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Make Healthy Choices to Enhance Your Chances Of Conceiving

Fertility problems have increased dramatically over the past twenty years. One in every six couples has difficulty achieving pregnancy and a quarter of all pregnancies end up in a miscarriage. Due to this, more and more couples nowadays are turning to fertility treatments. Best IVF treatment in Chandigarh is here to help you have a new family.

 

Infertility may be due to tubal damage, ovulatory dysfunction, endometriosis, low/nil sperm count, etc. However, in about 20% of infertility cases the cause of infertility may be unknown. This is known as “Unexplained Infertility”. Here, the need arises to look deeper at lifestyle factors and nutritional deficiencies.

 

Pre conception care –

Primordial sperm cells take at least three months to develop into a mature sperm. This means you need to have a three-month period before conceiving when you are trying to improve your fertility. This is called pre-conception period. Hormonal imbalances, detoxification of body, overcoming nutritional deficiencies- all of this can be achieved within this 3 to 6 month window prior to getting pregnant. So, you and your partner must embrace some lifestyle changes during this phase in order to achieve conception.

 

Choices to increase chances of conceiving:

Healthy diet to correct hormone imbalances –

Both you and your partner should follow a healthy diet in order to have a successful pregnancy. Healthy diet can help you correct hormone imbalances and improve sperm quality that may affect your ability to conceive.

 

Alcohol affects sperm health –

Drinking alcohol can reduce your fertility by half. Research has shown that drinking alcohol affects sperm health such as it causes a decrease in sperm count and an increase in abnormal sperm. So, it is better to stop drinking alcohol. If you are also suffering from male infertility problem, then you can go for IVF treatment in Chandigarh as the cost of IVF in Chandigarh is affordable.

 

Caffeine reduces fertility –

Research has shown that caffeine (particularly in the form of coffee) reduces fertility. So it is better to eliminate all caffeine-containing food and drinks including colas, chocolate, black teas and coffee for at least three months (preconception care).

 

Eliminate xenoestrogens with organic produce –

The most important thing which you need to do is to balance your hormones. During preconception period, you must avoid anything that might cause an imbalance. One such major culprit is the xenoestrogens. Eat as much organic produce as possible in order to eliminate an excess intake of xenoestrogens.

 

Smoking decreases sperm count –

Smoking affects fertility in women and can even bring on an early menopause. In males, it can decrease sperm count, making the sperm more sluggish. It even leads to decreased motility and DNA damage in sperms.

 

Exercise regime –

Start a moderate exercise regime to improve the blood flow through your body, especially your reproductive organs. Walk, yoga or moderate work out at the gym is recommended.

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The Scope of IUI procedure in the treatment of Infertility

Presently, more than 10% of the couples worldwide are affected by infertility or have problems in conceiving. Also, various advanced and effective infertility procedures and treatments have been developed to overcome infertility. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is one of the most frequently used procedures to treat various issues of infertility. IUI is primarily used in cases of low sperm count or decreased sperm mobility in the men. This procedure is usually performed in a laboratory by separating sperms taken from the husband or a donor (depending on the couple’s medical history and consent) and then artificially injecting those sperms inside a woman’s uterus (womb) to facilitate fertilization. It is both a less invasive and inexpensive procedure compared to in vitro fertilization.

Reasons to perform IUI

A poor sperm count or decreased sperm mobility are the most common reasons to perform an IUI procedure. But it may also be considered for the treatment of any of the following conditions:

  • A hostile cervical problem including cervical mucus issues
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Hindrance of cervical scar tissue occurring from previous surgeries
  • Erectile or Ejaculation Dysfunction

Various steps to perform IUI procedure

  • Medications are given to stimulate egg formation in the female patient.
  • Egg formation is closely monitored usually through ultrasound.
  • The patient is usually given a hormonal trigger for egg release/ovulation and then monitored for about 24-36 hours.
  • As soon as the patient ovulates, IUI or Artificial Insemination is done using Husband’s or Donor’s sperms.
  • On the day of IUI, semen sample is washed in the lab to separate the sperms from the seminal fluid.
  • Then a catheter is used to insert the sperms directly into the head of uterus or womb. This process allows sperm cells to maximize in numbers to increase the chances of conception.
  • This whole procedure takes just a few minutes to finish and without much trouble or discomfort.
  • The next step is to wait and watch for signs and symptoms of pregnancy.

Risks involved

The only risk involved in IUI is that of multiple pregnancies.

Chances of IUI Success

It depends on various factors such as woman’s age, causes of infertility, fertility drugs were used or not, and lots of other variables. If the IUI procedure is performed each month for 3 consecutive months under favorable conditions then the chances of success in the couples may even reach as high as 20% per cycle.

If you are also facing any Infertility issue and looking for some suitable options to enhance your fertility chances, then your search can end with us at Jannee, offering advanced and latest treatment options for infertility with specialization in IVF, ICSI, IUI, and Surrogacy.

Visit us to know more about our services or contact us to book an appointment with our Specialist doctor.

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Basic Infertility Work-Up of an Infertile Couple

Couples often don’t know what to expect when they meet with their fertility specialist for the initial consult. Your doctor will recommend a diagnostic plan or infertility work-up to you. Infertility workup involves a counselling session, followed by a series of comprehensive & detailed tests which are essential to determine causes of infertility. This helps to decide which treatment option would be the most suitable for a particular couple. Mohali IVF centres pay special attention on the initial workup for an infertile couple and help them to select right kind of fertility treatment.

 

Male work up-

 

History

A man can expect to be queried about his family history. He will be asked whether he has ever undergone genital or prostate surgery, if he finds it difficult to achieve an erection, the nature of job he is doing, whether his job involves exposure to dangerous chemicals and if he is suffering from any chronic health problem.

 

Physical exam-

Physical exam of the genitals and prostate is then done to check for any abnormalities that are affecting the sperm production or release.

 

Blood tests-

Your doctor will recommend a series of blood tests to screen for conditions that might be affecting your fertility. These tests may include hormonal levels, sugar levels, viral markers, etc.

 

Semen analysis-
To determine the quality & quantity of sperm, semen analysis is done. It also helps to detect any morphological abnormalities in the semen sample.

 

Female work up-

 

History-

A woman can expect to be questioned about her medical and menstrual history. This may include questions about regularity of menstrual cycle, abdominal surgeries, prior conceptions/miscarriages, any kind of gynaecological ailment such as endometriosis/ pelvic inflammatory disease, etc.

 

Physical Examination & Ultrasound-

The doctor will perform a physical exam during which he or she will do a pelvic exam and look for certain characteristics such as excess hair growth. The physician may also examine your breasts to see whether they leak any fluid or not.

