1.How long does it normally take to get an appointment?
You can walkin for an initial consultation with Dr. Geetha Haripriya on any week day between 9 am to 9 pm. During this visit, the examination and investigations will be done and further plans about the IVF programme would be made.
2.Should I schedule my first appointment before my menstrual cycle starts?
Not necessarily. Each patient's circumstance will be different and testing and treatment plan will vary depending on a variety of factors. Those who are coming from far off places as well as patients who can afford to stay for a short duration can get the appointment on the 2nd day of menstrual cycle.
3.How soon can I start treatment?
The starting date of treatment depends upon the individual's inherent problems that are identified. If the investigations don't reveal any major problem, treatment will be started immediately. In case of major problems same will be rectified and treatment resumed.
4.What is the cost of fertility treatment?
Since every case is unique and the testing and treatment plan recommendations are based on individual circumstances,the same will be discussed by the Director.
5.Is there any age limit for IVF Program?
6.How long does the treatment take?
There is invariably a waiting period of 4 to 6 weeks.
7.How long do I have to stay in Chennai or India?
For the initial workup a period of seven to ten days is required. For the IVF treatment perse a minimum period of six weeks is required.
8.What is In Vitro Fertilization?
In IVF, eggs are surgically removed from the ovary and mixed with sperm outside the body in the lab. Next day, the eggs are examined to see if they have joined by the sperm and are dividing into cells. These fertilized eggs (embryos) are then placed in the women uterus, thus bypassing the fallopain tubes.
9.How Soon can I start treatment?
You can start the treatment as soon, as soon as the investigation are finished. you need to enroll in one of our IVF batch. The earliest available date will be given.
10.Who is a candidate for IVF?
While it was designed originally for women with tubal disease. IVF has been extended with equal success to infertility due to endometriosis, and unexplained factors. IVF has also been applied to male factor infertility. The recent advances in assisted fertilization through ICSI can succeed even in couples with severe sperm abnormalities.
11.What are the risk of ART?
The assisted reproductive procedures have so far proven remarkably safe for both thw would-be mother and her child. Occasionally, ovarian cysts may form in response to the fertility drugs. Apart from the increased chance of multiple birth, the risks of pregnancy and delivery are unchanged. With lakhs of children born after standard IVF worldwide, there hasbeen no increased risk of birth defects or abnormalities.
12.What is the age limit for IVF?
There is no age limit for doing IVF.
13.What is involved in Embryo Freezing?
If more eggs are normally fertilized, the additional embryos can be frozen and stored for replacment in the future. However, the embryos may not survive the freezing process or may be incapable of resuming growth after thawing. Offspring born from frozen embryos have the same rate of congenital abnormalities as the general population. When damage occurs during the freezing process, the pregnancy usually does not ensure. The likehood of establishing a pregnancy usually does not ensure. The likehood of establishing a pregnancy following transfer of frozen - thawed embroys is about 55 - 57% per transfer.
Once frozen, the embryos can be maintained in storage for several years. While the embryos remain in storage, you need to pay an annual fee.
14.Who are the egg donors?
Our office has an ongoing donor recruitment and screening program. Young, healthy, fertile women under the age of 25 years are recruited in a variety of ways. The candidates go through a rigorus screening process. before they are accepted for our program. We have found that the majority of women who become egg donors are young mothers who are motivated not just by monetary gain, but who also have an altruistic desire to help infertile women.
Our program has primarily followed the anonymous model for decades. In most cases, anonymity best protects the privacy and interests of both parties.
15.How do we select our egg donor?
Using the information provided by you about your preferences, priorities and exclusions, we try to identify donors who meet these requirements in a general way and who are available within your time frame. We provide you with detailed personal and medical information if needed.
16.What is the treatement plan for the recipient?
Preparation of the uterine lining for implantation is key to the success. Receipients receive daily oral estrogen(progynova) pills in order to build up the lining. Blood tests and ultrasounds are done to assess her response and adjust the medication dose. Once the date of egg retrieval is set, the recipient adds daily injections of progesterone.
17.What is the treratment for the egg donor?
The donors receive a series of daily injections to stimulate their ovaries to produce multiple eggs. On the right day the eggs are collected by passing a long needle into the ovaries and removing the fluid containing the eggs from the ovarian follicles under anesthesia.
18.Can my husband collect his sperm at home?
Yes, but it must be brought to our lab no longer than an hour after ejaculation. The specimen must be kept at body temperature. you will need a sterile specimen container provided by our hospital.
19.If I dont get pregnant after my first attempt, when can I try again?
You may try again after 3 months. You will need to take birth control pills for atleast 21 days prior to starting injectable medications.
20.What is the average number of embryos transferred?
Generally, two or three embryos will be transferred, but the number may vary slightly depending on the quality of the embryos and the age of the female partner.
21.What are the most common side effects of fertility medications?
some of the most common side effects are feeling bloated, hot flushes and feeling emotional. There may be localized skin reaction at the injection site. Hot, wet compresses will help with the discomfort.
22.Why do I get a red reaction at the Injection site?
Some of the medications may cause a local skin reaction. The area will become red and inflamed and will feel warm to the touch. This does not affect your IVF cycle and usually will go away in 1-2days.
23.Are men affected by age factor?
There is evidence of increased frequency of point mutations in chromosomes of men above the age of 45 years. Such small mutations rarely cause a problem because most of the time their effect is obscured by the presence of the other normal chromosomes.