In vitro fertilization process typically takes from 4 to 6 weeks prior to egg retrieval. The embryos created from the sperm and egg are then transferred anywhere 3-5 days later.
There are multiple options for you to conceive even if you have been trying for a year without any success. You can go for surgery or repair the tubes or IVF. There are pros and cons to each choice and often the best choice depends on your unique situation. IVF offers the chance for pregnancy without having to undergo an operation and maintaining contraception or birth control against future pregnancies after completion of your family.
It depends on the AMH level of the patient. However, many women come to us whose age is over 32 and they have been successfully conceived with their own eggs after going through IVF.
It depends on the number of factors and the scenario of each patient is individual. Generally, our embryologists transfer anywhere from two to three embryos at one time.
Being a patient undergoing IVF treatment, there is actually nothing you can do – medically nor practically – after the transfer of the embryo to aid its implantation. After the embryo transfer, some patients take bed rest and believe they can have a positive influence on the chances of success of the treatment. However, there is no indication that this would lead to an increased chance of pregnancy. It also makes no sense at all to feel guilty if the implantation doesn’t occur: your behaviour certainly has nothing to do with it.
After the embryo transfer, pregnancy test is done after 14 days. Overall, it takes 2 or 3 months to confirm pregnancy.
You are able to have a child using your eggs and your husband’s sperm. Yes in some cases a partial hysterectomy still offers a ray of hope for a woman to achieve conception with IVF especially if the ovaries are left intact, there is minimum scarring in the surrounding organs and the woman is ovulating and menstruating normally.
A uterine myoma is a benign growth of smooth muscle in the wall of the uterus. Myoma usually grows during pregnancy when the body is producing extra estrogen. It does not affect pregnancy all the time. We suggest you to remove the myoma and then prepare for the in vitro fertilization.
Fibroids are benign growths of the muscle of the uterus. There are different types of fibroids and most of them do not affect your fertility. If it is located inside the uterus and larger than 5cm in diameter, then there are high chances it will hamper with your chances of getting pregnant since the embryo will fail to implant. Hence we would recommend removing the fibroid in such cases before attempting an IVF.
Yes, there is no harm in mild exercising but you should refrain from high-impact exercise and opt for workouts such as walking, swimming, yoga, or cycling during IVF treatment.