IVF COST IN HYDERABAD- In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most effective, commonly performed and final infertility treatment in the world. Still, unless you have actually gone through it, most people don’t actually know what’s involved with the steps involved with this assisted reproductive technology (ART). You can consider this your introductory guide.

First, IVF is a sequence of procedures that involves fertilization of an egg outside a woman’s body in a specialized lab. It is often performed after other methods of trying to get pregnant have failed.

Here’s how IVF works, step-by-step:

Preparation for an IVF Cycle – Testing and Ovarian Stimulation

Before IVF, you’ll have an evaluation of your uterus and fallopian tubes to make sure there are no issues that require surgical repair. Pre-cycle testing includes hormonal evaluation to assess thyroid function and ovarian reserve, screening both partners for sexually transmitted infection, and a semen analysis of the male partner.

Most women will take fertility drugs for ovarian stimulation for 8-14 days; the average is 10-11 days. Ovarian stimulation is used to mature multiple eggs for egg retrieval. Even if ovulation is normal, fertility drugs are used to produce more than a single egg because pregnancy rates are higher with more eggs. An average of 10 – 20 eggs are usually retrieved for IVF. However, not all of them are viable to use as on average only about two-thirds have the appropriate maturity.

Your physician will carefully design a protocol to try to obtain the maximum number of eggs while protecting against development of ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome (OHSS). Fertility drugs for IVF are usually injected, and you’ll be frequently monitored using hormonal testing and vaginal ultrasounds for the best result. Once an ultrasound determines you have a sufficient number of large enough follicles and your estrogen level is at the right level, you’ll receive a trigger shot of hCG or other medication. This replaces the natural luteinizing hormone surge a woman has that spurs the final stage of egg maturation, so eggs are capable of being fertilized.