Ans: The term test tube baby is literally a myth because by the word test tube baby we mean fertilization of female egg with spermatozoa. The resulting embryonic cell is transferred to the female partner's uterus. This procedure is called IVF and embryo transfer. With a bit of luck and adequate quality control it results in desired pregnancy.
So test tube baby or IVF is not abnormal and same as any other pregnancy and child birth. IVF, test tube baby was discovered for patients having problem with fallopian tubes. Thus it is a treatment of choice in female infertility. When there is problem with husband the other variety of test tube baby i.e. ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is applied.
Ans: With the current simplified protocol of ultrasound guided oocyte recovery IVF is almost a painless safe procedure. Currently eggs are collected through ultrasound guidance.
Ans: Normally for IVF multiple eggs are needed for reasonable success.
In majority of the cases there is no significant side effect or health hazard for the hormone injections. However care should be taken to avoid too many follicles being produced which is a risky situation.
In our centre this is avoided by proper expertise about multiple egg production and proper monitoring by ultrasound, blood test etc.
Ans: The egg maturity is judged by ultrasound of the growing eggs and estimation of female hormone oestrogen; which can assess the status of egg maturity.
Ans: It takes nearly 12-16 hrs when some changes in the egg detected under microscope by the embryologist confirms the fertilization process. After this stage, eggs are cultured for further 48-72 hrs for final growth before transfer to mother's womb.
Ans: Our embryo transfer policy is as follows :
Surplus embryos are normally preserved by a process known as cryopreservation.
Depending on the couples consent these may be used for subsequent embryo transfer or can be used for scientific research.
Ans: In human, it is known that all embryos will not implant because either intrinsic problem of embryo or some defect in mother’s womb (scientifically known as Endometrium) this is known as Fecundity.
Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus, the endometrium, grows outside your uterus (endometrial implant). Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond your pelvic region.
Polycystic Ovary (Ovarian) Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder. Sometimes PCOS is described as an ‘endocrine’ disorder, it’s the same thing. Overseas research suggests its affects between 5 and 10% of all women of childbearing age regardless of race or nationality.
We are the leading Infertility Treatment and IVF Clinic in Kolkata and are internationally recognized as a centre of excellence. At the helm is our Director - Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar, a man with over 30 years of experience in this subject.