IVF Treatment Provided at Pulse Women's Hospital
What is IVF and ICSI?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) or Test-tube baby is a process in which eggs are taken out from woman's ovaries and then fertilized with sperms in a fluid medium in the laboratory. The fertilization procedure depends on semen parameters like sperm count, motility, morphology etc. Eggs are placed with motile sperm overnight in conventional IVF.
If these parameters are severely affected, then one sperm is injected microscopically into the egg : the procedure is called Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
The fertilised eggs (embryos) are then transferred to the patient's uterus with the intent to establish a successful pregnancy..
(Photos of sperm prep + COC's + IVF well)
How common is IVF?
The National ART Registry of India publishes the Indian figures annually. According to the last published data [ 2005 ], more than 21,000 cycles of IVF-ICSI were carried out in 2005.