IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
From the collection of healthy and fertile eggs to the fertilization of it with the sperm, each and every step required for your successful IVF is carefully done by specialists using hygienic equipment and the latest technology. During the various stages of IVF treatment, we are closely connected to you, giving you both mental and clinical support.
What is IVF?
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body, in vitro (“in glass”). The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a culture medium in a laboratory.
Who needs it?
IVF is offered as a primary treatment for infertility more than 1 year of married life. IVF is indicated for certain conditions.
- Ovulation Defects
- Poor egg reserve
- tubal factors
- Male factor Oligozoospermia / azoospermia
- Uterine factor
Steps of IVF
- Step 1: Starting treatment –Evaluation of infertile couple
- Step 2: Ovarian stimulation
- Step 3: Trigger injection
- Step 4: Egg retrieval and semen collection
- Step 5: Fertilisation (insemination) and embryo development
- Step 6: Embryo transfer
- Step 7: Luteal phase
- Step 8: Pregnancy test
Important Fact About IVF
What Our Patients Say
I had the best experience with Sapling IVF since I started my journey with them.
Dr. Minal has been a really sweet person with us and had a cheerful smile always upon our arrival and, stayed positive for us even when we thought there was no hope left. We were extremely fortunate too since we were finally able to conceive after hewr successful attempts. We definitely recommend Sapling IVF! Thank you!!!
Dr. Minal made our miracle and precious baby come true! It is simply a dream come true feeling for us.She is truly understanding and empathetic to infertility which is truly appreciated. She explained a lot to me and answered all my questions/ concerns. Staff members were always very friendly and very informative. I highly recommend her and this team to anyone in the area!
“I am feeling lucky to have found Sapling IVF after many unsuccessful attempts at other IVF centres.I am thankful to Sapling IVF for all your care and patience throughout my journey. The procedure was painless, seamless and fast and I felt extremely and professionally cared for. Thanks to the entire team!”
It seems to be only yesterday when I met Dr. MInal.I’m very thankful to Sapling IVF center for the opportunity and the best part is Dr. Minal is very knowledgeable and sincere. You can feel how much she cares. And same goes for her awesome staff. Team Sapling IVF make you feel so special! Thanks to all of you for making this emotional process feel so easy!”
I feel Dr. Minal and her Sapling IVF team has really made my journey smooth and seamless throughout. I strongly recommend Sapling IVF to all .
Sapling IVF has been really a wonderful experience for me. They have been compassionate in their approach. Dr. Minal has been very intelligent in predicting the status of every visit of mine. Thanks to all the teams!!
“The entire staff, from SaplingIVF and Dr Minal to the wonderful nurses to the front desk were always eager to help and, were always cheerful. I appreciate you all so very much!!
What is the difference between IVF & ICSI?
Both are forms of in vitro fertilization, differing in only the method of fertilization in the embryology lab.
In IVF, the sperms and the egg are allowed to fertilize in a small petri dish and this method is very similar to the natural form of fertilization. IVF is deployed when sperm parameters are normal.
ICSI, is the form of Fertilization, mainly for Male Factor fertility, where each sperm is injected with the help of a fine needle inside the egg. Indicated when the sperms parameters are deranged in count, motility, morphology.
How many times can one try IVF?
There are many parameters which decide this, like the age of the female partner, clinical profile of the patient, previous response to IVF cycle, Financial implications. In most of the cases, IVF can be attempted multiple attempts, if all the parameters are in range
Is IVF harmful?
Basically, any surgical procedure has its inherited risk, but overall the rate of surgical complication during egg collection is minimal, as it is guided by ultrasound. As far as the egg making injections/hormones are concerned, they are excreted daily in urine and stools, provided the renal and kidney parameters, are normal. As far as the OHSS is considered, the incidence of severe form is only 1-2%, which requires hospitalization. The mild and moderate cases can be handled on OPD basis.
Is the incidence, of multifetal pregnancy high?
On an average the twin pregnancy rate is 20%, of the triplet is 5%, and singleton is 75%, when day 3 embryos (3), are transferred.
Is the incidence of birth defects high?
Till date, millions of babies have been born across the globe, through this technology and the evidence is backing that there is no statistically significant increase in the incidence of the defects.
What is the gap period required between 2 unsuccessful cycles?
In the case of fresh cycles, at least 2 months and in the case of a frozen cycle, 1 month.
It is said that the success is difficult in the first attempt! Is it true?
The overall pregnancy rate is 30-50%, across the globe, which means around 30 -50 cases per 100 get pregnant in the first attempt.
Is complete bed rest advised after embryo transfer?
The recent evidence is not backing this; however, we advise rest for 2-3 days after which they can carry their routine non-strenuous activity.
How much of rest is required immediately post transfer, before one leaves the hospital?
Usually 2-3 hours.
When does the treatment start and how long does it take?
There are 2 commonly used protocols, long and the short (antagonist). The short protocols start within first 3 days of the menses and the conventional long protocol starts on day 21 of the previous cycle.
Which protocol is better?
Depending on the clinical case, the short protocol is preferred in donor cycle and PCOS.
Can embryo transfer be done under anesthesia?
Yes, we do have the provision to be done under anesthesia.
Does one need to take many injections even post transfer?
This depends on the clinic to clinic. In our clinic; we do not routinely encourage injections, except in selected cases.
How many times do I need to visit the hospital for ultrasounds?
On an average 4 times.