What is the Time-frame in Which IVF is Completed?

by Shivani Sachdev Founder & Director

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is not a single day treatment. It is a complex series of procedures that take several days, almost 6 to 8 weeks, to complete. IVF is also known as fertilization in a glass, where the fertilization of egg occurs outside the body, in a lab. Thus, this procedure involves, lots of monitoring, medical tests, equipment, and medications, that make it impossible to perform overnight. An experienced team of doctors in SCI IVF HOSPITAL provides the best IVF treatment in Delhi.


1st Week: Appointments and Consultations

  • The first step of the IVF procedure is to take an appointment with a doctor and consult about your problem. Of course, this is the first step as it is really a brave step to see the doctor for such a private issue. You can book your appointment with SCI IVF HOSPITAL, having the best IVF doctors in Delhi.
  • Primary Consultation: The first meeting involves knowing about the concerns the patients have, making them comfortable and acceptable towards the situation, and getting they are medical history details.
  • Diagnosis Review: In this session, the diagnosis of the issue is reviewed. Also, a medical expert communicates to you all steps of IVF along with the medication and care involved in each step.
  • Treatment Cost Discussion: In this discussion, the complete structure of treatment cost is explained and best advice is given (if possible) to minimize the cost.


2nd to 4th Week: Pre-treatment Process

In this stage, the following two procedures are performed.

  • Common Tests: It includes some common medical tests before going for the treatment. Common tests to perform are blood test (blood sugar and blood pressure), ultrasound, uterus screening, and semen analysis (in males).
  • Birth Control Pills: Before starting the procedure, birth control pills are suggested to take for 2-4 weeks. It regulates the menstrual cycle that stimulates the ovulation. It helps in COH (Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation) process.


5th and 6th Week: Medication and Observation

In this span of time, a patient is given fertility medicine. Fertility medicine helps to stimulate ovulation (producing mature eggs). Also, in this cycle, the development of eggs is observed time to time through ultrasounds. Blood tests are also done to observe the response of the body to the medications.


7th Week: Assisted Conception Procedure

In this stage, egg and sperms are handled in the lab to fertilize.

·         Egg Retrieval: In this step, a matured egg is recovered from the female body that will be used for creating embryos by fertilizing with sperm. To retrieve the egg, a thin needle is introduced through the upper vaginal wall. Then, with a gentle suction, fluid is removed from the follicles. Finally, the egg is isolated from the follicular fluid.

·         Egg Fertilization on a Culture Dish: The next step of the process is the fertilisation of the mature egg. Active sperm and mature egg are mixed together on culture dish to create an amalgamation, in a special chamber. Now, this amalgamation is placed in an incubator to develop a healthy embryo.

·         Embryo Transfer: This is the last step of the process, where a healthy embryo is transferred to the womb to further develop it. A speculum is connected to the vagina and the embryo is transferred via a small plastic tube placed through the cervix into the uterine cavity.

Though the actual process takes 6 to 8 weeks to complete but bed rest is recommended for two days after the Embryo transfer. After the 2 weeks of IVF process completion, pregnancy tests are done.

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About Shivani Sachdev Advanced   Founder & Director

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