Success Story- Patient Conceived through Retrograde Ejaculation IUI
Simranpreet Kaur* was anxious and desperate when she came to us at Jannee Fertility Centre this year. She had faced disappointment a month ago when her first IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) cycle failed at one of the private IVF centres in Chandigarh. When Simranpreet visited our IVF centre in Chandigarh she was keen to try IVF once again. However, Dr. Nirmal Bhasin, Founder and Director – Jannee Fertility Centre, advised her to opt for IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination/Artificial Insemination) as all parameters of female fertility were normal and only her husband had retrograde ejaculation (condition in which semen enters the bladder instead of getting released through the penis during orgasm). After long hours of counseling, Simranpreet agreed to try IUI before undergoing another IVF cycle. Simranpreet was induced for ovulation while her husband was given alkalisers. On the day of IUI sperms were retrieved from her husband’s urine sample. Three weeks later the Urine Pregnancy Test was performed and the result was positive to everyone’s delight. A patient who was ready to go for IVF was counseled by our doctor to try IUI which costs 30 times less. In today’s era, when doctors are looked down upon as greedy and unethical, Dr. Nirmal breaks the stereotype by putting patient’s welfare ahead of anything else.
A team of medical specialists in collaboration with Friends Forever Welfare Society Kharar will hold a blood donation and free medical check up camp on the occasion of Lohri between 0900 hrs and 1500 hrs. Dr. Nirmal Bhasin from Jannee Fertility Centre will be available at the camp for free gynecological check up.
When Shraddha* came to Jannee 3 years back, she was at the crossroad of hope and disappointment. After a couple of failed IVF cycles at various centres in the tricity, Shraddha was at the brink of giving up all hope to ever become a mother. However, her strength and Dr. Nirmal’s counselling helped her choose optimism.
At Jannee, she conceived in the first IVF cycle but unfortunately the pregnancy resulted in preterm labour at 24 weeks and she lost the baby. Shraddha had an incompetent uterus and even after cervical encerclage the baby could not be saved. She was then counseled for surrogacy but that did not work in her favor as the embryos were not healthy. The treatment for surrogacy involved Shraddha’s ovarian hyper stimulation, oocyte retrieval and ICSI with her husband’s sperms. Simultaneously, a healthy surrogate was recruited through an ART Bank and was prepared to carry the baby through hormonal therapy. The resultant embryos were transferred into the surrogate’s uterus.
When the first surrogacy attempt failed, everyone was disheartened but Shraddha had become even more determined to have a baby. She wanted to try surrogacy again and in November, 2019, she become mother to a beautiful, healthy baby.
Surrogacy is the choice of treatment in couples where the female has a damaged or absent uterus, recurrent miscarriages, and is not in a physical condition to carry a baby. We, at Jannee, hope that surrogacy is regulated and not completely banned as it is the only chance to biological parenthood for some couples, including single parents and LGBT community.
* NAME CHANGED TO MAINTAIN PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.