Why will I need IVF treatment?

IVF is generally recommended when you are unable to conceive naturally, or when other fertility treatments have not been successful. The causes of infertility can range from factors like age, lifestyle, any genetic disorder, or anything previous treatment or disease. Once you visit an IVF center, you will get to know the causes and best treatment for the same. 

What tests would be done on the first appointment for IVF treatment?

On your first appointment for IVF treatment, basic tests like blood tests and ultrasound for women, semen analysis tests for men are done. Further the cause is detected and the best treatment option is opted. 

How long is an IVF treatment for?

An IVF cycle typically takes about two to three weeks, but may vary because the process includes the period of ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, fertilization, and embryo transfer. 

However, preparation and follow-up may extend this timeline, making the entire process last from a few weeks to a couple of months.

Does IVF treatment have any risks?

Just like any other treatment or medical procedure, IVf also carries its own risks. There may be chances of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), multiple pregnancies (twins or more), ectopic pregnancy, and emotional or psychological stress. There are also risks associated with the egg retrieval process, like infection or bleeding.

Does freezing eggs come under IVF treatment?

Freezing eggs can’t be considered as IVF treatment itself, as it is part of the broader process of IVF. Frozen eggs are preserved for future use. Whereas, IVF treatment has more steps, which involves fertilizing these eggs later to create embryos. 

Is IVF treatment expensive?

The cost of IVF treatment varies depending on location, clinic, and individual circumstances. You should consider all of these factors before you come to a conclusion.