Assisted Pregnancy (In Vitro Fertilization)

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedure wherein the process of fertilization is done manually by combining an ovum & sperm in a laboratory dish. The fertilized egg is then transferred as an embryo to the uterus. The process involves monitoring & stimulating the patient’s ovulation process, removing the egg from the woman’s ovary, & subsequently allowing the sperm to fertilize it in a liquid medium in the laboratory. A zygote or the fertilized ovum is then cultured for 2-6 days in a healthy medium before being implanted in the same or another female uterus. The intent is to establish a successful pregnancy in cases of difficulty in fertilization by the normal process. The cost of IVF treatments in India are affordable & of high quality compared to the rest of the world. Fertility treatments & fertility clinics in India are affordable & display exceptional standards & good success rates to help you overcome a variety of issues with reproduction.

What is Assisted Reproductive Technology?

ART or Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures are nowadays commonly utilized to achieve pregnancy in most cases of infertility among couples. Also known as fertility treatments, it also includes reproductive endocrinology alongside infertility. ART in fact bypasses the normal process of sexual intercourse either through fertilization of oocytes in labor by artificial insemination to achieve pregnancy. Some common ART procedures presently in practice apart from fertility medication include IVF or In Vitro Fertilization, IUI or Intrauterine Insemination, ICSI or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, GIFT or Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer & Embryo Cryopreservation. Sperm & Egg donors are also used when either partner is suffering from functional disorders.

General Causes of Infertility

IVF is useful if both fallopian tubes are either absent or blocked due to surgery, tubal pregnancy or infection & Endometriosis reduced sperm count or motility. IVF can be safely performed for counts more than 5 million/ml. IVF is also ideal for couples whose investigations have proved normal but are still unable to conceive in spite of routine treatments. Success rates of IVF in India are about 20% to 30% which compare with the leading units around the world. IVF cost in India is also comparatively much less than what you would have to pay for similar procedures in another country.

Cost of Assisted Reproductive Technology in India

India is a specialist destination for Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures. ART cost in India are affordable & just a fraction of what you normally pay in the western developed countries. Offering high-tech medical solutions to a large variety of healthcare problems, it is no wonder that India is one of the most favored global health care destinations today. Cost for IUI treatment, IVF, laser assisted hatching, egg freezing & frozen embryo transfer in India are down-to-earth when compared to similar procedures in the west.

TRAVCURE (ART) Fertility Treatments

Travcure provides outstanding Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures in the best hospitals for ART in India. Our 24X7 assistance alongside call & electronic mail services are one of the best you can rely upon. We are associated with the best ART specialists who are top experts in fertility treatments. We ensure you receive transparent, high-quality, seamless, affordable & hassle-free extensive range of ART treatments to overcome all kinds of medical problems concerned with reproduction. Tied up with some of the best fertility solutions providers in the country like Rotunda Fertility Clinic, Bournhall Fertility Center & Fortis Bloom IVF Center, success rates of fertility treatments passed on by TRAVCURE packages are unmatched by competitors.

In-Vitro-Fertilization – IVF Procedure

Commonly known as the famed ‘Test Tube Baby’, IVF or In Vitro Fertilization is the process of letting fertilization of male & the female gametes take place outside the female body to be later planted inside uterus. The six important sequential steps of IVF in Assisted Pregnancy include monitoring development & ripening of eggs in ovaries followed by collection of ova. Obtaining sperm is the next step which is required for fertilizing ovum with sperm in laboratory. Fertilized eggs are subsequently cultured in laboratory for rapid embryo growth. Lastly, this embryo is transferred into uterus. Patients can run multiple IVF cycles so as to achieve goals. IVF success rates in India are exceptional & one of the best in the world.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is also known as Artificial Insemination (AI). This is deliberate attempt to introduce sperm into female cervix or uterus for purpose of achieving pregnancy without intercourse, quite similar to what is common practice in animal breeding. IUI procedure is an assisted reproductive technology fertility treatment designed for humans. The prime beneficiaries of Artificial Insemination are couples suffering from male infertility, single women & lesbian couples. IUI is invasive & expensive requiring professional assistance.

