In Vitro Fertilization-(IVF)
IVF Center in Hyderabad with Advanced Technology
Prasad Infertility Solutions IVF treatment center is one of the Best IVF Center in Hyderabad with Specialized procedures for infertility in men & women to improve the chances of conceiving. Here we have a high success rate in IVF treatment. In Prasad Infertility solutions we have an excellent team of nationally as well as internationally recognized IVF Specialists. We, being the Best Infertility Hospital in Hyderabad, treat patients with affordable cost and friendly environment. Treatment is done under experienced doctors. We have advanced solutions for every complicated infertility issue. From the past two decades, our chief doctor Dr. Suma Prasad, the Best Infertility Specialist in Hyderabad, is successfully dealing with infertility cases in Hyderabad.
1. Before Starting Treatment
When getting ready to take treatment, visit a doctor at Prasad Infertility Solutions to confirm that all tests have been done and to have any special aspect of treatment or recent changes explained and discussed. Screening tests will be checked and sometimes repeated.
Wife: Complete Hemogram, Blood Sugar, Hormone profile.
Husband: Blood sugar, Semen Analysis.
2. Start of the Treatment
Visit the doctor for a check-up on the second day of period between 9 am to 12 noon. It is preferable to make an appointment. If this day falls on a Sunday or a holiday; please contact the doctor for an appointment.
3. Ovarian Stimulation
Drugs are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce several eggs to increase the chances of pregnancy. Many different protocols are used and may be different from others. Doctors will advise regarding the drugs and their usage.
i) Long Protocol Women receiving the Long Protocol start injections on the 18th day of the previous cycle. She is asked to come to Prasad Infertility Solutions on the 2nd or 3rd day of her next period for starting the actual ovarian stimulation. Sonography and sometimes a blood test is done and the stimulation is then started.
ii) Antagonist Protocol Injections for ovarian stimulation are started from the 2nd day of the cycle. As compared to the long protocol, this requires fewer injections.
In both protocols, injections are to be taken at approximately the same time every day. To minimize disruption, many women prefer their husbands or another relative/family doctor to give their injections at home or even do it themselves. Therefore, it is not necessary to come to the hospital daily for injections. Nurses will teach how to take the injections. It is common to have some discomfort and mild side effect while taking the drugs. The main serious side effect is a hyper response, which is severe in about 1 in 100 stimulated cycles.
4. Ultrasound Examination
A vaginal ultrasound examination is done after 5 days of taking the drugs to measure the response of ovaries with regard to the size of the follicles. The drug dosage may have to be altered depending on the response. Sometimes, ultrasound scans will be carried out during the stimulation protocol for monitoring purposes.
5. HCG Injection
HCG injection is given under the skin or into a muscle which supports to have normal development of an egg in women’s ovary. Approximately after 24-36 hours of taking HCG injection, eggs collection is planned. On the day of planning for HCG injection, the details about the time and admission for eggs collection will be clearly informed by the doctor. The doctor also informs about the time of sperm collection.
6. Ovum Pick Up (OPU)
The procedure of removing the eggs is carried out using Transvaginal Sonography under general anesthesia. The procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes. Sometimes there is a possibility that a fresh semen sample cannot be produced on the day of egg collection, freezing a semen sample prior to egg pick up is a good plan. The use of frozen semen does not reduce the chances of a pregnancy. After egg collection, having vaginal bleeding where the needle passes through the vaginal wall is common and it usually settles in a couple of days without affecting the chances of pregnancy. And also having some discomfort due to the swelling of the ovaries is very common. Pain Killers can be used. This is a very minor surgery. You will be able to go home about 3 to 4 hours after the procedure.
7. Semen Collection
A fresh semen sample is collected just before or just after the time of egg collection. The semen sample is best produced by a masturbation and there is a separate and private room for this purpose. Lubricants should not be used as they can affect fertilization. It is difficult sometimes for some men to produce the sperm sample on request. If you live close to hospital it may be possible for you to produce the sperm sample at home. Sexual activity between the couples should not continue during the treatment cycle.
8. After Egg Collection
Following egg collection, the eggs will be fertilized either by standard IVF or by ICSI. On the next day, the embryologist examines the eggs for fertilization.
9. Embryo Transfer (ET)
Embryo Transfer is done 2 or 3 days after egg collection. It is a simple procedure with no medication and is carried out under sonography control and requires a moderately full bladder. The women’s legs are rested in stirrups and the embryo is passed through the cervix into the uterus through a very fine soft plastic tube. It takes only a few minutes. There is no need to rest afterward, you may go straight to home or back to work and resume all normal works. But it is better to avoid heavy work like lifting weights, using a staircase. Being the Best IVF Center in Hyderabad, our good ambiance in the clinic will help you in making the period after ET as stress-free as possible. If there are more than three good quality embryos left after ET, it may be possible to freeze them for later transfer. For Embryo freezing, a consent form is filled and duly signed. And also after embryo transfer, the wife should take some injections or tablets to support the luteal phase.
10. Pregnancy Test
A blood test is carried out on the date given after embryo transfer. Meet the doctor with the results to decide the further treatment. If the test is positive, our specialists will arrange an ultrasound examination 7-10 days later. If the test is negative, further treatment will be given if one’s frozen embryos are stored or not. Our counselor will help to support you throughout this period.
FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER CYCLE
Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycle is very simple. The wife is put on medication from the 2nd day of her periods for proper development of the lining of the uterus. When the lining has developed properly, progesterone tablets are added and embryo transfer is carried out 2 or 3 days later. The presence of the husband is not required during hospitalization.