The first ever baby who was created in the lab ( i.e. IVF ) is “Louise Brown” in
1978 by P. C. Steptoe and R. G. Edwards. IVF (In vitro fertilization) is a technological
process where several eggs are retrieved from a woman’s ovaries and then fertilized
by the husband’s sperm outside the body in a controlled environment of the laboratory.
The fertilized eggs then develop into embryos and these are returned to the woman’s
uterus, by a procedure called embryo transfer. Fallopian tubes are the host for
the union of egg and sperm to create an embryo. Blockage of the tube leads to loss
of fertility potential in spite having good eggs and a healthy uterine cavity.
Though the first procedure was carried out for blocked fallopian tubes, subsequently
it was found that other problems such as endometriosis, oligospermia also can be
effectively treated by this innovative treatment modality. Over the past 30 years,
In Vitro Fertilization has seen many changes that include continuous refinement
techniques, development of patient selection criteria, and patient preparation to
improve success rate
At ACME fertility – we have a team dedicated to providing
the highest quality of health care. The aim of ACME fertility
is to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspect of medical practice –
a personalized, clinical approach that aims to minimize medical and surgical intervention,
yet offers you the best treatments and option available. We encourage you to learn
as much as you can about the IVF program at our center. This section of the Web
site offers an overview of medications, procedures, success rates and financial
issues related to IVF. You will also have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art
medical facilities, post your queries you may have related to infertility.
The IVF Program -
Many couples willing to have their own child are still unable to become pregnant
after first line therapy such as ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination,
or reproductive surgery. For these couples, the next logical step is to explore
the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) popularly
known as Test Tube Baby.