The average number of men and women getting married and planning a perfect time for their first child is increasing rapidly. With the growing number of age and career attention, a large number of Nepalese pairs are facing difficulty in conceiving and opting for fertility treatment. Nowadays, career-oriented women are giving in more attention to freeze their eggs and conceive a child after settlement. So far IVF has helped several such couples conceive with success.
Segmented IVF is one of the recent developments that intends to increase its viability and effectiveness. It strongly works on the lines of traditional IVF with positive success and safety.
We at Vatsalya, have gained high experience and adequate infrastructure to perform segmented IVF in Nepal. We have thoroughly practiced a segmented approach such as “Freeze all”, which cryopreserves all embryos generated in stimulated IVF for later use in non-stimulated natural cycle. So far, we have gained highest IVF success rate in Nepal.
In a traditional IVF method, females are given a high dose of injection to produce multiple eggs from the ovarian reserve. The matured eggs are retrieved through small incision and fertilized with sperm. Such fertilized eggs are stored for transfer in next menstrual cycle because the endometrial lining during the ovarian stimulation cycle is usually less favorable due to factors like change in the hormone, immunological disruption, and unfavorable progesterone/estrogen. These situations reduce the chances of implantation. Segmented IVF process helps to overcome the issues of unconventional IVF.
Initially, patients face the first round of mild IVF, where the segmented IVF segregates the procedure of egg collection and embryo transfer. In between the embryo transplant and the first cycle of treatment, the Segmented IVF process allows one to recover. In the segmented IVF cycle, the transfer of embryo is not practiced instead the embryos are frozen and used in the planned transfer cycle.
The segmented IVF in Nepal approach begins with the conventional session that takes about two weeks. The two-week wait IVF treated patients undergo monitored stimulation to produce multiple eggs in the ovaries. When the egg reaches a certain size, a small surgery is performed to collect it. These eggs are then fertilized to form embryos that will be frozen on the next stage by using a new form of a technology called vitrification.
The IVF treated patient then shall visit Vatsalya to place the embryos back in the womb. Under the guidance of expert doctors and embryologists, females are monitored closely with proper medication. During this two-cycle IVF treatment, the uterus gets ready for implantation. The doctors soften the vitrified embryos and then gets it transferred to the frozen embryo.
In conventional IVF, the woman’s menstrual cycle is temporarily stopped before she is given higher stimulating drugs to mature the eggs. In this method, daily injections are given for nearly 3-4 weeks, where the maximum of 2-3 embryos are fertilized in a controlled chamber and then placed back to a female womb, while the remaining eggs are frozen.
On the other hand, in the segmented IVF cycle, the extracted/fertilized eggs are vitrified and transferred in the next cycle when the condition is natural. The segmented IVF cycle eliminates the shortcoming issues and minimizes the chance of Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS), making it an IVF with highest success rate.
Before proceeding with the mild IVF treatments, IVF clinics like Vatsalya shall suggest few feasibility tests. A segmented IVF treatment is recommended only in the following cases:
Over conventional IVF treatment, segmented IVF process has several advantages including:
Segmented IVF centers in Nepal for the IVF treatment can cost a lot more than any straightforward techniques and medication. Unless the couple decides to use the donor eggs or surrogacy, the segmented IVF cost in Nepal remains the same as the cost of conventional IVF treatment. The whole of the segmented IVF cost depends on the number of cycles.
However, we at Vatsalya, the fertility experts are keener to assist the patients in making the right decision about the whole segmented IVF treatment. Although at an affordable cost, there are other health-related factors that should be taken into high consideration. To know more about the Segmented IVF Cost and the scope of services covered in the segmented IVF contact us!