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IUI - How This Process Is Helpful For You?

Motherhood 90% (81 ratings)
Speciality Birthing Care
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
IUI - How This Process Is Helpful For You?

Intra uterine insemination is a common fertility treatment which involves positioning a sperm within the woman’s uterus in order to help it fertilize. The primary objective of this treatment is to surge the number of sperms that are supposed to reach the fallopian tubes for multiplying the chance of fertilization. It offers an advantage to the sperms by minimizing its area of traversal, but the sperm must reach the eggs for fertilizing the ovum on its own. It is a minimally invasive method and much lesser expensive when compared to in vitro fertilization.

When do the doctors recommend intra uterine insemination?
The most common reason behind opting for intra uterine insemination is decreased sperm mobility and low sperm count. But there are various other reasons why gynecologists recommend this treatment and these include unexplained infertility, cervical scar tissues from past operations, cervical mucus problems, ejaculation dysfunction and several others.
On the other hand, intra uterine insemination is not recommended for women with conditions of pelvic infections, moderate to severe endometriosis and women with acute problems in the fallopian tubes.

How does the process of intra uterine insemination work?

  • Before opting for the intra uterine insemination, doctors may recommend ovulation stimulating medicines which require careful monitoring of the eggs to determine when they are mature. The intra uterine insemination will be done between 24 and 36 hours after the rise in LH hormones which indicates high chances of ovulation.
  • A semen sample is separated from the semen, and then the sperm is inserted directly into the uterus with the help of a catheter. This procedure improves the positioning of sperm cells into the uterus which, in turn, increases the chances of conception.
  • The whole procedure takes about a couple of minutes and gives only minimal discomfort. Then the doctors closely monitor your signs and symptoms of pregnancy. In most cases, there is minimal risk of infection after the intra uterine insemination. Also, women who take fertility medications while having IUI also have chances to become pregnant with multiples.

What is the success rate of intra uterine insemination?
The success of intra uterine insemination depends on a host of factors. If a couple chooses to opt for this treatment every month, the chances of successful pregnancy are increased by 20 percent per cycle. But factors like age of the woman, use of fertility drugs, and the reason behind infertility play a critical role.

Since intra uterine insemination is a cheaper process compared to in vitro fertilization, the success rate of this procedure can sometimes be lower than the latter. It however in most cases gives good results. So, if you are interested in this treatment, you must consult with an expert gynaecologist for discussing your options.

Top 10 IVF Centers In Delhi

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 89% (52 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top 10 IVF Centers In Delhi

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has been a technology in blessing to many couples who previously faced the problems associated with infertility. Parents suffering from infertility problems due to various reasons like blocked fallopian tubes, ovulation disorders, uterus fibroids, male factor infertility etc. can opt an alternative assisted reproductive technology known as In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) wherein the fertilization is carried out by extracting an egg from female ovary and sperm from a male sample in a dish in a laboratory under proper experimental conditions.

After fertilization of the egg and the sperm, the embryo is planted into the uterus of the recipient women. There major types of IVF are gamete intra-fallopian transfer technology and zygote intra-fallopian transfer. The choice of the type depends on the patient conditions. 

There are certain risks associated with the in-vitro fertilization technology which may include stress, procedural complications like anesthesia, egg retrieval process, miscarriages etc. It is thus essential that patients opt the clinics that are experienced and give priority to proper procedurals quality and ensure safety while undergoing treatment procedures. It is also advised that patients ask for detailed information related to the procedure and then make up their decision.

Here is the list of the top 10 IVF Centre’s in Delhi

1. Fortis India IVF Clinic

Fortis India IVF clinic is a reputed facility which is highly recommended by the successful patients who have undergone the IVF treatment. The Clinic is well equipped with the latest medical diagnostic and treatment tools and houses experienced and qualified specialist so that the success rates for the IVF treatment is high. The clinic offers medical care from laparoscopic surgeons to infertility specialist.

The goal of the center is to provide the best healthcare solution and patient welfare through the dedicated support of their experienced specialist and technology. Due to the high success rate of the IVF specialist at the center the clinic is highly recommended for such treatments. 

Location: Vasant Kunj

2. Indogulf Hospital

The Indogulf Hospital offers a reputed one-stop infertility and assisted reproduction clinic to the couples who are undergoing treatment to overcome their infertility issues. The center is a blend of people, technology, specialties, experience, and process so as to provide a proper care for all issues to overcome infertility.

The clinic has a good success rate and provides evidence-based fertility solutions. It depends on its dedicated team effort of embryologists, Para-medical staff, anthologist and technical staff to provide a proper care solution to its patients.

 Location: Sector-19 Noida

3. FSIVF & Research Center

FSIVF and Research Center is one amongst the top fertility treatment medical center which provides fertility solutions based on the cause of the patients. Over the years the medical clinic at FSIVF has proven its success rates through its dedicated teamwork and world-class medical technologies. The center provides various IVF treatments, Laparoscopy, Artificial Insemination Treatment, Ovulation Induction Treatment etc. Apart from world-class technology and experienced expertise the center provides psychological support to its patients thus giving a personalized care to its patients. 

Location: Azadpur

4. Gaudium IVF & Gynac Solution

Gaudium IVF with an ambition to bring in joy to the families across the world is one amongst the top IVF medical clinics in the Delhi region. It is a government-approved medical clinic for advanced fertility treatment and has nine different centers across the Northern region of the country. The Gaudium IVF & Gynac Solution is specialized in IVF technology and has an integration of technology, expertise, and personalized care.

The success rate of the fertility is very good and thus the center has been applauded through numerous awards. The center provides IVF fertilization treatment, intrauterine insemination treatment, Egg donation and Surrogacy services all at affordable costs.

 Location: Chander Nagar, Janakpuri West, Delhi

5. SCI IVF Hospital 

SCI IVF Hospital is the leading IVF facility in the south Delhi. Under the esteemed visionary leadership of Dr. Vishal Dutt, the center has been able to be in happiness in the lives of various couples across the country. The Centre is known for its quality services, experienced doctors, and cleanliness.

The laboratory has all the needed advanced equipment’s so as to provide the best outcomes for its patients even with complexity in their cases. The major treatments offered by the centre are In -Vitro Fertilization, Assisted Hatching, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, Pre-implantation Screening etc. 

Location: Kailash Colony, Delhi

6. Elixir Fertility Centre

Elixir IVF Center is an incredible and experienced association of IVF pro and embryologists, who can offer you the present most progressive and compelling strategies in IVF treatment. The centre is famous for its world-class treatment services and transparency in services.

The centre provides personalized services with quality at affordable rates. With highly trained expertise from Germany and Singapore and with its cutting-edge technology, the centre has proven its quality through high success rates.

 Location: Gujranwala Town

7. Bliss & Bless Women's Health Clinic

A blend of state –of the art- facility, cutting-edge technology, and qualified health care Gynaecologist the Dr.Jain's-Bliss & Bless Women's Health Clinic provides excellent IVF and fertility services to their patients. The Clinic aims to bring in proper treatment solutions to their patients at right time and at affordable rates. 

Location: Mehrauli, Delhi

8. Dynamic Fertility and IVF Centre

Dynamic Fertility and IVF Centre has been recognized as one of the top IVF centre in the Delhi. This centre has served to nearly 10,000 and above patients since its operations from 2010. The center medical experts look into the root cause of infertility and then direct the course in accordance to it. It takes utmost priority to provide the best services and with full dedication to satisfying the patient needs.

 Location: South Extension Part - I, Near McDonalds Delhi

9. MI Heart & Women's Health Care Clinic and Diagnostic Centre

MI Heart & Women's Health Care Clinic and Diagnostic Centre offer various treatments like fertility advice, female reproductive problems, and IVF treatments at affordable rates and in a trustworthy manner. Each patient is given a special personalized care so as to overcome the stress during the treatment and with experience and best advice have a joyful life ahead. 

Location: Sarita Vihar

10. Akanksha IVF Centre

Akanksha IVF Centre aims to provide happiness to the patients suffering from infertility through its dedicated expertise and advanced technology in the best, transparent and stress-free manner. It provides services like intracytoplasmic sperm injection, intrauterine insemination, IVF and Surrogacy at affordable rates and in a personalized manner. Through its dedication, the centre has achieved a high success rate of fertilization. 

Location: Janakpuri

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How To Manage PCOD And Try Achieve Conception?

