The Assisted Reproductive Technology Procedures
Procedure to begin an IVF cycle
A woman looking for IVF treatment should call or visit 1 or 2 days of her menstrual cycle. A doctor will guide her regarding a visit to the clinic for ART treatment. There she will get her first IVF shot for Antagonist cycle. In case of a down-regulated cycle, you can also visit the clinic on the 21st day of the period.
Medication for IVF–In Assisted reproductive technology treatment in Bangalore, medication plan for each patient is individualized. However, in ART most IVF routine includes one or more below given protocol.
GnRH Agonist –Is the process of creation of equally mature eggs. Most of the clinics follow this treatment because of its higher success rate and lower IVF cycle cancellation rate. Moreover, they administer intramuscular injection for Human Menopausal Gonadotropin.
Recombinant FSH — This is an ultra-pure FSH product available in every part of India, it is a product of genetic engineering. For treatment, it is similar in all respect to the pure FSH. At KIC, staff members will guide you to reconstitute the different medication and manage the injections at the correct place from a doctor, if you are taking treatment from another city apart from Bangalore. Initially, in ART treatment in Bangalore, most of the partners have a problem in taking the first shot, they can get relief by placing the ice bag on the spot if injection before or after the injection to reduce the discomfort related to it. Patients can visit the KIC clinic between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekends for consultation with ART treatment specialist.
Patient Monitoring— The clinic tries to give every facility to their Patients and for this, they need to visit the KIC for Sonograms and blood test to determine the maturity of their eggs beginning of the cycle days 3,5,7, or 9. In case if eggs are not mature, further monitoring is required either daily or occasionally, depends on the ovarian stimulation phase of the cycle.
Blood Tests— During the monitoring process patients usually give 2-3 blood samples for estrogen and progesterone level in the blood. Estrogen allows measuring the relative egg’s maturity. The determination of maturity of eggs is between 100 to 200 units of estrogen. Moreover, with the progesterone level, doctors determine the ripeness of eggs.
Sonograms— ART treatment in Bangalore determines the maturity of follicles through pelvic USG. It is a painless process, in which a radiologist inserts a small probe into the vagina to have a full image of ovaries and uterus on the screen, to count the follicles growing in ovaries, and to calculate the maturity of the endometrial lining of the uterus. A standard follicle measures in between 16 to 22 millimeters. Moreover, with a color Doppler study technology at KIC monitoring becomes easier.
Egg Maturity (Final Step)– When it is clear by blood test and sonograms that eggs are mature 18mm+, the final injection HCG is administrated to the patient between 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM on a specific date as per patient. Moreover, 36 hours recovery is scheduled after the HCG injection. For example—if a Monday monitoring of a patient shows a correlation of follicles at appropriate size and estrogen level maturity, she will be instructed to give HCG injection at 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM Monday evening. Later the egg collection will be performed on a Wednesday morning. Doctors at KIC note the timing of the injection because its retrieval is critical as HCG may cause egg follicles to release prematurely. This can make the IVF retrieval impossible. When procedure begins—the patient is not allowed to take solid food after midnight before the procedure. Patients are not allowed to have sexual intercourse 2 days before the procedure to make sure the highest count of male sperm.
Chances of Success with IVF
KIC offers the ART treatment in Bangalore has given the best record for surrogacy and infertility in the world.
For 3 Cycles Our Cumulative Pregnancy Rates Are As High As 90%
The chances of success vary according to various factors like—procedure of IVF, patient’s age, number of transferred embryos, and other factors. Patients’ chance of IVF success depends on them and their fertility. The success rate is measured by IVF considering the natural fertility rate of that couple. Hence, doctors advise the patients to be mentally prepared to undergo the stage of ART treatment so that doctors ensure the success rate at least 85-90 percent.