Common Questions About IVF & Infertility Treatments answered by our Experts​

Common questions that people generally have about IVF

At Altius Hospital, we understand that navigating the journey of infertility can be challenging for couples aspiring to start a family. In such situations, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) emerges as a beacon of hope. Recognising the myriad questions and concerns that often accompany the decision to undergo IVF, we aim to provide clarity and support. This blog will address some of the most commonly asked questions about IVF procedures, offering insights and information to help couples make informed decisions on their path to parenthood

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a reproductive technology that assists individuals and couples struggling with infertility to conceive a child. The process involves combining an egg and sperm outside the body in a laboratory dish, allowing fertilization to occur. Once fertilized, the resulting embryo is then implanted into the uterus, where it has the potential to develop into a pregnancy. IVF is often recommended when other fertility treatments have not been successful, and it offers a solution for various reproductive challenges, such as fallopian tube issues, male infertility, or unexplained infertility. The procedure involves multiple steps, including ovarian stimulation to produce multiple eggs, egg retrieval, fertilization in the laboratory, embryo culture, and ultimately, embryo transfer into the uterus. The success of IVF can be influenced by various factors, including the age and health of the individuals involved, as well as the quality of the embryos. Read more about all the steps involved in IVF here.

IVF can benefit individuals and couples dealing with various fertility challenges, including issues related to fallopian tubes, ovulation, sperm health, advanced maternal age, recurrent miscarriages, genetic concerns, and same-sex couples. Additionally, IVF is an option for preserving fertility before medical treatments and for those considering surrogacy.

If you have been trying to conceive for at least a year without success or need inputs from fertility experts, book a free consultation with our doctors today.

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The age of the female partner, the quality of the eggs and sperm, and the skill of the IVF clinic are some of the variables that can affect the success rates of IVF treatments. It is therefore important to wisely choose your partner hospital for your fertility treatment.  In general, about 60% to 80% IVF pregnancies reach their full term and result in the delivery of a healthy baby. We at Altius Hospital have had excellent results with IVF rendering joy to couples who had given up on this dream.

The majority of couples claim that the IVF process is not very unpleasant but some discomfort may be felt during some phases, such as during egg retrieval. Bloating and cramping are possible symptoms for some women, although they usually go away in a few days. At Altius, our healthcare providers communicate constantly with the couple ensuring any issues they have are quickly addressed.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is generally considered safe, but like any medical procedure, it carries some risks and potential complications. Generally risks are not of serious concern and are mild to moderate such as infection, mild pain etc.

Yes, adopting a healthy lifestyle can potentially improve the chances of success in IVF procedures. Maintaining a healthy weight, following a balanced diet, exercising moderately, limiting caffeine and alcohol intake, quitting smoking, managing stress, ensuring adequate sleep, and minimizing exposure to environmental toxins are all factors that may positively impact fertility and overall well-being during the IVF process.

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