Best Fertility Centre in Vizag
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We are IVF, PGS, and Surrogacy experts. We are a pioneer in the field of fertility care with a combined work experience of 25+ years. IVF/PGS, as well as surrogacy, are available at the Universal Shrusti fertility Center. For International Surrogacy, we have clinics in India, Dubai and US
With over 10,000 births through IVF/PGS/surrogacy, we have successfully assisted intended parents from various nations. When it comes to IVF, Third Party Assisted Reproduction, and Surrogacy, the entire international team of doctors, patient coordinators, immigration specialists, and lawyers can confidently say that shrusti infertility’s services are highly personalized, result-oriented, and perhaps the best in the world.
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In vitro fertilization, or IVF is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) used by couples who wish to start a family but are unable to do so naturally. It involves the extraction of eggs and sperm and their manual combination in a controlled environment, in an IVF laboratory. The embryo (s) that result is implanted in the uterus. Depending on the need, the embryos could also be frozen for future use.
Although in vitro fertilization is commonly used in cases of infertility, it can be an effective option for people with known hereditary or genetic conditions or for patients who wish to create embryos and raise families later. In vitro fertilization is often used as a fertility treatment for the following conditions:
- If you have blocked fallopian tubes.
- If you have had repeated pregnancy failure
- If you are a same-sex couple or single by choice
- If you had frozen your eggs and now you want to conceive using those.
- If you use eggs or sperm from a donor to conceive
The IVF Treatment Process
The following steps describe what you can expect if you are undergoing IVF treatment.
Step 1: Tests on Day 2 of your menstrual cycle.
Doctors do some basic hormonal tests, Baseline scans and trial embryo transfer on Day 2 of your cycle.
Step 2: Ovarian stimulation
Doctors will prescribe one or more drugs to stimulate the ovaries to produce mature eggs. Typically, these are given over a period of 10 to 11 days. Additional hormones (eg, estrogen, DHEA, drugs to improve blood supply of the uterus) may also be needed.
Step 3: Track your response
Doctors will monitor your progress and make sure your ovaries are responding to your treatment. They will assess it with an ultrasound and blood tests.
Step 4: Maturation of the eggs
If all goes well, you will receive a hormone injection 34 to 36 days before the egg collection. This will activate the maturation of the eggs.
Step 5: Egg retrieval
You will undergo a quick and easy procedure under short general anesthesia to collect the eggs. The doctor uses a precision ultrasound-guided technique to collect the eggs.
Step 6: Deliver sperm
On the day of egg retrieval, the male partner will provide a sample of fresh sperm. Male partners frozen sperms can also be utilized if the fresh sample is not possible on the day. If you need a sperm donor, this will be arranged in advance so that the sperm is available.
Step 7: Create your embryos
The embryologist will combine the sperm and the egg in a laboratory designed for in vitro fertilization. If the process is successful, the eggs will be fertilized and the development of the embryo will begin.
Step 8: Implant your embryos
Three to five days after fertilization, your doctor will implant one or two embryos in your uterus
Step 9: Freeze additional embryos
If there are any embryos left, you can freeze them using a process called cryopreservation for future embryo transfers, if desired.
Step 10: Pregnancy test
About 10 days after the embryo transfer, a blood test will be done to measure your HCG level and determine if you are pregnant. If the test is positive, we do a urine pregnancy test after 10 days. If this too comes positive an ultrasound scan is advisable after 10 days.
With advances in reproductive health and solutions to support your fertility, there are ways to ensure the health of your unborn baby through embryo testing. For those who are undergoing IVF, and have a concern about the viability of their embryos or those who have suffered recurrent miscarriages or failed IVF cycles, embryo testing can be highly beneficial. PGS is a solution for failed IVF and recurrent miscarriages.
What does embryo testing mean?
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)/ Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) / is a procedure for screening embryos to look for specific genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. PGT, which is the newer terminology, is used in IVF cycles to test embryos, before transferring them to the uterus for implantation. Testing embryos using PGT significantly reduces the risk of having a child with a genetic defect at birth and also decreases the chances of miscarriages due to chromosomal abnormalities.
When an embryo is created in the IVF cycle by the fertilization of oocytes and Sperm, it grows in the laboratory for 5 to 6 days, reaching the blastocyst stage. At this point, it is possible to perform the removal of a small cluster of cells with a low risk of interrupting the development of the embryo. The cell’s DNA is analyzed and compared to standard DNA to determine the genetic health of the embryo. Once declared healthy in genetic health, the embryo can then be implanted in the uterus.
