiotics and chemicals. Sperm is gathered from the male partner through masturbation or surgical sperm retrieval. Sperm is spun in a centrifuge machine and sperm cells are pushed to the bottom to be collected. It (washed sperm) is tested and inserted into the female while she is ovulating.
  • Density gradient sperm washing: Sperm is collectedfrom the male partner through masturbation or surgical sperm retrieval. The sperm cells are extracted from waste products in the semen by using different layers and densities of liquid in the test tube and spinning the sperm in a centrifuge. Sperm is separated from the waste product and used in IUI.

 

  • Swim up sperm washing: Sperm is extracted by the culture and swim up to meet it. The good sperm by using a layer of culture in a culture dish is collected and used in IUI.

Who is a suitable candidate for Sperm Washing?
This is used for couples where the male partner is HIV positive and the female partner is HIV negative, in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV through pregnancy.
It (Sperm washing) is also used to prepare sperm for IUI in couples with male infertility, unexplained infertility, and where the man has anti-sperm antibodies.

What are the chances of success with Sperm Washing?
Inseminations treatment and Fertility treatment have been carried out using sperm washing and no cases have been reported where the female partner or child has become infected with HIV.
Success chances for IUI increase after sperm washing because only the healthiest sperm are used in the procedure.

Duration of procedure/Surgery:

Swim up sperm washing procedure takes around two hours.

– Sperm washing normally takes around 20 to 40 minutes.
– Density gradient sperm washing takes around one hour.

Number of sessions required: Washed sperm can be stored for use in future IUI procedures one session.

Days admitted: None – sperm washing is an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia: None.

Recovery: Sperm washing doesn’t have a recovery period – patients resume normal activities immediately after sperm is collected.

Risks:– there is no 100%  guarantee that HIV infection will not be transmitted to the woman or child.
– Washed sperm may not contribute to a viable pregnancy.

 

Cost Estimate

Cost Estimate for Investigations – $500 – 1500

 

Cost Estimate for treatment – $2000 – 6000 depending on the treatment being offered from IUI to IVF. Surrogacy however costs anywhere around $22000-25000 over and above the costs of IVF if required.

 

The above costs include doctor’s fee, procedure charge on outpatients basis, drugs and consumable,certain post procedure investigations. Complimentary airport Pick and Drop.

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