 

Blood tests-
Fertility assessment also involves a series of tests which include thyroid gland function, prolactin levels, sugar levels, etc

 

Day three assessment-
Between the second and fourth day of your period, a hormone assessment test is done. This cluster of tests is done to check hormone levels such as FSH, LH and E2 hormones.

 

Mid-luteal progesterone level-

If the results of day three assessment are normal, and your doctor is still in doubt whether you are ovulating or not, then he will recommend an additional blood test to measure progesterone levels as well.

 

Other tests-

If neither egg nor sperm production appears to be the problem, then it is possible that your partner’s sperms are running into a roadblock in the fallopian tube. If this is the case, then there are three different types of tests which can be used to determine absence/blockage of tubes. These tests include hysterosalpingogram (HSG), Sono histogram (SHSG) and diagnostic laparoscopy.

 

What happens after a work-up?

Fertility specialist will help you zero down on the most suitable infertility treatment according to your work-up. Many patients achieve a pregnancy just by taking medication which boosts egg and sperm production in both the partners. However, others may need to undergo more invasive and expensive procedures like IUI, IVF and ICSI as they are commonly used for unexplained infertility. There are some fertility centres in India where you can get low-cost IVF treatment.

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Cervical Cancer – Causes, Symptoms, Risk and Treatment

Breast and Cervical cancer are the two most common types of cancers affecting women. Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop and spread in the cervix. Most cervical cancer cases are triggered by a type of virus. When found early, cervical cancer is highly curable. At Mohali IVF Centres every woman is counseled about the prevalence and prevention of cervical cancer.

 
Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

In early stages, when the cervical cells become abnormal, signs may not be observed. But when cancer progresses, then you may experience following signs and symptoms-

•    Unusual vaginal discharge
•    Vaginal bleeding between periods
•    Bleeding after menopause
•    Bleeding or pain during sex

 

Causes of Cervical Cancer

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a large group of viruses that cause Cervical Cancer in Women. The HPV detected today could have been acquired years ago. The cervix, vagina, and vulva can get infected from several different types of HPV.

 
Who Is at Risk for HPV?

HPV is so common that most people who have ever had sex — both women and men — will get the virus at some point in life. It’s possible to carry the infection even if it has been years since you had sex. Even though condoms can lower your risk of getting HPV, but they do not fully protect against the virus. HPV can also cause cancers of the vulva, vagina, and penis. HPV are also linked to anal and oral cancers in both male and female.

The risk is also higher in infected women who:

•    Smoke
•    Have many children
•    Use birth control pills for a long time
•    Are HIV positive or have a weakened immune system

One-fourth of the global cervical cancer cases are reported in India every year. In addition, an estimated 74,000 Indian women die annually from the disease. Many Indian women lack both awareness about the disease and access to prevention and treatment facilities.

 

Cervical Cancer Detection and Treatment

The Pap test is one of the great success stories in early detection. Sometimes, abnormal cervical cells can be observed, before cancer appears. So they can be treated before cancer develops. So, it is better to go for a Pap test after every three years, once you reach the age of 21 years. Women of higher age and at higher risk need to get the test done every year. Pap smear test is available at Jannee Fertility Centre at a very nominal price.

Treatment of patients suffering from this cancer may include one or more of the following:

•    Surgery
•    Radiation
•    Chemotherapy

 

Prevention is Better than Cure

Cervical cancer may be prevented by undergoing the regular Pap-Smear test and getting vaccinated against the disease. Vaccines are now available against HPV and are generally given in three doses over a six-month period. The vaccines are effective at preventing infections with the two types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers. However, it must be remembered that the vaccines are only used to prevent, not treat, HPV infection. If they are administered before an individual becomes sexually active, they become most effective. So, it is better for females of 9 to 45 years old to get vaccinated against the cervical cancer virus.

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Cancer – It Cannot Take Parenthood Away

Cancer has become a wide-spread disease, affecting a large section of the youth as well. However, over the last few decades there has been tremendous improvement in cure rates after cancer treatment.

 

Fertility of patients, undergoing cancer treatment, at or before reproductive age, gets compromised in all cases. So, diagnosis of cancer is very intimidating to any person who is young and childless. In case of a woman diagnosed with cancer, the disease is usually associated with diminished fertility potential. This adds to the distress of the patient and her entire family. Recent advances in treatment and supportive care have increased survival rates in such patients but with high risk complications, one of them being infertility.

 

Chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy can severely damage the epithelium of the ovary. Unlike men, women have only a finite number of eggs in their ovaries which mature one by one every month. With age, this reserve of eggs diminishes and cancer therapy further speeds up this process. These therapies can cause ovarian damage that can lead to:

•    Genetic damage to oocytes (eggs)
•    Ovarian failure
•    Early menopause
•    Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
•    Other reproductive problems.

 

Fertility preservation strategies are the only hope for parenthood in future for cancer survivors. Best IVF centres in Chandigarh counsel cancer patients about fertility preservation strategies as early as possible before treatment starts.

 

Fertility Preservation Options:

Treatment choice for a female’s fertility preservation/protection would depend on factors such as:

•    patient’s age
•    ovarian reserve
•    cancer type
•    cancer therapy dose & duration, etc

 

Treatment options available are:

1.    Embryo Cryopreservation – Fertilization of female’s oocytes through IVF or ICSI and then freezing the resultant embryos through vitrification.

2.    Cryopreservation of Unfertilized Oocytes – May be employed if the cancer patient is unmarried, or have religious/ethical objections to embryo freezing.

3.    Ovarian Transposition – To physically move the ovaries out of the pelvis through surgical techniques.

4.    Ovarian Suppression – using hormones to decrease toxic effects of chemo/radio therapy on ovaries.

5.    Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation & Transplantation – most suitable for girls who haven’t attained puberty, women with ovarian cysts and endometriosis.

 

Fertility preservation methods are still applied infrequently as many methods are still at experimental stage or can be performed only at registered centers.

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Endometriosis – Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment

Endometriosis is a disease associated with pelvic pain and infertility. Endometriosis is a benign condition in which the tissue that normally forms the lining of the uterus (called endometrium) grows outside the uterus. Usually, this tissue occurs in Peritoneum, Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes, bladder, intestines, rectum & Cul-de-sac(The space behind the uterus).

 

Endometriosis affects about 1 in 10 women and is usually diagnosed in a woman’s 30s and 40s. This disease can cause pain, irregular bleeding, and infertility issues.

 

How does Endometriosis cause Problems?

 

Endometriosis implants react to changes in estrogen, a female hormone. It may develop and bleed like uterine lining does during menstrual cycle. The Breakdown and bleeding of this tissue every month also can cause scar tissue called adhesions to form. Bleeding, inflammation and scarring can cause pain before and during Period days.

 

Symptoms of Endometriosis

What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?
 

