Step By Step Process of In Vitro Fertilization


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IVF is one of the successful ART methods accessible for male infertility and blocked or damaged Fallopian Tubes of women. It is a step by step process where an egg and sperm is fertilized in the laboratory and then embryos is transferred back into the female uterus. Look at the slide to know more about the treatment in brief.

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Step By Step Process of In Vitro Fertilization

  1. 1. Step By Step Process of In Vitro Fertilization NEW LIFE FERTILITY CLINIC INDIA Mobile No.: (+91) 995 - 364 - 8125 + 011 - 26234270 E-mail: Website:
  2. 2. What is (IVF) In Vitro Fertilization? From the last 35 years, IVF has assisted thousands of intended couples around the world overcome the infertility diagnoses enabling them to realize their fantasy of enjoying parenthood. The treatment is often recommended once other ART methods or infertility treatments have failed. It is primarily tried for severe cases of male infertility or blocked Fallopian tubes of a woman. Although the IVF treatment cycle is adjusted as per couple’s individual needs and every clinic’s protocol will be slightly different, here are some steps of what normally takes place during an IVF cycle.
  3. 3. Step 1: The Cycle Before Treatment Before treatment, your doctor may put you on birth control pills. Seems backward- are not you trying to conceive? Basically birth control pills before treatment are proven to decrease risk of OHSS (Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome). In case rarely you get cycles, progesterone is suggested to bring on your cycle. This initial process of IVF may vary patient to patient, therefore it’s good to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
  4. 4. Step 2: When You Get Your Period Once you get your period, your treatment cycle starts. On the day 2nd, your doctor will do a blood test and an ultrasound in order to look your estrogen levels and size of your ovaries respectively. Doctor also looks for ovarian cyst, if it is present, treatment will be delay for a week because most of the cysts will resolve with time on their own otherwise the cyst may be sucked or aspirated with a needle. If tests will be fine, treatment moves on 3rd step.
  5. 5. Step 3: Monitoring & Preparing the Ovaries for Stimu Normally, one egg matures per month in an ovulation cycle. However in IVF, it is good to have as many mature eggs as possible to increase the chances of success. In order to stimulate the ovaries, medications that are derivatives of FSH and LH hormones are given as injectables for 8- 14 days approximately. Additionally during this phase 7-8 times you must be available for monitoring phase which includes transvaginal ultrasound and blood work.
  6. 6. Step 4: Egg Retrieval With a trigger shot that ultimately provides maturation to the developing follicles and sets ovulation in motion, your stimulation phase ends. Timing is the most critical factor in this phase as retrieval of eggs must be done before expected time of ovulation. The size of the follicles and the estrogen level will help to decide when you are ready to trigger. Your partner’s sperm is also collected on the same day of egg retrieval process. You will be under light anesthesia during the process and a needle is place via the vaginal opening into the ovaries located through transvaginal ultrasound and the follicles are aspirated, will be immediately transferred to the embryology lab for artificial fertilization.
  7. 7. Step 5: Inside The Lab, Egg Fertilization Once eggs and sperm are collected from the intended parents or donors, these are analyzed for maturity. The healthy eggs and sperm are separated and sperm is then mixed with eggs or a single sperm can be directly injected via ICSI (Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection). The embryos will usually stay in lab for 2 to 5 days as per growth of embryos.
  8. 8. Step 6: Embryo Transfer After few days of egg retrieval and fertilization, the healthy matured embryos will be transferred which is a painless process where embryos will be placed into your uterus with the help of a thin tube or catheter passed via cervix. Anesthesia generally won’t require in this process. The quality of embryos will decide how many embryos will be transferred. Around 18 days after the egg retrieval process, a pregnancy test will be performed.
  9. 9. The Gift Of Life Is Within You For Successful IVF Treatment in India, Contact Us NEWLIFE FERTILITY CLINIC Address: 32, Ring road, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi Mobile No.: (+91) 995 - 364 - 8125 , +91 - 965 - 039 - 9880 + 011 - 26234270, + 011 - 26234280 E-mail: