What is IVF?
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a process of fertilization where retrieved egg is combined with collected and processed sperms outside the body, i.e. in vitro.
IVF is an assisted reproductive technology (ART), where mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from the ovaries and then manually combined with sperms in a laboratory dish. Then the fertilized egg (known as embryo) or eggs are transferred into the uterus for implantation. One cycle of IVF takes about 2 weeks. IVF procedure can be done using your own eggs and your partner's sperms. Sometimes IVF can be done with donor eggs or donor sperms as per the cause & treatment modality involved. Upon the egg’s fertilization, embryos are formed which are then transferred into the intending mother’s uterus (womb). The pregnancy test is performed two weeks later after the embryo transfer with the hope of IVF success.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a series of procedures complex in nature and used to treat fertility, genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child.