Infertile couples looking for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment often have many
questions regarding treatment procedure and prognosis. We have given below answers
to some of commonly seen questions concerning advanced fertility treatment.
01. What is Sperm?
The term sperm is derived from the Greek word sperm (meaning “seed. sperm develops in the testes and is released from the penis . They are the male reproductive cell that binds and fertilizes a woman’s egg to produce an embryo. It consists of a head, midpiece and tail. Sperm also carries the X or the Y chromosome that will determine the sex of the resulting child. The tail gives the sperm cell movement and helps it to travel to, and then penetrate the egg. Sperm cells may survive in the female reproductive tract for two to three days.
02. What to avoid for good Sperm Quality?
Because of overheating, sperm quality can be affected. The tests are outside the body to keep them cooler for a reason. Avoid hot spas, saunas, tight jeans or even sitting with your laptop on your lap.
03. Preconception care for pregnancy?
A healthy lifestyle is very essential prior to you to conceive. Your diet, lifestyle, and environment all have a profound bearing on your reproductive health and on the health of the baby. It is that part of the reproductive cycle that is never taken care of – We make sure that there is an adequate supply of all factors essential to the health of sperm, eggs, fertilization, healthy pregnancy and including the delivery of a healthy baby.
04. What is the first step in seeking fertility advice?
The first step is to see your general practitioner, who may perform some initial testing and/or refer you to a fertility specialist. A GP referral is necessary to get a medicare rebate for your specialist appointment and any fertility treatment.
05. How Much Time Requires Confirming Pregnancy After An Embryo Transfer?
Generally pregnancy test is to be done 14 days after the embryo transfer procedure.
06. Is Use A Tampon Is Right If I Notice Bleeding Or Spotting?
Sanitary towel is preferable because of low risk of infection.
07. Can We Have Intercourse After Embryo Transfer?
No, we advise you to refrain from intercourse until two weeks after Embryos transfer. After that if you are pregnant, Intercourse is OK after detection of the baby’s heartbeat.
08. Can I Take A Bath After Embryo Transfer?
Shower is preferable because of low risk of infection.
09. Is The Oocytes Retrieval Procedure Very Painful?
No. It’s not painful because IV sedatives are administered so that you will not feel much pain during the treatment and procedure will last for hardly 20 to 30 minutes.
10. How Many Visits Are Required For One IVF Treatment Cycle?
During an IVF cycle at Sarvamangal IVF, approximate three to fivevisits are required, including one for the egg retrieval and one for Embryos transfer.
11. Who Will Give Me The Fertility Injections?
The nursing staff of Sarvamangal IVF & Women’s Hospital will give subcutaneous injections. However it can be taught to our patients for self injection with hospital treatment guideline if need arise.
12. What Are The Side Effects Of Fertility Medications?
Fertility medication may cause skin irritation and mild pain at the injection site, headache, abdominal discomfort, breast tenderness, nauseated feeling.
13. How Long Do I Need To Take The Hormone Injections?
The length of Time required to take injection Depends upon IVF treatment protocol. Generally Stimulation phase require 8-10 days of fertility Injections.
14. What Is The Cost For In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Treatment?
Your costs for IVF will depend on type and dosage of medication required for your case and other factors.
15. Can Make Air Travel While Having Treatment?
Yes u can as no evidence of air travel side effects on fertility outcome.
16. Can I Drink Alcohol During IVF Treatment Cycle?
It is not advisable.
17. Can I Smoke?
No. It increases the chances of failure because of poor quality Sperms and Embryos.
18. Can I Take Use Any Medication For Pain During IVF Treatment Cycle?
Simply Tablet Paracetamol in recommended doses can be permitted during the treatment cycle and even after you become pregnant.
19. What Is The Success Rate With Each Treatment Cycle?
The Chances of success with an IVF treatment vary from patient to patient. IVF specialist can best predict the outcome in your case after a complete evaluation. This includes studying your history, prior responses to fertility medications, a thorough physical check up and deciding a plan to prepare for your treatment.