Donor Embryo IVF
Medical science has introduced many procedures to help couples who face difficulties in achieving a healthy and successful pregnancy. Embryo In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most efficient procedures followed nowadays to treat pregnancy issues and bless parents with a healthy baby.
Couples who have conceived but don’t wish to bring their child in this world can now donate their embryos through this method to someone in need. Medical science has developed certain methods to make it work, as normal as the baby can be in her actual mother’s womb. This procedure of giving away embryos to help other couples, who are facing infertility issues, is known as donor embryo IVF.
Infertility is defined as a man or woman’s inability to conceive. Some of the reasons for infertility are:
- Tubal pelvic and disease/blockage adhesions
- Low sperm count, motility, or morphology
- Absence of sperms in male (Azospermia)
- Longer infertility period (more than 2 years)
- Endometeriosis infertility & Idiopathic (unexplained)
- Lower quality eggs (because of late pregnancy after the age of 39 years)
If a couple has been taking regular doctor’s consultation and have already tried other lower-level treatments, it is recommend that they opt for an Embryo In Vitro Fertilization.
From centuries, researchers were trying to develop a method to treat infertility in humans by experimenting on animals. But, when these experiments were conducted on humans, all of them were in vain. There was no ray of hope until a transient biochemical pregnancy was reported in 1953 and John Rock extracted an intact fertilized egg for the first time in the world.
Later Min Chueh Chang experimented the infusion of egg and sperm of rabbits in vitro and proved that it is capable of further reproductive development. Chang’s theory demonstrated that infusion and fertilization of human egg is possible in glass tubes and are capable of further development. After a thorough research on this topic, Carl Woods, Alan Trounson and John Leeton fertilized a human oocyte in 1973 at Monash University that resulted in first successful pregnancy through in vitro fertilization. But, it only lasted for few days.
In the same year, IVF was practiced by Landrum Shettles and was interdicted by higher authorities of that organization. But, how long can the authorities keep humans away from such a miraculous method that can offer them the joy of being a parent. In 1976, a team of researchers, Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, reported an tubal pregnancy, which was successful and resulted in the first test tube baby of the world, Louise Brown, on July 25, 1978 in United Kingdom.
After the birth of the first IVF baby, practitioners derived many safe and efficient methods to increase the success rate. Most of the countries have legalized all these methods (practiced by certified professionals) after the written consent of the participants. When the IVF treatment became popular, the practitioners discovered an all new method to preserve embryos for later implantation. Later the researchers explored that by this method, more and more childless couples could be helped. Rather than fertilizing an embryo, an already prepared embryo is donated to the recipients.
The process starts with the collection of sperm from the male and eggs from female’s uterus by injecting hormone simulators into the body. The contents are mixed in vitro and fertilized under pre-specified temperature and pressure. The well-fertilized ova is then implanted into the female’s uterus.
Techniques used globally
- Embryo Culture: An embryo is cultured between the second day and fourth day after the
co-incubation (until the cleavage stage) or between the fifth and sixth day after co-incubation (blastocyst stage). It is transferred two days after it is completely fertilized.
- Embryo selection: By this method, oocyte is judged for quality, in order to optimize the pregnancy rates. The time-lapse microscopy system was introduced in 2009 and was approved for clinical use.
- Embryo transfer: On the basis of amount of cells, degree of fragmentations, and evenness of their growth, embryologists used to categorize the cells. The cell transfer depends upon the age and health factors of the woman. The healthy cells are transferred to uterus of patient.
Practiced by many skilled professionals, this treatment procedure has 25 to 75% chance of successful pregnancy.
Our team of experts at Iswarya Women’s Hospital & Fertility Center offers infertility treatments to couples who are devoid of having a baby owing to some medical condition(s). Our centers at Coimbatore, Chennai, Palani, and Madurai are equipped to offer our clients with the finest infertility treatments. Donor embryo IVF is one of the most popular services that result into a healthy pregnancy. Our expertise in providing infertility services are driven by our experience and dedication towards achieving efficiency.
Our labs are equipped with advanced technologies to analyze and assist our patientts to derive positive results.
If you are also looking out for donor embryo IVF in Chennai, Palani, Coimbatore or Madurai, then you can contact our professionals. Our team of experts are at your service 24×7.
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