Know about IVF

What is IVF (in vitro fertilization) / test tube baby?

IVF (test tube baby) is a type of treatment which helps couples to conceive. With the latest techniques in IVF, almost all couples can have children by some type of treatment.

When was IVF treatment started?
IVF (in vitro fertilisation) was pioneered in the 1980’s by Dr. Edward and Dr. Steptoe, and it has come a long way since then. IVF is among the most successful infertility treatments and gives good successful results. 

Who are the people who should get IVF treatment done?
IVF is useful for patients with blocked fallopian tubes, pelvic adhesions, previously ligated fallopian tubes, endometriosis, advanced age of the female partner, multiple failed IUI’s, unexplained infertility and male factor infertility. 

What is the process of IVF?
IVF treatment starts once the periods arrive. The wife is given injections for 8 to 10 days, which she can take wherever she is staying. She will need to come and meet the Doctor every few days for Ultrasound to see how her eggs are growing.
Once the eggs are ready, she is admitted to the hospital for 3 hours where she is given general anaesthesia (painless technique) and all her eggs are collected transvaginally. This technique ensures that there is no cut anywhere on her body. These eggs are then fertilised with the husbands sperm and cultured for 3 to 5 days after which embryos are put back into her body in the uterus.
What is the total duration of stay for the IVF treatment?
Total duration of stay is between 18 to 22 days.
What is ICSI treatment?
With ICSI (intra cytoplasmic sperm injection), men who have very low sperm count or very poor motility can have their own biological children. Even men who have no sperms in their ejaculate but do have sperms in their testis can have their biological children after procedures like TESE, PESA. The mature or immature sperms taken out of the testis using TESE, PESA are then used in ICSI to fertilise the eggs.

What is donor egg IVF treatment?
Donor egg IVF is a type of IVF treatment for women who do not have any eggs left in their bodies (premature ovarian failure). They can borrow healthy and young eggs from young women for their IVF. Donor egg IVF is also very useful for women with advanced age, recurrent IVF failures and for those women with inherited genetic disorders.

What is Donor Sperm IUI or IVF
This is done for men who do not have any sperms in their testis. It is also used for men who have genetic inheritance disorders which they do not want to get transmittted to their children. Here sperms are procured from Sperm Banks, after matching the donors blood group, racial origin, height, hair, skin and eye color etc.

What is Surrogacy treatment?
Surrogacy is an option for those women who have severe damaged or undeveloped uterus. It is also very helpful for those women who are medically unfit (heart/ liver/ lung disorders etc) to carry their own pregnancy for nine months. Surrogacy can also be done for women with multiple IVF failures.

With so many different types of treatments available for various possible disorders, most couples are able to realise their dreams of having a baby using IVF with Dr. Richa Katiyar

Dr. Richa Katiyar is an IVF Specialist in Delhi. After doing her MD in Gynaecology from AIIMS, the topmost Institute in India, Dr. Richa went for her Infertility training to Germany. She specializes in second opinions. Dr. Richa likes to give personal attention to each and every patient and that is one reason she never takes more patients than she can accomodate. You will never be put in a batch with other women as every woman is different and each case unique. 
She has a more than a decade of experience in the field of Infertility and IVF, and has helped many hundreds of both Indian and International patients conceive.You may contact her for a first or second opinion at any time by writing to her
Clinic Address-
Sector D, Pocket 2/ 2482,
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi- 110070