    • The most common symptom of endometriosis is Painful periods (dysmenorrhea). You may have moderate to severe Pelvic pain and cramping may start before your period and extend several days into your period. You may also have lower back and abdominal pain.

 

    • Painful intercourse:- Pain during or after sex is common in those who have endometriosis.

 

    • Pain with bowel movements or urination:- You’re most likely to experience these symptoms during your period.

 

    • Excessive bleeding:- You may experience occasional heavy periods (menorrhagia) or bleeding between periods (menometrorrhagia).

 

    • Infertility:- Endometriosis is first diagnosed in some women who are seeking treatment for infertility.

 

  • Other symptoms:- You may also experience fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.

 

Who is at risk to have endometriosis?

 

Women with certain forms of congenital uterine abnormality which obstruct normal outflow of menstrual bleeding are at risk to have endometriosis. The risk of developing endometriosis is high in women in which there is an early onset of first mense and those who have a problem of frequent menstrual cycles. Endometriosis mostly occurs in those women who have never had given birth to a child. Pregnancy has a protective effect. Women having a family history of endometriosis in her mother, sister, or daughter is also at high risk of getting this health problem.

 

How is Endometriosis diagnosed?

 

  1. 1. Pelvic examination
  2. 2. Ultrasound
  3. 3. Laparoscopy
  4. 4. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

 
Does endometriosis cause infertility?

 

Endometriosis is strongly associated with infertility. About 30% to 50% of infertile women have endometriosis and is usually at a more severe stage as compared to fertile women. Numerous research data support the conclusion that endometriosis decrease fertility. You can discuss this in detail at best infertility clinic at Chandigarh.

 

How does endometriosis cause infertility?

 

Two major theories have been proposed to explain how endometriosis leads to infertility.

 

  • Abnormal anatomic relationship between the tube and the ovaryWhen endometriosis is proceeded from moderate to more severe stage, then the ovary becomes wrapped around or bound by adhesions. In a similar way, the neighboring fallopian tube gets often twisted or sometimes blocked. When the anatomy becomes so distorted, the egg now can no longer be picked up easily by the fallopian tube.

 

  • Excessive production of inflammatory chemicals

 

There are some specialized white blood cells in the pelvis that are shown to produce a number of inflammatory chemicals which are designed to reduce the growth of endometriosis. Unfortunately, these chemicals create a “hostile” environment in the pelvis and research has shown that these chemicals impair the normal functions of the ovary, tube, or the uterine lining and affects the survival of sperm, egg, and embryos as well.

 

Which treatment is right for me?

 

Treatment for endometriosis depends on some conditions such as how severe your symptoms are, whether you want to have children or not, ultrasound examination of the pelvis, the extent of the disease. If you have any surgical treatment in the past, then this will also be considered before giving any treatment. Jannee fertility centre provides the best treatment options.

 

With long standing infertility and advanced disease where there are extensive endometriosis lesions, severe scarring (adhesions), and/or the ovaries are completely immobilized and the tubes are destroyed beyond repair, treatment with hormonal birth controls for 6-8 weeks followed immediately by in-vitro fertilization is more appropriate and effective.

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Infertility – Grave Social Stigma

Infertility is a very common problem and is estimated that 1 in every 6 couples will not be able to have a child worldwide, hence affecting 80 million people around the world. It is a major negative life event which has adverse effects on a couple’s subjective well-being. It is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. The understanding of the causes of infertility has made enormous progress during the past few decades. In parallel, a number of treatments have successfully treated many infertile couples at one of the best IVF centre in Chandigarh.

Infertility – Grave Social StigmaThe number of couples seeking medical help for infertility is probably lower than the number experiencing it. This may depend to a considerable extent on:

  • The lack of knowledge about success rates and chances to become parents.
  • The costs associated with assisted reproductive technologies.
  • Ethical, religious and personal beliefs.
  • Mass-media descriptions of `extreme’ rather than `normal’ cases.
  • The issue of infertility being surrounded by taboos in countries like India.

 
Infertility and Social Pressure:

Even a healthy, fertile couple may take one year of regular intercourse to achieve pregnancy. However, in India, social pressure on couples to conceive soon after marriage is very high. For many couples it is often difficult to address this problem openly, and this lack of openness stifles their chances to identify a solution. On the other hand, many anxious couples who fail to conceive after 3-4 months of trying come to infertility specialists out of ignorance and family pressure. When newly-wed couples end up at fertility centres it is usually out of fear of stigma of infertility. At many Chandigarh IVF centres these couples are given counselling and reassurance that they will conceive in the near future and that they don’t need treatment. However, there are certain patients with a tubal block, low sperm count and conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis who need medical intervention to help them have a child.

 
Who faces the brunt?

Infertility is a source of distress for couples as societal norms and perceived religious dictums may equate infertility with failure on a personal, interpersonal, emotional or social level. Women bear the brunt of these societal perceptions in most of the cases. Psychologically, the infertile woman exhibits significantly higher psychopathology in the form of tension, hostility, anxiety, depression, self-blame and suicidal ideation. There is documentary evidence that women experiencing infertility are punished with physical violence for their failure. Women are verbally or physically abused in their own homes, deprived of their inheritance, sent back to their parents, ostracized, looked down upon by society, or even have their marriage dissolved or terminated if they are unable to conceive

 

Role of religion and superstitions:

Knowledge about infertility is inadequate and there are a number of misconceptions regarding infertility in India. The ignorant people may believe that evil forces are the cause of infertility. These misconceptions eventually lead to practices ranging from conducting “havans” to sacrifices in extreme cases. In certain parts of India infertile women are thought to be possessed by evil spirits. Throughout much of the world, there is an association between male fertility and masculinity. There is a misconception that if a man is infertile, he is probably impotent. This stigma often prevents men from seeking evaluation. People also have a belief that fertility treatment means that the woman conceives by donor sperms and eggs. In fact, in a lot of cases, the first step towards fertility treatment is scheduling a well-timed intercourse. Additionally, there is a religious bias against adoption. In-vitro fertilisation is available to varying degrees, but there are religious constraints on the use of donor sperm and, to a lesser degree, on donor eggs in many locations.

 

To sum up, the issue of social misery for infertile couples is very high in the country. Infertility is a treatable condition and couples should seek advice at the right time. On the other hand, society should lend a helping hand to such couples instead of accusing them. The inability to have children results in social and cultural exclusion which just adds to the frustration and helplessness of a couple.

 

For most infertile couples, the solution is usually achieved after the right diagnosis. For women with problems like PCOD and endometriosis and men with mild male factor problems, Intra-Uterine Insemination may be the treatment option. For patients with tubal blockage and very low sperm count, the treatment option is In-Vitro Fertilisation with or without Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection. It is not always that donor eggs or sperms are used. The IVF clinics in Chandigarh have all these procedures available and the procedures are done in a sterile fully equipped laboratory. So, couples who are trying to conceive should keep their faith and seek advice from a professional instead of giving in to the whims and fancies of the society and cultural taboos.

