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IVF and ICSI: Comparing the Differences, Success Rates and Costs

What is In vitro fertilization (IVF)?

In vitro fertilization is a common treatment for infertile couples so that they can conceive a baby. It is a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and in this technique eggs from a woman's ovaries are taken and then fertilized with sperm in a lab under specific conditions. After this the fertilized eggs get mature and become embryo and then transferred to the woman's uterus and implantation is done which results into a pregnancy.

What is Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is also a type of assisted reproductive technology. In this process a single sperm is injected directly into an egg in a lab with the help of ICSI machine. If you are an infertile couple and looking for ICSI Centre in Lucknow, then you should visit Urvara Fertility Centre to achieve success during Intracytoplasmic sperm injection process. Doctors and embryologists in Urvara Fertility Centre will guide you during this process and help you in this tough time with proper procedure.

What are the differences between IVF and ICSI?

As both are complex and expensive processes but IVF and ICSI are different from each other. Let us understand why they are not similar.

Firstly, In IVF, the eggs and sperm are fertilized together in a lab under specific conditions on a dish and in this process egg and sperm fertilize naturally. Whereas, In ICSI, the sperm is injected directly into the egg and during ICSI the process took place under microscope in a lab.

On other hand, during the IVF technique the experts and doctors inspect whether the sperm has naturally fertilized eggs within 16-20 hours or not. After the fertilization the embryo is grown upto 3-5 days in the lab and then transferred to uterus. After this the pregnancy test is required to find out if the embryo has been planted in the uterus or not. Now let us discuss that why ICSI is different process than IVF. During, ICSI fertilization between egg and sperm is achieved through injecting one active sperm in egg under the microscope with a help of fine needle. After this fertilized egg is cultured in the lab for 3-5 days and once embryo is formed it is placed in the womb. After this process, within two weeks pregnancy test has been done.

Risks During IVF

Many experts consider IVF a safe procedure but there are some risks too such as- Ectopic pregnancy, Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, Multiple babies, psychological stress, birth defects, Preterm labor, etc can occur. Risks during IVF can be reduced if you choose a better centre for this procedure. In Urvara Fertility Centre you can find Best infertility doctor in Lucknow who easily explains to you about the IVF procedure and throughout the best facilities they will help you out.

Risks During ICSI

ICSI is suggested by doctors if the man has a low sperm count or if sperm is less motile. But this process can also take place if a woman has low number of eggs to increase the chances of fertilization. Risks due to ICSI are somewhat like risks during IVF procedure. These risks are Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, low birth weight, congenital defects and many more.

Success Rates IVF and ICSI

The success rate of IVF ICSI Treatment depends on many factors. According to few research, the success rate for ICSI can range from 60 to 70 percent. Whereas success rate for IVF is generally between 40 to 50 percent. If an infertile couple have a good diet, and are not smoking or drinking, exercising regularly, having a sound sleep, etc then there is increase in success rate of these techniques.

It is important to consider initial fertility medical screening because its results will help doctors to decide which type of fertility treatment is best for couples like IUI, TESA, IVF, ICSI, MICRO-TESE, TESE PESA etc.

Cost Of IVF and ICSI Treatment

The Cost of IVF and ICSI Treatment vary according to the complexity of the couple case. In many hospitals and fertility centres these both Treatments cost around INR 150,000 to INR 500,000 per cycle. Minimum ICSI cost in India is Rs. 2, 40, 000 to Rs. 2, 50,000 per cycle. Whereas Cost of IVF treatment is around 150000 Rs. – Rs. 2,50,000 for one IVF Cycle in most of the Indian fertility centres.

Why should you choose Urvara Fertility Centre?

Urvara Fertility Centre has expert doctors and embryologists who focus on helping you in the most effective way. This centre offers the treatment and consultation in a proper way so that the couple gets to know about each step of the procedure. Our fertility experts take everything into consideration such as the medical history of the couple, age of infertile men and women, previous cycles of treatments, etc. Under the right guidance and support of this team you can conceive a baby.

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