PGS improves the Chances of a successful IVF cycle to 80%
By using a combination of genetic testing, you can prevent the transmission of any of the hundreds of genetic diseases and increase the odds successful IVF cycle to 80%. Not only will you reduce the risk of having a child with a birth defect, but you will promote a much healthier pregnancy and reduce the risk of miscarriage.
For people with infertility due to advanced maternal age, male infertility, or previous unsuccessful IVF attempts, PGS is extremely helpful in promoting a positive result.
Sometimes couples or patients who want to have a child are unable to carry the pregnancy to term. In this case, a third-party woman (Surrogate) carries the pregnancy with the intention of handing the child over to the couple after delivery. Surrogate carries the baby for the couple in her womb but she is not related biologically to the child. In every case, the child is biologically related to at least one of the intended parents. We carry out surrogacy in India as per ICMR guidelines.
In simple words surrogacy is a process in which a woman carries a baby for another couple. All the procedures are similar to IVF the only difference is that the embryo is not transferred to the intended mother’s womb but is transferred to the surrogate mother’s uterus. She carries the pregnancy for 9 months and after delivery gives the baby to the intended parents.
WHEN SURROGACY IS AN OPTION?
The significant increase in the use of surrogacy in recent years can be explained by lifestyle changes and infertility issues that make it impossible for couples to conceive naturally. The following are some of the most common reasons people employ a surrogate:
- woman having no uterus or womb (either born that way or having had it surgical removed)
- Significantly improperly shaped uterus/or uterine abnormalities (such as severe Asherman’s syndrome, in which the womb cavity is obliterated due to adhesions or scarring)
- Couples of the same sex (male)
- Recurrent implantation failure (failure to conceive 4 times naturally or after at least four attempts of IVF cycle).
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Premature deliveries or stillbirths.
- Genetic abnormalities
- Severe cases of endometriosis(Frozen pelvis)
- I am Sangeetha, I did not face any issues in conceiving, but unfortunately, I experienced difficulty in carrying my baby to term, resulting in three miscarriages. These heartbreaking experiences left me feeling devastated. Despite seeking help from various doctors, no one could provide a solution. It was at this point that I discovered US Women Care & Fertility, where I met a remarkably compassionate and empathetic team. Dr. took the time to attentively listen to my concerns and history. After a thorough evaluation, they suggested a comprehensive approach that involved both Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) testing and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). I followed their recommendation. Even though my cycle went well, I couldn’t get rid of the fear that I would have another loss. Throughout this challenging journey, the staff’s unwavering support was invaluable. Each time I visited her, the doctor offered words of hope and positivity, helping me regain my confidence. My whole 9 months went smoothly. Finally, I successfully carried my baby to term and delivered a healthy child. I am profoundly grateful to the entire team of US Women Care & Fertility for their exceptional care and expertise. Doctors provide the best possible treatment for individuals struggling with recurrent miscarriages, and their dedication to their patients is truly commendable.
M. Kiran Ram Reddy
I had a problem with infertility. My sperm count was extremely low, and I worried I could never become a father. But then, I went to a hospital where the doctors told me there was hope. They said they could extract sperm using a procedure called TESA and then use ICSI to help me have my own baby.
I followed their advice, and I’m incredibly happy to say that it all worked out. After six years of marriage, I finally became a father. I want to thank the team of US Fertility, for making my dream of parenthood a reality.
- We are originally from Pune, and there we went through three failed IVF cycles at different clinics. It was a tough journey. Then, my husband got transferred to Hyderabad, and we heard about US Women Care & Fertility. At first, I was hopeless and didn’t have much faith left. However, with the insistence of my relatives, I decided to visit this clinic.
During our very first visit to this clinic, I was deeply impressed by the way the staff spoke to us. Gynec’s compassionate approach gave me hope, and I decided to give ICSI a try. To my surprise, after experiencing failed IVF attempts in Pune, our ICSI procedure in Hyderabad was successful on the very first attempt. I couldn’t be happier and more grateful for this outcome.