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Low-Cost IVF- It’s Pros and Cons

Since the first test tube baby was born in the year 1978, in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment has been developed and improved to benefit millions of people who experi¬ence childlessness. It is estimated that the number of IVF infants in the world (including intracytoplasmic sperm injection- ICSI) has now surpassed five million. A lot of IVF clinics in Chandigarh have also given the joy of parenthood to many Indians and NRIs.

Despite the development of in vitro fertilization (IVF) more than 30 years ago, the cost of treatment remains high. Furthermore, over the years, more sophisticated technologies and expensive medications have been introduced, making IVF increasingly inaccessible despite the increasing need. Globally, the option to undergo IVF is only available to a privileged few. However, low-cost IVF treatment in Chandigarh has given hope to many couples struggling with infertility.

The high cost of IVF treatment is the main barrier that prevents many from benefiting from this technology to help them conceive. Although the cost of IVF treatment is variable among different countries, it is generally an expensive treatment in most parts of the world. Fortunately cost of IVF in Chandigarh is not too high, especially at our clinic-Jannee Fertility Centre.

The high price tag for IVF treatment is largely due to Investigations, Medications (mainly for Ovulation Induction) and Laboratorial equipment. In recent years, there has been growing interest in exploring strategies to reduce the cost of IVF treatment, which would allow the service to be provided in low-resource settings.

Before understanding the cost involved in IVF/ Test-Tube Baby, we need to take an overview of the procedure. The IVF procedure involves fertilizing an egg outside the body, in a laboratory dish, and then implanting it in a woman’s uterus. The main steps in IVF are:

• Step 1: Investigations
• Step 2: Ovulation induction
• Step 3: Egg retrieval
• Step 4: Fertilization
• Step 5: Embryo transfer and Implantation

There is a growing need for low cost IVF treatment in Chandigarh to provide infertility care in a low resource economy like ours. It will increase both the Affordability and Accessibility. Low-cost IVF can be provided by the following means-
• Reducing biochemical monitoring costs- by taking adequate medical history, Avoiding duplicate and unnecessary investigations, etc.
• Reducing drug dose (e.g. low-stimulation protocols) – E.g. Natural Cycle IVF, Mini-IVF, Kato Protocol, Shanghai Protocol,etc
• Reducing laboratory costs (not applicable to already established IVF labs)- Simplified Culture System developed by Walking Egg Foundation.

Many test-tube baby clinics are providing low-cost IVF by employing method of low drug dose or low-stimulation protocols. There are many advantages of Low Stimulation Protocol such as Shortening of stimulation time, Reducing the amount of GnRH used, reducing the chances of Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome & Multiple Pregnancies. Thus, the total cost of treatment and risk would be reduced.

Advantages & Disadvantages of LSP

However, these low drug-dose protocols come with certain disadvantages too like Lower oocyte yield, Fewer number of embryos retrieved, Lower pregnancy rates per IVF cycle. So, the patient may need to undergo more treatment cycles due to the lower pregnancy rate of these protocols. Hence, even though the current trend for the development of low-cost IVF in India is very encouraging, further research is needed to decide the clinical and cost effectiveness of Low Stimulation Protocols before Low Cost IVF may be provided.

Recent discoveries should prompt international organizations to enhance their support in bringing this effective service to the people in need of IVF treatment in areas with limited resources. With continued sup¬port for further research and service development, millions of people troubled by sub-fertility can be offered help by IVF clinics in Chandigarh. Those that are financially disadvantaged will not have to accept the fate and bear the sorrow of childlessness.

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Twin Pregnancy through Oocyte Donation in a Woman of Advanced Reproductive Age

Introduction

With advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) a greater number of women are deciding to have a child and become a mother in their later years. Natural fertility rates decline with age, becoming dramatically apparent in women in their 40s and 50s. By the time of the perimenopause, pregnancy rarely occurs.

Oocyte donation is an integral part of modern assisted reproductive care and has been used as an aid for conception for young women with premature ovarian failure (POF). Currently, it is also being used to overcome the age-related decline in fertility.  A number of IVF treatment clinics use oocyte donation which reverses the age-related decline in implantation and birth rates in older women and restores pregnancy potential.

However, one of the principle concerns regarding this process is the incidence of obstetric and neonatal complications in older patients.

The Case

A 56-year-old woman a case of primary fertility and menopausal for 15 years and had undergone 7 IVF cycles at various clinics with no success reported to our clinic.

The woman was counseled about the success rate and age-related pregnancy complications during her first visit.

In her second visit with her husband extensive pre-cycle screening was done which included medical screening such as complete blood count, biochemistry, thyroid profile, fasting blood glucose, glucose tolerance test (GTT), urinalysis, chest X-ray, coagulation parameters, PAP smear, and treadmill with echocardiography.

The reproductive screening was done which included transvaginal ultrasound, endometrial biopsy, and mock embryo transfer. The patient was also screened for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), venereal diseases, Hepatitis B (HBsAg) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Preconceptual and psychosocial counseling was also given.

When all the test reports were normal then she was first given practice hormone replacement cycle of estrogen and progesterone. She was regularly monitored for endometrial thickness via transvaginal ultrasounds. An optimum 10.5mm of thickness was achieved on day 14 of the cycle. She was then given 100 IU/ml progesterone.

In the next cycle, she was given hormone replacement therapy with the same dose as in practice cycle. A young donor about 26 years of age was screened for oocyte donation for the patient.

7 viable eggs were retrieved from the donor and the husband’s sperm was injected using Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). When the 7 eggs fertilized and cleaved, 3 embryos were transferred.

Positive serum and urinary beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) diagnosed pregnancy after 14 days of embryo transfer. Progesterone pessary was given daily for the first 16 weeks of pregnancy. Also, estradiol valerate was given for endometrial regeneration for up to 16 weeks of pregnancy.

An ultrasound scan confirmed twin pregnancy. She delivered a female baby weighing 2.33 kg and a male baby weighing 2.65 kg through caesarean section at 30 weeks gestation.

Conclusion

Oocyte and embryo donation is an established standard of practice for the treatment of age-related infertility and is associated with high rates of pregnancy success. Prior to oocyte donation, adoption was the only way for couples to attain parenthood. Thanks to the advancement in technology now oocyte donation and low cost of IVF in India is a mode of therapy not only for infertile women but also for the ones who are at high risk for passing on genetic disorders.

However, obstetrical events and outcomes associated with advanced reproductive age can’t be overlooked. Women of advanced reproductive age considering oocyte or embryo donation should undergo complete medical testing.

