IVF Treatment: What Is the General Procedure Involved in It?

IVF treatment is done professionally and childless couples need not worry about it. IVF treatment in Hyderabad is worth considering as it proves to be positive when it comes to results.

During IVF, mature eggs are rather collected (retrieved) from ovaries and also fertilized by sperm in a lab. Then the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs (embryos) are then transferred to a woman’s uterus. This is part of IVF treatment in Hyderabad which is performed on a professional level with many experts involved in it.

One full cycle of IVF does take about three weeks. Sometimes these steps are split into different parts and the process can indeed take longer.

The chance of having a healthy baby via IVF does depend on several factors, such as one’s age and the cause of infertility. IVF treatment is much into such processes that prove positive.

Why IVF?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has been acknowledged as a treatment for infertility or perhaps genetic problems. Sometimes, IVF is offered as a primary treatment for infertility in women above 40. IVF can also be done if a person has certain health conditions. IVF can be for:

  • Fallopian tube damage or blockage.
  • Ovulation disorders.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Uterine fibroids.
  • Previous tubal sterilization or removal.
  • Impaired sperm production or function.
  • Unexplained infertility.
  • A genetic disorder.
  • Fertility preservation for cancer or other health conditions.

How to prepare?

The person and partner require various screenings, including:

  • Ovarian reserve testing.
  • Semen analysis.
  • Infectious disease screening.
  • Practice (mock) embryo transfer.
  • Uterine exam.

How several embryos get transferred?

The number of embryos transferred is rather typically based on age as well as the number of eggs retrieved. Since the rate of implantation is lower for older women, more embryos are usually transferred — except for women making use of donor eggs or genetically tested embryos.


What to do with any extra embryos?

Extra embryos can indeed be frozen and stored for future use for several years. Not all embryos will survive the freezing as well as thawing process, although most will.

Frozen embryos can make future cycles of IVF rather less expensive and less invasive.

 To determine when the eggs are ready for collection, a person has:

  • Vaginal ultrasound
  • Blood tests

IVF Treatment: What Is the General Procedure Involved in It?

Egg retrieval

Egg retrieval can be done in the doctor’s office or at a clinic 34 to 36 hours after the final injection and before ovulation.

Sperm retrieval

If using the partner’s sperm, a semen sample is required at the doctor’s office or clinic on the morning of egg retrieval.


Fertilization can be attempted by making use of two common methods:

  • Conventional insemination.
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

In a few situations, the doctor may recommend other procedures before embryo transfer.

Assisted hatching- About five to six days after fertilization, an embryo “hatches” from its surrounding membrane (zona pellucida), thus allowing it to implant into the lining of the woman’s uterus. If an older woman, or had multiple failed IVF attempts, the doctor might recommend assisted hatching — a technique in which a hole is made in the zona pellucida just before transfer to help the embryo hatch and implant. Assisted hatching is useful for eggs or embryos that have been rather earlier frozen as the process can no doubt harden the zona pellucida.

Pre-implantation genetic testing- Embryos are allowed to develop in the incubator until they do reach a stage where a small sample is possible to be removed and tested for specific genetic diseases or the correct number of chromosomes, typically after five to six days of development.

  • Embryo transfer
  • Egg-retrieval technique ICSI
  • Blastocyst

Embryo transfer is done at the doctor’s office or a clinic and usually takes place two to five days after egg retrieval.

After the procedure

After the embryo transfer, the person can resume his or her usual daily activities. However, the ovaries may still be enlarged. Consider avoiding vigorous activity, which could indeed cause discomfort.

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