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)

GIFT is an assisted reproductive technique directed against infertility. This process involves removing eggs from the female ovary & replacing it with the fallopian tube along with the male sperm. It takes about 4-6 weeks for a GIFT cycle to complete. The woman is first required to take fertility drug which stimulates egg production. Subsequently, the patient is monitored by doctors for mature growth of ovarian follicles. Eggs are subsequently harvested & mixed with male sperm before being placed back into female fallopian tubes using laparoscope. The woman is however required to have at least one normal functioning fallopian tube to access GIFT.

Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

ICSI Infertility Treatment is an assisted pregnancy procedure where a single sperm is directly injected into the egg. ICSI is commonly used to overcome male fertility issues & occasionally in cases of sperm donation.

Donor Egg Program

This women infertility treatment process involves women donating eggs for purpose of assisted reproduction. Quite often unfertilized eggs are frozen & stored to be used later. This process usually includes third party assistance for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Need for Donor Egg Program arises when females cannot have genetic children due to their own eggs inability to generate viable pregnancy. Other factors provoking egg donation include advanced reproductive age, early onset of menopause, absence of ovaries, & damaged or surgically removed female reproductive organs. Genetic disorder is another indication for couples to opt Donor Egg Program.

Embryo Donation Program

This is another type of third-party reproductive assistance which involves giving remaining embryos of a couple after IVF to another person for implantation. Embryo Donation is followed by placing donor embryos into recipient female uterus so as to facilitate pregnancy & childbirth. Resulting offspring is considered child of the woman who carries & gives birth, & not of the donor. Donations are quite often handled on anonymous basis where active parties are unknown to each other.

Embryo Cryopreservation

Embryo Cryopreservation process involves preservation at sub-zero temperatures. This technique is very useful for leftover embryos usually after completing a cycle of IVF. It can also be helpful when patients fail to conceive at the first attempt without having to go through another full cycle of IVF. Normally utilized as a component of IVF, main techniques adopted for Embryo Cryopreservation include vitrification or slow programmable freezing (SPF).

Assisted Hatching

This is a scientific technique utilized in IVF primarily designed to improve implantation of embryos in female uterine lining by creating opening through which embryonic cells hatch out. All embryos must essentially hatch out of their outer shell called ‘zona pellucida’ for pregnancy to occur. Embryos with thicker shells decrease its ability to hatch so as to implant successfully. Usually women over 37 years of age are found to have tendency to produce to produce eggs with thicker or harder shells. Since hatching of eggs is so important to pregnancy, this process of Assisted Hatching is applied in IVF procedures to attain desired results.

Sperm Banking

Involving semen cryopreservation, Sperm Banking is a facility & procedure for preserving sperm cells. With help of this process sperms can be preserved & successfully used after indefinite periods of time. The longest successful reported storage of sperm is reported to be 21 years till now. This program can be ideally used by men undergoing treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy or vasectomy. Semen is normally frozen using the slow programmable freezing (SPF) method or the new flash-freezing procedure also known as vitrification. Donor sperm program are also a part of services provided by TRAVCURE.

Uterine Polypectomy

The polyps can be benign or precancerous & can result in abnormal bleeding or postmenopausal bleeding. Growth of Polyps inside the endometrium is a cause of apprehension for many young “want- to-be-moms”. The size can vary from millimetres to the size of a golf ball or ever bigger. Polyps are resected with the help of a hysteroscope & a loop wire. If the polyps are tenacious & symptomatic then complete removal of womb is recommended.

Surrogacy Services in India

Surrogacy process involves an agreement with a third party intending to carry a pregnancy for intended parents. Two types of surrogacy packages are mainly available, traditional surrogacy & gestational surrogacy. Gestational surrogacy involves the transfer of embryo created through IVF where the resulting child is in no way genetically related to the surrogate mother. Gestational surrogates are also known as gestational carriers. Traditional surrogacy on the contrary genetically involves the surrogate mother criteria. Artificially or naturally, surrogates are impregnated whereby the resulting child is genetically related. It is likely that monetary compensation may or may not be involved in these transactions. However, the cost of surrogacy in India is reasonable unlike the exorbitant prices demanded in developed countries.

Fertility Tourism in India

Mostly applied in terms of surrogacy, India is a main global destination for surrogacy of Fertility Tourism. Commercial surrogacy in India is quite popular especially among intending parents coming from industrialized nations. Sophisticated Indian clinics & relative low costs could be a driving factor promoting fertility tourism in this region. Moreover, Indian surrogacy laws are flexible & permit commercial surrogacy to be practiced.


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