At Aster CMI Hospitals, our approach to fertility solutions is characterized by a commitment to personalized care that acknowledges the unique journey each couple embarks upon in their pursuit of parenthood. We firmly believe in the value of customization, recognizing that the challenges experienced by couples grappling with infertility are as diverse as the individuals themselves. We do not offer standardized packages; instead, we provide bespoke solutions to ensure that each couple receives the specific care that addresses their unique needs.
Our journey with you commences with a comprehensive assessment, an essential cornerstone of our personalized fertility solutions. We conduct a meticulous evaluation that delves into your specific situation, leaving no aspect unexplored. This thorough assessment forms the bedrock upon which we tailor your individualized fertility plan.
We adhere to evidence-based care practices at Aster CMI Hospitals, guiding our treatments based on the most accurate and effective approaches for each couple. Our team of experts rigorously analyzes every potential issue before crafting a solution that aligns with your distinct circumstances.
We understand that infertility can exact an emotional toll on couples. To address this, we offer counseling and support throughout your journey. Our fertility experts not only guide you through the intricacies of the right treatment but also provide guidance on whether treatment is necessary, always respecting your choices.
In summary, our approach at Aster CMI Hospitals revolves around the principles of personalized care, thorough evaluation, evidence-based treatments, emotional support, and an unwavering commitment to helping each couple realize their dream of having a baby. By recognizing the individuality of each couple, we aim to make their path to parenthood as smooth and successful as possible.
Infertility is defined as not being able to conceive naturally despite having regular intercourse for at least a year for most couples. It may result from an issue with either you or your partner or a combination of factors that prevent pregnancy. In such a case, assisted methods of conception may help.
The causes of female infertility include ovulation disorders, uterine or cervical abnormalities, fallopian tube damage or blockage, endometriosis, cancer and its treatment, early menopause and pelvic adhesions.
You are recommended to consult an infertility specialist if you are unable to conceive naturally or a woman aged 35 or above, have irregular periods, painful periods, known fertile problems, undergone cancer treatment, and had multiple miscarriages.
While men should talk to a doctor if they have low sperm count, undergone cancer treatment, small testicles, and family history of infertility.
Assisted conception encompasses various methods to overcome fertility challenges. Common modes include:
Ovulation Induction: Stimulating egg production with fertility medications.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): Placing processed sperm directly into the uterus, timing it with the rupture of a follicle /ovulation.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Involves combining eggs and sperm outside the body and culturing the embryos in a dedicated IVF lab.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Single sperm is directly injected into an egg. The resulting fertilized eggs are cultured to embryonic stage in a dedicated IVF lab.
Third party reproduction: utilization of eggs or sperm from a donor.
Surrogacy: Involves a woman carrying the embryo and delivering a baby for another person or couple. The resultant child will be biologically of the intended couple and not the surrogate.
Selecting the appropriate mode depends on individual circumstances, and consultation with a fertility specialist is vital to determine the most suitable approach.
The success rate of IVF clinics depends on many factors including lifestyle, maternal age, reproductive history, and the cause of infertility. However, pregnancy rates are not the same as live birth rates. IVF success rate for women under age 35 who start an IVF cycle is 40 percent, women above age 42 have 4 percent success rate.
The causes of male infertility include abnormal sperm production or function, problems with semen ejaculation, overexposure to certain environmental toxins and health problems affected due to cancer & treatments.
Infertility is not preventable in both men and women, but it can be managed with various strategies such as:
Limit drug, tobacco use and intake of too much alcohol, avoid high temperatures found in hot tubs and hot baths, do not take medications that affect fertility, exercise moderately, avoid exposure to environmental or industrial toxins, limit caffeine, quit smoking and manage ideal weight.
Some of the main risk factors of infertility in men and women are age, tobacco use, alcohol intake, being overweight, being underweight and lack of physical activity.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI):
IUI is a fertility treatment involving the direct placement of processed/washed sperm into the uterus using a thin catheter during the woman's ovulatory cycle. It is a less invasive procedure than IVF and is suitable for cases with mild fertility issues. IUI does not involve manipulation of eggs outside the body.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF):
IVF is a more complex fertility treatment where eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized with sperm in a laboratory dish. The resulting embryos are then implanted into the uterus. IVF is suitable for various fertility challenges, including more severe cases, and allows for the examination and selection of embryos before implantation.
In summary, while IUI is a simpler procedure that aids sperm in reaching the egg, IVF involves a more intricate process of combining eggs and sperm outside the body before implantation. The choice between IUI and IVF depends on the specific fertility issues and the recommended course of treatment by a fertility specialist.
Some of the side effects after IVF are Mild cramping, bloating, passing a small amount of fluid after the IVF procedure, breast tenderness and constipation.