What is IVF?

By First Posted: Dec 6, 2011 Tue 2:17 PM Updated: Dec 19, 2015 Sat 4:10 AM
What is IVF?
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IVF which stands for "In Vitro Fertilization" is necessary for conception for some couples. 

What's the Process?
During IVF, woman is given medication to stimulate here ovary to allow many eggs to grow and mature. Once the eggs are matured they are removed surgically and allowed to fertilize in the laboratory. Once the embryos grow in the lab for few days, they are placed back into the uterus in the hopes they implant causing a woman to become pregnant.

How much time does it take?
The entire IVF process takes place within one menstrual cycle. That means for most women it's around 28 days, although some women who have irregular periods, it may take little longer.

Step 1 - Fertility assessment for both you and your hubby.

Step 2 - Egg retrieval

Step 3 - Let the sperm fertilize the egg in the lab to make your test tube baby, or more specifically Petri dish baby.

Step 4 - Chose the best looking embryos and implant into your uterus.

Recently Bollywood biggy Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao had their Boy thru IVF. Because Kiran had difficulty in carrying the Embryo (Step 4), a surrogate mother carried the embryo to have the baby.

It's also said that IVF increases the chances of a baby boy.

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