It is a fact that infertility is on the rise globally. At the same time, millions of babies are born through in vitro fertilization or IVF within the scope of assisted reproduction techniques (ART). Statistics reveal that IVF is helping couples to conceive and become parents. The big question for infertile couples is when and how they should seek medical assistance to resolve this issue.
Dr Mohit Saraogi of Saraogi Hospital, Mumbai, a leading IVF specialist, states, ‘Infertile couples should seek timely and suitable treatment to resolve their issues. Today, assisted reproduction techniques (ART) offer a plethora of viable solutions helping them to become parents and realize their dreams.’
He suggests couples who have been unsuccessful in conceiving after trying for more than a year or are in their late thirties or the female partner has an irregular menstrual cycle should seek a medical consultation accompanied by in-depth evaluation and diagnosis.
Low sperm count, poor sperm movement, misshaped sperm, and blocked sperm ducts are common problems in men that make it difficult for the partner to conceive. Issues in women which lead to infertility are blocked fallopian tubes, problems in the cervix or uterus or ovaries unable to release eggs regularly.
And to begin, the right way is to choose the right fertility clinic. The couples should research and check out various infertility clinics regarding available treatment options and their costs, experience and expertise, accompanied by patient testimonials, before going ahead. The infertility treatment journey is quite long and accompanied by high stress and anxiety levels; hence, the comfort factor with the IVF specialists is very important.
IVF specialists emphasize the importance of timing in conceiving and suggest using a home ovulation test indicating the ‘ovulating days’, increasing their chances of conceiving. Also, they can prescribe medications and/or hormone injections for successful ovulation for a limited period.
Surgery for blocked fallopian tubes is suggested if the female partner is diagnosed with pelvic infections, endometriosis or a history of pelvic surgeries. The doctors remove the scar tissues which hamper the conception process.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is another popular procedure that handles several fertility issues. In the IUI procedure, the sperm is placed within the uterus during ovulation. The female partner will also need to take medicines to encourage ovulation. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a cheaper and simpler procedure than IVF and can give positive results.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most referred to infertility treatment, though an expensive one. In vitro fertilization means combining the egg and the sperm in a petri dish under laboratory conditions. The fertilized embryo is then placed in the uterus.
The success rate of IVF and related procedures depends upon several factors, such as the reproductive age of the couple, their mental and physical health, environmental factors, the expertise of the IVF specialists and so on.
Apart from the above-mentioned tests, embryo freezing, sperm donation, ICSI, ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, embryo transfer and surrogacy are available for resolving the infertility issue.
About Saraogi Hospital
Saraogi Hospital has offered one of the best gynaecological and obstetric treatments in Mumbai since 1980. The hospital offers state-of-the-art infertility services and maternity and neonatal care under the dynamic vision of Dr Mohit Saraogi, a leading IVF doctor in Mumbai, with a success rate of more than 45% in IVF cases.
He has received the Best IVF specialist in India (2018-19) award and is a member of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India. Across his 13+ years of experience in IVF treatment, he is an expert in performing IUI, ICSI, IMSI and other fertility treatments.
Currently, Saraogi Hospital is located in Malad (W), Mumbai and patients can get in touch with them through mohi[email protected] or call at +91-9930666930 / +91-8108596729.