Though oocyte donation–IVF has given hope and happiness to millions of couples across the globe yet the post conception complications both physical and emotional cannot be ignored at a high maternal age.

In summary, IVF±ICSI using oocyte donation is highly successful. Increased pregnancy rate and a number of stimulated cycles required for pregnancy are important figures which can be used to inform women seeking pregnancy via IVF and oocyte donation. Although it is reassuring to postmenopausal women that their chances of conceiving and having a baby are excellent, it is also important that IVF treatment clinics counsel the patient about the higher rates of minor and major complications involved.

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Jannee Fertility Team now available at Sangha Hospital, Ropar every Friday

Keeping in view the increasing demand for a fertility specialist in Ropar, Dr. Nirmal Bhasin, Director Jannee Fertility Centre, has started Infertility  OPD at Sangha Hospital. You will get the best treatment of in vitro fertilisation, Chandigarh. She and her team would be available there on every Friday of the month from 12 noon to 3 pm w.e.f. 9 December 2016.

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Diminished Ovarian Reserve – What You Need to Know

Ovarian reserve can be defined as the quality and the quantity of the oocytes (eggs) in the ovaries. Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR) is defined as reduced capacity of the ovaries to produce oocytes (eggs). The oocytes produced by a woman with DOR are usually of poorer quality as compared to those produced by females with good ovarian reserve. Couples who are unable to conceive and plan to consult a fertility clinic must be tested for the female partner’s ovarian reserve. IVF clinics in Chandigarh conduct this test when a patient initially comes for a consultation.

Age of the female is the one of the most important factors in determining the quality and quantity of oocytes produced in an IVF cycle. This directly affects the chances of pregnancy. As a woman grows older, her ovarian reserve and her ability to conceive decrease both in natural cycle and assisted reproductive techniques cycle.

Decline in the ovarian reserve may put a woman at risk of poor performance in assisted reproductive techniques like IUI, IVF (test-tube baby). The most severe form of Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR) is represented by Premature Ovarian Failure (POF – Early Menopause) in young females.

Nowadays, with the increase in success rates of cancer treatment in children and in young women, the incidence of POF is rapidly rising. Age is considered to be the main cause of reduced ovarian reserve in a woman over 40 years of age, but as it is known, a premature reduction of ovarian reserve can also occur in young age. POF can occur spontaneously which is primary POF, or can be secondary to the consequence of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. Primary POF is because of unknown reasons in about 90% of cases.

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RISK FACTORS & CAUSES OF EARLY MENOPAUSE/ POF

  1. Cigarette smoking
  2. Hypothyroidism (Increased TSH)
  3. Diabetes Mellitus
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  5. Ovarian Surgeries
  6. Chemotherapy
  7. Infections like Herpes and Mumps

 
HOW TO DIAGNOSE DIMINISHED OVARIAN RESERVE (DOR)

Most of the women with DOR have normal menstruation at the time of diagnosis. However, some may experience decreased menstrual flow or delayed cycles. Ultimately, DOR may result into early menopause or POF. Such patients may present with symptoms of flushing and sweats, depressive mood, and vaginal dryness.

Ovarian Reserve may be diagnosed based on:-

  • Absence of periods for more than 3 months
  • High levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Low estrogen levels
  • Low AMH level
  • Low Antral Follicle Count (immature eggs count in ovary) through Ultrasound

 
The assessment of ovarian reserve has an important role in the management of patients with infertility. Clinically, the patient’s age and menstrual cycle pattern give a fair idea about the patient’s ovarian reserve.

CAN PATIENTS WITH DIMINISHED OVARIAN RESERVE CONCEIVE?

The only method of achieving pregnancy in DOR patients is by means of assisted reproductive techniques like – Artificial Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and In Vitro Fertilization with Donor Eggs. Women with severely DOR or POF benefit best by donor oocyte program.

To conclude, it is always wise to predict the patients likely to have a compromised ovarian reserve and provide proper counseling about the available options. A heartwarming emotional support by the treating doctor at Test Tube Baby clinics in Chandigarh provides miraculous psychological benefit to the patients.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Infertility Issue That is Little Understood

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an extremely common disorder affecting 4 to 12 percent women of reproductive age. Though patients have varied symptoms, the main symptoms of the disease are Hyperandrogenism (excessive level of male hormone) and Chronic Anovulation (absence of ovulation). PCOS may lead to infertility in many women for which we are providing best infertility treatment in Chandigarh.
 

Early diagnosis of PCOS is important as it has been linked to an increased risk for developing several medical issues including infertility, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart diseases.
 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Infertility Issue That is Little Understood
 

Symptoms of PCOS

  • Weight gain or obesity, yet there are others who may be very lean.
  • Irregular Periods or No Periods at all
  • Multiple cysts on ovaries in a “string of pearls” pattern.
  • High testosterone levels cause Hirsutism (excessive hair growth), male-pattern baldness and acne.
  • Acanthosis nigricans– a brown to black, velvety hyperpigmentation of the skin mainly over the skin folds.

 

Some of the other Risk Factors associated with PCOS:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure or Hypertension
  • 4 to 7 times higher risk of Heart Attacks
  • High Blood Cholesterol
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Risk of Endometrial Cancer
  • Higher rate of Miscarriages
  • Higher risk of Gestational Diabetes
  • Obesity which can lead to low self-esteem and depression
  • Liver Diseases

 

The infertility rate with Polycystic Ovaries is very high as high levels of the male hormone (testosterone) prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg every month. The women with PCOS usually have difficulty getting pregnant and require treatment to improve chances for pregnancy. So, many patients with PCOS may land up in fertility clinics to improve their chances of conception. Many couples living in north India and abroad opt for Chandigarh IVF centres for the treatment.
 

Diagnosis of PCOS

  • Medical History

The doctor will gather information about your family and past medical history. This includes questions about your menstrual cycle details, weight changes, sleep pattern, and pregnancy history or infertility.

  • Physical Examination

The doctor will measure your blood pressure, BMI (body mass index), and waist size. You will also be examined for abnormal hair growth, skin discoloration, acne, skin tags and Alopecia.

  • Blood Tests

Blood tests are done to check the testosterone and androgen (male hormones) levels, Thyroid Stimulation Hormone (TSH) to check for overactive/underactive thyroid, DHEA, and fasting glucose.

  • Vaginal Ultrasound

This test uses sound waves to examine your ovaries for multiple cysts and check the endometrial lining.
 

Treatment for PCOS

There is no specific cure for PCOS. The only way out is through proper management of the condition and lifestyle modifications. The treatment for PCOS will vary from woman to woman, depending on specific symptoms.
 

