IVF Treatment (In Vitro Fertilization), commonly known as ‘test-tube baby’, is a procedure in which the egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body. The woman’s eggs are removed from the ovaries and fertilized in a fluid medium in the laboratory. Once fertilized, the fertilized egg is cultured for three to five days and then transferred to the woman’s uterus, in order to establish pregnancy. This IVF procedure is undertaken in IVF centers by IVF doctors qualified to administer this process.
Who is IVF Treatment (In Vitro Fertilization) suitable for?
IVF Treatment is advised for women who have problems with their fallopian tubes, due to which normal conception is not possible. The fallopian tubes may be damaged, blocked or in some cases, absent. It is also used in cases of male infertility, due to low sperm count or sperm quality. In such situations, it is used along with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).