(In Vitro Maturation of Oocytes Oocyte Vitrification)
In Vitro Maturation (IVM) at Gunahseela is poised to solve your infertility
To begin here with the right mindset, you should know that in vitro refers to an artificial environment outside the living organism. Therefore, in vitro maturation is a lengthy process that begins with collecting your eggs early (before its’ maturity) and then providing it with an appropriate environment (in vitro) to mature before being fertilised in a laboratory.
IVM can be described as a step ahead of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) where only the matured eggs are collected. Hence, IVM comes with some advantages befitting the patients’ health and others. In the case of IVM, patients do not require to take as much medicine as may be required for IVF.
Who can opt for IVM?
Though it may sound awkward, the reality is that it’s not you who would decide here. Your doctor will advise you whether you should go for an IVM. Having said that, we mean, doctors usually recommend IVM to the following patients.
Patients prone to developing OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome) are advised for IVM. OHSS is a typical medical condition that affects the ovaries of the patients who are to take drugs with a view to stimulating the growth of eggs. However, this condition can be mild to severe leading to the death of the patients. OHSS is thus categorised as mild, moderate, severe, and critical.
However, patients suffering from POCS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) are advised for IVM without a second thought. For your information, POCS is a condition where a woman’s hormones are out of balance. Having said that, we mean, when the level of androgens gets elevated in women, they suffer from menstrual irregularity such as heavy periods or no periods alongside pelvic pain, excess body and facial hair, velvety skin, and acne to name a few.
IVM is recommended where the cause of infertility is the male factor.
Success rate of IVM:
The success rate of IVM is similar to that of the IVF. However, there are certain risks associated with an IVM such as the following.
Compared to the IVF, fewer immature eggs are collected in IVM. Therefore, the maturity of all eggs thus collected remains uncertain.
All the eggs may not mature and thus, fertilisation of those eggs with the sperms of your partner or the donor remains uncertain.
IVM is relatively a new technique and approximately 400 children have born worldwide as on date who are still very young. As such, the future is still unknown here.
Chances of having generic aesthetics in children are high here.
What we do for IVM here at Gunasheela:
Before we adopt the IVM, you must see us when you feel that you are unable to conceive despite your best care and efforts. Our expert doctors will check you and may even ask you to go for several tests. This is usually followed by a short course of drugs that would stimulate your ovary for egg production and its growth. Based on your susceptibility to OHSS, you doctor may advise you to go for the IVM.
We divide the entire exercise into three distinct steps here.
Step – 1: Similar to that of IVF, we collect eggs from the ovary. But, those are immature eggs. It means a patient doesn’t need to take many drugs for the purpose of ovary stimulation and the growth of the eggs.
Step – 2: The eggs are then allowed to mature in a dish for a day or two in an incubator.
Step – 3: On attaining the maturity, eggs are fertilised in a laboratory with the sperms of your partner or the donor. We culture the embryos and then transfer those to your womb.
We have a pool of talented doctors who are expert in IVM techniques. You can, therefore, rely on us without any ambiguity.
In short, IVM can be best described as the cheaper and the safer option to motherhood compared to the conventional IVF technique. Visit our world-class IVM facility at Gunasheela to know more here!