The main treatment options are:

  • Weight Management
  • Healthy Diet and Exercise
  • Birth control Pills
  • Type 2 Diabetes Medication
  • Injectable Gonadotropins
  • IVF or Test Tube Baby

 

Can I conceive with PCOS?

The great majority of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome will be able to conceive with minimal treatment. However, some PCOS patients will require treatments such as IVF and ICSI-IVF to achieve parenthood. The good news is that we provide best infertility treatments in Chandigarh for PCOS and other infertile patients.

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Surrogacy: All You Need to Know About it

 

One out of every six couples faces infertility and this can be devastating to accept. The physical and emotional loss of not being able to carry your own baby can be hard to overcome. Though there are many known causes of infertility, here we will address the problem of absent/damaged uterus, recurrent miscarriages and implantation failures (failed IVF). All the aforementioned cases are treatable only through surrogacy as the female partner’s uterus cannot carry a baby.  Surrogacy in India has become a prevalent treatment option and is being offered by many fertility clinics.

 

Surrogacy has given countless couples the opportunity to build their family. So, let us understand what surrogacy is.
 

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a process that helps couples to start a family when they otherwise could not due to various factors such as medical conditions, age or hormonal imbalance. Surrogacy is an agreement signed between a woman and a couple who wants to have a child of their own. It means to rent the womb to carry and deliver the baby for someone else.

 

There are two types of surrogacy – traditional and gestational.
 

Traditional

In this process, the woman is artificially inseminated with the father’s sperm. Then she carries and delivers the baby for the parents. A traditional surrogate is genetically related to the child because her egg was used in the process.

 

Gestational

In this process, the woman carries and delivers the baby for the parents and is not genetically related to the child. The egg and sperm are taken from the intended parents. Donor sperms and eggs may also be used if needed. The eggs are artificially fertilized by sperm through IVF and then implanted in the uterus of the surrogate.

 

Why Opt for Surrogacy?

Couples can opt for surrogacy due to several reasons, such as malformation or infection in the woman’s womb, absence or removal of the womb by hysterectomy, recurring miscarriages, conditions that make pregnancy risky and repeated failure of assisted reproductive techniques.

 

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How to Find a Surrogate?

There are a number of ways to find a surrogate mother:

  • Family/Friends – You can request a relative or a friend to be a surrogate for you. This has its benefits and challenges
  • Licensed Surrogacy Agency

    The agency not only helps to find a good surrogate mother but will also take care of the legal and medical arrangements throughout the process. It will also collect fee that is processed through you to the surrogate, such as paying for her medical expenses.

 

How to Choose a Surrogate?

According to the experts, it is important to make sure that surrogate mother:

  • Is healthy and ideally between 21 to 40 years old.
  • Has given birth to a healthy baby before.
  • Should pass a psychological screening by a mental health professional.
  • Signs a contract about her role and responsibilities in the pregnancy.

 

The legal process allows surrogacy only for childless couples who have been married for at least 5 years. Surrogacy process and IVF in India makes it possible for parents to have a child that possesses genes from one or both parents, but it can also lead to many emotional and psychological ups and downs for the future parents.

 

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There is still some debate about using a surrogate mother to have a baby. The legal process is also tricky because it varies. Even so, whether it’s because of fertility problems or other reasons, surrogacy is an option for you and your partner.

 

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Not Getting Pregnant? Here are 4 Possible Reasons

Having trouble getting pregnant can be very distressing and it can be disappointing to get a negative pregnancy test every month. It is important to understand that you are not the only one experiencing it. There are many couples who face fertility issues and there are a number of fertility treatments that can come to your rescue , such as Artificial Insemination, In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF), Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Donor Eggs, Surrogacy, etc. Depending on medical history of a couple one of these treatments may be employed to help get pregnant.

IVF is one of the most common treatment given to infertile patients. Thanks to the advancement of science and modern innovations which has made considerably low-cost IVF treatment available. But, before going in for IVF procedures, it is important to rule out some of the common and often treatable causes.

Here are some factors that may contribute to infertility:

  1. Irregular Periods/Medical Conditions

Hormones regulate the menstrual cycles and any imbalance in these can make your periods irregular. This has nothing to do with the length of your cycle. Having irregular periods or abnormal bleeding indicates that ovulation may not be taking place every month. This accounts for 30 to 40% cases of female infertility. On the other hand, certain medical conditions such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Thyroid Disorder, Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and Blocked Fallopian Tubes may also be the reason for irregular periods.

  1. Stress & Anxiety

Stress affects a woman’s body by disrupting the ovulation and menstruation cycles that could cause a lot of problem in conceiving. Also, stress in men may affect the sperm count. Moreover, it often reduces sperm count to such an extent that a couple will have difficulty in achieving parenthood. You need to identify the cause of stress and act efficiently to eradicate it through exercise, diet, yoga and meditation.

  1. Too Much of Work Out

Experts say that strenuous exercise such as running, swimming, cycling and gymnastics for more than 5 hours a week can cause disturbances to a woman’s monthly cycle, which may further lead to lack of ovulation along with other fertility problems. Being overweight and underweight, are both a hurdle in achieving conception. Consult your doctor to find out the optimum level of exercise to be done to stay healthy and get pregnant without any issues.

  1. Excessive Intake of Alcohol

Sometimes excessive smoking and drinking can reduce the chances of getting pregnant. Smoking and drinking not only harms the general health but also damages the quality of the sperm in males and causes ovulation problems in the females. To improve your chances of getting pregnant, make sure you reduce or quit drinking as well as smoking.

It is important to know that all the above factors may be reducing your chances of getting pregnant. If you and your partner are not succeeding despite regularly trying for conception for more than a year then consulting the experts at Chandigarh IVF can cater the issues being faced.

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6 Steps You Need to Know About IVF Cycle Timeline

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In-vitro fertilization is a complex series of procedures used to treat fertility and assist with the conception of a child. It is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. The process is comprised of three phases, ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval and embryo fertilization & implantation. Each of these phases is comprised of multiple steps to facilitate conception, pregnancy, and the birth of a healthy baby. It is important that couples exploring in vitro fertilization in Chandigarh as a fertility treatment option have a clear picture of what the IVF process and timeline look like.

Here is a detailed outline of step-by-step IVF cycle timeline.

Step 1- Menstrual Cycle Suppression

The start of your menstrual cycle will trigger the start of your IVF cycle as your body gears up for its natural ovulation process. In most cases, once the periods begin, the doctor will administer oral contraceptives that help to regulate hormone level and also limit any potential cysts from developing. The oral contraceptives are typically taken for 2-4 weeks. In addition to contraceptive, you will also be daily given injections of Lupron, which completes the pre-stimulation ovarian suppression and is used for 2 weeks.

