Ultrasonography is very important for studying the progress of ovaries, uterus.
We here use trans vaginalultrasound, and ultrasound guided trans vaginal follicle
aspiration. This oocyte retrieval technique gives better visualization, finer control,
and less patient discomfort compared with other available methods. Obviating the
need for laparoscopy decreased the number of personnel, time and procedure expense,
reduced the risks of surgery and general anesthesia, and provided greater patient
acceptance. IVF cases transitioned from 1–2 hours of hospital-based operating room
time to 10–15 minute procedures that can be performed in an office setting.
The environment in IVF center is one of most important issue in improving success
rate. Perfumes, deodorants or any smelling substance is injurious to the growth
of embryos. We at ACME fertility use 3 different air purification
machines which have 4 -5 different types of filters built in it to maintain clean,
healthy and embryo friendly environment in IVF lab. Prevention is best treatment,
we strictly do not allow any outside infection to enter in IVF lab. This is done
by a planned process while entering in IVF lab. Hand wash is very religiously followed
at our center.
As IVF became more common place in the treatment of female infertility, male infertility
remained a limiting factor to overall success. Conventional IVF was much less effective
when semen parameters were below the reference values for concentration (oligozoospermia),
motility (asthenozoospermia), and morphology (teratozoopermia), resulting in significantly
lower fertilization rates and fewer embryos available for transfer. Furthermore,
azoospermic males were completely devoid of treatment options.
We use a novel procedure called Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), where a
single spermatozoon is microinjected into the oocyte after passage through the zona
pellucida and the membranes of the oocyte. This procedure achieved fertilization
rates of approximately 60%–70% when using ejaculated sperm.
Co2 incubators are used for culturing embryos. They mimic the female reproductive
environment for the embryo to develop and multiply till they are transferred to
uterus. We at ACME fertility use one the latest and advanced
incubator with strict temperature and Co2 concentration control. Its calibration
is done on regular basis, so as to give us better results.