India
    Top Indian Cities
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Lucknow
  • Pune
  • Ahmedabad
  • Chennai
  • Patna
  • Jaipur
  • Indore
  • Gurgaon
  • Surat
  • Bhopal
  • Nagpur
  • Varanasi
  • Noida
  • Kanpur
  • Ranchi
  • Amritsar
  • Udaipur
  • Ludhiana
  • Srinagar
  • Agra
  • Chandigarh
  • Allahabad
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Vadodara
  • Guwahati
  • Rajkot
  • Ghaziabad
  • Faridabad
    Top Global Cities
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Bangkok
  • Cebu City
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chittagong
  • Colombo
  • Depok
  • Dhaka
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Eldoret
  • Ipoh
  • Jakarta
  • Johor Bahru
  • Kathmandu
  • Khon Kaen
  • Kiev
  • Klang
  • Kota Damansara
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • London
  • Makati
  • Malacca
  • Manila
  • Minsk
  • Monroe
  • Nairobi
  • Odessa
  • Padang
  • Penang
  • Phnom Penh
  • Phuket
  • Quezon City
  • Selangor
  • Singapore
  • Tbilisi
    pink loader
    in vitro fertilisation (ivf)

    IVF Treatment - Benefits and Step by Step IVF procedure

    • 21307 views
    • 4.8   (6 Votes)
    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS on 18 Apr 2019 - Written by Dr. Asha Baxi - MS, FICOG, MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS

    IVF treatment is an assisted reproductive technology which helps a woman to conceive. IVF step by step includes the stimulation of ovaries, egg retrieval, egg fertilization with the sperm, embryo formation, implanting the embryo into the uterus of woman. Pregnancy test is taken after two weeks of implantation.

    Let’s Discuss in More Detail About How is IVF done step by step:

    What is IVF?

    IVF works differently on different patients, women undertaking IVF within the age group of 20-29 have more chances of getting pregnant as compared to women of age group from 30-35. The fertilized egg is then transferred to the uterus. The chances of pregnancy increase when more than one of the fertilized egg is implanted in your uterus. IVF process can be time-consuming and take up several months like a month or two to complete the entire process. (1)

    Fertility treatment, IVF and surrogacy, is a booming market in the India economy and according to some projections, overall investment in test tube baby treatment could be nearing to almost Rs. 500 crores. IVF is mostly attempted if less invasive or expensive options have failed or are unlikely to work. Individual procedures for IVF can cost between Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 40 lakh depending on individual treatments, use of fertility drugs and other sophisticated treatments such as embryo freezing, sperm or egg donation, or ICSI, with surrogacy being the most expensive one. However, the costs of having an IVF baby in India are still much lower compared to other countries in the world. Couples with low fertility levels may require either donor sperm or eggs or both. IVF becomes necessary when a woman comes across one or more of the following conditions: (2)

    What is ivf

    Other conditions that may require IVF treatment are:

    • Chronic illnesses
    • Abnormalities in reproductive system
    • Same-sex couples
    • Genetic disorders
    • Surrogacy

    IVF process on a step by step basis

    Step 1: Fertility Medications

    On the first day of your IVF treatment cycle, your fertility specialist will carry out certain test and ultrasound to examine the uterus and ovarian function and to see that the hormone levels are normal, among other procedures. In this stage, a woman receives fertility drugs in order to stimulate the production of eggs. (3)

    Step 2: Egg Retrieval

    The second step involves Egg retrieval that takes place around the 14th or 15th day of the menstrual cycle. Eggs are collected from the ovaries via a surgical suite where a thin needle is injected into the upper walls of the vagina and then into the ovary and finally into the follicles containing eggs. With the help of ultrasound, the fluid is gently removed from the follicles and eggs are removed and stored in an IVF incubator for fertilization. During this process, medication is provided to relieve the pain. (4)

    Step 3: Fertilization and Embryo Culture

    In the third stage, the fertility specialist keeps a regular check to ensure that the fertilized eggs are dividing and developing. The most active sperm is usually taken into consideration and mixed with the egg for a better result. The fertilized egg is then placed in an incubator where it is continually monitored to ensure that healthy embryos are developing. The fertilization process is usually assessed for a period of 16 to 18 hours and the embryo is ready for implantation after its healthy growth.