Step 2- Ovarian Stimulation

When your ovaries and hormones are in sync, then you are ready to begin the ovarian stimulation process. The ovaries are primed to release multiple viable eggs in order to create healthy embryos. The process is done using fertility hormone injections which consist of Follistim, Manopur, Gonal-F, Bravelle, Repronex or a combination of these injections. Ovarian stimulation lasts between 8-12 days. The process is monitored via estrogen levels and ultrasound. When the egg follicles are mature, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) injection is given to stimulate the egg release. Timing is essential as eggs need to be retrieved 36 hours after HCG.

Step 3- Egg Retrieving

The process is performed under anaesthesia because it is mildly invasive. The process is also known as Ultrasound Directed Follicular Aspiration (UDFA). This allows the doctor to delicately remove the available ripe or viable eggs. When you wake up, the doctor will tell you how many eggs were retrieved.

Step 4- Egg Fertilization

Sperm is required to fertilize eggs. If you are using your partner’s sperm, he would have already provided the sample or can be scheduled to provide the same day as your eggs are retrieved or donor sperm can also be used. The eggs are fertilized within hours of retrieval. It takes 3 days for embryos to mature and then tested for genetic viability. Results are obtained between 24 and 48 hours. If the viable embryo is present, you will be scheduled for embryo transfer.

Stage 5- Embryo Transfer

This is where it really gets exciting. At this point, the viable embryo will be transferred to your uterus. You won’t need to be anaesthetized as the doctor uses tiny, slender tube to transfer a 3-day to 5-day old embryo into your uterus. If there are spare viable embryos, they will be cryogenically frozen for future use if needed.

Stage 6- Pregnancy Testing

The tiny embryo will float around in your uterus and can take up to a week to attach to the uterine lining. Implantation stimulates pregnancy hormones which are required to signal that you are pregnant. You will be tested for pregnancy on day 15 after embryo transfer to check if it is implanted. You will be given progesterone suppositories throughout the 1st trimester to help diminish chances of miscarriage.

The above is a general overview of the IVF timeline. These times can vary according to your particular infertility diagnosis, your body’s hormone level and its response to various treatment steps.

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Another Successful Fertility Camp At Ropar By Jannee Fertility Centre

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                        Counselling Session with Patients

As a part of monthly free fertility camp at Sangha Hospital, Ropar, Dr. Nirmal Bhasin of Jannee Fertility Centre, Chandigarh counselled and guided a number of patients for free on 21st August, 2016. These camps are being organized to make people aware about treatment options and to remove the taboo of infertility from rural areas.

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DR. BHASIN AS PANELIST AT INSTAR, 2016 – Organised by GIFT IVF Centre, Kochi

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Dr. Nirmal Bhasin, Director- Jannee Fertility Centre, attended the 2-Day INSTAR Panel Discussion on ART Bill and Surrogacy at Kochi on 13 & 14 August, 2016.

Recently the Government of India has drafted a bill which bans surrogacy in India for foreigner and NRI couples to prevent exploitation of surrogates. The panel discussion was organized to debate for and against the bill. Dr. Bhasin was invited as a panelist to put forward her view points during the following two sessions:-

* ART Bill & Surrogacy
* Should Foreigners be allowed Surrogacy

Some of the points that came forward during the discussion were:-

* Indian passport holders should be given fundamental right to avail infertility treatment options just like Indians at home.

* Barring foreigners may be taken against the fostering of International Brotherhood.
* A regulatory body may be established to check for loopholes and exploitation.

The Panel Discussion concluded with interview of various surrogates in which none expressed any distress or exploitation.

6 Low-Cost IVF Treatments That You May Not Know About

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a manual process of fertilization which is usually adopted by females looking for assistance to conceive. Infertility is increasing these days due to the lifestyle being adopted by the couples these days. The reasons can be traced easily in both males and females. Fertility treatments tend to be the best way to sort the problem being faced by the couples. Most patients from countries like UK, USA, UAE, and Australia travel to India for infertility treatment because India offers low-cost options of IVF for NRI couples.

 

A noteworthy obstacle for some couples considering IVF is the cost. Here are few choices you may not know about which would help with the expense of IVF treatment.

 

Find an Infertility Clinic that Does Shared IVF Cycles

 

A shared IVF cycle is the one where two women go through the first part of the IVF process at the same time. One female donates some of her eggs to another female who cannot use her own eggs in exchange for a reduced rate determined by the fertility clinic. You can save up to fifty percent on your IVF cost in this way.

 

  • IVF Research Trials for Inexpensive Treatment

 

Some infertility facilities have IVF exploration or treatment trials that give IVF subsidies due to which the cost of the treatment lowers down. Research online for such type of facilities and check whether there are any you fit the bill for. You will have to do your assessment, on the IVF centre to ensure that it is respectable, in addition, look at the office to ensure that the staff is good and the rooms and equipment are perfect. An IVF trial will be reasonable, and you might even get a free IVF treatment. For free treatment, some criteria’s are set by the clinics.

 

  • Find Sterility Clinic that does Shared Donor Egg Cycle

 

The shared donor egg program can reduce the cost of IVF treatment up to 50% or can be combined with shared risk refund program for the same cost as a single traditional donor egg cycle. With a shared egg donor cycle, two or three women share eggs from a donor and also share in the cost of the IVF treatment.

 

  • Consider Undergoing IVF Treatment in India

 

IVF costs outside the developed countries can be considerably low. IVF treatment is inexpensive in many countries, including India. Costs can be as low as $ 6,000 and there are excellent doctors, facilities, and treatments. However, you need to do the research to determine exactly what is covered in the price of the treatment, as well as take into consideration the cost of travel and lodging.

 

  • Consider Mini IVF

 

The difference between mini IVF and conventional IVF, is the drug and hormone regime that take place first. Low doses of fertility drugs are used for ovary stimulation. With mini-IVF, less but good quality eggs are produced. The rest of the process is same where the woman is monitored throughout the drug regime process; egg retrieval, embryo fertilization, and embryo transfer all takes place as the conventional IVF method. The cost of this mini IVF is significantly lower.

 

  • Check your Insurance Plan for Fertility Treatment Cost Coverage

 

Check to see if your insurance company covers the cost of fertility treatments. Some insurance companies cover some if not all of in-vitro fertilization treatment. Some countries have the provision which requires the insurance companies to have some sort of IVF coverage, usually in the form of infertility diagnosis and treatment.

 

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We hope this has given you a starting point in finding ways to make IVF treatment affordable for you. There are low costs of IVF in India options, you just need to know where to look and find the option that works best for you.

 

Fertility Boosters: 5 Ways to Improve Your Chances

For some couples getting pregnant is quick and easy. For others, things are not that easy due to the problems linked to specific physiological issues such as blocked fallopian tubes in woman and low to no sperm count in men. These problems can be addressed by a fertility specialist using subsequent best infertility treatments in Chandigarh like in-vitro fertilization or insemination.

