There was a time when the concept of Mary being a virgin giving birth to Jesus, was considered an old wives’ tale. However the miracles of the 21st century have transformed that tale into something very real and very much possible, with success stories all over the world.
Many celebrities have spoken about the benefits of IVF (in vitro fertilization) and the joys it can bring to a couple who want to start a family but can’t because of certain complications. Such glowing reviews along with the reasonable cost and cutting edge technology of IVF treatment in India has led to a boom in the IVF industry. In fact, the past 19 years have witnessed an enormous growth in the range of infertility treatments in India.
Basics about IVF:
IVF with Donor eggs in India can be pretty expensive and is more than not often specifically excluded from the list of treatments covered by medical insurance. In this process, a donor is given injections to produce multiple eggs. This is known as stimulation of the ovaries. With the help of operation, the donor’s eggs who is usually in her 20’s are extracted outside her body. Next, the father’s sperm is collected and combined with the donor’s eggs in lab. After 2–5 days an embryo is formed with the combination of the sperm and egg. One to four embryos are transferred into the recipient’s uterus which leads to 9 months of pregnancy followed by a successful delivery if no complications arise and come about.
What usually happens is that the IVF donor is a person not known by the couple but at times people may choose a relative or family member to carry their baby.
How to select an IVF specialist in India:
IVF treatment depends on various factors like age of the female partner, quality and quantity of eggs, quality of sperm, pregnancy complications, delivery complications. You must ask the IVF specialist about the number of live on spot deliveries they have done for women of your age and your basic fertility profile,. i.e. someone with the same quality of uterus and eggs. It is very important and crucial that the term live births is used instead of pregnancy because sometimes pregnancy does not culminate into delivery. You may also ask about the number of attempts required for women your age and your fertility description to deliver a healthy baby.
How is IVF distinct from Surrogacy?
IVF treatment or procedure is usually to do with one infertile couple. When the couple cannot conceive due to age and infertility issues, IVF procedure, also commonly known as a test tube baby method is sought after. The name is so given because the sperm and the eggs are mixed in a laboratory dish leading to the formation of an embryo in a tube.
Surrogacy is preferred when the whole process of giving birth is considered dangerous for the mother. Here the concept of ‘renting a womb’ comes into play where the eggs of the mother and the sperm of the father are inserted into a third person and she carries their baby for 9 whole months. People take to surrogacy if there are repeated (IVF) failures, past complications and repeated miscarriages.
Why choose IVF over Surrogacy?
Surrogacy goes hand in hand with legal complications. The woman may develop a relationship with the baby inside her, despite it not being her own and that may cause complications later. It is indeed difficult to determine the success rate of surrogacy similar to the IVF process. There are more than 2500 IVF centres across India making it a very good option for people who want children.