Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Infertility is a medical condition characterized by the inability to conceive after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse. It can affect both men and women and may be caused by various factors such as hormonal imbalances, ovulation disorders, tubal blockages, or sperm issues.

Infertility can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal imbalances, ovulation disorders, tubal blockages, sperm issues such as low sperm count or poor sperm motility, and age-related decline in fertility. Lifestyle factors like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and obesity can also contribute to infertility.

Approximately 1 in 6 couples worldwide struggle with infertility, making it a widespread issue that affects millions of people globally.

It’s advisable to seek fertility treatment if you’ve been trying to conceive for a year without success (or 6 months if the woman is over 35) or if you have known fertility issues such as irregular menstrual cycles or a history of reproductive disorders.

We offer a comprehensive range of fertility treatments including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), egg freezing, donor services, and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) among others.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves placing washed sperm directly into the uterus to increase the chances of fertilization, while in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a more complex procedure where eggs are fertilized outside the body before being transferred to the uterus.

Success rates vary depending on factors such as age, cause of infertility, and treatment type. Generally, success rates range from 30% to 60%, with higher success rates often seen in younger patients with fewer fertility issues.

Before treatment, we recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, and attending any required counseling sessions to ensure you’re mentally and emotionally prepared for the journey ahead. You may also want to do your homework to gather more information on the financial commitment of the IVF journey that you will embark on.

Additionally, supplementation with multivitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D and Folic Acid may be beneficial.

On average, one IVF cycle takes 4-6 weeks to complete, depending on the type of treatment and individual response to medication.

Suggestions include maintaining a balanced diet, avoiding strenuous exercise, and abstaining from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Pregnancy is confirmed through a blood test two weeks after egg retrieval, with confirmation by ultrasound 30 to 40 days after aspiration.

Abstaining from intercourse is advised to avoid complications, but patients should consult their nurse or doctor for guidance.

Injectable medications need to be refrigerated during treatment, with storage instructions provided by the nurse coordinator.

PGT is a procedure used to screen embryos for genetic abnormalities before implantation, helping to identify healthy embryos and reduce the risk of genetic disorders in offspring.

Individuals with a history of genetic disorders, recurrent miscarriages, or advanced maternal age may benefit from PGT to increase the chances of having a healthy baby.

PGT-A screens embryos for chromosomal abnormalities, PGT-M for single gene disorders, and PGT-HLA for matching tissue types with a sibling to potentially treat certain genetic conditions.

Egg retrieval is a minimally invasive procedure where eggs are collected from the ovaries using a needle guided by ultrasound, typically performed under sedation or anesthesia.

Risks and side effects may include ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, bleeding, infection, or multiple pregnancies, although these risks are generally low and can be minimized with proper medical supervision.

We offer counseling, support groups, and resources to assist patients emotionally and mentally throughout their fertility journey, ensuring they feel supported and empowered every step of the way.