Question : What is IVF?
Answer : IVF means In Vitro (Greek means “outside body”) Fertilization. It is also called test tube baby treatment.
Question : What are the indications of IVF?
Answer : In Females:
Long-standing infertility with 3 IUI failures.
Premature ovarian failures where ovary is not functioning.
Certain cases of PCO (Poly Cystic Ovary) WI has failed to give results.
Multiple abortions with associated genetic disease:
Bi-lateral tubal block.
Less than 10 million count and less than 10% motility in semen analysis.
0% count in semen analysis.
Long-standing infertility with normal semen analysis.
Question : What is the right age to enter IVF?
Answer : Fòr females, the AMH levels depict the fertility power (more important than age). If AMH levels are less than 2.0, then individualized approach is However, I have noticed that the AMH levels are interpreted in a wrong manner in many cases and the clinical diagnosis with 2nd 3rd day Transvaginal Sonogram should be co-related with the results. If the follicle count is less than 7 in both ovaries, then IVF is the choice of treatment. Cases of age above 35 years or/and married life of 10 years with infertility should be considered for IVF.
Question : What do you mean by success rate in IVF ?
Answer : Success rate in IVF suggests the positive pregnancy rates after transferring 2-3 Grade-1 embryos in the uterus in each attempt. Transferring embryos in the same cycle immediately after pickup will never increase the success rate of IVF on a continuous basis. It varies anywhere between 35 to 45%. However, freezing the embryo and transferring in the natural cycle two months after the ovum pickup can ensure more than 60% results. The success rate may also increase depending on the level of experience and technical excellence of the organization.