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Success Story – Couple takes Home a Healthy Baby born through Surrogacy

 

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

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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