Infertility Education

Comprehensive Fertility Care

Comprehensive fertility care include a thorough examination of the couple, finding out the minutest problem, taking care of the endocrinal profile and then deciding the treatment, which may be hormone balancing or medication for fertility enhancement of male or female or both and couple counselling. It saves the precious time and money if couple is directed towards fertility center in the beginning.

Normally 9 out of 10 couples conceives after one year of married life. 5-10% of couple who fail to conceive after one year needs to see a fertility expert for checkup and counselling.
Various male and female factors can be responsible for problem in conceiving for which Assisted reproductive techniques are the answer.

Human Reproduction
Human Reproduction is a complicated process and has low productivity.
The probability of fertilization of egg by sperm is variable and not more than 80% under best natural circumstances.
The probability of live birth is actually 20-25% on an average.

What is Assisted Reproductive technology (ART)
It includes several different methods to help infertile couples.
It includes IUI, IVF and ICSI etc.
The success rates of various procedures too have a threshold. We cannot improve success rate of human conception established by nature so chance of implantation remains 20-30% by embryo developed in vitro.

What is IVF
IVF involves removing eggs from a woman's ovary mixing them with the sperms in the lab and putting the resulting embryos back into woman's body. The process of egg removal is generally done under anesthesia. To make more than one egg, ovaries normally need stimulation which is provided by hormone injections. The adjustment of hormone is usually done according to body weight and normally pose no threat to female body and excreted completely out of body in some days.

How often is IVF successful

Success rate vary and depend on many factors but overall the successful live birthrate is 27% (33% pregnancy rate)

Success rates are affected by
  • Age of both partners
  • Reason for infertility
  • Quality of EGG / SPERM
  • Health of uterus