“IVF Treatment is successful, safe &affordable at SCI IVF Hospital”

Why IVF Treatment ?

IVF Treatment is the highly successful procedure. For pregnancy to happen, a woman must be ovulatory with patent fallopian tubes and around the time of ovulation( midcycle) semen with good number of viable sperms must be deposited in vagina.

What is IVF Treatment?

In Vitro Fertilization is a  process where  fertilization of gametes (fusion of egg and sperm )is done outside the body in laboratory under specialised lab environment .When embryos are formed after fertilization they are transferred back into uterus of the woman.

Procedure of IVF Treatment?

An  IVF treatment cycle involves few stepwise procedures :

(1) Case selection and screening tests of the couple.

(2).  Ovarian stimulation of woman to form multiple eggs in ovaries by giving hormone injections.

(3) Egg retrieval procedure.

(4) Fertilization of eggs with washed semen sample

(5) Embryos formed under lab environment are transferred back into uterus.

Succes rate of IVF Treatment

Internationally, the IVF success rate are around 30-40% . The factors to look out for are ; quality control of IVF centre chosen ,   success rate of the centre , Ivf laboratory conditions & expertise of the IVF specialist doing the procedure . Lastly, success depend very much on couple’s profile like age of wife & husband and quality of their gametes.

How long to wait for a reado of IVF treatment

Usually 1-2 months are adequate to bring back hormonal profile and physical fitness to normal and IVF can be tried again.

Your chances are quite good with IVF treatment  as this technique has the highest success rate (around 40%) ; although if not successful in first attempt, you can go for second or third attempt to improve the success rates further.

Is the IVF Treatment procedure painfull.

No, IVF treatment is not painful, egg retrieval is done under anaesthesia.

Side effects of IVF Treatment?

Medications used under guidance of IVF specialist are safe and has minor side effects lasting  for short duration only. However in rare circumstances ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS)can occur and has to be managed stringently.

Pregrancy test in IVF Treatment?

  Pregnancy test can be performed roughly after 14 days of embryo transfer.

Embryo Transfer is restrictive?

No bed rest is recommended after embryo transfer.

Embryo Transfer complications any?

You need to take all your prescribed medication on time to ensure good implantation.

Embryo Transfer puts intercourse restrictions?

There is no restrictions per se for intercourse.

What is Artificial Insemination?

Artificial insemination is a process whereby sperms are deposited directly into female reproductive tract after semen is washed and prepared in laboratory.

What is assisted reproducive technology?

Assisted reproductive technology comprises  of all techniques where gametes are brought outside the body and fertilisation is done in lab conditions.

 What is Sperm Motility?

  Sperm motility is a parameter to assess the fertilisation potential of a sperm. To assess its ability to reach the egg and enter inside.

Why is IVF Treatment so important?

IVF offers success to all those cases of infertility where natural conception is not possible by all means and where everything fails to get a  pregnancy , thereby it is becoming popular choice among infertile couples when nothing else works.

How much does IVF treatment costs?

In Vitro Fertilization costs may vary depending upon various factors for example using self gametes or donor gametes from ART
banks. Also in certain cases a pre IVF laparoscopy or hysteroscopy may be needed which can change the cost of treatment. On
average, around Rs. 1 to  2 lacs is the usual expense in all. Success rate is around 40% globally.

Signs of Infertility in Women

Irregular menstrual cycles, genital Infections, and increasing age are some of the signs of infertility in woman. Tubal blockage, uterine tuberculosis, polycystic ovarian disease and poor ovarian reserve are some common causes of infertility in woman.

Can Infertility in Females be cured?

  Yes with latest ART techniques available infertility in females can be cured.

How to improve female infertility?

Woman should plan timely for pregnancy. They should avoid & get treated for the genital infections .   Lifestyle modifications are also needed to optimise their fertility potential.

IVF Treatment increases chances of duplets and triplets?

Yes, IVF increase the chances of multiple pregnancies.

These inputs are shared by Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour.

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Infertility problem is growing rampant in couples nowadays.

