IVF treatment in Kandivali (In Vitro Fertilisation) is a beautiful symbol of hope for childless couples, a procedure carried out for tube babies to overcome a range of fertility issues, wherein an egg and sperm are fertilized together artificially outside the body, in a specialized laboratory known as an IVF. Besides being a ray of sunshine for childless couples, IVF is a critical procedure that is performed at Arya Women Hospital by doctors that come with extensive expertise and are deemed to be the best IVF doctors in Mumbai. IVF specialists create babies known as embryos in the laboratory for up to 3 to 5 days and put them back into the uterus, where if it implants, gives birth to a healthy baby 9 months later. IVF is the last resort option for a range of fertility issues such as blocked/ damaged fallopian tubes, unexplained infertility, severe male factor infertility, and in cases of low egg reserve or premature menopause.
A woman normally produces one egg during each menstrual cycle. However, IVF requires multiple eggs. Using multiple eggs increases the chances of developing a viable embryo. You’ll receive fertility drugs to increase the number of eggs your body produces. During this time, your doctor will perform regular blood tests and ultrasounds to monitor the production of eggs and to let your doctor know when to retrieve them.
Egg retrieval is known as follicular aspiration. It’s a surgical procedure performed with anesthesia. Your doctor will use an ultrasound wand to guide a needle through your vagina, into your ovary, and into an egg-containing follicle. The needle will suction eggs and fluid out of each follicle.
The male partner will now need to give a semen sample. A technician will mix the sperm with the eggs in a petri dish. If that doesn’t produce embryos, your doctor may decide to use ICSI.
Your doctor will monitor the fertilized eggs to ensure that they’re dividing and developing. The embryos may undergo testing for genetic conditions at this time.
When the embryos are big enough, they can be implanted. This normally occurs three to five days after fertilization. Implantation involves inserting a thin tube called a catheter inserted into your vagina, past your cervix, and into your uterus. Your doctor then releases the embryo into your uterus.
As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with IVF. Complications include: