In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the unique ‘test-tube’ baby procedure, in which eggs composed from the female mate are fertilized in the laboratory. It was developed more than 30 years ago for the treatment of women with damaged fallopian tubes, and this leftover an important reason for treatment today. However, it is also used in cases where a woman has endometriosis, the male partner has poor class sperm, or when the reason of infertility is unknown.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment consists of a order of procedures known as the ‘treatment cycle’.
Hormone therapy is used to increase the development of several follicles in the ovary. These are collected as eggs, which are then fertilised in a test-tube (‘in vitro’) to create a number of embryos.
After two to three days in an incubator, at the two to eight cell phase, the embryos are sensitively checked using a well-established grading system. The best one or two are shifted through the vagina to the uterus, where it is hoped that implantation will occur so that pregnancy can begin.
In some cases, the option to embryo transfer on day 2 or 3 is blastocyst culture and transfer.
A blastocyst is a more highly developed embryo that has split many times into a large number of cells. An embryo reaches this advanced phase of development on day five or six subsequent insemination.
Dr. Kamlesh Tandon Hospital offers blastocyst culture and transfer to patients undergoing In vitro fertilization (IVF), subject to a number of essential situation being met. This technique enables us to sustain, or even increase, In vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates for our patients at the same time as significantly decreasing the risk of multiple pregnancies (twins or triplets).