Presented by Manmohini Health Care, world-class infertility treatment is now offered at West Bengal. Manmohini Health Care is the only IVF center in West Bengal. We provide all infertility treatments under one roof. Backed by the leading fertility specialists from Kolkata, our embryologists and gynaecologists are equipped with international experience in conducting successful IVF/ICSI treatments. Our IVF laboratories adhere to international protocols for handling eggs and sperms thus ensuring their exposure to the ideal and optimal environment. Our laboratory parameters are continually monitored so as to prevent undesirable incidents and outcomes. Our highly experienced trained team work dedicatedly to fulfill your dream of parenthood. We promise quality care with a personal touch. Our high rate of successful treatments makes Manmohini Health Care the best fertility clinic in West Bengal.
Have you heard of fertilization happening in glass? This is exactly the process of In vitro fertilisation (IVF) where an egg is combined with sperm in glass; also where the term “in vitro” comes from.
IVF is one of the assisted reproductive technologies (ART) that helps with conditions of infertility. This process taking place in a laboratory, involves the removal of egg from the ovaries of the woman and fertilizing the same by sperm in a liquid in a glass. This fertilized egg can now be implanted in the uterus and voila thus leading to pregnancy!
IVF defies the impossibility of pregnancy to infertile partners and even to women who have reached menopause.
IVF also helps parents who may want to opt for gestational surrogacy where the child will be genetically unrelated to the surrogate.
Infertility is the inability to conceive children after 12 months or more of trying. Women who can conceive but are unable to stay pregnant may also be deemed infertile. It refers to the difficulties of both getting pregnant or staying pregnant. It can be a problem owing to various factors, some of which are common to both men and women. They can be-
Age of both partners is crucial to attaining pregnancy. For women, it is usually in their late thirties that they can begin experiencing a gradual decline in fertility as the quantity and quality of eggs is likely to go down. Men older than 40 years of age may be less fertile.
Weight influences fertility a great deal. Obesity of one or both the partners is likely to impact fertility. On the contrary, anorexic partners with eating disorders or those following restrictive diets with low calories are just as likely to be impacted.
Lifestyle has a significant impact on fertility of both the partners. Lack of exercise coupled with poor nutrition poses severe risk of infertility.
Alcohol use during conception or pregnancy is unsafe for women. It also decreases sperm count in men when consumed heavily.
Tobacco or intoxicating psychoactive substances is just as unsafe for parents trying to conceive as they may result in frequent miscarriages in women and erectile dysfunction in men.
Ovulation induction: Injections or medicines of fertility hormones are given to the woman to stimulate her ovaries and boost the production of eggs. In a typical ovulatory month, only one egg is produced whereas with the stimulation of a fertility drug, the ovaries produce around 10 to 15 eggs.
Egg harvesting: With a simple painless surgical procedure, eggs are then trans-vaginally collected from the ovaries with the help of a scan probe. Although the process is painless, it is done under anaesthesia as it may be a little uneasy for the woman. Sperm is also collected from the male partner on the same day.
Fertilization: The collected eggs and sperm is then carefully fused in a lab to create several embryos using any of the varying technologies of fertilization. These may include Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS).
Embryo Culture: The many embryos are now observed in an incubator as they divide from two to four and then eight cells. They are then graded based on their appearance and integrity. This may take upto 5 days.
Embryo Transfer: With the help of ultrasound, the uterus of a woman is watched. 1 or 2 healthy embryo, using a thin tube inserted into the vagina, is then placed in the uterus.
Pregnancy: A blood test determines pregnancy after 10-14 days. Six weeks into the pregnancy, an ultrasound is performed to check for a heartbeat.
One cycle of budget-friendly IVF treatment costs between Rs 60,000 to Rs 1,50,000. The process is time consuming and may vary depending upon prescribed medications, injections, or the number of cycles. The medical history and health of the patient may as well influence the cost of the procedure. Consultation charges and laboratory charges are included. The cost may increase if the couple needs assistance with surrogacy, sperm or egg donors. Other processes like embryo freezing, frozen embryo transfer or laser assisted hatching may also increase the cost.
Fertility centres in West Bengal are at par with the most well performing centres in India and abroad. Being over 70%, the success rate of IVF procedures in West Bengal is among one of the highest in the country. The rate however is determined by several factors such as infertility diagnosis, medical history, weight and age of the patients, sperm count or the usage of donor eggs and sperm. Manmohini Health Care with its advanced ART technologies and skilled, experienced and trained staff of gynaecologists and fertility specialists ensure a high IVF success rate of about 72% so that your dream of enjoying parenthood is fulfilled.
Fertility specialists with international experience in conducting successful IVF treatments having a success rate of 72% makes Manmohini Health Care the best fertility center in West Bengal.
A very cost effective IVF treatment is offered by Manmohini Health Care varying from 60,000 INR to 1,50,000 INR depending upon the factors like the number of cycles or medications.
IVF being one the most trusted methods of fertility treatments is generally very safe.
There may be certain risks involved which may not be very different from natural conception.
Varying from patient to patient, one cycle of IVF generally takes between four to six weeks prior to egg retrieval.
Problems of infertility may be caused by both male and female partners equally. Some cases of infertility problems are a combination of both.
Over the last ten years, our associate centres in Kolkata have conducted over 3000 fertility cycles having a 10% higher success rate than average in Kolkata.
Doctors recommend avoiding drinking, smoking, consumption of supplements, etc during an IVF process.
Nausea, bloating, cramping, constipation are among some very common side effects of IVF.
IVF is generally not a painful procedure. Patients may feel uneasy or uncomfortable while undergoing certain stages of the process.
Although IVF is not painful, the procedure may be done under anesthesia to avoid the feeling of uneasiness in patients.
After the procedure of embryo transfer is completed, it takes about 10-14 days for pregnancy to happen.
IVF: In Vitro Fertilization is the most common procedure of treating infertility. It is the process of fertilization of an egg by sperm outside of a woman’s body in a laboratory.
ICSI: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is an advanced procedure to achieve fertilisation. This process involves injecting a single spermatozoa directly into an egg that will later become an embryo. The technique is commonly used to treat male factor infertility.
Sperm Cryopreservation: Semen freezing or semen banking is the most successful method of preserving a man’s fertility by preserving sperm cells at cryogenic temperatures, typically at dry ice temperature (-80°C). This freezing and storage aids artificial insemination in future treatment cycles. The results of successful IVF treatments using a frozen sperm is just as using fresh sperm. There are no risks from using frozen sperm in infertility treatments.
Embryo Cryopreservation: After fertilization, embryos in the early stages are preserved at sub zero temperatures. Frozen embryos can be thawed later in a lab and used to achieve pregnancy later. There are no cons of using a frozen embryo as they tend to be just as young and healthy as they were at the time they were frozen. With flash freezing, it is also possible to freeze eggs before they are fertilized.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS): Prior to implantation, the embryo is generally biopsied when it is at a very advanced stage of development (blastocyst stage). A few of these biopsied cells are analyzed to count the number of chromosomes within each cell to determine whether the cells in the embryo have the right number of chromosomes. This screening is done to look for potential genetic abnormalities. A normal number of chromosomes in the embryo are classified as “euploid” and those with an abnormal number are “aneuploid.” PGS is a preventive measure that avoids the transfer of an embryo with chromosomal abnormalities into the uterus.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD): A known parental chromosomal abnormality is highly likely to be passed down from parents to the child. PGD detects the specific genetic disorder with the help of genetic testing of an embryo for a specific gene mutation[s]. Just like PGS, PGD also analyzes biopsied cells extracted from the embryo.