    Step 4: Embryo Transfer and Implantation process

    The final step of the IVF process is the transfer of the embryo to the woman's uterus. Usually, the most healthy embryos are selected for transfer. For this process, firstly a speculum/catheter is inserted into the uterus where embryos are transferred via a small plastic tube placed through the cervix into the uterine cavity. Soon after the IVF process, bed rest is usually suggested for one day. (7)

    IVF process is simple and painless for most women, although some women can experience mild cramping. After two weeks, if the IVF procedure is successful, the expectant mother is asked to get a pregnancy test done. If the expectant mother is tested positive for pregnancy, the doctor then prescribes certain foods and supplements, which are helpful during implantation. (5)

    Steps of IVF treatment

    Who can benefit from IVF?

    IVF is an effective treatment for treating many different causes of infertility. For those women who have been struggling to conceive for more than 6 months, IVF is the perfect treatment. Many women have been successful with the IVF treatment at all stages of their reproductive years using their own or donor eggs. The success rates of test tube baby are immense in India as compared to other countries, with some hospitals boasting success rates as high as 70%, among younger women in their 20s. IVF treatment in India offers a higher success rate for women in the age group of 20 -30 as compared to other treatments such as IUI. About 70% of women have increased chances of getting pregnant through IVF fertility treatments, and this often justifies the test tube baby cost. (6)

    IVF often offers hope where other methods have failed especially for those women who have been unsuccessful with different other fertility treatments, including fertility medications and IUI (intrauterine insemination) and people suffering from most types of infertility, including:

    • For a woman who has scarred, blocked, damaged or missing fallopian tubes, IVF is an excellent option. IVF process bypasses the role of fallopian tubes entirely and gives a more effective (and less invasive) alternative to surgical solutions. (8)
    • IVF can offer a wide range of options especially for patients who have been affected by endometrial scarring.
    • It is considered a highly effective treatment for infertility caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
    • IVF and ICSI are also applicable when a male has a low sperm count or issues with sperm quality.
    • It is also applicable when a woman produces unhealthy eggs to carry a pregnancy. The treatment can provide a way to have a baby even when the odds are stacked against you with the help of donors or a surrogate mother.
    • If patients suffer from certain kinds of genetic or for hereditary disorders pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) can be used as a specific screening process to ensure that only healthy embryos are implanted.
    • LGBT couples and single women who want to have a baby may turn to IVF to have a baby on their terms and their timescale.

    Who May Not Benefit from IVF?

    For women whose endometrial thickness is out of proportion may not get pregnant with this treatment. Women within the age group of 20-25 years are mostly benefited from this procedure as compared to those over the age of 37. The presence of any health condition on the part of the male partner, or abnormalities like fibroid tumors, abnormal hormone levels, ovarian dysfunction or uterine abnormalities can also result in lower chances of getting pregnant with IVF.

    If you are one of the couples struggling for parenthood or facing problems for a successful pregnancy, you can approach Elawoman for all your problems and queries to have complete guidance about IVF and surrogacy. We have a team of expert professionals who can provide you a one-stop solution for IVF Treatment plans, IUI process, surrogacy, and different other infertility treatment plans. To get information on IVF specialists and hospitals to reach us at +918929020600.

