Category Archives: ART Procedures

14Apr/16

IVF Chandigarh

When IVF first brought Louise Brown into this world in 1978, the doctors were akin to playing God. It was unbelievable. It was a breakthrough.

More than 35 years later, over 5 million couples have conceived through IVF and according to this CNN report, infertility rates are on the rise and the number of IVF babies is growing each year.

If you are looking for IVF in Chandigarh or Punjab, the first step is to get comfortable in the knowledge that you are not alone. Did you get all overwhelmed at the discovery of your infertility or frustrated at not being able to conceive despite trying? Well, let me assure you millions are looking for IVF treatments everyday and it is possible to have a baby, even if it takes medical intervention.

 

How might we benefit from IVF?

IVF is likely to be recommended for the following fertility problems:

  • If you have been trying to conceive for two years but haven’t been able to find a cause for not getting pregnant
  • If your fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged
  • If you have tried IUI or fertility drugs, but not been successful
  • If your partner has sperm problems (ICSI may be recommended for very low count or motility of sperm)
  • If your eggs are causing the failure (Ovum donation may be the answer)

Please note: IVF does not guarantee pregnancy and the results are usually better in younger women. However, there have been cases of conceiving with IVF in even ladies of upto 70 years of age.

Pregnancy is possible, you have to get the right treatment and know when to look for other alternatives. If you take multiple IVF cycles and are still not able to conceive, you may have to opt for Surrogacy.

 

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How is IVF done?

Before you come to Chandigarh for IVF, learn about the steps involved in the treatment:

1.     Examination

The first step is for the doctor to examine you for general health, uterine the lining, your age, and other factors, and advise you on the chances of IVF success in your case.

2.     Stimulation

Fertility drugs are administered to stimulate the ovaries to develop mature eggs that are ready for fertilization. Normally, a woman releases one egg each month, but with these drugs and hormone injections a higher number of eggs is expected, which improves the chances of IVF success. Usually 12-14 days of drug administration is sufficient.

3.     Egg Retrieval & Sperm Collection

The doctor will perform an ultrasound to determine when your eggs are ready to be collected and the eggs will then be removed with the help of a fine, hollow needle. The procedure is not painful but some patients might experience mild discomfort.

On the same day your partner will be required to provide the semen, which is washed and the best quality sperm is extracted for fertilization of the eggs. Once the two gametes are fused together, they will be kept in an incubator for around 2-5 days.

4.     Embryo Transfer

The embryos formed as a result of fertilization are transferred back into the uterus under ultrasound monitoring.

Unlike in the West, we can transfer 2-3 embryos, thus improving the chances of success. If the doctor determines the quality and number of embryos is good enough for future use, she might propose freezing them for a subsequent cycle.

Pregnancy confirmation will come 14 days later.

Time Needed for IVF Treatment

Plan to be in Chandigarh for 4-6 weeks for completion of one IVF cycle.

 

Cost of IVF in Chandigarh

IVF in Chandigarh costs between INR 1.2L-1.5L. While much cheaper than its price in other parts of India, it is an expensive treatment and all effort is made to see it bring success for you. However, if the treatment fails, the only option is to go for a second cycle.

Some doctors will bill you separately for the lab charges, medication, tests, etc. Feel free to ask all questions and make sure there are no hidden expenses after the doctor has quoted to a certain price for IVF.

 

Success rate of IVF

IVF success rates depend upon many factors including the age, general health, and fertility health of a patient.

  • Around 40 per cent for women under 35
  • Around 25 per cent for women between 35 and 40
  • Around 14 per cent if you are above 40

Please note that you must not deduce any generalizations based on these success rates as each individual has different conditions according to which their chances of success vary.

If you have carried a pregnancy before, you have an increased chance of success with IVF.

 

For more information on IVF in Chandigarh, please get in touch via the form on the right.
09Mar/14

IUI in India

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a laboratory procedure that involves the extraction of good quality sperm from a sample (provided either by the male partner or a donor), and their placement inside a woman’s uterus. It is also known as artificial insemination.

