When In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was introduced back in the 1980s, the medical procedure used to be a hush-hush affair with success rates hovering at just about 12 per cent. Four decades and more than 8 million IVF babies later, this ‘miracle of science’ has come a long way from there.
Circa 2021. IVF has become a common procedure to treat infertility in both men and women and we look at a 40 per cent success rate today. As the science of fertility continues to advance, each new intervention adds a fresh ray of hope for those who may be suffering from fertility problems that were earlier considered to be without cure.
In a nutshell, the process of IVF involves taking the process of reproduction to a petri dish, where eggs extracted from the woman and sperms from the male partner are fused outside the body to form a healthy embryo. This is planted back into the woman’s uterus where the pregnancy continues.written by ht brand studio Read More
Over the years, IVF procedures have evolved and there has been a dramatic increase in success rates, attributable to advancements in the past decade.
In Vitro Fertilization, commonly known as IVF, is the most efficient treatment for couples suffering from infertility today.written by ht brand studio Read More
IVF pregnancy requires some extra precautions, medications and care.
Pregnancy is a very special event in the life of every couple and you need to take special care of the health of the mother and her unborn baby during the nine months that the baby is developing in the womb.written by ht brand studio Read More
If you are among those considering IVF but don’t know what it entails, here is what you can expect from your IVF journey.
The process of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) involves fertilizing the sperm and the egg outside the human body to create a pregnancy.written by ht brand studio Read More
There are ways through which couples can ensure that the cost of the treatment is minimised and the burden of the payment is reduced as much as possible.
nfertility is a growing problem in India today with couples in both urban and rural areas seeing a rise in the number of cases being reported.written by ht brand studio Read More
It is very important for the couples to discuss the problem with each other and consult a doctor if they are not able to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of trying for a baby with unprotected intercourse for couples where the age of the female partner is less than 35 years. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the overall prevalence of primary infertility in India is around 3.9 percent to 16.8 percent.written by ht brand studio Read More
Some simple changes in your lifestyle can increase the chances of successful implantation.
The process of embryo transfer involves releasing the embryo created in a laboratory into the cavity of the womb using a special tube.written by ht brand studio Read More
A pregnancy can only happen if there is a healthy egg. For some reason, if the egg is not produced or there is any problem with the egg, it will lead to infertility and reduce the chances of conception and pregnancy.
Ovulation is the process by which the egg is released from the ovaries of a woman’s reproductive system. It usually occurs around the 14th day of the period, but is dependent on the length of the menstrual cycle.written by ht brand studio Read More
From maintaining a healthy lifestyle to monitoring the ovulation cycle regularly, there are several factors that need to be considered.
From maintaining a healthy lifestyle to monitoring the ovulation cycle regularly, there are several factors that need to be considered.written by ht brand studio Read More
From maintaining a healthy diet to involving oneself in stress-relieving activities, there are various ways, as Dr. Mane suggests to improve the success rates of your IVF cycle.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has become a boon for couples with infertility, which unfortunately has been rising day by day.written by ht brand studio Read More
There are three prerequisites for a successful pregnancy – a healthy body, a normal uterus, and an embryo that is viable and each of these aspects
If your first In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle has failed, don’t feel disheartened. On average, a couple going for fertility treatments takes about three attempts at IVF to get pregnantwritten by ht brand studio Read More
Dr. Shivani Sachdev throws light upon some of the mistaken beliefs about fertility, and the relationship between age and fertility.
When people see celebrities like Farah Khan, Naomi Campbell, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Neha Dhupia, Gauri Khan deliver babies in their peri-40s,written by ht brand studio Read More
There is no scientific literature that lays a foundation for postponing the pregnancy to take the vaccination and no concrete evidence has been found yet to link the vaccine to infertility or risk of miscarriage.
The recent change in guidelines regarding Covid-19 vaccination for pregnant and lactating women by the Federation of Obstetric and...written by ht brand studio Read More
IVF has grown leaps and bounds and its scope today has expanded to provide genetically healthy children even to couples troubled by genetic diseases running in their families.
World IVF Day is celebrated on July 25 each year to commemorate the birth of the first In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) baby, Louise Joy Brown, in the United Kingdom.written by ht brand studio Read More
By following some simple tips, couples going for IVF can improve the success rates of every cycle and have a healthy baby.
Advancements in science and evolution of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process over the last four decades have increased the success rate of the procedure which presently stands at an average of around 60 per cent in India.written by ht brand studio Read More
The centres follow strict masking and sanitization protocols for all staff and equipment. The staff is vaccinated too, further reducing the risk of Covid-19 related complications.
The Covid-19 pandemic has left a deep psychological impact on patients, some of whom are raising questions about starting a family by bringing a baby into an uncertain world.written by ht brand studio Read More
PCOS affects a woman’s ovaries which are responsible for creating eggs during each menstrual cycle.
About one in every five women of reproductive age in India suffer from a hormonal disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). If this condition is not treated in time, it can lead to serious issues, including infertility.written by ht brand studio Read More
It is unreal to say that IVF babies are at a higher risk of developing congenital anomalies.
The simple answer is yes. Millions of babies have been born using In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and they are perfectly healthy. The procedure does not pose any short term or long term risk to the health of the child.written by ht brand studio Read More
In India, one of the most common causes for infertility is decreased ovarian reserve, mostly due to malnutrition.
About 15 per cent Indian couples are suffering from infertility today. The problem is getting worse with every passing year owing to factors such as late marriages, an increased orientation towards careers, stressful lifestyles, obesity, high intake of junk food, smoking, alcoholism, drug addiction, among many other reasons.written by ht brand studio Read More
There are a lot of myths surrounding the process of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), an assisted reproductive technique, that are prevailing in the society which are misleading.
In a conservative society like India, a lot of meaning is attached to having a ‘child of your own’ and young couples are often pressurised by families to produce off-springs within the first few years of being married.written by ht brand studio Read More
Vaccinations play a major role in this journey that starts even before the baby enters the mother’s womb.
Having a baby is a big decision for every couple and as parents we don’t want to leave any stone un-turned when it comes to the health and well-being of our little ones.written by ht brand studio Read More
For four decades, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has helped thousands of couples have biological children. But, it is not the only cure to infertility.
There are several factors to consider before deciding who is the right candidate for IVF.written by ht brand studio Read More
Worldwide declining fertility rates have become a worrying trend resulting in an increase in the number of couples seeking medical help to start a family. Contrary to popular perception, this increase in infertility is not just limited to women.
Male infertility has also seen a steep rise in the last few years. Every couple has unique challenges and the success of assisted reproduction techniques like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) depends on a combination of several factors.written by ht brand studio Read More
This becomes even more important in the present times of the pandemic, when patients want to limit face to face contact and can still undergo the IVF procedure without the need of coming to the doctor every day.
Science has come a long way since the first “test-tube baby”, Louise Joy Brown, was born in the United Kingdom in 1978. Technological advancements in the field of In Vitro Fertilisation, commonly known as IVF, have offered hope to millionswritten by ht brand studio Read More
There are several myths surrounding infertility, none of which are supported by medical research and could actually prove to be detrimental in treatment. We bust a few of those here.
For years, infertility has been a hush-hush affair in our society. Couples who are not able to conceive naturally seek advice from older family members or learn from the experiences of others and the information that they receive may not always be correct.written by ht brand studio Read More
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