Monday, 9 December 2013

IVF : In Vitro Fertilization Treatments and Procedures

If you're interested in fertility treatments, or if you're about to start a course of IVF, find out as much as you can about the treatment.


Infertility - It is that condition when a couple is not able to conceive a child naturally, even after continued efforts. However, it also points out to a condition of a woman when she is not able to carry a pregnancy for its complete term, there is termination of pregnancy due to some reason. The cause of this problem can either be male infertility or female infertility and even both.

In vitro fertilisation (IVF)

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the best treatment for certain kinds of fertility problems. Childbirth has always been an exceptional occurrence for women, but the number of such cases has gone upwards in the past few years, because of in-vitro fertilization, one of the assisted reproductive technologies.

In-vitro fertilization - It is one of the most commonly used assisted reproductive treatments that involves the fertilization of an ovum in a laboratory dish, after which the embryos are transferred into the uterus of a woman.

There are five steps in the embryo transfer process:

1. The development of ripening eggs in the ovaries is observed

2. The eggs are collected

3. The sperms are collected

4. Eggs and sperm are kept together in the lab where they are given suitable        conditions to fertilize, resulting in the initial growth of an embryo

5. The embryos are transferred into the uterus


The time of ripening of the eggs is controlled. To make better the chances of quality egg collection, fertility drugs are prescribed. Before the egg retrieval is done, an ultrasound of the ovaries is done to check egg development. A urine/ blood test is also done to measure the levels of hormone.



Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

ICSI is used for treating sperm-related infertility problems. Its main aim is to increase the chances of fertilization during IVF phase, when a single sperm is injected into the matured egg. This egg is then transferred into the woman's fallopian tubes or uterus.



Success rate

IVF treatment helps an infertile couple to have a baby. The success rate of this treatment is quite high but also depends on the right kind of process being chosen at the right time. However, miracles do happen in science.


So when considering these aspects IVF can be considered to be one of the best fertility treatments that is much effective. 

Ponni is a world class fertility centre that provides IVF treatments for both male and female. It is well equipped with all the most modern facilities with the help of infertility specialists.

For more details feel free to contact us