I am Suguna from Hyderabad , My wife and I had been trying to start a family for a while, but we faced a challenging obstacle along the way. My wife had experienced two ectopic pregnancies in the past, which left one of her fallopian tubes damaged and the other removed entirely. This heartbreaking situation left us with little hope of conceiving naturally.
After consulting with various doctors, we learned about the possibility of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) as our best chance to become parents. We decided to give it a try and sought the expertise of doctors at this renowned fertility clinic. She carefully assessed our situation and explained how IVF could help us achieve our dream of having a family. Her compassion and thoroughness immediately put us at ease.
To our immense joy, the IVF procedure was a success, and my wife became pregnant. The journey had its ups and downs, but the doctor’s guidance and the support of the medical team were invaluable throughout. Nine months later, we welcomed a healthy baby into our lives. We are forever grateful for this miracle and the chance to experience the joys of parenthood.
Sumana & Anil Kumar
Then we met Dr. Namrata, who is a well-known and respected fertility expert. From the first time we met with Dr. Namrata, her kindness and knowledge gave us new hope. She carefully looked at my situation and came up with a treatment plan that would work for my thin endometrium.
Dr. Namrata used both new methods and individualized care to treat her patients. She kept a close eye on my growth and changed my treatment as needed. Her unwavering support and guidance were truly amazing throughout the whole process.
We were so happy that Dr. Namrata’s method worked so well. Even though my thin endometrium made things harder, we were able to get pregnant and start the process of becoming parents. After nine months, our beautiful baby came into the world.
Thank you so much, Dr. Namrata. Your hard work and knowledge made our dream of having children come true, even though it seemed impossible at first. Because of her, we now enjoy the good things about being parents, and our family is complete.
Both my husband and I really wanted to start a family, but I had a very thin uterus lining that made it hard for us. Because of this condition, it was very hard for us to get pregnant, and after several failed tries, we gave up.
Question & Answers
1) Is there any treatment for getting pregnant after recurrent miscarriages?
The majority of miscarriages arise from chromosomal abnormalities in the developing embryo. In cases of recurrent miscarriages, couples may opt for Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). PGS involves the thorough examination of embryos to identify any chromosomal anomalies before they are selected for transfer into the uterus, effectively ruling out the risk of future miscarriages by ensuring that only genetically healthy embryos are used in the IVF procedure. This innovative approach provides hopeful parents with a more targeted and reliable means of achieving a successful pregnancy after recurrent miscarriages
2) After 3 failed IVF cycles? Can my IVF be successful?
Even if you’ve had three miscarriages your IVF can be successful. Consider getting a test called PGS. It helps make sure that the embryos used in IVF are healthy. This makes it less likely for you to have another miscarriage and increases your chances of having a baby. It’s a way to make the process less stressful and more successful.
3) How long should a couple try to get pregnant before they get help?
If you’ve been attempting to conceive without success for a year or more, it’s advisable to reach out to a fertility specialist. If you’re over 30 years old, it’s recommended to consult with your doctor after six months of unsuccessful attempts to become pregnant.
4) What lifestyle can affect your fertility?
Several lifestyle factors can significantly influence fertility. Diet and weight play a crucial role, as both obesity and being underweight can disrupt hormonal balance and reduce fertility. Exercise should be moderate and regular, as excessive or sedentary habits can negatively impact fertility. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are known to harm fertility in both men and women. Managing stress is essential, as chronic stress can disrupt hormone levels and menstrual cycles. Additionally, maintaining good sleep patterns is essential for hormonal regulation and overall reproductive health
5) Can you have regular periods but not ovulate?
Yes, it’s possible to have regular menstrual periods without ovulating, a condition known as anovulation. This can occur for various reasons, including hormonal imbalances, stress, excessive exercise, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and certain medical conditions. In these cases, you may experience regular bleeding, but you may not release an egg (ovulate) during your menstrual cycle, which can make it challenging to conceive. If you suspect anovulation or are experiencing fertility issues, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare provider or a fertility specialist for an evaluation and appropriate management.
6) What does poor ovarian reserve mean?
Poor ovarian reserve refers to a condition in which a woman’s ovaries have a reduced number of eggs, and the remaining eggs may be of lower quality. This condition can negatively impact a woman’s fertility and her ability to conceive, as it may result in fewer viable eggs and a decreased likelihood of successful conception.
7) Can I get pregnant if my husband has a low sperm count?
Conceiving naturally can be challenging if your husband has a low sperm count. However, there are assisted reproductive techniques that can help overcome this issue.
