Latest Advancements in IVF Infertility Treatments – 2019 Update
IVF has been the ray of hope for couples wanting to start a family but not being able to do so naturally. With every passing day, latest advancements in IVF can be seen just like in all the other facets of technology. Scientists are striving every day to make the IVF treatment simpler, better and economical while trying to improve the success rate of the IVF process as much as they can. Right from when Louise Brown, the first IVF baby, was born in 1978, the world of science hasn’t stopped from adding advancements in IVF for infertility treatments.
• Gonadotropins now are readily available and have been proven safe for use
Gonadotropins are hormones (luteinizing hormone [LH] and follicle-stimulating hormone [FSH]) which are given through an injection to stimulate a woman’s ovaries. This, in turn, leads to the ovaries producing follicles, which contain an oocyte (egg). So ovaries can be stimulated with gonadotropins and oral ovulogens.
• Transvaginal Ultrasound
Ovum retrieval is done via transvaginal ultra sound so no cut on abdomen.
• Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
The ICSI treatment process involves putting a direct injection of sperms into the eggs that have been obtained from the IVF process. We at Jindal IVF do ICSI in almost all patients. The embryo transfer process follows next to place the embryo in the uterus. The embryo transfer process follows next to place the embryo in the uterus.
Vitrification involves a rapid freezing technique to freeze embryos that can be used in future IVF cycles. This new IVF treatment technique provides a better and improved method of freezing as it eliminates the forming of ice crystals while freezing. Ice crystals cause a problem when the frozen embryos are thawed for use. Best and internationally recommended freezing techniques for embryos.
• Pre-implantation genetic screening
Doing a pre-implantation genetic screening (PGD/PGS) helps the doctors to get to know of any genetic condition beforehand. This not only improves the chances of having a healthy baby but it also makes the pregnancy safer, easier and stress-free. It is now being used to screen embryos for genetic abnormalities and to select only the healthy embryos for putting back. With new IVF technology, Couples can now have biological children without passing on a condition that plagues either of them rather than resorting to donor eggs or sperm. We are the only IVF center in Chandigarh offering this technology to infertile couples.
It proves beneficial especially in the case of older women as higher the age of the woman, higher are the number of mistakes found in the egg chromosomes. In case of repeated IVF failures or say Recurrent Pregnancy Losses also, this process helps in revealing the genetic reason for a miscarriage and infertility. Just like normal pre-implantation screening, PGT –A also helps in selecting a normal embryo which increases the chance of a successful pregnancy resulting in a healthy fetus.