Infertility is more than just a disorder. It gives mental stress and increases agony of the patient. With this there are many questions which run through our mind. we have compiled few of the frequently asked queries, but if this does not satisfy you feel free to write to us at matritava@gmail.com


What is IVF all about ?

IVF process can be understood with the help of certain steps which are explained below.
Ovarian stimulation: Your stimulation will start on day 2 or 3 of your periods.The infertility specialist will start you on gonadotropins hormone injections. Initially injections are given for 5 days, and you will be called on day 6 for follicular monitoring. On the basis of your scan report, dose of injections will be adjusted. Maximum of 10-11 days of injections will be given.
Egg retrieval: In this step, the eggs are taken out from female’s ovary by using needle under light sedation. Further, the eggs are placed in a dish containing nutrient media and further it is shifted to the incubator.
Fertilization: This is the next step of called fertilization where male sperms are taken and mixed with the most active sperm in a special chamber. Then, the egg and sperm are placed in incubator and the process is monitored so that healthy embryo can develop.
Embryo transfer: It is the last step in which the healthiest embryo is transferred. Initially, the doctor examines so that healthy embryo can be selected. With the help of small plastic tubes the embryo is transferred. The pre-requistise and most important factor for embryo transfer will be thickness of your endometrial lining. If the lining is thin, then you will be advised to undergo frozen embryo transfer (FET). FET cycle is done in the next periods after making your endometrial thickness from day 2 by giving oral estrogen valerate tablets.It usually takes 12-14 days to have a good endometrial thickness.

How much time I need to invest in IVF ?

(1) One day for checkup / pre-IVF preparation
(2) Second day on day 2 of the cycle to start ovarian stimulation.
(3) Third on day 6, day 8 and day 10 of the cycle for follicular monitoring.
(4) Fourth on the day oocyte pick up.

How much will IVF cost me ?

As compared to international IVF hospitals the cost of IVF is much lower in India. The treatment cost ranges between INR 1,00,000 to 1,20,000.
It is purely depends on patient’s medical condition which may vary the cost.

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What is IUI Process?
When you have good ovarian reserve with patent fallopian tubes then IUI is done.
IUI stands for intrauterine insemination, is one of the common techniques of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology). It involves putting washed motile sperms directly to the female’s uterus.
It helps in patients who do not ovulate regularly, with difficulty in intercourse, with cervical mucous or anti sperm antibodies.
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Is IVF process painful?
No, IVF is not at all painful because the injections used for IVF are purified and injected in subcutaneous form.
The egg collection process is done under light sedation which is totally painless.
At the time of embryo transfer, anesthesia is not given but it is a 2 to 5 minutes of process which hardly cause any pain.
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What treatment is available for low sperm?
Low sperm count can also be known as oligospermia. One may undergo to ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) where a single sperm is injected to mature egg under the microscope. Adopting this treatment will leads to elevate the chances of conceiving. Besides this, the treatment is useful especially in case of male infertility, low sperm motility and poor sperm morphology.