Where do I start?
First decision you need to make is what clinic is best for you.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryo Authority (HFEA) recommend that you do not base your choice solely on the 'live birth rate'. "You should also consider the treatments offered how comfortable you feel with the staff and the surroundings, what information and counselling is offered, the cost, and the location of the clinic. Take your time before you make a final decision and explore all the available options."
One of the important considerations in choosing Fertility clinic by Med Access India is the Success rate or live Birth Rate. Fertility experts suggest that a good rate is 30%.
However, many live birth rates are misleading as clinics will record their rates differently and we do need to be aware of how they compile their statistics.
Cost of treatment
Cost of Treatment is often one of the deciding factors for many couples. We, at Med Access India work closely with the clinics to give clear information on its current charges, include the cost of any 'extras' such as drugs, collecting the eggs and implanting the embryos or surgery.
There should be complete transparency and no hidden costs.
Med Access India ensures that our partner clinics offer comprehensive range of treatments and procedures. Also we also go into details regarding the storage facilities to freeze eggs or embryos and if it has access to donor sperm, eggs or embryos.
Our partner clinics offer comprehensive range of treatments.
Counselling and support
Med Access India also looks into the provision for therapeutic and implications counselling before you consent to treatment. This is where a counsellor can talk to you about the treatment you are having, or plan to have, so that you understand exactly what it involves and how it might affect you and those close to you - now and in the future. It will also cover the legal implications.
Some clinics also offer a Patient Support Group (PSG).
What is Infertility?
Infertility is 12 months or more of unprotected intercourse without pregnancy.
Primary infertility: Infertility without any previous pregnancy.
Secondary infertility: Fertility problems occurring in a couple that has conceived on their own and had a child in the past.
Sterility: When there is no chance for a pregnancy. This is different from infertility which represents a reduced potential for pregnancy.
Most childless couples with a female age under about 42-44 that are having problems getting pregnant are considered to be infertile but not sterile.
Causes of infertility
The cause of infertility is sought by performing some fertility tests in a basic infertility evaluation. These tests can usually be completed over the course of one menstrual cycle (one month).
What causes infertility?
Most common causes of fertility problems:
- Ovulation problems
- Tubal infertility
- Sperm problems
- Unexplained infertility
- Fertility and female age issues
- Egg quantity and quality problems
Less common causes of infertility:
- Uterine problems and infertility
- Infertility and endometriosis
- Previous tubal ligation surgery - tied tubes
- Previous vasectomy surgery
- Infertility associated with immunological problems
Treatments of female and male infertility
- Insemination - IUI
- In vitro fertilization - IVF
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection - ICSI
- Assisted hatching
- IVF with blastocyst transfer
- Donor sperm insemination
- Egg donation - IVF using donor eggs
- Laparoscopy for infertility
- Hysteroscopy for infertility
- Induction of ovulation for infertility
- Ovarian stimulation
- Tubal surgery for damaged or blocked fallopian tubes