ICSI (IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection): Males with very low sperm counts (less than 5million per ml) or poor quality sperms had no hope of fatherhood. This problem was surmounted by ICSI. In ICSI all the steps are similar to the procedure of IVF, except the step of fertilization. In ICSI each egg is held and injected with a single live sperm. This micro-fertilization is done with the help of a machine called the Micromanipulator. ICSI is done where egg is held and injected with single live sperm. It is cultured for 2-3 days and good quality of 3 embryos are usually placed in the woman's uterus, 2 or 3 days after ICSI. Our success rates are in the region of 60 to 70%.
Embryos that have satisfactorily divided are transferred to the uterus 2-3 or 5 days after fertilization. This simple and painless procedure does not require sedation or anesthesia. The embryos are loaded on a small plastic catheter, which is gently introduced through the cervix into the uterus. Once in the uterine cavity, the embryos are gently released and the catheter is withdrawn. The patient can return home after a couple of hours of rest.
Cryopreservation of oocytes, zygotes, embryos & cleavage stage embryos has become an integral part of any InVitro Fertilization - Embryo transfer programme. Efficient embryo freezing has several advantages as it helps reducing cost and increase cumulative pregnancy rates. It also helps when embryo transfer is cancelled due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome or a difficult embryo transfer.
Motherhood Fertility Centre is one of the few centers in Hyderabad, where laser assisted hatching is done and we have been getting excellent results with this procedure. It is especially used in women > 35 yr, repeated IVF failures and in frozen embryo transfer cases.
Egg donation is a very successful option for building a family, because it has higher success rate, compare to using women’s own eggs in IVF Cycle. By using donor eggs which are fertilized with the male partner sperm and then placed in the female partners uterus providing her the same gestational experience as natural conception which help to form the bond between mother & child. We are using highly screened, healthy young donors, which are giving 75% success rate.