 

IUI involves no manipulation of the female’s eggs; it is merely a way of improving the chances of fertilization by introducing fast moving sperms in the uterus of the female.

 

Cost of Artificial Insemination in India

You pay: $220

The below table compares the cost of IUI in India with America and Britain.

U.S. U.K. India
$450 $800 $200

 

In Which Cases is it Performed?

  • Impotence in male partner
  • Ejaculation problems
  • Inadequate sperm count
  • Low sperm mobility
  • Single women looking to have a baby with the help of donor sperms

IUI puts the sperm in a favourable place, but the success of the treatment depends upon the ability of the sperm to reach the fallopian tubes and fertilize the egg on its own.

 

What Tests are Required?

Before performing the IUI, the female will be checked for her ability to achieve pregnancy.

Ultrasound  to check the size of your follicles

Laparoscopy and dye tests  to check the patency of fallopian tubes and health of the pelvis

 

The Procedure

The woman is given some medication to improve egg production and boost her chances of getting pregnant.

The separated semen sample is washed in the lab and directly injected into the uterus with the help of a catheter.

Next? You just wait for the symptoms and the good news to arrive.

IUI is a fairly simple procedure and hardly causes any discomfort to the patient.

For more information on IUI in India and the related costs, fill out the request form on the right and we’ll get you all the answers you need. 

07Mar/14

ICSI in India

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, also known as ICSI, was the main breakthrough in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology. It was introduced in 1992.

It is indicated when the male partner has very low or zero sperm count, or when he has erection or ejaculation problems. Poor morphology, poor motility, or other problems with the sperm may also call for ICSI.

About 25,000 babies are born with ICSI in the United States each year. But the cost of ICSI in the US, and other Western Countries in prohibitive and that is the prime reason many turn to India for treatments like this.

 

Cost of ICSI in India

 

You pay: $2,850

 

U.S. U.K. Australia India Israel
$15,000 $9,000 $7,400 $2,850 $6,500

The above table compares the average cost of ICSI in different parts of the world.

The Procedure:

As the name explains, in ICSI, a single sperm is directly injected into the egg.

For the Female

Step 1: Take drugs to stimulate ovulation

Step 2: Eggs are collected and injected with your partner’s (or donor’s) sperm

Step 3: Fertilized eggs are transferred to your womb after 2-3 days

Step 4: Pregnancy test on a set date

 

For the male:

Step 1: Sperm collection and their examination under microscope. If quality is determined to be fine and it can be collected on the same day as the egg from the female, proceed to step 2. Otherwise, call for donor sperms.

Step 2: Sperm collection from the epididymis or testicles

Step 3: Injection of sperms into the collected eggs, and a chance of fertilization!

 

If the sperm count is zero:

In cases of vasectomy, the sperm can be retrieved from the testicles (testicular sperm extraction or TESA) or epididymis (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration or PESA).

However, if the sperm count is zero for any other reason, consider Donor Insemination or In-vitro fertilization.

 

For more information on ICSI in India, fill-out the request form on the right.

07Mar/14

IVF in India

In-vitro fertility treatment or IVF in India has paved the way to happiness for infertile people from all over the world. The cost of infertility treatment runs into tens of thousands of dollars in the West, which makes it unattainable for the hundreds beleaguered with infertility. However, in India it is easily affordable.

Cost

U.S. U.K. India Australia Israel
$12,500 $10,000 $2,450 $8,000 $6,500

The table compares the cost of ivf in India with America, Britain, Australia, and the Middle East. Clearly, the cost of IVF in India is significantly lower, and even after factoring in your travel and lodging costs, you will be able to save quite a lot.

 

What is In-vitro Fertilization?

Before you head to India for ivf, you must know what the procedure entails. In normal pregnancy; there is fusion between female egg and male sperm. This fusion, known as fertilization, normally occurs in fallopian tubes in the female reproductive system. However, in IVF this fusion occurs in a test-tube (hence the babies born by this procedure are called test tube babies) in a laboratory. It is an artificial reproductive technique.

