What are the most common causes of infertility?
- Tubal Blocks
- Menstruation & Ovulatory problems
- Male associated infertility
- Age factor
- Uterine problems
- Previous tubal ligations
- Previous Vasectomy
What about fertility treatments?
Fertility treatments increase the likelihood of pregnancy of infertile couple looking to start their family. Treatments can include lifestyle changes, medication or assisted reproduction. There are several treatments under assisted reproduction such as IVF, IUI, ICSI, Embryo donation and more.
How many days I need the fertility injections?
The time for taking the injections depends on In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) protocol, it varies from every patient. Mostly patients receive injections for 7 to 10 days but some may require it for a little longer.
What about hair color, henna and tattoos?
Non-ammonia hair color is supposed to be safe but can be avoided if not urgent. Henna is safe. Tattooing can be done before embryo transfer, better to avoid thereafter. Bleaching creams are to be avoided as are ointments for pimple and acne. Waxing is fine and permitted.
We have been trying for a baby since the past two years but failed. What could be wrong and what do we need to do?
We know that 50% of infertility is due to male factor. A simple semen analysis for your husband would be the first test. Subsequently, we could run routine hematological investigations for you followed by a trans-vaginal ultrasound, a hysterosalpingography and hysteroscopy. Once we have run through the above investigations, we would be in a position to suggest remedial measures.
My husband sperm count varies every time we test it! How do we determine what the real sperm count is?
I have no problem having sex. Since I am virile, my sperm count must be normal?
My husband refuses to get his semen tested. He says that it is thick and voluminous means it must be normal.
What percent of infertility problems can be traced back to the male?
Approximately 15 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren’t able to conceive a child even though they’ve had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In about half of these couples, male infertility plays a role.
What makes the sperm?
When to see a doctor?
When to seek help of a IVT or Infertility Specialists depends, in part, on your age.
- If you’re in your early 30s or younger, most doctors recommend trying to get pregnant for at least a year before having any testing or treatment
- If you’re between 35 and 40, discuss your concerns with your doctor after six months of trying.
- If you’re older than 40, your doctor may want to begin testing or treatment right away.
What things increase a woman's risk of infertility?
More and more women are waiting until their 30s and 40s to have children. So age is an increasingly common cause of fertility problems. About one-third of couples in which the woman is over 35 have fertility problems. Many things can affect a woman’s ability to have a baby. These include:
- Poor diet
- Athletic training
- Being overweight or underweight
- Tobacco smoking
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Health problems that cause hormonal changes
How does age affect a woman's ability to have children?
More and more women are waiting until their 30s and 40s to have children. So age is an increasingly common cause of fertility problems. About one-third of couples in which the woman is over 35 have fertility problems.
- The ability of a woman’s ovaries to release eggs ready for fertilization declines with age.
- The health of a woman’s eggs declines with age.
- As a woman ages she is more likely to have health problems that can interfere with fertility.
- As a women ages, her risk of having a miscarriage increases.
When Is a Woman’s Most Fertile Time?
Is Infertility A Medical Problem Related To The Woman Only?
With men, declining sperm counts, testicular abnormalities, and decreased reach of climax are common causes of infertility. Shop Products to Help Increase Sperm Count With women, the most common causes are tubal blockage, endometriosis, PCOS, and advanced maternal age which affects egg quality/quantity.
When is IVF needed?
During IVF cycle, what medications are provided?
Several medications are provided to the patients undergoing IVF cycle
To stimulate the ovaries, doctor might inject the patient with a medicine which contains a follicle-stimulating hormone, a luteinizing hormone or a mix of both. These medicines are given to stimulate more than one egg to develop at a time. Usually 5 to 15 eggs are required for IVF success. This ensures there is enough number of embryos for transfer.
Medicines which allow the eggs to mature. Doctors may provide medications to prevent early release of eggs. It is important that the eggs do not release before it can be retrieved from the ovaries.
At the time of embryo transfer, the patient may be recommended to take progesterone medicines to make the lining of uterus more responsive to implantation.
How does IUI increase my chance of pregnancy?
What is an adequate sperm count for an IUI?
What are the chances of pregnancy with frozen embryos?
The success rate of embryo transfer procedure depends on following factors
- The quality and survival of the frozen embryo
- The age of the patient who produced the eggs
- The uterus of the woman receiving the embryos
What is the number of embryo’s implanted?
Is the embryo transfer procedure painful?
After the Embryo Transfer, what precautions do I have to take?
Are there any side effects after embryo transfer procedure?
Typical side effects of embryo transfer procedure are as follows
- Mild bloating
- Mild cramps
- Tender breast because of high estrogen level
- If moderate or severe pain occurs after the embryo transfer, contact your doctor
When can we have intercourse after embryo transfer and if I am pregnant?
After your embryo transfer, we ask that you refrain from intercourse until your pregnancy test, which is about two weeks later.
If you are pregnant, as long as you are not experiencing bleeding or discomfort, intercourse is okay after we are able to detect the baby’s heartbeat. This will be approximately two weeks after your positive pregnancy test.
Under what circumstances is a Gestational Carrier (surrogate) recommended?
What is the success percentage with each treatment cycle?
How much time does treatment require?
The pregnancy test is done 12 days following your embryo transfer or insemination. Some patients may choose to take this time off from work, especially if they’ve had an embryo transfer.
We recommend minimizing stress and keeping a positive outlook during this time.