Dr. Sharmila Majumdar 97% (1625 ratings)
MS Human Sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (Behaviour Modification), Certified In Treatment of Resistant Depression, Certificate course to be Sexuality Educator
Sexologist, Hyderabad
How To Manage PCOD And Try Achieve Conception?

Having irregular bleeding while trying to have a healthy sex life can be stressful, because you never know when you're going to have bleedingWomen with pcos shouldn't be afraid to seek help if they're having trouble with their sex lives.Most women with pcos only seek out medical or psychological help if they're trying to conceive.

Pcos is a complex female health issue. It consists of many different health concerns and risks. If permanent diet and lifestyle changes are implemented, these risks and health issues may become obsolete. There are many ways to support the proper health of a woman's body that is dealing with pcos.

Important key tips-

1. Make sure your doctor performs the correct tests and you get a proper diagnosis.
2. Follow a pcos specific diet to help decrease insulin resistance, balance weight, and improve estrogen metabolism.
3. Promote hormonal balance and support regular ovulation through supportive herbs and supplements.
4. Support a proper inflammatory response.
5. Stick to your plan, believe in yourself, only you have the ability to change your circumstances! and quite likely conceive your bundle of joy.

How to manage pcod to achieve pregnancy? 

Infertility is one of the most stressing factors in women`s life and it may influence their satisfaction and quality of life . In our study all the patients were infertile which may have impaired their sexual function that could justify the high prevalence we found. The majority of our patients had menstrual irregularities which reveals their hormonal disturbances.Pcos patients markedly suffer from sexual dysfunction as comorbidity. It seems appropriate to screen all pcos patients for sexual function.

When women with pcos are trying to have a baby, intimacy can go from" the joy of sex to the job of sex" since conceiving can often involve scheduling sex during the times they're most fertile.Women also might be taking fertility medication that can affect their libido.

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Infertility In Men & Women - How Is It Becoming A Common Issue?

DNB(OBG), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Infertility In Men & Women - How Is It Becoming A Common Issue?

Infertility is a medical condition in which the patient fails to conceive after one year of having unprotected sex. It is advisable that women who are above 35 years of age and often experience irregular menstrual cycles should consult a doctor on being unable to conceive within six months.

Is infertility a common issue?
Infertility has become a common problem for the new age women. Sedentary lifestyle and stress are believed to hamper the fertility of women nowadays. According to a report, about 6 percent women in US in the age group 15-44 years are infertile.

Infertility: It’s not just a woman’s problem
Infertility is not an issue with only women. Both, men and women can be infertile or are responsible for the condition. The process of reproduction requires mutual co-operation from both sexes. Therefore, they can together contribute towards infertility as well. It is wrong to blame the woman only. According to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth data, it has been found that about 7.5 % men in the age group of 18-45 years (who have has sexual exposure) visited infertility clinics at least once in their lifetime. Of these men, about 18% were affected with male-related infertility issues.

Infertility in men: Men can suffer from infertility due to various factors. The infertility can be detected by analysis of the semen. A doctor can evaluate the concentration of the semen or determine the sperm count, the mobility of the sperm and its shape or morphology. These are important for fertility. Semen analysis can be hampered due to the following conditions:

1. Varioceles - The veins on the man’s testicles are unnaturally large and leads to overheating of the sperms
2. Diseases like diabetes, cystic fibrosis, trauma and infection.
3. Unhealthy lifestyle
4. Environmental toxins

 

Infertility in women: Women must have proper functioning of the reproductive organs to become fertile. The fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus must be physically and physiologically fit for getting pregnant. A woman may get infertile due to following reasons:
1. Irregular periods that suggests the woman is not ovulating properly.
2. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
3. Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) or excessive physical or emotional stress causing missed periods
4. Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) or inability of the ovary to produce sufficient eggs
5. Premature ovarian insufficiency: The ovary stops functioning properly before 40 years of age
6. Blocked, swollen or open fallopian tubes
7. Menopause

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - How It Affects Fertility?

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellowship In Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - How It Affects Fertility?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a number of fluid filled sacs or cysts grow in the ovaries. This leads to an imbalance in the reproductive hormones of the woman, causing an increase in male hormones, especially testosterone. These cysts are immature follicles which fail to rupture and release the containing egg inside during the menstrual cycle. This lack of ovulation leads to altered levels of estrogen, progesterone, follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, which in turn causes disruptions in the menstrual cycle leading to irregular or absent periods.

