<![CDATA[Rama Sofat Hospital - IVf & Infertility Centre in India - Blog]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:47:05 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[IVF can help Realize the Dream of Starting a Family]]>Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:48:25 GMThttp://ivfinfertilitycentre.weebly.com/blog/ivf-can-help-realize-the-dream-of-starting-a-familyPicture
In the present scenario, many couples delay pregnancy because they want to focus on their careers and feel that they are not ready to start a family for some years after they get together. Years later, when they see the right time to plan a family and start trying for a baby, nature takes its toll on them and for one reason or the other, they are unable to conceive. This can be the most heartbreaking experience for a couple, when they try month after month, but all the efforts go in vain. Sometimes there may be a medical problem with one of the partners or both of them, while in some couples, pregnancy fails without any known reason, which makes it all even more frustrating. This is when they should resort to fertility treatment and one of the most useful amongst these treatments is IVF, which can help them realize the dream of starting a family.

How does IVF help childless couples to conceive?

When a couple tries to conceive naturally, but is not able to do so for a period of six months or more, this rings alarming bells for them and it is the time to seek medical help for the same. IVF is one of the most successful treatments for childless couples, who are having infertility issues. It involves combining the egg and the sperm in the lab conditions and placing the embryo so formed in the uterus of the woman for the pregnancy to continue in the usual manner. IVF is a breakthrough technique which has yielded success even in the most complicated cases, particularly where there have been problems with the eggs of the woman or sperms of the man. In such cases, IVF can be combined with techniques like egg donation, sperm donation and even surrogacy, to create miracle pregnancies. The initial step in IVF is to make fertility tests on the man and the woman so that the actual cause of infertility is pinpointed by the specialist and the treatment is started accordingly. Then the egg production in the woman is stimulated with the help of hormonal therapy, following which they are harvested from her body once released by the ovaries. After this, they are combined with the sperms taken from her partner, through scientific techniques. The healthy embryo(s) is them implanted inside the uterus of the woman for a successful pregnancy to continue.

IVF is like a ray of hope for depressed couples who have tried everything but failed. The procedure offers success in the toughest of cases, but this actually depends upon parameters like age of the woman, her general health and mainly, the expertise of the fertility specialist engaged in performing the IVF. Therefore, when a couple has already explored all other options of conceiving but has failed to get the desired results, they should look for a reputed and experienced IVF clinic because this technique can open new doors for them and help them fulfill their dreams of having children.

<![CDATA[New Health Alert For IVF Babies]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:24:06 GMThttp://ivfinfertilitycentre.weebly.com/blog/august-24th-2015Picture
IVF or in vitro fertilization is becoming an increasingly used fertility technique in the recent time, but the method has been associated with some health risks for the babies born by IVF. According to a study conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009 in over 18500 births, IVF babies had double the risk of developing heart defects and half time more likely to suffer from digestive tract problems. Similarly, the risk of disorders related to the bowel was 3.7 times more while that of cleft lip was 4 times more.

As a result, a health alert has been issued worldwide for IVF babies. It has also been found out that there is a greater risk of heart valve defect in such babies, along with minor chances of developing genetic disorders like Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome and Angelman Syndrome. Therefore, it is essential for the prospective parents to be aware of these risks before they opt for seeking the IVF treatment as they may end up with a baby with birth defects and hear the suffering for a lifetime. According to the survey, the risk of birth defects is nearly 2.5% in normal people and it rises to 3.5% in IVF babies. However small the risk maybe, awareness is essential for the couple so that they can make the right decision.

Why are IVF babies at greater health risks?

The subject of increased health risks in IVF babies is still under research and no definite cause has yet been established. Theoretically speaking, nature has programmed healthy and fertile couples to conceive naturally as they can bring an offspring which is healthy and has greater chances to live a disease free life. On the other hand, nature itself is stopping the infertile couples from having children as their children are not likely to be born and live a healthy life due to genetic traits passed on by the parents. Such couples usually show poor quality of sperm or egg or both and even if pregnancy does take place in a normal manner, the child may not be born healthy or survive the hardships of environment. So nature does not want them to be born in the first place, rather than be born sick and with birth defects. But advancement in medical technology has enabled the human race to go beyond the rules of nature and carry out the impossible task of creating an embryo outside the human body with the process of IVF. However, the increased birth risk is a price that the humans have to pay for interfering with nature in this form.

It is recommended that couples should not be hasty to go for IVF just because they are taking longer than usual time to conceive, or in case, a single woman wants to have a baby using IVF in India. They need to weigh the health risks posed for the baby very carefully before they take the decision of having a baby through IVF. Making your life stress free and healthy can come up as a better alternative to boosting fertility and trying yet again.

<![CDATA[Male & Female Infertility - Is This a Sign of Infertility?]]>Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:14:12 GMThttp://ivfinfertilitycentre.weebly.com/blog/male-female-infertility-is-this-a-sign-of-infertilityInfertility is a problem when you are not able to conceive after having unprotected and regular sex for a period of six months to one year. A normal couple has 25% chances of conceiving in a single cycle lasting one month, but it is not necessary that the couple is having any fertility problem if they do not conceive. There may be several reasons why a woman is not getting pregnant and these may be attributed to the problems of either of the couple, the man or the woman. The age also matters as the woman is genetically programmed to conceive at the age of 25 to 30 years, after which her fertility starts waning, becoming alarmingly low as she reaches her forties. On the other hand, the fertility of men too, is affected by age, but not to such a major extent. When you are not conceiving after repeated efforts, you need to identify the signs and symptoms of infertility so that you can start with the treatment.

Here are the signs and symptoms related to male and female infertility:

Symptoms of Infertility in Males

Infertility is not necessarily because of a woman because men can be in problem too. These problems are primarily attributed to the sperms, their number, quality and motility. There may be some problems related to premature ejaculation and impotency too. Unfortunately, infertility symptoms in men are not noticed till they have problems related to conception and may be prescribed some tests for the sperms. Here are some symptoms related to male infertility:

  1. Ejaculation problems or problems related with erection
  2. Change in sex drive
  3. Abnormal changes in hair growth
  4. Small and/or firm testicles
  5. Swelling or lump in testicles.
Symptoms of Infertility in Females

In most cases, some problems related with women can lead to failure in conception. Basically, when a woman experiences a change in her menstrual cycle, it should ring the warning bells. Here are some common signs and symptoms related to female infertility and Fertility Centre in India:

  1. Abnormal periods with a great deal of pain and heavy bleeding
  2. Irregularity in periods with the length of the cycle being different every month
  3. Sometimes the period may stop suddenly which is again a symptom of infertility
  4. There may be some infertility problems related with hormonal changes too, which can be manifested by appearance of pimples and acne
  5. Women may experience a change in sex drive
  6. Hair growth on chest, chin and lips. On the other hand, she may experience hair loss
  7. Sudden gain in weight
  8. Pain during sexual intercourse
  9. A white discharge from the nipples
  10. Problems such as fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis may also point to infertility in women.
Most of the time, infertility in men and women is caused due to some diseases such as diabetes or cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, obesity and a poor lifestyle. When any of these symptoms are manifested in men or women, they should take the tests first and start treatment immediately so that they are able to counter the problem and be blessed with a child soon.

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