After fertilization, these pre-embryos are allowed to divide a few times and are then returned to the mother’s uterus for normal growth. IVF in India, being cheap and easily available, attracts a lot many foreigners.

 

IVF Procedure

The steps involved are:

  • Superovulation
  • Egg and sperm retrieval
  • Fertilization
  • Embryo culture & transfer
  1. Superovulation: drugs are used to stimulate ovaries for the development of more than one cell. The growth of follicles is carefully monitored with the help of either blood or urine tests.
  2. Egg harvesting: when follicles are mature enough for ovulation, an injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (H.C.G) is given. After a period of 30-36 hours after injection, eggs are retrieved.  Methods of egg retrieval:

a. Laparoscopy: carried under general anaesthesia using fine needles.
b. Ultrasound guided probing: hollow needle is guided through the vagina to the follicles with the help of ultrasound image and the follicles are aspirated. This is done under local anaesthesia and mild sedation. This is the preferred method.

  1. Fertilization: eggs are incubated in a special culture medium to ensure proper maturation. Then, sperms are added for fertilization to take place. It takes place in approximately 24 hours.
  2. Embryo culture: Embryos are cultured for 2-5 days and then they are transferred to the mother’s uterus for normal growth. The embryos suspended in tiny droplets of fluid are guided through the vagina using a catheter with the help of ultrasound. Babies conceived through IVF are no different to babies conceived by natural methods.

 

IVF Success Rates

The highly competent surgeons at Jannee are able to match the average success rates of IVF across the world.

  • For females of age group 30-34, it is around 40%- 45%
  • For those who are above 35, the success is around 30% to 35%
  • And it is 15% for females above the age of 40

 

If you are having a difficulty in conceiving and want to enjoy the beautiful sentiment of parenthood, consider coming to India where you can get the infertility treatment of international standards at extremely low prices. Coming to India for ivf will also provide you a chance to enjoy the hospitality of the country and indulge in a great travel experience.

 

*Price does not include the cost of sperm/egg donation. Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.

Please fill-out the form on the right to get in touch with us regarding the current specials for IVF in India.

05Mar/14

Infertility Treatments in India

Contact for the following in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology(ART).

Services:

 

Surrogacy: An arrangement in which a woman agrees to rent her womb to carry a pregnancy for another lady. The process is completely legal in India and performed under medical supervision. A clear financial agreement is made and documents are signed by the involved parties to ensure there are no complexities.
In-vitro Fertilization (IVF): Fusion between female egg and male sperm is brought about in the laboratory under controlled environmental conditions. Thus formed embryo is then transferred into the females uterus for normal development and delivery.

We offer:

IVF in Chandigarh

IVF in Punjab

Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI): This involves the clinical transfer of semen into the reproductive system (uterus) of a woman. Insemination can be performed with husband’s semen or with donor semen after a duly signed consent from both partners.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Performed in cases with low sperm count or poor quality of sperms in the male. Fertilization of female eggs is done in the laboratory by injection of a single sperm into the cytoplasm of an egg (oocyte) using a sophisticated machine called the micromanipulator.
Semen Banking: Donors are recruited and screened for various diseases like HbsAg, HIV, VDRL, Thalessemia, HCV and their sperms are collected to be used in cases where male patients suffer from Azoospermia (little or no sperm).
Cryopreservation of Sperms: Freezing and storage of sperms under specified conditions for future use.
Oocyte donation: Fertilization of the oocytes (or eggs) of an anonymous donor with the sperm of the husband and transfer of the resultant embryo into the uterus of the female partner.
Embryo donation: An embryo formed with anonymous oocyte and sperms is transferred into the female partner.
Surgical Sperm Extraction: PESA, TESA

Infertility causes a great deal of emotional and psychological stress to many couples. The treatment cost, required travel and fear of failure also sometimes cause a lot of anxiety and psychological stress.

This can be eased through expert counselling, group sharing, and organization support groups.

We strive to provide a gratifying experience to every client that walks through its doors.

For more information and a FREE quote, contact us via the form on the right.