In today’s time In Vitro Fertilization is one of the most common and effective techniques that can help in improving your chances of getting pregnant. The process involves fertilizing an egg outside your body, in a laboratory, and then implanting it in your uterus. In order to make IVF successful, your participation and the participation of your physician, nurses and embryologists require close coordination. The timing of medication is critical, and close monitoring with ultrasound is required.
Some symptoms of IVF are :-
- Mild Cramping
- Mild Bloating
- Breast Tenderness
After you decide you go for the process of IVF, you will meet with a nurse and you will receive a medication log and a calendar outlining the treatment. In many cases, oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) will be prescribed to you in the cycle, prior to the treatment. The purpose of the OCP is to reduce the chances that an ovarian cyst will be present at the time of the treatment.
Before starting the cycle of IVF, you and your partner are likely to go for various screenings, including :-
- Ovarian reserve testing:- it is done to determine the quality and quantity of your eggs, your doctor might test the concentration of FSH. Estradiol and anti-mullerian hormone in your blood during the first few days of your menstrual cycle. Test results that are often used together with an ultrasound of your ovaries, can help to predict how your ovaries will respond to the fertility medication.
- Semen Analysis:- If this is not done as a part of your initial fertility evaluation, then your doctor will conduct a semen analysis before starting your IVF treatment cycle.
- Infectious Disease Screening:– You and your partner both will be screened for infectious diseases, including HIV.
- Mock Embryo Transfer:- Your doctor might conduct a mock embryo transfer to determine how deep your uterine cavity is and with the technique, they are most likely to place the embryos into your uterus.
- Uterine Exam:- With this your doctor will examine the inside lining of the uterus before they start the IVF. It might include hysterography – where the fluid is injected through the cervix into your uterus. An ultrasound that creates the images of your uterine cavity and a hysteroscopy where a thin, flexible lighted telescope is inserted in your uterus through the vagina and cervix.