Infertility words can feel like a hopeless word for people who dream about having a baby. Knowing what health issues a woman would face, she still tries to keep up the hope when she visits the gynecologist for fertility tests. When nothing still works out you can definitely keep the last option of IVF treatment. IVF tops the list when it comes to common fertility treatments. Ahmedabad has the best IVF centers with well-known gynecologists who aim to give you the happiness you are longing for. Let’s talk about what is the step-by-step procedure for IVF (In Vitro Fertility) process.
IVF is commonly used to treat women with endometriosis, women with damaged fallopian tubes, older women, and male infertility caused by low sperm count or blockage. Best gynecologist in Ahmedabad can make you understand the process of what is actually an IVF treatment. There are five simple steps in IVF process.
Increase your egg production through stimulation
Fertility drugs are given to women to begin the process of super ovulation. These drugs contain follicle-stimulating hormone which leads to producing more eggs than just normal count every month. The reason behind boosting the egg production is there are more chances of successful fertilization later on in the treatment. To monitor hormone levels and to check ovaries, ultrasounds and blood tests is required to be conducted.
Just a day before your eggs are to be retrieved from your body, an injection for hormone is given which will help your eggs mature quickly. There is a minor surgical process involved called follicular aspiration to remove the eggs. An ultrasound is needed while injecting a thin needle in each of your ovaries through the vagina, it sounds painful, but the doctors are careful about the process and they also give you a medication beforehand to avoid discomfort.
Collect sperm from your partner or a donor if needed
While a woman’s eggs are being removed after the second process, the sperm of your partner is collected. These sperms are put to high-speed wash to find out the healthiest ones.
Combine sperm with eggs
Now comes the main part of IVF process that almost everyone is familiar with, the uniting of best sperm with your best eggs. This is called insemination. It takes few hours for a sperm to fertilize an egg. The process of injecting the healthiest sperm is known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Transmission of the embryo into a woman’s uterus
After the fourth stage of IVF process, the final eggs are collected and another medication is given. This is to prepare the lining of the uterus to receive the embryos that should be transferred. Three to five days after the fertilization, a catheter is used to insert the embryos into the uterus. The IVF process replicates natural reproduction which is when later it can be determined whether this process has successfully worked or not by getting the pregnancy test.