    Dr. Asha Baxi

    Written by

    MS, FICOG, MBBS, FRCOG
    Gynecologist
    Indore

    Dr. Asha Baxi is a renowned Infertility Specialist and Laparoscopy Surgeon based in Saket Nagar, Indore. She offers a wide range of services such as Infertility Evaluation/Treatment, In-Vitro Fertilization(IVF), Intrauterine Insemination(IUI), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection(ICSI), ART Consultant, Endoscopic Surgery, Donor Insemination Surrogacy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Endoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, Cervical Cerclage, Amniocentesis, Breast Cancer Screening, High-Risk Pregnancy Care etc. She is a proud recipient of Dr. Kumud Tamaskar Award from FOGSI that she got for her Research on Genital Tuberculosis In Infertility in the year 2008.
    She completed her MBBS and MS from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore in 1975 and 1984. In 1992, she obtained Fellowship off Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, London and Fellowship of Indian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ICOG) in 1987.
    Dr. Asha is an honored member of Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), Indian Fertility Society (IFS), Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopist (IAGE), and Indian Medical Association (IMA). She has presented Numerous Publications in National and International Journals In 2000 and was awarded Best Publication for FOGSI Journal in 2011. She is registered under 4345 of Madhya Pradesh Medical Council, 1982 for her vast expertise and contribution to the industry. She is presently practicing as an infertility specialist consultant at Disha Fertility and Surgical Centre.
    Disha Fertility and Surgical Center is an acclaimed Multi-Specialty Hospital in Saket Nagar, Indore. It provides benefits of scientific advancement to the couples who are childless and are struggling to conceive. Some of the facilities provided by the hospital are IUI, IVF, ICSI, Surrogacy, Embryo donation and Semen Banking. One of the most important features of the fertility center is that it provides almost all the facilities under one roof. Patients from all across the state visit the hospital to get the best and effective treatment at an affordable price. The various departments and rooms at the hospital are also spacious and well-furnished for the comfort of patients. Disha Fertility and Surgical Center is open from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm.

    SOURCES AND REFERENCES:

    more

    6 Comments

    user_img

    Shivani Gupta

    Hi Elawoman! You gave us the happiness which we desired for years. The IVF process and the IVF specialist you recommended did a very good job of helping us conceive. Thank you Elawoman for your generous support.

    Nov. 10, 2018, 8:37 p.m. 5.0

    user_img

    Gauri Dabral

    I was going through so much stress due to my infertility condition. During such a time I found Elawoman while I was browsing through the internet. Now, I am pregnant with a baby boy, I thank Elawoman for the services and the support they gave me.

    Nov. 3, 2018, 3:44 p.m. 4.5

    user_img

    Akash Sharma

    I'm very much impressed with the services provided by Elawoman. They provided me with the best IVF treatment center at a cost which I was willing to pay. Thank You.

    Oct. 30, 2018, 9:18 a.m. 4.5

    user_img

    Malika and Ashish Tyagi

    We never knew that IVF can help us conceive and we can have a child of our own. Once we contacted Elawoman, we knew we were in the right place. They really worked hard to provide us with the best fertility clinic at a reasonable cost and that too without any consultation charges. Thanks to Elawoman…

    Oct. 27, 2018, 12:45 p.m. 5.0

    user_img

    Pallavi Yadav

    Due to my abnormalities in the reproductive system, I was not able to carry a child. After many tries and treatments, me and my husband were about to give up on our dreams of having a family. To give it a last try we contacted Elawoman, who gave us the option to go for surrogacy. Our treatments are…

    Oct. 22, 2018, 10:14 a.m. 5.0

    user_img

    Gurmeet Kodi

    A woman has to undergo so much pain during IVF. It might be very painful when eggs are being retrieved from their ovaries. I genuinely feel that women are a way stronger than men. Only they can bear so much pain and agony to have their child. Hats off to them.

    Oct. 15, 2018, 1:10 p.m. 4.5

    View all comments

    Leave a Comment

    Rating

    Disclaimer

    The information displayed on this webpage covers general information on several medical conditions, fertility treatments, IVF ICSI, surrogacy procedure, home remedies, and their respective treatments. The exclusive purpose of the displayed information is for the sake of general understanding and it has been collected from open sources which heavily rely on research and laboratory tests. However, the information shared here should not be considered as a medical advice or an alternative to consultation with a registered medical practitioner or licensed healthcare professional.