Some of the most common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome are:

  1. Irregular menstrual cycle – including infrequent periods or absent periods (called amenorrhea) or excessively heavy periods.
  2. Hirtruism – Excessive hair growth on the face and body
  3. Severe or persistent acne
  4. Weight gain and obesity
  5. Patches of thick, dark skin on the body
  6. Infertility

Women with PCOS are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, mood disorders and most commonly, infertility and pregnancy complications.

PCOS has been found to be the leading cause of infertility in women, and can often go undetected. PCOS can adversely affect a woman’s fertility due to a number of reasons:

 

Hormonal imbalances
PCOS disrupts the normal levels of hormones like estrogen and progesterone in the body and increases the levels of androgens or male hormones in the body. This leads to irregular and unpredictable periods, which make it difficult for women to get pregnant. Also, imbalance in hormones can lead to the uterine lining not being formed properly, which prevents implantation.

Problems with ovulation
Hormonal imbalances prevent the eggs contained in the ovary from maturing and being released into the fallopian tubes. As a result, they remain as immature follicles inside the ovaries instead of being available for fertilisation by male sperm. This makes it difficult to get pregnant.

Women with PCOS not only have problems getting pregnant, but may suffer from greater risk of complications during pregnancy such as miscarriages, premature births, high blood pressure during pregnancy, and multiple births.

Even though PCOS can have negative effects on the fertility of a woman, it can be treated and controlled using medication and lifestyle changes including diet and exercise. Further, infertility treatments can also help in cases where PCOS medication does not resolve the problem. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Successful Is Frozen Embryo Transfer?

Indira Ivf 88% (31 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Agra
How Successful Is Frozen Embryo Transfer?

Women are not really sure about frozen embryos’ ability to result in pregnancy. Ironically, the success of Frozen Embryo Transfer has dramatically improved over the last few years. In the days gone by, the chance of women getting pregnant through the use of frozen embryos seemed to be on the lower side compared to that from the transfer of fresh embryos. Recent data related to this suggests that this is no longer the case.

Reasons behind the low success rate of frozen embryo transfer in the past
Previously during the frozen embryo transfer process, the embryos which had to get frozen were the ones that did not get chosen for the fresh embryo transfer initially. The reason being that the embryologist had gone ahead to choose the best possible embryos for getting them transferred initially. As far as the fresh embryo transfer is concerned, quality of embryo has got a major effect on the chance of a woman getting pregnant. On the other hand, if quality of embryos frozen is not good, the rate of survival after it gets thawed along with the rate of pregnancy would be on the lower side.

The second important reason is the amount of embryos that got transferred. Let us consider a couple who produce four very good quality embryos. Two of them are transferred during fresh In Vitro Fertilization Process and the remaining two are frozen. This leads to pregnancy and the woman gives birth to a baby. Later on, the couple once again decides to go for pregnancy by using the frozen embryos. Though only one embryo survives after getting thawed. The frozen embryo transfer is that of a single embryo. The success rate of a frozen embryo transfer through a single embryo is always going to be on the lower side than what it will be when multiple embryo transfer is involved.

Finally the method of freezing embryos has seen a sea change quite a number of years ago. Nowadays the freezing of embryos takes place by a fast method, known as vitrification. This process has got a much better survival rate when embryos get thawed along with good rates of pregnancy when those particular embryos are transferred in a much better manner.

Studies about high success rate of frozen embryo transfer
There have been studies performed in women, who have had quite a vigorous stimulation of their ovaries and were considered to be at high risk for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. The physicians took the decision of skipping the process of embryo transfer and instead go ahead to freeze all the embryos for use at a later stage.

This tends to significantly decrease the risk of having serious Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome along with decrease in complications. Other cases involved, physicians deciding to move on with a fresh embryo transfer depite the risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. In both the scenarios the couples have quite a large number of embryos and the embryos selected for transfer were the best embryos.

The studies have shown no difference in the rates of pregnancy between fresh or frozen embryos or for that matter higher rate of pregnancy with frozen embryos. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Struggling To Get Pregnant - Is It Time To Consult A Fertility Doctor?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Struggling To Get Pregnant - Is It Time To Consult A Fertility Doctor?

