IVF treatment involves the fertilization of an egg outside the body. This treatment can be performed either by using the couple’s own eggs and sperm or by using donated sperm and eggs.
- IVF may be done if your partner has:
- Fallopian tube damage or blockage
- Ovulation disorders
- Premature ovarian failure
- Uterine fibroids
- Previous tubal sterilization or removal
- Impaired sperm production or function.
- Unexplained infertility.
- A genetic disorder
Pre IVF Investigation
Before commencing the procedure of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), it is highly important to properly investigate patient’s current situation in order to attain a clear understanding. It will help to decide the most appropriate treatment for the patient. To ensure high chances of conception through IVF, the clinic carries out the following Pre IVF investigations:
Ovarian Function Test: Before conducting ovarian function test, proper functioning of ovaries are checked in order to understand the chances of retrieving multiple follicles for the procedure. The use of a series of drugs can be predicted by these tests that may vary from one individual to the other. These tests are based on the current functioning of the ovaries and on the levels of several hormones.
Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity: The IVF procedure is aimed at creating zygotes that are placed in the uterus to cause pregnancy. Before carrying out this process, uterine cavity is tested to make sure that it is free from all abnormalities.
The common procedures used to determine the health of the uterine cavity are Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) and hysteroscopy. HSG involves passing a dye through the uterus and fallopian tubes and investigating with the help of X-rays. In hysteroscopy, a light and optic scope is used to assess the uterine cavity. These procedures are usually carried out after the end of a menstrual cycle and at the beginning of an ovulation cycle.
Testing For Infectious Diseases And Immunity Screening: Blood tests are carried out on both the partners to eliminate any chance of Hepatitis or HIV.
Semen Analysis: It is necessary to analyze the semen for the health of the sperms, mobility and count before beginning an IVF cycle. It evaluates certain characteristics of a male’s semen and sperm contained in the body. Depending on the measurement method, characteristics of semen can be evaluated easily.
A mock embryo transfer: A mock embryo transfer is a common procedure which is carried out in many clinics including Joy IVF Clinic. An actual embryo is transferred in the middle of IVF cycle, whereas the mock embryo is transferred either before the IVF cycle or during the IVF cycle.
This mock embryo is capable of identifying any irregularities in the cervix or the uterus. A special catheter is used to place the embryo into the uterus and then with the help of a sonogram machine, it is ensured whether the uterine cavity is healthy enough to house an embryo or not.
Jain Hospital regularly hosts free information seminars/counseling on all aspects of fertility for couples experiencing fertility issues. Fix an appointment with Jain Hospital to avail best treatment.