 

Standard fertility treatments can usually help but in some cases, problems are subclinical i.e. there is something wrong but is not showing up. The couples can try on their own a host of random techniques. The key to success is, knowing when to try and when it’s time for more serious medical treatment.

 

  1. Eat a Healthy Diet

 

Among the most common causes of unexplained infertility in women is a problem with ovulation. A number of factors can be responsible; the doctors believe diet is one of the keys. Eating more of monounsaturated fats and fewer trans fats, increasing intake of vegetable proteins, eating more fiber, low glycemic foods whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, consuming moderate amounts of high-fat dairy products are dietary tenets which significantly increase fertility. You can give it a try but should not depend on it alone.

 

  1. Weight Control

 

Whether or not you eat the fertility foods, maintaining a healthy weight is another way to enhance your fertility. Studies have shown that either very low or very high BMI can disrupt ovulation and may also affect the production of reproductive hormones. For women, particularly those who have overweight problems are traced with ovulation often caused by PCOS.  Excess weight can also interfere with fertility even if a woman is ovulating normally. The good news is losing those extra pounds will increase your chances of conceiving.

 

  1. Reduce Stress

 

Studies conducted have shown that stress is directly linked to a condition which is known as Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (FHA). It affects more than 5 percent of women in their reproductive years and causes irregular or no menstrual cycles. Stress reduction therapy can dramatically increase the ability to get pregnant. Stress can be reduced by anything that makes you feel relaxed like listening to music, regular massages, writing, reading, yoga, gardening, holding hands of your spouse etc. Smoking or drinking alcohol is a big NO in reducing stress, as it contributes to male and female infertility.

 

  1. Ovulation

 

Being intimate during the right time of the month increases your chances of getting pregnant but won’t do anything to increase your fertility. Timing is crucial as an egg lives only for 24 to 36 hours, but sperm can live in the woman’s reproductive tract for up to 5 days. So, to increase your chances of conceiving, you need to get intimate with your partner in the beginning 3 to 4 days prior to ovulation, and continuing up to 24 hours after ovulation. There are several methods to know when you are about to ovulate. For example, chart your basal body temperature, use Ovulation Predictor Kit (OPK), or buy a fertility monitor.

 

  1. Conception Kits and Other Tests

 

A kit helps to predict ovulation and tells you when it is the best time to have an intercourse session. Some new kits in the market not only offer ovulation prediction but also contain a small cervical cap to actually help you conceive. The ejaculate is concentrated into the cap and inserted into woman’s body directly at the opening of the cervix. It is most useful for women with previous cervical issues or men with low sperm count. A kit for male sperm motility is also available.

 

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There is no harm in trying these methods to encourage fertility. But if you don’t get pregnant within the suggested time frame, then it’s time to seek help from a fertility specialist.

 

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Is Your Weight Affecting Fertility?

Maintaining an ideal weight is very important for our overall health and well-being. Experts say that there is a direct effect of weight on fertility as well as the outcome of sterility treatments and pregnancy. It is assumed that negative effect of weight on fertility is related to being overweight. This increases insulin levels that cause the ovaries to produce male hormones and stop releasing eggs, which results in ovulatory dysfunction. A study suggests that obese men are more likely to have lower sperm counts or may produce no sperms at all than the men with normal weight. A lot of clinics for infertility treatment in Chandigarh help you in reducing weight.

 

Here are some tips to make you aware about your food habits. When you allow yourself to slow down, you begin to realize what your body really needs.

 

  • It Is Best To Eat Without Distraction

 

Yes, that means turning off the television, putting down your phone, book or magazine. Completely focus on the food when you eat. Your meal time should be relaxing and calm. The study suggests that people, who watch TV while eating, tend to eat more.

 

  • Take Time To Chew Each Bite

 

Learn to savor your food instead of stuffing it into your mouth. Try to chew each bite of food at least 7 to 8 times. This will take longer to eat but you will actually be satisfied for a longer time. Chewing also promotes growth and repair of the body and is beneficial in weight loss.

 

  • Eat Only When You Are Hungry

 

Many of us do not know what our body is telling us. Letting your hunger be a guide is an effective weight loss strategy. Eating when you are not hungry or for emotional reasons such as anger, sadness or boredom can be a major contributor to weight gain. The key is to take few minutes and listen to your body.

 

  • Stop For Few Minutes

 

If you find yourself heading to the fridge for a snack or a mini-meal when you have nothing else to do, take stock of how you are feeling at that moment. Are you bored? Stressed? Unless you are actually hungry, there is no reason to eat. Put a reminder on the fridge to stop and take few breaths before you indulge.

 

  • Limit High Fat Foods

 

Reduce the intake of high-calorie foods as they are the main reasons of weight gain; instead, opt for fresh fruits and veggies. It is also a good idea to thank the person who cooked your meal. She or he will be happier to cook again for you when you express gratitude. Home cooked food is best and helps in weight reduction.

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Dealing with sterility is difficult enough and over that the pressure of trying to lose weight can be overwhelming. Reach out to infertility treatment centers for support. Take small steps every day towards your goal. Celebrate your wins and if you miss out, don’t give up. Start again the next day.

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IUI Success After 5 Years

Success in IUI in not very high; it only about 10-15%, but when a baby results from a positive IUI everyone has the reason to be elated – the treatment is cheap, it is the least invasive of all ART procedures, and most importantly, our clients go home with a baby.
In this case, it was after 5 years of unsuccessful trying, this couple finally conceived with IUI.
As we always say, never lose hope.
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IVF baby – Polio Stricken Patient

General health problems may sometimes lead to difficulty in conceiving, and IVF usually works well in such cases.
This is the picture of a baby boy born to a lady who suffered polio. I think he is adorable.
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Free Camp for Women, Jannee Fertility Centre, Chandigarh

International Day of Action for Women’s Health was celebrated on 28th May, 2016 at Jannee Fertility Centre, Chandigarh through a camp in which free ultrasound and free screening for breast and cervical cancer was done for patients.

Fertility Camp at Sangha Hospital, Ropar, Punjab

Dr. Nirmal BhasinA lot of hustle and bustle was seen in the premises of Sangha Hospital on account of a free fertility camp organized by Jannee Fertility Centre. The camp was held on 26th June 2016 in order to bring fertility treatment at the doorstep of people in and around Ropar. Jannee Fertility Centre keeps hosting such free camps each month to treat childless couples and to increases awareness about infertility.

Dr. Nirmal at a Theatre Festival

Pictures of Dr. Nirmal Bhasin, as the Chief Guest at a theatre festival at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh.
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