The news of pregnancy can be one of the best news in a couple’s lifetime. However, where this news does not arrive, it can turn very stressful. Whatever the reasons, if a couple has been trying to have a baby and are not able to, it can be very strenuous. However, statistics reveal that most couples take four to six months to conceive. Some couples even take up to two years.

Lifestyles are changing and there are a lot of factors, which determine the ability of a couple to conceive. There could be issues with either of the couple, and sometimes it might not even be an actual issue, but only psychological barriers hampering the health of the relationship.

Some common conditions that can contribute to the couple not conceiving include endometriosis, ovarian issues, polycystic ovaries, hormonal imbalances, medical illnesses, etc. A few common remedies can be tried first, before reaching out for professional help.

  1. Using lubricants without spermicide topical agents may be used, but some of them could contain chemicals, which are spermicides and reduce the sperm count. This needs to be ruled out before investigating the cause for infertility.
  2. Vitamin B6 helps in the luteal phase, which is from the time of ovulation to menstruation. Zinc also plays a vital role in pregnancy and conception, and so it is advisable to take these supplements when trying to get pregnant.
  3. Weight management, quit smoking, improved hydration, general detoxification, dietary changes, adequate hours of sleep are some changes that can immensely benefit.
  4. An ovulation predictor kit and trying to conceive around that time also increases chances of conception.
  5. For a woman who is 35 years or younger, conception should happen in about four to six months’ time. If not, it is time to see a doctor to see what is preventing pregnancy.

Some of the other conditions, which would require a visit to the doctor are as follows:

  1. Consumption of regular asthma medications
  2. Diabetic patients
  3. Epilepsy patients
  4. Chronic smoker
  5. Underweight or overweight women
  6. Diagnosed endometriosis
  7. History of polycystic ovaries
  8. Fibroids
  9. History of irregular periods or other menstrual disorders
  10. History of thyroid disease, especially hypothyroidism, which is one of the main contributing reasons for infertility. Quite often, treating the thyroid levels can lead to pregnancy
  11. History of sexually transmitted disease like chlamydia
  12. History of sexual hormonal imbalance
  13. History of prolonged use of birth control pills

If there is no underlying medical issue, it will happen, don’t be anxious.

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Infertility In Women - A Major Cause of Concern!

Dr. K S Anamika 91% (320 ratings)
Advanced Infertility, MIS TRAINING, FICMCH, PGDS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Masters in Reproductive Medicine(UK)
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Infertility In Women - A Major Cause of Concern!

Infertility refers to being able to get pregnant after one year of trying. Women who can get pregnant but are unable to stay pregnant are also termed as infertile. Ovulatory disorders are one of the most common reasons why women are unable to conceive and is presen in 30% of women suffering from infertility.

  1. Hormonal problems: Ovulation is linked with a complex balance of hormones and any disruption in the process can hinder ovulation. The disruption includes the fact that the ovaries are not producing normal follicles in which the eggs can mature. Ovulation is rare if the eggs are immature and there are no chances of fertilization. Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common disorder responsible for infertility. Malfunction of the hypothalamus leading to failure in triggering hormonal stimulus to ovaries for egg maturation leading to immature eggs and ovarian failure. Malfunction of the pituitary gland leading to imbalance in hormonal secretion thus causing disturbance in ovulation. This can occur due to physical injury, a tumour or a chemical imbalance in the pituitary.
  2. Scarred ovaries: Ovulation failure can also be due to a physical damage to the ovaries. Invasive surgeries involving ovarian cysts leads to damaging or scarring of capsule of the ovary to become due to which follicles cannot mature leading to disruption of ovulation.
  3. Premature menopause: Early menopause or premature menopause before the normal age means that the natural supply of eggs has been depleted. This is most common in extremely athletic women with a history of low body weight and extensive exercise.
  4. Follicle problems: Infertility is also caused due to non-ruptured follicle syndrome in which women who produce a normal follicle, with an egg inside of it, every month but the follicle fails to rupture. This leads to disruption of ovulation as the egg remains inside the ovary.
  5. Others: Treating female infertility by chemotherapy is next to premature ovarian failure by loss of primordial follicles. Sexually transmitted infections are a leading cause of infertility. Tobacco smoking is detrimental to the ovaries and the amount of damage is dependent upon the amount and length of time of exposure of smoke in the environment. Nicotine in cigarettes interfere with the body’s ability to create oestrogen, a hormone that regulates ovulation. In addition, blocked fallopian tubes due to pelvic inflammatory disease or surgery for an ectopic pregnancy also causes infertility. Infertility can also be due to physical problems with the uterus or fibroids of uterus where non-cancerous clumps of tissue and muscle on the walls of the uterus.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) - Cases Where It Is Beneficial!

