FAQs

1. What is Infertility?

Infertility is not being able to get pregnant after having regular intercourse for one year without using any kind of birth control (Contraception)

2. Is Infertility just a woman’s problem?

No, Infertility is not always a woman’s problem certain male factor also contribute infertility. In fact up to 30% of times the issue is due to male infertility.

3. Which are the factors that can lead to Infertility?

Emotional stress, malnutrition, smoking, Excessive caffeine intake, alcohol, age, drug as well as certain medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, thyroid, cancer, etc may lead to infertility.

4. What are the signs & symptoms of Infertility?

The main symptom of infertility is the inability to get pregnant. In some cases, an infertile couple may have signs of hormonal problems such as the following:

  • Abnormal or painful menstrual periods, hair growth on face, etc. in the infertile woman
  • Changes in hair growth, low sperm count or sexual problem, etc. in the infertile man.

In case you have any of the above mentioned symptoms, kindly consult Expert Doctors.

5. When should the couple have intercourse if they are planning to conceive?

At Yashoda IVF we believe the Timing of the intercourse is important for couples who are trying to conceive.

The first day of the menses is called Day 1. In a 28-days cycle, at around 13th-14th days of the cycle, an egg is released from one of the ovaries (ovulation). This egg goes through the fallopian tube towards the uterus. If an intercourse takes place around this time, the sperms enter through the vagina & meet the egg in the fallopian tube (fertilization). If the fertilized egg gets attached to the inside of the uterus (implantation), pregnancy is said to have occurred. Infertility can result if there are problems that interfere with any of these steps.

Yashoda IVF suggests that the Female is more likely to conceive if the couple has intercourse 3-4 days before & after the days of ovulation. This is called as fertile period (~ 11th to 18th days of the cycle).

6. Can I know how fertile I am?

Yes Yashoda IVF has a sperm health test for Man to know his sperm quality & for Women an Ovulation study is done by the expert doctors to know her fertility which also helps the couple to get pregnant naturally.

7. What are the dos & don’ts after intercourse if a couple is trying to conceive?

Yashoda IVF suggests after having intercourse, some of the semen (the thick white fluid containing sperms that a male ejaculates) flows out of the vagina. After an intercourse, the female partner should do the following:

  • Avoid any vigorous movement. Standing up immediately can cause the semen to leak out. Wait for some time before getting up & moving around.
  • Put a pillow under the pelvis (Buttocks) to help tilt the body so the sperms can travel upwards easily.
  • Lie down on the back with time to retain the semen in the vagina.
  • Avoid douching (introducing a stream of water into the vagina). It can wash out the sperms that have just entered the uterus.
  • Sometimes when a couple is trying to conceive the stress may affect the quality of sex life. Experts advise to Try & make sex enjoyable to increase the chance of pregnancy.
  • Expert advises taking vitamins & folic acid tablets prescribed by the doctor are very important if the couple is trying to conceive.

8. How can emotional stress be managed during infertility treatment?

  • Experts advice, do not suppress your feeling. Talking with your partner, friends & family will help you feel better.
  • Ask expert doctor at Yashoda IVF about the different treatment options for infertility.
  • Don’t let infertility take over your life: Try to fill your life & your relationship with things other than talking only about infertility.
  • Keep sex fun: Try to keep things loving & exciting rather than treating it like a duty. Light candles, play fun music, take a vacation or watch romantic movies, or do whatever makes you & your partner feel good.
  • Seek counselling from the doctor or a professional counsellor to cope with the emotional stress of infertility as well as before during treatment.
  • For more information, kindly consult Expert doctors at Yashoda IVF Centre.

1. When is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) suggested ?

IUI is suggested & can be performed in the following cases:

  • Low sperm count / poor sperm motility / problem in erection / retrograde ejaculation (semen enter the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm)/ premature ejaculation (where a men ejaculated early) in the male partner
  • Defect in the cervix in the female partner
  • Unexplained infertility (no defined causes of infertility)

2. Does IUI cause any kind of discomfort?

Most women consider IUI to be fairly painless as the catheter usually doesn’t cause much of a discomfort. Sometimes there can be a little cramping that may not be related to the IUI.

3. How soon after an IUI can a woman have intercourse?

Usually one can have intercourse any time after an IUI. But if there was any kind bleeding or complication during the IUI, The doctors may suggest waiting for 2 days before having intercourse.

4. Are there any risks associated with IUI?

The risks with IUI are relatively low as IUI is a simple produce. There may be some discomfort for the male partner to produce a sperm sample at the doctor’s clinic & for the female partner sometimes the insertion of the catheter can cause discomfort.

5. How to know if pregnancy has occurred after IUI?

Approximately 2 weeks after an IUI, a pregnancy test would be advised by the doctor to confirm the pregnancy

For more information, kindly consult Expert doctors at Yashoda IVF Centre.

1. How is IVF done?

The Steps involved in IVF are as follows:

  • The ovaries are stimulated to develop healthy egg.
  • The egg are collected.
  • Sperm sample provided by the male partner or sperm donor is collect.
  • The eggs & sperms are kept together in the laboratory for fertilization & formation of embryos.
  • The embryos are then transferred to the uterus.
  • Medications can be given to the woman to ready the uterus to receive the embryos.

