Artificial reproductive technique. Egg is combined with sperm outside the body- embryo is formed and transferred into the uterus.
Stimulating the ovaries with hormone injections.
Monitoring of egg growth by transvaginal ultrasound.
Egg retrieval under anesthesia by the transvaginal route.
Simultaneous sperm preparation.
Co-incubation of sperm and egg.
Bilateral tubal block.
Grade III / IV endometriosis.
Severe male factor impairment.
Recurrent IUI failures.
Those requiring donor egg.
With surgically retrieved sperm.
35 – 45% live birth rate over three cycles.
Minimum of 6 eggs atleast is needed.
Typically patients receive injections for 8 – 10 days, but some must take for a little longer.
About 5 million kids worldwide have been born from IVF and babies born from IVF are healthy and grow into healthy adults.
Check for urine pregnancy test as well as serum beta hcg levels post IVF on the 14th day of embryo transfer. Any value 100 and more taken as positive.
Yes, progesterone drugs are must. Mostly given as vaginal preparations capsules or as gels. Sometimes intramuscular progesterone also given.
Bed rest after IVF doesn’t help only restricted activity advised.
Women’s success rates with IVF did not improve much after the first three cycles. About 1 in 3 women had a baby after their first attempt with IVF and nearly half carried a child to term the second time.