IVF is one of the proven and tested measures for addressing issues with fertility but most of the couples are still skeptical about it , because they don’t have proper information.
We have got a step by step guide for your IVF treatment.
STEP 1 : Fertility Consultation
The fertility consultation discussion followed by a thorough medical examination. After this your doctor will explain to you all the options and your treatment protocol required to address the infertility.
STEP 2 : Stimulation
The female partner will be advised to visit on day two or three of her menstrual cycle, when hormonal investigations are done along with an ultrasound. The ovaries are stimulated with medication (injections) to promote the growth of follicles containing the eggs; this process generally takes 8 to 12 days. The response of the ovaries is monitored through trans vaginal scans
STEP 3 : Oocyte pick up
After taking the medicine, prescribed injection (trigger) is administered to assist the final maturation of the egg and loosening of the egg from the follicular wall. After this The patient has to visit the clinic for the egg retrieval process, which is performed 34-35 hours after the trigger administration. Egg retrieval is conducted with the guidance of ultrasound under mild general anesthesia to make it painless.
STEP 4 : Sperm Collection
On the day of egg pick up, the male partner gives a fresh semen sample, which is analysed and processed by the embryologist in the lab. If the patient has azoospermia then sperm can be extracted from testicles through the procedure named TESA (testicular sperm aspiration).
The egg and the sperm are fused with the help of ICSI technology.
The fertilized egg is kept in the laboratories converted into the embryo.
STEP 6 : Embryo Transfer
After evaluation in the laboratory, the finest embryos are selected for transfer and the doctor gives you a preferable day for embryo transfer.
STEP 7 : After embryo Transfer
Supportive medicines are prescribed and rest for 3 days is advised after the embryo transfer that helps the embryo to implant in the uterus. After the set out period, pregnancy tests are conducted to confirm pregnancy.