FAQ’s on IVF

FAQ’s on IVF2020-09-03T05:13:19+00:00

IVF (In-vitro Fertilization)


What is the full form of IVF?2020-08-27T07:44:33+00:00

IVF stands for In-Vitro Fertilization.

What is IVF?2020-08-27T07:57:08+00:00

IVF fertility treatment is a procedure that involves a series of steps to fertilize an egg outside of the body, specifically in a petri dish at the laboratory. This is opted by couples who have infertility problems or prevent a genetic defect in a child.

Who might be recommended to have IVF?2020-08-27T07:57:30+00:00

IVF birth is recommended to couples who have problems in getting pregnant. Here are some reasons why IVF fertility is done:

  • Absent, damage or blockage on the fallopian tubes
  • Male sperm production and sperm motility problems
  • A woman with ovulation problems
  • Couples with a genetic disorder
  • Unexplained fertility.
  • Fertility preservation
  • Endometriosis
What are the selection criteria for IVF treatment?2020-08-27T07:58:13+00:00

Before a couple can be accepted to undergo the IVF fertility treatment they should be ready in terms of the physical, psychological, emotional, and financial aspects. It requires one or more cycles of the treatment to have increased chances of IVF success.

Selection criteria in in-vitro fertilisation include age, physical health, and emotional health.

    1. AGE
      • Up to 43 years old- woman using her own eggs
      • Up to 50 years old- woman using donor eggs
      • Up to 50 years old- woman using frozen embryos
      • <50 years old- couples who prefer to have a surrogate mother
  1. Balanced weight- to avoid high-risk pregnancies.
  2. If any of the couple is a chronic drinker or using illegal drugs is not accepted. One must undergo and complete a substance abuse treatment program.
  3. Non-smoker- if a smoker, they are advised to quit smoking first.
  4. If any of the couples has psychiatric problems, one must undergo appropriate therapy to be qualified.
  5. Any severe relationship problems of the couple should be addressed first before the IVF treatment process.
Is There anyone IVF isn’t right for?2020-08-27T07:58:29+00:00

IVF is not advised to women 45 and above using their own eggs, 51 years and above even using donor eggs or frozen embryos, overweight women, if any of the couples who have alcohol and drug abuse, psychiatric problems, relationship problems, and smokers.

What is the IVF treatment procedure?2020-08-27T07:58:48+00:00

IVF fertility procedure includes:

  1. Stimulation
  2. Egg Retrieval
  3. Sperm Retrieval
  4. Insemination and Fertilization
  5. Embryo Culture
  6. Embryo Transfer
How Long does one cycle of IVF take?2020-08-27T07:59:05+00:00

One IVF birth cycle can take 2 to 3 weeks.

How soon after IVF can a pregnancy test be performed?2020-08-27T07:59:32+00:00

After 12-14 days a woman can visit the doctor to perform a pregnancy test after the IVF treatment.

Is IVF Successful?2020-08-27T07:59:42+00:00

The chances of IVF success are generally high, especially to women below 35 years old and to those who are using donor eggs.

How Safe Is IVF?2020-08-27T07:59:58+00:00

Yes, IVF treatment is safe and effective for those who have infertility problems. A study showed that IVF fertility has some risk to women’s health, it is still important to know that like any procedure it can bring about unwanted side effects.

What is the difference between IVF and test-tube baby?2020-08-27T08:00:13+00:00

There is no difference between a test tube baby and In-vitro fertilisation. Test tube baby is not a medical term; it is a term used by media or general population referring to the IVF. A test tube is not used in the IVF treatment process because it uses a petri dish.

Can a woman in menopause get pregnant by IVF?2020-08-27T08:00:28+00:00

Yes, a woman in menopause can get pregnant by the IVF process. She may not get pregnant naturally. But she can get pregnant if she had saved her eggs earlier or uses donor eggs to be used in the IVF fertility.

How to get successful IVF treatment in India?2020-08-27T08:00:47+00:00

There are a lot of good hospitals in India that offer world-class facilities and services such as IVF treatment process. The couple needs to discuss on what center or hospital they would like to undergo the IVF birth.

What are the most stressful stages of IVF?2020-08-27T08:01:08+00:00

The most stressful stage of IVF treatment according to a study is the 10 to 14 days waiting period. Women are thinking if the pregnancy will turn out successful or not.

What challenges are faced with in vitro fertilization [IVF]?2020-08-27T08:01:32+00:00

The challenges faced in IVF treatment is that there are possible risks involved in the treatment process, which include:

  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
  • Possible risks during egg retrieval
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Birth defects
  • Stress and depression
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple births
  • Premature birth and below 2500gms birth weight of the baby

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