Over the past decade, the concept of IVF has gained popularity at a swift pace in India. Factors such as delayed pregnancies, altered lifestyle, and changing preferences are the key reasons due to which the problem of infertility in the country is increasing at an alarming rate.
It is the dream of most of the couples to have their own children as part of their relationship. In India 1 in 6 couples have problems in conceiving. This is a journey that no one intends to start, and no one can be sure how it will end.The first step is the recognition that there may be a problem. The formal definition of infertility is failure to conceive after one year of exposure to pregnancy (“unprotected intercourse”). If age is an issue then the waiting time should not be more then 6 months.
Age plays a major role in fertility issues. Fertility starts to decline for women from about the age of 30, dropping down more steeply from the age of 35. As women grow older the likelihood of getting pregnant falls while the likelihood of infertility rises. Even though male fertility also declines with age, it tends to happen gradually for men.
Test Tube Baby or In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body. In vitro fertilization is the most common and most effective type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to help women become pregnant.Test Tube Baby procedure involves fertilizing an egg outside the body, in a laboratory dish, and then implanting it in a woman's uterus.
If a couple decides to go for consultation of medical experts then first thing is to fix up an appointment with infertility specialist or IVF Specialist at Test Tube Baby Centre. Many infertility problems can be pinpointed by the infertility specialist and the vast majority cases can be treated.
Many cases of apparent infertility are treatable. Infertility may have a single cause in one of the partners, or it could be the result of a combination of factors. The most common causes attributed to the term infertility are Womb and fallopian tubes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Varicocele Repair for Infertility, Abnormal Sperm Count, Shape, Motility and Endometriosis.
Test tube baby centre is a place where all treatments related to infertility are available under one roof. Equipped with all types of latest IVF equipment and latest reproductive technology that can easily cure problems like IUI, IVF – ICSI, IVF-ET, Egg donation, Blastocyst culture, Embryo Donation, Assisted hatching, Surrogacy and few more, test tube baby centres help infertile couples to enjoy parenthood.
Few of the treatments available at Test Tube Baby Centres include:
Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)
This is the method by which processed semen is placed directly in the uterus with the help of a catheter. IUI can be done in a natural cycle, however, to get better results, it is usually preceded by ovulation induction / ovarian stimulation using appropriate fertility enhancing drugs.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF ) In vitro fertilization is an option for many couples who cannot conceive through conventional therapies. In IVF, fertilization occurs outside the woman’s body. The woman’s eggs and the man’s sperm are united in the laboratory. Once fertilization occurs, the early embryo(s) are transferred to the woman’s uterus.
Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI ) ICSI involves injecting a single sperm directly into the cytoplasm of a mature egg (oocyte) using a glass needle (pipette) thus by passing any barriers to fertilization. ICSI is currently the most successful form of micromanipulative assisted fertilization available for male factor infertility. IVF Using Donor Oocyte (Eggs) Women who are unable to produce their own eggs or their eggs failed to fertilise during an IVF cycle due to poor Oocyte quality can be helped by using other women’s egg (Donor Oocyte). Replacement of donor embryos and surrogacy are other available options to the infertile couple.
Surrogacy Surrogacy is when a woman, surrogate mother, carries and delivers a child that is not genetically related to her. For medical reasons, the wife of the intended parents cannot carry a child but produces healthy eggs. If the wife cannot produce healthy eggs an egg donor can be used.
PGD – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis This is a highly advanced technique available at our center for the avoidance of certain genetic conditions, such as Down‘s syndrome or thalassemia major.Preimplantation genetic diagnosis enables physicians to identify genetic diseases in the embryo, prior to implantation, before the pregnancy is established.
Laser Assisted Hatching In laser assisted hatching, an extremely minute hole is made in the outer shell of the embryo using computer-guided laser energy for repeated IVF failures or IVF in older age.
Male Infertility Treatment Treatments vary from ineffective Vitamin supplements to the highly successful advanced ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) treatment.When a man has little or no sperm in his ejaculate, it may be possible to retrieve sperm from his testicles or epididymis and have a baby through ICSI.
Cryo Preservation of Embryos ( embryo freezing ) Excess (Surplus) embryos can be Cryo-preserved at ultra low temperatures for many years. These frozen embryos can be used subsequently without the need for ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval. However the pregnancy rate following transfer of frozen embryos is lower than that with fresh embryos.
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Any medical technique that attempts to obtain a pregnancy by means other than by intercourse is defined as ART. These techniques involve the manipulation of sperm or Oocyte or both, and the gametes or the embryos are transferred into the uterus or fallopian tubes. ART includes Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilisation-Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET), Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Assisted Hatching (AH) etc. Assisted Hatching ( AH ) The procedure is based on the fact that an alteration in zona pellucida (outer covering of egg) either by drilling a hole through it or by thinning it, will promote hatching or implantation of embryos that are otherwise unable to escape intact from the zona pellucida.
Semen /Sperm freezing Semen /Sperm can be stored frozen at ultra low temperatures for long duration which could be helpful in a variety of circumstances such as Semen freezing prior to chemotherapy, Inability of the male partner to be present or to deliver the semen on the day of procedure(however, the frozen semen is used as a standby and fresh sample is always preferable), Testicular biopsy / sperm freezing to avoid repeated biopsies and Donor semen, until getting a repeated investigation done for the infectious diseases.
All these fertility treatments requires specialised Test tube baby centre - IVF clinic and specialised doctors with latest technology and hygiene conditions. The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre aims to reduce the stress and hassle associated with infertility investigations and treatment, by offering a one-stop diagnostic and treatment service for infertile couples. More than 800 such couples are helped every year. The Centre offers state-of-the-art class 10000 IVF laboratory and equipments and specialist clinical, scientific and nursing care. Excellent success rates are achieved for most types of fertility treatment.The fertility specialist at Blossom are committed to offer clinical excellence, cost-effective treatment options, personalized compassionate care, and exceptional success rate.
Blossom Fertility Centre aims at offering the latest services, with success rates equivalent to the West, at very affordable costs and at the same time without compromising on the quality.
For any type of infertility treatments like Female infertility, Male infertility, IUI, IVF, ICSI, IMSI, Egg donation, Embryo Adoption, Embryo Donation, Surrogate motherhood, Sperm banking, Embryo freezing, Assisted Hatching you can contact Blossom Fertility Centre situated in the South Gujarat and get solution for all your infertility issues. You can contact us at http://www.blossomivfindia.com / or call them on +91 261 2470444.