Infertility is failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. Complete evaluation and treatment for both male and female infertility is available at our hospital. We have been successful in treating many infertile couples through ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, IVF/ICSI (test tube baby).

 

Infertility treatment facilities available:

1) Ovulation induction, follicular studies followed by either timed intercourse or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI- with husband’s or donor sperms)

2) IVF (Test tube baby)

We offer highest IVF success rates (50-60%) at affordable costs.

It is offered to females with

mother1tubal factor infertility

mother1severe endometriosis

mother1falied multiple cycles of OI, IUI

mother1unexplained infertility, etc

mother1male factor infertility- very low counts, motility

Here the female has to receive daily injections either starting from day 18 of the previous cycle or on day 2 of the cycle depending on the type of protocol planned. The dosage and the number of injections will vary from person to person depending upon their response. Once the eggs are mature, the egg pick up will be planned. After the pickup, the embryos are transferred after 3 -5 days. The result of IVF cycle will be confirmed after 2 weeks from the day of embryo transfer.

3) ICSI

For ICSI, the stimulation protocol is same as that for IVF.

ICSI is done when

mother1the sperm counts are low (oligospermia)

mother1sperms are immotile(asthenospermia)

mother1teratozoospermia, necrozoospermia, antisperm antibodies

mother1TESA/ Testicular biopsy was done to retrieve sperms

mother1Previous failed IVF

Here a single sperm is taken and injected into an egg to achieve fertilisation.

4) Egg donation (ovum donation)

It is indicated for those females whose ovarian reserve is exhausted and hence are not producing their own eggs. Hence eggs are taken from a young and healthy donor (similar to an IVF cycle) and fertilised with the husbands sperms. The embryo formed is transferred to the patient’s womb (recipient), in the usual fashion like an IVF cycle.

5) Embryo donation

Indicated in:
There may be circumstances where fertility problems present in both partners and neither is able to produce healthy gametes. In those patients the best option is embryo donation

Other indications-

mother1For menopausal or perimenopausal women with a sub-fertile partner

mother1Recurrent IVF failures

mother1Patients who are carriers of genetic disease or chromosomal abnormalities.

6) Embryo freezing (cryopreservation)

Extra embryos if present in excess and of good quality are preserved so that they can be used later if the first cycle fails.

7) Sperm freezing

Sperm freezing is an option for those males who might not be present on the day of ovum pick up or intrauterine insemination. It also helps those who fail to produce their sample on the particular day due to stress.

8) Surrogacy

Indications to go in for surrogacy

mother1Woman without uterus- by birth or by hysterectomy.

mother1Woman with some uterine disease (adenomyosis, multiple fibroids, endometrial damage).

mother1Woman with chronic ill health (uncontrolled diabetes & hypertension, heart disease, seizer’s disorders, physical disability etc).

mother1The prospective parent may be a single man or a male couple who would like to become parents.

Laser assisted hatching

The procedure is based on the fact that an alteration in zona pellucida (outer covering of egg) either by drilling a hole through it or by thinning it, will promote hatching or implantation of embryos that are otherwise unable to escape intact from the zona pellucida.

10) Blastocyst culture

11) Zona free embryo transfer

12)Sperm retrieval procedures

mother1The testicular / epididymal sperm retrieval techniques are:

mother1PESA – Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration.

mother1MESA – Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration.

mother1TESA – Testicular Sperm Aspiration.

mother1TESE – Testicular Sperm Extraction.

13)Semen banking

We are having a semen bank at Belle Vue’s Cambridge Hospital . The bank contains frozen sperm from voluntary donors with various backgrounds and physical characteristics to match with the individual needs. Donors are screened thoroughly to rule out transmission of any infectious or genetic diseases.

Other treatment modalities for infertile patients

mother1Laparoscopic tubal reanastomosis

mother1Laparoscopic varicocele ligation in male patients