What is a Test Tube Baby?
Test tube baby which is also called In vitro fertilization is a very common treatment process taken up by many couples who are willing to have a baby but are unable to do so, due to many avoidable or unavoidable reasons. The test tube baby or IVF is the most common and productive treatment for assisted reproductive technology for aiding women to get impregnate if they are naturally not able to fertilize. The process involves fertilization of the egg outside the body, mostly in a laboratory dish, in which sperms of the male partner and then again fertilized into women’s womb.
How does the process of test tube baby work?
Egg activation – a patient who has to get treated through IVF has given some medicines for boosting up fertility so that the eggs can also boost up. A health check-up is also done. An ultrasound is performed to check the ovaries and blood tests to check hormonal levels.
Egg betterment – The egg gets better once it is fertilized, with the help of a small surgery. The process is about an hour long, after which the eggs are placed in incubator till it gets impregnation
Embryo culture– Once eggs are ready, they get mixed with sperms of male and are kept in the laboratory for getting fertilized. A single sperm is blended with egg so that fertilization can start. After some time, the healthiest embryos are chosen for transplantation.
Transferring embryo – this is the quickest step in the test tube baby process, embryo transfer is the final step in the IVF cycle, a post which the pregnancy begins. Only a single embryo is transferred and the rest embryos are preserved for use in future.
What Test Tube Baby Treatments are available?
The test tube baby treatments are under mentioned:
- The doctor might need to do surgery to the lady concerned. At many times women are suffering from blockage, which cannot be cured by treatment alone, hence IVF is suggested to these women.
- Ovarian drilling is also an option many doctors give to their patients. This is done in case of treating PCOS related problems.