In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproduction technology (ART) process in which after hormonal stimulation of the ovaries; eggs are harvested from the woman and then fertilization is done manually by combining the egg and partner’s sperm in a laboratory dish, and then the embryo is transferred to the uterus. The procedure and technology for IVF treatment in India are also the same.
IVF may be a treatment option due to following reasons:
Whether it is IVF treatment in India or elsewhere broadly the assisted reproduction treatment involves the following steps:
Step 1: – Ovulation Induction
Step 2: – Egg Retrieval
Step 3: – Fertilization
Step 4: – Embryo transfer and Implantation
The age limit for IVF treatment in India (in fact elsewhere too) using own eggs is somewhere between 42 and 45 years and using donor eggs is 49-50 years.
A single cycle takes four to six weeks to complete. The first step is egg retrieval and then the fertilization process. After 2-5 days, the embryos are selected for transfer to the uterus.
The doctor determines the number of embryos be transferred, by the age of the recipient and increases the number in the case of unsuccessful previous IVF cycles.
Age No. of embryos
Under 34 1-2
The success rate of IVF for women differs with age. For a lady in her late 20s, the chance of favourable outcome is more than for a woman in her 30s. For a woman under 35 the chance of the positive result is approximately 40% which decreases as the age increases. Over the past few years technology for IVF treatment in India has grown in a phenomenal manner and has been getting very good result.
The following patients can benefit from Blastocyst Culture: