Best IVF Treatment In Hyderabad

IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)

What is In-Vitro Fertilization?

Fertilization is a process involving the fusion of an egg and a sperm to form an embryo. This naturally happens in the fallopian tube.

In IVF, a woman’s eggs are fertilized with the partner’s sperm in the laboratory.

Plan B Fertility, the best IVF centre in Hyderabad, offers personalized IVF treatment plans tailored to each couple’s specific requirements and circumstances.

IVF Treatment Process Step By Step

IVF is the most advanced and effective fertility treatment available today. The active phase of an IVF treatment takes place in the first two weeks of a cycle and involves several steps:

1. Ovarian stimulation-Typically, medications (hormonal injections) are given from day 2 or 3 of the cycle for 10 to 14 days to stimulate the growth of multiple follicles in the ovaries The follicles grow in size throughout the course of stimulation. Each follicle potentially contains an egg.

2. Monitoring – is done to assess the response to medication and adjust the doses. Blood tests are done to assess the hormonal levels and a follicular study by ultrasound is done to measure the size and number of the follicles. Different women will respond differently to the medications and so, one type of medication or dose is not suitable for every woman.

3. Trigger– A trigger injection is given for the maturation of the eggs when the follicles reach a certain size.

4. Egg collection– Eggs are retrieved through a minor surgical procedure 34-36 hours after the trigger injection. Under ultrasound guidance, through the vagina, the doctor uses a needle connected to a suction device to gently aspirate the follicular fluid which will contain the egg. This is a day care procedure done under sedation/anaesthesia to minimize discomfort. The patient is observed for a few hours and sent home the same day.

5. Semen collection– The husband will be asked to provide a fresh semen (sperm) sample which is processed in the lab and used to fertilise the eggs. A previously frozen sample or a surgically extracted sample can also be used when indicated.

6. Egg Fertilisation. The mature eggs are then identified, separated and are then combined with the sperm in the lab to form embryos. The following day, the eggs are checked to confirm is fertilisation has taken place. Not all eggs collected are mature and not all mature eggs fertilize.

7. Embryo development – The embryos are carefully cultured /grown in very controlled conditions in the laboratory for 3- 5 days in the incubator. A day-2-3 stage embryo is called a cleavage stage embryo and a day-5 stage embryo is called a Blastocyst. All the fertilized eggs may not continue to develop into good-quality embryos. The growth and development depend on the quality of the eggs and sperm. The patients are informed regarding the progress of the embryo growth.

8. Embryo Transfer- The doctor and the embryologist will decide when it is best to transfer the embryo(s) to achieve the highest chance of a successful pregnancy. After 3-5 days of culture, the embryos are graded according to their external appearance and one or more of the good-quality embryos are transferred into the uterus in the same cycle if there are no other factors adversely affecting the outcome. This is called a Fresh embryo transfer.

In this procedure, the doctor slides a thin soft catheter through the cervix into the uterine cavity and gently releases the embryo(s) under ultrasound guidance. The procedure is usually painless and does not require anaesthesia. The patient can be sent home after 30 minutes.

9. Embryo Freezing – The surplus embryos if any can be frozen and utilized if and when necessary, in a later cycle and such a transfer is called a frozen embryo transfer. If the condition of the uterus or the hormonal levels of the patient is not optimal for a fresh transfer, the doctor will recommend a Frozen embryo transfer in a subsequent cycle.

10. Hormonal Support – Medication is prescribed for a period of 14 days for hormonal support which the patient can take at home.

11. Pregnancy test – Pregnancy happens when the embryo(s) are implanted in the lining of the uterus. A blood test is performed 2 weeks after the embryo transfer to check for levels of S.BHCG.

12. Review with the doctor– The S.BHCG report is interpreted and according to the result, the patient is guided for further follow-up.

Who Should Consider IVF Treatment?

  • Women with blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
  • Women with severe endometriosis
  • Women with reduced ovarian function or reserve
  • Women over the age of 40
  • Men with low sperm count, very low sperm motility or abnormalities in sperm shape
  • Couples with unexplained infertility issues
  • Previous failed IUI treatment cycles.
  • Individuals with a known genetic disorder who want to prevent passing it on.

Understanding Potential Side Effects of IVF Treatment

IVF, as with any medical procedure, has its own set of risks and complications.

However, with careful monitoring done by a well-trained and experienced specialist, these risks are minimised. 

The possible but uncommon complications include:
  • Multiple pregnancies which increase the risk of premature birth
  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy — this happens when the embryos implant outside the uterus
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a dangerous but rare condition in which the ovaries are over-sensitive and respond excessively to the hormones, causing them to enlarge, become painful and result in water retention in the abdomen and rarely in the lungs in severe cases.
  • Infection in the pelvis or damage to the bowels and bladder during egg retrieval.
In some cases, these additional procedures may be used when indicated :

-Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to improve the fertilization rate.

-Laser-Assisted hatching (LAH) of embryos increases the chance of embryo attachment to the lining of the uterus.

-Embryo cryopreservation (freezing) to allow for the future potential use of good quality embryos.

IVF Treatment Cost in Hyderabad

The IVF cost in Hyderabad can vary depending on several factors, including the specific treatment plan formulated, the medications taken, and the number of treatment cycles performed. At our Kondapur clinic, IVF treatment starts from ₹1,00,000.

Why Choose Plan B Fertility Hyderabad for IVF Treatment?

At Plan B Fertility, the best IVF centre in Hyderabad, we understand that IVF treatment can be emotionally difficult, especially if you have spent many years trying for a baby.

Our caring and experienced team will offer you the best IVF treatment in Hyderabad and do everything possible to make your journey to parenthood as smooth, transparent, and stress-free as possible.

Best IVF Doctor in Hyderabad

Dr. Dhatri Kumari, the best IVF doctor in Hyderabad, has over 15 years of experience in the field of Reproductive healthcare and is passionate about the super-speciality of Infertility.

Embarking on a journey to enhance patient-centric care, she established Plan B Fertility, an IVF clinic in Hyderabad dedicated to offering personalized treatments to couples struggling with infertility. Located in Kondapur, the clinic is known for setting realistic expectations, ensuring unwavering transparency, and providing the utmost comfort to patients at every step of the way.