Polycystic ovaries refer to ovaries having many tiny cysts or bumps. These cysts themselves are not harmful and not needed to be removed. The name Polycystic Ovarian Disease refers to the enlarged ovaries that contain many very small cysts. Women with PCOD typically have high levels of androgens.
About one man in a hundred produces no sperm (10-15% of all sub fertile men) – a condition known as azoospermia. Various factors can contribute towards these conditions, some of which may be inherited. To achieve pregnancy, surgically retrieved sperm are used in an IVF/ICSI treatment cycle.
The ultrasound scanning is an important part of Reproductive Medicine assessments. It gives the information about the lining of the womb and the number and size of follicles, and any existing pathology, such as cysts or fibroids. This helps to decide the further stages of treatment.
What are the unborn baby’s normal movements in pregnancy? Surrogacy is when the couple who are unable to conceive, can have a baby from another woman. The intended parents are the ones who become the legal parent of a child who is born through surrogacy. There are two types of surrogacy:
Most women, when they are 18–20 weeks pregnant, can first aware of their Baby’s Movements During Pregnancy. However, if this is the first pregnancy, a woman may not become aware of movements for more than 20 weeks pregnant. Unborn baby’s movements as a kick, flutter, swish or roll can be felt by a pregnant woman. As the baby develops, the movements type changes. During the afternoon, evening, baby movements are felt more.
What is the IONA® test? The IONA test is a prenatal test done for pregnant women which are for estimating the risk of the fetus having serious genetic diseases. It is an advanced test where screening is carried out on a small maternal blood sample. The patients can expect the results within 3 – 5 days approximately.
Buserelin is the first injection given and is used to suppress the hormones temporarily before ovarian stimulation begins. These injections are started during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (approximately 21st day) and continued till the one is ready for egg collection. The Injections are given at the same time every day. After 2 weeks of continuing these injections, the blood test should be taken to test the oestrogen and luteinizing hormone.
How are the samples produced and stored? Semen samples are collected and stored in a small bottles sealed with liquid nitrogen vapour and are labelled with the name, and contact details. Freezing takes place as soon as possible after the sample is given, so it is better if the sample is produced on the premises.
What is ICSI and why is it necessary? Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) refers to the technique of injecting a single sperm into the center (cytoplasm) of the egg. In natural conception, many numbers of sperms surround the egg, but only one sperm penetrates and fertilizes each egg. In standard IVF we mimic nature by adding number of sperms to the dish containing the egg.
Before starting fertility treatment, one should need to complete several consent forms. This is to allow us to be sure that you understand the treatment being planned and all its implications. We appreciate that it may sometimes seem like there is a lot of paperwork to go through, but the purpose of this will make us deliver a safe and good service complying with the law governing fertility treatment.
What is flu? What are the symptoms? Flu, which can be sometimes called Seasonal flu, causes usually in the winter season. It’s an infectious disease. The common symptoms are cold with a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, fever, headache, chills, extreme tiredness, and pains in the joints and muscles
Please visit the doctor on the first day of your next period (the day you wake up bleeding). Inform the unit that you are on the short protocol, and you can have the medication at home. Once treatment is accepted, the instructions regarding when to start your injections will be given.