India is one of the fastest-growing hubs for healthcare. Thanks to the best medical doctors who offer quality treatment at affordable costs. Amongst the different specializations, the one area where India has an edge over other countries is the treatment for IVF. This blog showcases how advanced IVF practices in India are bringing happiness in the lives of people. Couples who were deprived of parenthood owing to fertility issues are turning towards India for treatment.
Infertility on the rise
Infertility issues in married couples are rising day-by-day. This is mainly because of factors such as hormonal imbalance, lifestyle changes, late marriages (occurring in 30-40 yrs old), and exposure to certain toxins, among other factors.
Childless couples face many social stigma and prejudices in society when they cannot conceive a biological child due to infertility issues. The intense agony and mental trauma faced by such couples are quite heartbreaking at times. In such cases, assisted reproductive technology (ART) helps these couples complete their family. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). India offers advanced ART treatments with specialist doctors and industry best practices.
Different types of IVF procedures followed in india
The IVF procedure depends on the patient’s age and medical history. The fertility specialist carries out the infertility assessment of each couple meticulously. It is of paramount importance that both the partners visit the infertility clinics.
Some of the pre-requisites adopted by experienced doctors for determining the fertility of the couple include:
- Ultrasound sonography of the female patient’s pelvic organs to visualize the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina.
- Diagnostic tests carried out on the female patient include tests of the female hormones like AmH (Anti- Müllerian Hormone), TSH (Thyroid secreting hormone), and Prolactin.
- To determine the sperm count and motility, the male patient’s semen analysis & blood tests (testosterone levels) are carried out.
Fertility treatments often include medications that help with hormones and ovulation, sometimes combined with minor surgical procedures. In addition, to improve the success rate underlying medical issues and lifestyle changes are also addressed during the fertility treatment
Depending on the pre-requisite plan suggested by the doctors and the complete physical examination carried out in the fertility clinics, one of the following treatment plans is usually pursued:
- IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) – Healthy sperm is collected and inserted directly into the female patient’s uterus when she is ovulating.
- ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection)- the injection of a single sperm directly into a female patient’s mature egg. It is the most common and successful treatment for male infertility, as the sperm is given extra assistance.
- IVF (In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)- Eggs are taken from the patient’s ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab, where they develop into embryos. Then a doctor puts the embryos into the patient’s uterus. It is suitable for a wide variety of fertility issues.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most common form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). IVF includes fertility treatments that handle both a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm.
ART a blessing for couples
This is a heart-rending story of one such couple from Bangladesh. The couple had dreams of starting a family for some years. Bangladesh suffers from an overly- centralized health system and low maintenance of health facilities and medical equipment. The couple was actively looking for other options and their research led them to India. India’s success stories in gynecology, along with quality treatment from eminent doctors at affordable prices is what attracted them the most.
Moreover, India offers quality care of fertility services that are at par with the US and Europe. In addition, the cost of IVF in India is less compared (USD 3500) to that in the US and Europe. Plus, the proximity and good connectivity played a vital role in their decision making.
Keeping all these factors in mind, the couple from Bangladesh contacted my-healthconnect online. my-healthconnect understood the couple’s case history. Based on their preference, my-healthconnect recommended Hegde Hospital for treatment.
Thanks to Dr.Vandana Hegde and her team – The treatment had a successful outcome, and the couple awaits their twins’ arrival now!!
Hear their beautiful experience in this video:
Note: ART pregnancies are more likely to result in multiple-infant births (twins/triplets) than pregnancies resulting from natural conception as sometimes more than one embryo may be transferred.
Future of IVF in India
India is the preferred destination for IVF for couples facing infertility issues. India’s popularity is due to the many benefits the country offers. A vast choice of world-class fertility centers with modern techniques and procedures, qualified specialists, and low cost. In addition, most centers have a great success ratio that makes India the go-to destination for couples opting for IVF treatment.
Gynecology Specialists Speak
Dr. Savita Mehendale, Faridabad
“IVF is a boon for couples struggling with infertility. With IVF chances of conception and having a healthy baby is high.It has become a very reliable process over the years”.
Dr. Veena Puranik, Hyderabad
“I would recommend IVF to couples who are childless for a long time or couples who have late marriages and are unable to conceive naturally”.
Dr. Mridul Dewaikar, Maharashtra
“IVF is now becoming an acceptable norm that is safe for healthy couples. We are seeing a positive attitude of patients towards undergoing IVF and the acceptance level has increased”.
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