    It is not advised to self-diagnose or treat any medical condition or disease following the information given in this article. We insist you to consult a registered practitioner and never try to replace their advice or discontinue treatment in between by relying solely on the information obtained. External links to different websites as well as videos given on the website serve the purpose of sharing knowledge only. Ela being an Independent Medical Information platform is neither responsible nor guarantees the authenticity, reliability, and accuracy of these videos and websites in any way. We do not intend the information displayed here to be used for a medical emergency, if you seek medical attention for yourself (or any other person with whom you want to share the information with), we advise you to directly get in touch with the hospital or the doctor.

    More From Author

    Surrogacy
    Top 9 Surrogacy Hospitals in Indore with Highest Success Rate

    Top 9 Surrogacy Hospitals in Indore with Highest Success Rate

    posted on 26 Apr 2019 4.8/ 5

    Top 9 Surrogacy hospitals in Indore with highest success rate such as Indore Infertility Clinic and CHL Hospital are well-known for excellent healthcare services in surr…

    Read More

    Related Article view all

    In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) - Process, Requirement, Success Rate, Risks and Cost

    In IVF treatment an egg is combined with sperm outside the body. It is suggested in cases of blocked tube/s, endometriosis and unexplained infertility. IVF risks include multifetal gestations and birth defects. The success rate of IVF is 1.5 in 5 and the average cost ranges from Rs. 2 to 5 lacs.

    Read More

    In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    IUI procedure vs IVF : Choosing the best infertility treatment for positive pregnancy

    IVF and IUI procedures are the top infertility treatments for infertile couples. IUI treatment is used in case of male infertility, unexplained fertility, and usage of donor sperms. IVF procedure is chosen when both the partners have infertility problems, presence of blocked fallopian tubes, and endometriosis.

    Read More

    In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    How to treat infertility after tubectomy operation - Tubal Ligation Reversal vs IVF

    It is possible to get pregnant after tubectomy operation with tubal ligation reversal vs IVF procedure. Couples think that whether tubal reversal or IVF is better for treating infertility issues. The tubal reversal and IVF pros and cons need to be considered before opting for any of them.

    Read More

    Trending Articles

    surrogacy
    surrogacy

    5 Best Surrogacy Doctors in India

    posted on 27 Dec 2018 4.5 / 5(1 Votes)

    Find the list of best surrogacy doctors in India who offers the best treatment with the highest success rate. The list has been categorized on the basis of doctors fame, experience, reviews, ratings, and cost. Dr. Mohit Saraogi from Saraogi Hospitals and IRIS IVF Centre and Dr. Kaberi Banerjee from Advanced Fertility Centre top the list of the best surrogacy doctors in India.

    Read More

    IVF
    ivf

    Best IVF Doctors in India with Highest Success Rates

    posted on 19 Dec 2018 4.7 / 5(3 Votes)

    Find here the list of best IVF doctors in India on the basis of Ratings, Success Rate, Services offered, IVF cost packages and available Facilities. Dr. Nisha Bhatnagar, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee and Dr. Anjali A Deval top the list of such IVF doctors in India due to their unique pricing system, popularity and high success rate.

    Read More

    surrogacy
    surrogacy

    Top Surrogacy Centres in India with Highest Success Rates

    posted on 20 Dec 2018 4.8 / 5(2 Votes)

    In this article we bring you the best Surrogacy Centres and clinics in India with Review Ratings, Cost Estimates, and Surrogacy Success Rate to help you make the best choice. Aveya IVF and Surrogacy Centre and Advanced Fertility and Surrogacy Centre tops the list of such surrogacy centres in India due to their low treatment costs, popularity and high success rates.

    Read More