Infertility can affect a couple both emotionally and physically. Infertility is a life altering medical trouble that plagues lots of couples in India, depriving them of unbridled joy of parenthood. Today, one out of 7 couples remains infertile attributable to more than a few of factors like stressful lifestyles, inadequate nutrition, side effects of medication, physiological problems, infections and so on. The number of infertility cases is increasing at an alarming rate throughout the country.

According to gynecologist in Navi Mumbai— the most commonly used fertility treatments methods are intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Even though these procedures have been used successfully for many decades, people often confuse the two and are unaware of the differences between them. While both fertility treatments are used to achieve the same goal (a healthy baby), the processes are quite different. Both intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) are fertility treatments used to help people who are struggling to conceive. The basic difference between an IUI and IVF procedures – IVF is a process involving egg stimulation, retrieval, fertilization, and transfer; whereas, an IUI injects sperm into a uterus to reduce the sperm’s travel time to the egg.

What Causes of Infertility Can IVF Treat?

When we talk about infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be an option if one has been diagnosed with:
 Endometriosis
 Low sperm counts
 Problems with uterus or the fallopian tubes
 Problems with ovulation
 Antibody problems which harm eggs or sperm
 Inability of the sperm to survive or penetrate in cervical mucus
 An un-explained fertility problem
Steps involved in IVF
Though every hospital has their own protocol, yet most of the IVF specialty clinic in Vashi follow the below mentioned steps:
 Pre-cycle diagnostic testing
 Stimulation of the ovaries to produce several eggs during one cycle,
 Retrieval of the eggs from each ovary,
 Fertilization of the eggs in the laboratory via conventional fertilization or icsi, and then
 Transfer of the resulting embryos into the uterus.

How IUI Works?

IUI is also known as “artificial insemination,” is a practice that involves insertion of sperm directly into the uterus. The process involves a high concentration of healthy sperm get closer to the egg to increase the chance of conception. IUI Treatment in Navi Mumbai is often done in combination with taking fertility medications, such as Clomid, to stimulate the body to grow multiple eggs. After taking the medications, you will be closely monitored by your fertility doctor with regular blood tests and ultrasounds and will schedule the insemination to accord with ovulation.

Steps involved in IUI:

Steps involved in artificial insemination are as follows:
 The checkup: Consult your doctor before taking any decisions to find your best option to have better chances at pregnancy.

 Stimulate Egg Growth: Oral or injectable medication is recommended to stimulate the growth and maturation of her eggs. The injections are just beneath the skin known as subcutaneous region and recommended in an area of the body with fat, such your stomach or the top of the thigh.

 Ultrasound & Blood Monitoring: The couple will be taking many visits during this period. Brief ultrasound schedules are required every 2-3 days to monitor the ovaries and egg development. Through this testing and monitoring, the experts ensure everything is progressing safely.

 Ovulation Induced: Once your egg is at a particular stage of menstrual cycle, patient receives a “trigger shot” that causes ovulation within about 36 hours. The shot is given by a nurse at the clinic or self-administered.

 The insemination: In this phase the sperm sample is injected into the uterus through a thin, long, flexible catheter. The entire process is virtually painless and takes seconds to complete.

 Follow Up: progesterone levels are often tested, after a week of ovulation. These tests clear the possibility of conceiving a child. Additional appointments can be arranged a s per the requirement.

Infertility Treatment Cost In Navi Mumbai

IUI is comparatively less expensive, less invasive technique and is often the leading course of treatment prescribed by maternity hospital in Navi Mumbai for couples with mild male factor infertility, unexplained infertility, and for women under the age of 40. Women with a history of unsuccessful IUI cycles, advanced endometriosis or blocked fallopian tubes, IVF is typically the best treatment option with the highest chance of success. Both IUI and IVF have helped millions of families across the globe to achieve a successful pregnancy.

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Author's Bio: 

About Dr. Thanawala:

A post graduate from KEM and Wadia Hospital & after serving in KEM as lecturer for 3 years, started his practice in Vashi and Airoli, Navi Mumbai in 1988. Has had the privilege of having worked with stalwarts like Dr SN Daftary, Dr A C Mehta , Dr Soonawala, Dr Indira Hinduja during his training. Inspite of having a fairly busy practice he devotes time to academics as evident by his national level affiliations- Vice Chiarman of ICOG and various positions held in FOGSI.