For cases of mild male infertility, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) can be an effective option. During IUI, a concentrated and prepared sperm sample is placed directly into the woman’s uterus, increasing the chances of fertilization.
On the other hand, when the sperm count is significantly low or there are other severe male infertility factors involved, IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is often recommended. ICSI involves the direct injection of a single sperm into an egg to achieve fertilization, bypassing the need for the sperm to naturally penetrate the egg.
It’s crucial for couples facing fertility challenges to consult with a fertility specialist. The choice between IUI and ICSI, or any other fertility treatment, should be made based on a thorough evaluation of both partners’ fertility factors.
8) If my tubes are blocked, how can I get pregnant?
If a woman’s fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged and natural conception is not possible, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is often a viable option for achieving pregnancy.
The fallopian tubes serve as the meeting point for sperm and eggs during natural conception. They play a crucial role in facilitating fertilization by allowing the sperm to travel up the fallopian tube to meet and fertilize the egg. However, when the fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged, this process is disrupted, making it difficult for sperm and egg to meet naturally.
In IVF, the natural meeting of sperm and egg is bypassed. Instead, eggs are surgically retrieved from the woman’s ovaries and then fertilized with sperm in a laboratory dish. Once fertilization occurs, the resulting embryos are cultured for a few days before one or more are selected for transfer into the woman’s uterus. This method effectively sidesteps any issues related to blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, allowing for pregnancy to occur.
9) How female infertility is diagnosed?
The diagnosis of female infertility involves a comprehensive assessment process conducted by healthcare providers or fertility specialists. Initially, a detailed medical history is obtained, including information on menstrual cycles, previous pregnancies, surgical history, and underlying medical conditions. This is followed by a thorough physical examination to identify any visible signs or issues.
Subsequent steps typically include assessing ovulation through methods like basal body temperature charting, ovulation predictor kits, and hormone level blood tests. Imaging techniques like pelvic ultrasounds and hysterosalpingography may be used to visualize the reproductive organs, while hormonal blood tests can evaluate thyroid function, prolactin levels, and conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Additionally, genetic testing, ovarian reserve assessments, cervical mucus evaluations, and endometrial biopsies may be conducted as needed. The diagnostic process is comprehensive because female infertility can result from various factors, and a precise diagnosis is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan tailored to the specific underlying causes. 12. What kinds of tests are done during the diagnosis of male infertility?
10) What is in vitro fertilization (IVF), and how does it work?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex assisted reproductive technology (ART) used to help individuals or couples with infertility issues achieve pregnancy. IVF involves several essential steps:
- Ovulation Induction: The woman is given fertility medications to stimulate her ovaries to produce multiple eggs instead of the usual one per menstrual cycle. Monitoring through blood tests and ultrasounds is conducted to track egg development.
- Egg Retrieval: When the eggs are mature, a minor surgical procedure called transvaginal ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration is performed to collect the eggs from the ovaries. This procedure is typically done under sedation or anesthesia.
- Sperm Collection: A semen sample is collected from the male partner or a sperm donor. The sperm is then processed in the laboratory to isolate the healthiest and most motile sperm.
- Fertilization: In the laboratory, the eggs and sperm are combined
- Embryo Culture: After fertilization, the resulting embryos are cultured in a controlled environment for several days, typically 3 to 5 days, until they reach the blastocyst stage.
- Embryo Selection: The best-quality embryos are selected for transfer into the woman’s uterus. Any remaining high-quality embryos may be cryopreserved (frozen) for future use.
- Embryo Transfer: One or more selected embryos are carefully transferred into the woman’s uterus using a thin catheter. This is a relatively simple and painless procedure that doesn’t usually require anesthesia.
- Luteal Phase Support: Hormonal medications, such as progesterone, are often prescribed to support the uterine lining and embryo implantation.
- Pregnancy Test: A blood test is performed approximately 10-14 days after the embryo transfer to determine if pregnancy has been achieved.
IVF is used to treat various causes of infertility, including fallopian tube blockages, male infertility issues, endometriosis, unexplained infertility, and more. The number of embryos transferred and specific details of the IVF process may vary based on individual circumstances and medical recommendations. Consulting with a fertility specialist is essential to determine if IVF is an appropriate option and to receive personalized guidance and care throughout the process.