Dr. Ruchi Malhotra 92% (447 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, DGO
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) - Cases Where It Is Beneficial!

Intrauterine insemination is a comparatively simpler treatment used for fertility purpose. It is performed without the use of any fertility drugs. In this procedure, the semen is transferred to the uterus by using a thin catheter after a special washing treatment.

There are various reasons which can contribute to the IUI treatment which are mentioned below:

Infertility of males: One of the most prominent reasons for undergoing this procedure is when a male produces low sperm count or have very low motility of sperms.

Presence of hostile cervical mucus

This type of mucus is inappropriate for becoming pregnant. It can occur due to the substance abuse where the adverse effects of drug consumption are prevalent such as infertility producing drugs, imbalance of hormones and other infections. Hostile mucus can be acidic, contain inflammatory cells or antibodies that can cause harm to sperms and may be excessively thick, dry or sticky in physical appearance.

When the sexual intercourse is painful
The complications such as the dryness of vagina, cysts in ovaries and endometriosis (where a female experiences severe pain and cramps during menstruation or ovulation), unusually tight hymen, any cancerous tissue, etc. can be the reasons that make it nearly impossible for her to get pregnant.

Risk factor
A woman is consuming any medications for fertility, and then there is a risk associated with respect to getting pregnant with multiples. The success rate of IUI is affected by several factors which are as following:

  • The success rate of IUI becomes 20% higher after performing this procedure each month regularly. But it is further affected by variables such as the cause of infertility, medications used for the same, etc.
  • IUI procedure is an invasive and cost-effective choice which makes it less successful than In vitro fertilization.
  • The pregnancy is 8 to 17 % successful when a combination of fertility drugs and IUI is used.
  • The success of this procedure also depends on the age and of the couple.


Hence you can always have a discussion with your medical health provider before opting for this procedure by keeping in mind the various factors, risk factors and cost involved. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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IVF - When Is The Right Time?

IVF - When Is The Right Time?

One of the major milestones in a woman’s life is the entry into motherhood. For most women, when this does not happen in the natural logical sequence of things, there is anxiety and lot of pressure from family and friends.

However, with advancements now, there are options like intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilisation (IUI and IVF) available, which can help increase the chances of conception and pregnancy. IVF is where the egg is retrieved from the woman’s womb, fertilised externally and then transplanted back into the uterus where it grows to full term. However, there are always unanswered questions like how long to wait before going for IVF, is it the right procedure for me, etc.

Read on to know to find answers to some of these.

  1. Maternal age: As a woman reaches 35 and a man reaches 40, the fertility rates drop significantly. The chances that a woman at 35 will conceive is about 20%, which goes down to 5% if the woman is 40. However, this rate can be significantly increased by using IVF. The quality of the egg would gradually deteriorate, and so if a woman is nearing 40, it is better to consider IVF as the ovarian reserve would be optimal with IVF.
  2. Failed intrauterine insemination: In couples who have problems with the sperm reaching the uterus, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is first attempted. However, if 3 or more attempts of fail, it is time to consider IVF.
  3. Duration of inability to conceive: While some couples conceive quite promptly in a month or two, most take about 6 to 8 months of unprotected sex to conceive. Therefore, IVF can be an option if you are failing to conceive even after a year. Less than a year, don’t fret. Take it easy and it might just do the trick.
  4. Medical health: Both the partner’s medical health should be taken into account. Lifestyle changes like smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse should be considered, which can account for poor sexual performance and therefore lead to an inability to conceive. Health conditions like diabetes and heart disease can also lead to infertility. Hypothyroidism in women is another thing that must be ruled out, as it often leads to an inability to conceive.
  5. Sexual problems with the partner: One of the first things to do before going for IVF is to check that the male does not have any issues. Be it erection issues or ejaculation issues or sperm issues, they need to be ruled out. Sperm quality, quantity, and motility have to be analysed, and if they are optimal, IVF can be considered.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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