Fertility options for In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment

The greatest blessing on this earth is being a parent. When a child comes into a family it changes everybody’s life. He gives utmost happiness to both the parents and also a sense of completion to a mother.  But, is everyone blessed with this fortune? No, every person does not have fortune to be a parent. So, the question arises here is: Can’t they be a parent ever? Isn’t there some way that can bring them the fortune of being a parent?  Thanks to science and technology that it has successfully succeeded in bringing this fortune into many couple’s life.

The fertility option aka assisted reproductive technology (ART) contains old, famous and reliable ways that made this impossible thing possible. There are many fertility clinic in Chennai that have years of experience in doing so. It is important to know what these ART procedures are and what they exactly do. ART stands for assisted reproductive technology where the basic processing is done outside the body and then the embryo is inserted back into the uterus of mother. Basically, the women who find difficulty in conceiving take the help of this treatment to get pregnant. There are many reasons that can lead to infertility and some of them are:

  • Poor quality of egg or ovulation
  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Problems with sperm count etc.

At times, doctors fail in explaining the reason behind infertility and this unexplained infertility can be treated with ART. Different ART technologies are available in present day and the best treatment is given depending upon the cases.  

Some popular ART technologies are:

  • In vitro fertilization (IVF): This is the highly used technology in which the egg is taken out of mother’s body and sperm from father’s, which is then combined in a test tube in a laboratory. It takes around 5 days for the egg to get fertilized and convert into embryo. Then this embryo is placed inside mother’s body.
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): When the IVF treatment fails then ICSI treatment is taken into consideration. The difference between the both is in IVF the egg and sperms are kept together and given time for the fertilization whereas in ICSI single quality sperm is inserted into an egg and the further procedure remain same as that of IVF.
  • Donor egg: As the term itself suggests, the egg does not actually belong to the mother but is of some other lady which is then treated with the IVF procedure. If women have problem with the quality of egg and not with conceiving then this egg can be placed directly into her uterus but the success rates of this procedure are less. So, it is first fertilized in a test tube and then placed in uterus.
  • Surrogacy: This is again a very famous ART procedure where another woman carries your embryo and gives birth to your child.

The ART treatments are expensive because of multiple stages and precision required. So, it is advisable to go for best gynecologist in Chennai.


May Capobianco