2. How many embryos are transferred?

The number of embryos to be transferred will depend upon the following factors:

  • Number of embryos
  • Health of the embryos
  • Age of the woman
  • Age of multiple pregnancy

Keeping in mind above factors The IVF Infertility expert doctors at Yashoda IVF centre will take the decision regarding the number of embryos to be transferred.

3. What is needed to be done after the embryo is transferred?

After the embryo transfer, the woman may be asked to rest for the reaming day. The woman can resume normal activates the next day. In approximately 2 weeks, she will be asked to return for a pregnancy rest. Some woman may experience some cramping or bloating or breast tenderness. However, if the woman experience heavy vaginal bleeding or pain in the pelvis, blood in the urine, or fever, she should consult the doctor.

4. What is done with the remaining embryos?

Yashoda IVF has a provision of freezing the remaining embryos. These options allow storage of the embryos for future use, like 2nd child after couple of years or in case of an unfortunate event of miscarriage. These frozen embryos can be kept in storage for years at a nominal cost.

5. Who is suited to IVF?

There are many factors that contributed to the cause of infertility. IVF is generally preformed if any of the following problems exit:

  • Damaged or blocked fallopian tubes.
  • Low sperm count, poor sperm motility or blockage in the tubes that carry sperms in the males.
  • Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium (uterine lining) grown outside of the uterus, e.g., ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc. This affects both fertility of the egg & implantation of the embryo in the uterus.
  • Problems in release or production of eggs.
  • Abnormal uterus or cervix, etc
  • Unexplained infertility

1. How is ICSI done?

The Steps involved in ICSI are as follows:

  • The ovaries are stimulated to develop healthy egg.
  • The eggs from women ovaries are collected.
  • Sperm sample provided by the male partner which are processed
  • The healthiest sperms are selected & injected inside eggs in the laboratory for fertilization & formation of embryos.
  • The embryos are then transferred to the uterus.
  • Medications can be given to the woman to ready the uterus to receive the embryos.

2. How many embryos are transferred?

The number of embryos to be transferred will depend upon the following factors:

  • Number of embryos
  • Health of the embryos
  • Age of the woman
  • Age of multiple pregnancy
  • Keeping in mind above factors The IVF Infertility expert doctors will take the decision regarding the number of embryos to be transferred.

3. What is needed to be done after the embryo is transferred?

After the embryo transfer, the woman may be asked to rest for the reaming day. The woman can resume normal activates the next day. In approximately 2 weeks, she will be asked to return for a pregnancy rest. Some woman may experience some cramping or bloating or breast tenderness. However, if the woman experience heavy vaginal bleeding or pain in the pelvis, blood in the urine, or fever, she should consult doctors at Yashoda IVF Centre.

4. What is done with the remaining embryos?

Yashoda IVF Centre has a provision of freezing the remaining embryos. These options allow storage of the embryos for future use, like 2nd child after couple of years or in case of an unfortunate event of miscarriage. These frozen embryos can be kept in storage for years at a nominal cost.

5. Who is suited to ICSI?

There are many factors that contributed to the cause of infertility. ICSI is generally preformed if any of the following problems exit:

  • Damaged or blocked Fallopian tubes.
  • Low sperm count, poor sperm motility or blockage in the tubes that carry sperms in the males.
  • Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium (uterine lining) grown outside of the uterus, e.g., ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc. This affects both fertility of the egg & implantation of the embryo in the uterus.
  • Problems in release or production of eggs.
  • Abnormal uterus or cervix, etc.
  • Unexplained infertility
  • For more information, kindly consult Expert doctors at Yashoda IVF Centre.

1. What are the success rates for frozen embryo transfers?

Often the success rate of FET (Frozen Embryo transfer) is better than a fresh cycle because the doctor has the time in hand to prepare the lining of uterus (endometrium Which holds the embryo – implantation) before the transfer with the help of various interventions & medicines.

2. Is freezing of embryos is safe for embryos?

Yes the freezing (cryopreservation) of the embryo is completely safe. The technique of freezing (cryopreservation better known as vitrification) technique is perfected over time & time by many research scientist & research companies. Various researches have been done to study the effects of freezing on the embryo & none of them have reported any drastic adverse effects on the embryo.

1. Is blastocyst transfer better than day 2 or 3 embryo transfer?

Yes research has proven than chances of getting pregnant with blastocyst transfer are better than day 2 or day 3 embryo transfer. A blastocyst is advance form of embryo which is formed after Day 5, a blastocyst is much stronger than an embryo thus a blastocyst has a better chance of survival & getting implanted as compared to an embryo, which in turns translates to better pregnancy chances.

2. Can the doctors transfer multiple blastocysts which will increase the chances of pregnancy?

NO, Transferring multiple blastocyst has a grave risk of multiple pregnancy like triplets or quadruplets which is very risky for the mother, thus for young patients most doctors prefer transferring only one embryo. For older patients above 40 & in some exceptional conditions he Doctor & the Embryologist may take a call of transferring 2 embryo or blastocyst but such scenarios are on case to case basis & very rare.