IVF Success Rates in India – What are your Chances of a Successful IVF? - Dr Hrishikesh Pai

IVF Success Rates in India – What are your Chances of a Successful IVF?

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June 3, 2021
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In-vitro fertilization, or IVF, has become a lifesaver for infertile couples in India hoping to start a family. IVF is a technique in which a woman’s egg is mixed with her partner’s sperm outside her body.

The success of an IVF procedure differs from couple to couple and from one specialist to another. So, you need to ensure that you find the best fertility specialist in India.

The success rate of an IVF procedure in India  is determined by several factors, which are listed below:

  • The female partner’s age
  • The duration of infertility
  • Infertility form (primary or secondary)
  • Infertility causes
  • The growth of the endometrium
  • Signs of early ovulation during IVF
  • The sperm, egg, and embryo’s quality
  • Post-transfer luteal process

In India, the success rate of IVF varies from 30 to 35 percent, depending on the factors listed above. In young women, the average IVF success rate is about 40% in India. Women under the age of 35 have a higher chance of success than older women.

The success rate of this most widely used assisted reproductive technology, or ART, is normally determined by the number of live births per embryo transfer. The live birth rate is the number of live births per embryo transfer

What are the steps taken to increase IVF success rates?

Most clinics now use a “freeze all” procedure, in which embryos created using IUI, ICSI, or traditional IVF are frozen rather than eggs. IVF success rates in India have increased significantly because of modern reproductive techniques.

Endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA) is a technique that studies the endometrium at a molecular level. It could help you with recurrent implantation failure.

Since most implantation failures occur due to chromosomal anomalies in the embryos in advanced maternal age, a Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is strongly recommended to improve the chances of implantation.

If conventional IVF treatments are not helping, you can go for an ICSI procedure. Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), a subset of IVF, could be a ray of hope. A single sperm is picked up and inserted directly into an egg using a fine glass needle in a laboratory.

How to increase your chances of a successful IVF?

During IVF treatment, there are several obstacles that you must overcome. You might have to go through some tests and screenings to have a better chance of success.

Let us look at some natural ways to improve IVF success rates.

  • Maintain a safe way of life

If you have been trying to conceive, you willhave to try to maintain a balanced lifestyle. These can be accomplished in the following ways:

  • Quit smoking and limit your alcohol consumption.
  • Include healthy foods in your diet.
  • Exercise to maintain healthy body weight. You should avoid heavy exercise, on the other hand, because it can affect your fertility.
  • If you are underweight, include foods in your diet to help you gain weight healthily and safely.
  • Work on your eating habits

Food that is unhealthy has an impact on the quality of your egg or sperm. If you eat a lot of sugary and starchy foods, it is time to cut back.

You can also cut down on, and eventually eliminate, unprocessed meats, refined grains, canned foods, caffeinated beverages. Instead, you can eat fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, monounsaturated fats, lean protein, legumes, and low-fat dairy products.

  • IVF success supplements

You do not always get all your calories from fruit. You will need to take supplements at this stage. Folic acid, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, and selenium are some of the supplements that can help with IVF performance. Your doctor will recommend the ones you will need.

  • Relax and unwind

Trying out various fertility therapies may have affected your mental health. Stress is bad for your fertility, so you can de-stress and meditate regularly. Go to a place where you can relax, unwind, and rejuvenate if you need a break.

  • Ejaculation should be avoided

Men who are donating sperm should not masturbate or have sex for at least 3 to 4 days prior to the procedure—this aid in raising sperm count and sperm quality.

Your mental and physical well-being affects your chances of becoming pregnant. In addition, IVF can take a toll on your mental health, so be prepared for this stage of your life. Discuss your expectations and fears with a therapist. Ensure that your partner, family, and friends are behind you in this endeavor.

These were some of the suggestions you can use to improve the odds of having a successful IVF treatment. Consult the IVF doctor, and they would be able to give you the best advice depending on your body’s condition.

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