What is IVF

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technique which involves retrieval of eggs and sperm and combining them in laboratory under optimal conditions for fertilization. Usually, infertile couples have to undergo more than one IVF cycle to conceive. IVF Pakistan, majorly IVF Lahore, has been very successful in treating infertility. The most successful IVF centre in Pakistan is Australian Concept’s Infertility Medical Centre which is recognised all over the country for its success rates and cost effective infertility treatments.



Who should go for IVF?

IVF is recommended by infertility specialists keeping the particular condition in view. Generally, it is recommended when the cause of infertility is:


  •    Endometriosis.
    • Poor egg quality.
    • Low sperm count.
    • Poor quality sperm.
    • Ovulation issues.
    • Genetic problems.
    • Hormonal imbalances.
    • Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes.

If you are facing issues in conceiving, you should visit an infertility specialist who will recommend you treatment appropriate for your particular condition.

What is the procedure of IVF?

IVF is procedure containing a number of stages. Each stage has to be performed with due diligence for successful fertilisation. The key stages of a standard IVF are as follow:

• Superovulation: The ovaries of the female partner are stimulated with various medication so multiple eggs may be produced. Greater the number of eggs, greater will be the chances of fertilization.

• Retrieval of Eggs: The eggs are triggered to mature through hormone injection two days prior to their retrieval. Then, they are retrieved through minor surgical procedure.

• Sperm Retrieval: Meanwhile the eggs are being retrieved, sperm is collected from the male partner.

• Fertilization: Retrieved eggs and sperm are combined in a culture medium under optimal conditions in an embryology lab for fertilization. The sperm usually fertilizes the eggs overnight. The eggs are monitored in the laboratory by an Embryologist until they develop into embryos.

• Transfer of Embryo: After the embryos are developed, the most healthiest ones are transferred to the woman’s uterus for conception. Two weeks from transfer, a blood test is taken to determine whether or not you are pregnant.

What are the side effects and risks of IVF?

Similar to any medical procedure, IVF also has some potential risks.

However, these risks and side effects are negligible and fades away with time as the fertility medication is discontinued. Following is the list of some common side effects of IVF:

  • Mild cramps
  • Soreness due to injections
  • Negligible discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Mild bloating
  • Mild pelvic pain
  • Constipation
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fertility medication also has some side effects which most commonly involve:

  • Hot flashes

  • Allergic reactions

  • Mood swings

  • Abdominal pain

  • Abdominal bloating

  • Headache
  • The procedure of IVF comes with certain risks and complications.

  • Ovarian Hyper-stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) but it is very rare

  • Nausea

  • Bloating

  • Severe stomach-ache

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fainting
  • However, risks of IVF can be decreased by using customized fertility medication. The complications of IVF can be:

  • Premature birth

  • Multiple births

  • Miscarriage

  • Birth defects (very rare)

  • Bleeding
  • All these risks are worth going through to live the joy of parenthood. Ultimately, through IVF you can achieve pregnancy and give birth to healthy baby.


    Which is the best IVF centre in Lahore?

    With increasing rate of infertility, it is becoming a worldwide problem. It is more common in Pakistan than one may think. A number of couples suffer with infertility here. With rising infertility, many IVF clinics are established in the country. This has made it difficult for infertile couples to choose the right one for themselves. Australian Concept’s Infertility Medical Centre is successfully treating infertility since 1998. When it was established, there were hardly three more IVF clinics in the country. Due to its efforts and successful outcomes, it has made its mark in the field with largest branch network and highest success rate in the country. It has been awarded as the “Best Infertility Centre of Pakistan” by the Consumer Association of Pakistan.

    While choosing an IVF centre in Pakistan, the couples should research about the success rate, infertility doctors in Pakistan, and facilities being provided by an IVF clinic. Most often, couples get tricked in by IVF centres offering treatment at cheaper rates, while it is an expensive treatment and requires expensive medicines and equipment to increase the probability of success. Couples should keep the cost factor aside while selecting an IVF clinic as it can play a dominant role over other factors usually leading to a wrong decision.

    Is IVF successful?

    Australian Concept’s Lahore IVF Centre is the most successful out of all the branches. It has contributed greatly towards the success of IVF Pakistan. It has the best IVF specialists equipped with latest technology to treat infertility. The success rate of conventional IVF depends upon a number of factors such as, age of woman, medical history of couple, lifestyle, etc. It has a success rate of about 40% to 50%However, one should keep in mind that no medical procedure can guarantee you 100% successful results. You should have a realistic approach while undergoing such treatments as probabilities of success and failure are always there.



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