IVF is an abbreviation for In-Vitro Fertilisation. In-vitro means outside the body, whereas in-vivo means within the body. IVF is actually a technical yet generic name for any and all procedures are done to conceive.
When a couple is unable to conceive for a minimum period of one year, without using any contraceptives, they medically fall under the definition of being infertile. Doctors who treat these patients are called infertility Doctor or infertility Specialist. In Mumbai, these doctors consider these infertile patients once treated will be become Fertile and thus call themselves Fertility Specialist or Fertility Doctors.
Understanding Infertility Centres
Most of the best infertility specialists in Mumbai, operate through standalone IVF centres. IVF clinics have their own lab, own reception, and admission procedure, unlike IVF hospitals. The demand and the treatment provided are limited in many aspects and do not need standalone IVF hospitals in Mumbai. IVF hospitals are common out of India, where they do more than 2000 cases a year. For eg Japan has IVF hospitals built in storeys, catering to hundreds of infertile patients and doing more than 10000 cycles a year.
Few of the procedures which fall under the IVF are listed below.
• Traditional IVF
• ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection)
• IMSI (intra-cytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection)
• IVM (in vitro maturation) of eggs
Other procedures performed to increase the probability of success for IVF
• Laser assisted hatching
• TESE (Testicular Sperm Extraction)
• PESA (Percutaneous Epidydimal Sperm Sspiration)
• Egg / Embryo Freezing
• Egg / Embryo Thawing
• G-CSF insertion
• PRP (Plasma Rich Platelets)
• ERA (Endometrial Receptivity Activity)
• PGD (Pre Genetic Diagnostics)
• PGS (Pre Genetic Screening)
• Blastocyst Transfer
• And many more
How to find the best IVF clinic?
If you wish to find the best Fertility Clinic, you need to understand first what is your requirement. Are you looking for the best IVF fertility Specialist or Best Fertility Centre / Clinic? They both do not necessarily be in the same premises.
In recent social media outrage and search engine aspects, it is important to use google. Simple to understand no one goes to Instagram or Twitter to see where can he find the best Infertility Specialist. The better alternatives will be Google, least Bing.
The other important aspect of consideration will be rating. In that last few years, especially in metro cities like Mumbai, IVF clinics are been rated and clients give stars as per the treatment, and services given. Please read these ratings and reviews and only then decide.
A lot of patients are referred to Fertility Doctors by other patients. It is important that you get referred not just because they got pregnant, but also because these clinics and doctors have given them excellent services.
With the internet, information is available easily. A lot of information may cause confusion, but little to enough knowledge about a subject is important. When you go to your doctor, gone are the days where you want to believe everything the doctor suggests you is best. In IVF, you need to understand what is happening with your body and ask questions of what are (and not is) the best treatment options available for you. You and not the doctor should have the right to make the decision for the best treatment available. Any Fertility Physician who gives you this right, information, and power to make your own decisions, it he right doctor to start with.
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