What Is the IVF Treatment Process?


What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, is the most common of all assisted reproductive technology (ART). The technique, which was first developed in the United Kingdom by Doctors Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards and resulted in the first pregnancy in 1978. Fertility treatment centers in the United States began to adopt the process which resulted in the first IVF pregnancy in the US in 1981, and over 45,000 since that time.

The IVF process involves removing the eggs, or ova, from a woman’s body and placing them in a lab dish with the sperm. After fertilization occurs, the eggs are transferred to the woman’s uterus where they continue to develop.

Before the IFV Process begins, the patient is evaluated by the reproductive endocrinologist to see if IFV is a possible solution to over come their infertility problems. Fertility specialists understand the patient’s desire to have a child but also balance that with the biologic understanding of the possibilities for each patient. Reputable fertility treatment centers will assure that the patient understands their choices and will help guide them to ones bet fit for situation.

Best candidates for IVF include:

• Those with blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
• Male factor infertility
• Those with Endometriosis
• Problems concerning the uterus
• Problems concerning the ovaries
• Unexplained infertility
The IFV Process is very involved and will include many visits to the fertility treatment center for evaluation, treatments and monitoring. The process includes:
• Ovulation induction medication, such as Pergonal, are administered.
• Eggs are commonly retrieved using ultrasound guided needle which collects the follicular fluid which is placed in an incubator.
• Semen is collected and prepared.
• Sperm and egg are incubated together and fertilization should occur.
• Fertilized eggs are transferred to the woman’s body
• Woman returns to the fertility treatment center in two week for a pregnancy test
• If successful, she is monitored by the physician at the fertility treatment center for a short time then care is released to her regular OB/GYN. If unsuccessful, the woman will wait a month to recover, and then be reassessed for the next or further treatment.

IVF Concerns

The IVF process has involved some controversy over the years, and does evoke some serious considerations. The process has made headlines enabling women well beyond childbearing years to conceive and other to become pregnant with multiples well beyond what medicine deems safe. The medical standard is the placement of no more than two embryos into the womb at a time. Some consideration of IVF include:
• Cost
• How many children desired
• How many embryos remain after treatment
• What will be done with unused embryos
Not every fertility treatment center shares the same protocol, philosophies, or success rates. It is very important for any patient considering best IVF centre in Mumbai to check the physician’s standing with the board as well as the fertility treatment center’s results with the CDC.


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Yep, the info above is quite good for new IVF’ers. Of course, the reasons are different, so might be the outcomes…But nowadays we’ve got a plenty of methods to beat infertility which is vital. There are so many families struggling forr their babies. and this is awesomely good we all have the opportunities to seek for more affordaable prices. We ourselves had to go abroad for surrogacy, because where I live it’s too costly and the law is not so friendly as in Ukraine, where we actually went some time ago. There I got to know about the method of mitochondria replacement therapy.
Nowadays women over 40 who had multiple failed ivf cycles can get prego and carry a genetically related baby. This is possible through the mitochondria donation treatment. Those are just some general facts one isn’t usually aware about. Mitochondria convert nutrients into energy. This very energy is needed to manage many processes in organism. A mitochondrion provides energy needed to ensure effective functioning of organs. There is often a decline in mitochondria function in oocytes of women 40+. That can be the reason for implantation failure. Mitochondrial disfunction can lead to multiple failed IVF cycles. This is how the things are going on. Healthy mitochondria are retrieved from a donor’s egg and transferred to a patient’s egg. Then the oocyte is fertilized and a healthy embryo is transferred into a patient’s uterus.
A mitochondrial donor is not a genetic parent of a future baby!!! Donated mitochondria account for less than per cent of the baby’s DNA!!! One more important thing is that women who donate their mitochondria will not have any rights for the baby!!! Mitochondrial donation is anonymous. No doubt, infertility is a global health issue that is breaking records… Surrogacy and egg donation treatment are becoming first choices for women. Mitochondrial donation makes it possible for a woman to carry and give birth to a child genetically related to both parents on her own. Three-parent baby program allows thousands of infertile women all around the world to carry and give birth to genetically related to them babies. The package costs depend on the number of attempts. Also the prices for mitochondrial donation programs are inevitably increasing: 6500 EUR - 1 shot with mitochondrial replacement. 9900 EUR - 2 shots. 14900 EUR - 5 shots.
Hope this is useful.


Infertility is a global problem for every fifth family…This is horrifying. If it’s possible, infertile woman undergoes synchronization phase with her treatments. She takes strong hormonal medications. Then goes through a painful puncture procedure, in order to extract own eggs for ivf. Surrogate mothers are women who are worthy of respect and infinite gratitude. They give new life. They make infertile people happy sometimes risking their own health. To me it’s absolutely ok that surrogate mothers get paid. In modern world almost all services are paid. One person provides a service/help, the other one pays for it. I believe in spite of vigorous resistance and resentment by some society representatives, surrogacy in the nearest future will be the same procedure as going to the dentist. As our society is constantly developing, and the world moves forward…Furthermore, in many cases surrogacy becomes the only viable option for infertile couples to have kids. No one has the right to judge them and the methods they are using to have desired kids.
The current figures show that over the last couple of years the number of IVF cycles where fresh own eggs/ donated eggs are used is up by more than 50%. Among women over 45, more now use donated eggs than their own when using medical assistance to get pregnant. What’s happening at the moment is that more and more women are delaying motherhood until later in their lives. But the fact is that as you get older the quality of your eggs diminishes. Using donated eggs from a younger woman pushes the success rate right up for older women. It can be the difference between 3 or 4% using their own eggs, right up to as high as a 60% success rate using donated eggs. The thing is that the womb doesn’t age in the way eggs do. So a woman can carry a child at almost any age. I have also appreciated what egg donors/surrogates are doing for us. Seems they allow themselves the pleasure of feeling good about having made such an extraordinary difference to the lives of strangers… I know a woman who’ve shared her eggs once. She told when she was at the clinic in the waiting room and saw couples there waiting for their appointment, and could see how hard it all was for them. At the end of the day, the bit she did was the easy part…