Infertility’s one major causative factor for this is increased age in both partners, says Dr Shivani Gour Consultant fertility specialist and Director Of SCI IVF Hospital. More women work than ever before, and increasing number choose to delay starting a family until established in their careers.

Infertility has been attributed equally to men and women with 20% of infertility problems due to unknown factors. However men’s infertility is rapidly surpassing women’s .The decline in male infertility can be attributed to a number of factors like environmental toxins, medications, infections, diet, drug abuse, high fever, elevated testicular temperature, binge drinking, cigarette smoking and advanced age.

What perhaps is an underlying effect of these insults on the fertility of men is an increase in sperm DNA fragmentation. This can now be tested by DFI ( DNA fragmentation Assay Index), a value >30% indicates significant lack of fertility and increased chances of recurrent abortion. Presence of DNA fragmentation in sperms can also be a reason for unexplained infertility ( where no obvious reason can be determined and all tests results being normal). Best treatment for this factor is through ICSI  technique , a specialised IVF procedure where a single healthy sperm is directly injected into egg under microscope.

Women are even at higher risk of losing their fertility potential with advancing age. Female ovaries has a finite number of eggs which are depleting automatically as one ages. Warns Dr Shivani Gour to females who are delaying pregnany unnecessarily long due to professional reasons. Your biological clock is ticking !! So plan a pregnancy early and seek specialised treatment before it is too late, when only option left is donor eggs from ART Bank with IVF treatment.

Apart from this, there are other common reasons for infertility like ovulatory dysfunction, blocked fallopian tubes, low sperm counts. Those with straightforward ovulatory problems can consider themselves lucky as treatment for this is relatively simple. But best treatment for those with blocked fallopian tubes, severe male infertility and unexplained infertility is IVF/ICSI (Test Tube Baby Technique).

 Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour

 MBBS, MD (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

 Consultant Obs & Gynae and IVF Specialist

Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour’s distinguished work has brought local and international attention to SCI Healthcare’s IVF programs. Through her medical expertise and dedication to excellence, hundreds of couples from around the world are now parents.


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ICSI Treatment is one of the most popular technique for fertility treatment. ICSI Treatment is done best in SCIIVF by doctors with decades of experience.


What is ICSI Treatment?

It is a test-tube fertilization procedure in which a sperm is injected directly into an egg to achieve fertilization. ICSI is done for male infertility.

ICSI Treatment

What is the difference between ICSI and IVF?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) differs from conventional invitro fertilization (IVF) in that the embryologists selects a single sperm to be injected directly into an egg, instead of fertilization taking place in a dish where many sperm are placed near an egg.


Who should be treated with ICSI?

ICSI is mainly done for male infertility. You are recommended ICSI if-

  • You have a very low sperm count.
  • Other problems with the sperm have been identified, such as poor morphology (abnormal shape ) or poor motility (not moving normally)
  • You need sperm to be collected surgically from the testicles or epididymis; for example because you have had a vasectomy, you do not ejaculate sperm because you have extremely low sperm production.
  • During previous attempts at ivf there was failure of fertilization or an unexpectedly low fertilization rate.
  • You are using embryo testing.
  • You are using frozen sperm in your treatment which is not on optimum quality.What are the common reasons used for performing ICSI?ICSI is the latest of several micro-fertilization techniques that have been utilized predominately to overcome severe male subfertility, giving fertilization and term pregnancy rates similar to conventional in-vitro fertilization.
  • Absolute indication include
  • Use of epididymal or testicular sperm samples.
  • High titres of antisperm antibodies.
  • When only acrosomeless or immotile spermatozoa are avoidable.
  • Fertilization of oocytes prior to pre implantation genetic diagnosis. For women-Women are given fertility drugs to stimulate ovaries and produce more eggs; as for ivf and progress is monitored through vaginal ultrasound scans and possibly blood tests
  • For men-The embryologist will examine the sperm under microscope and decide whether ICSI could increase chances of fathering a baby.
  • The eggs are then collecte4d using same procedure as ivf and each egg is injected with a single from the partner or donor. Rest of procedure is same as ivf.
  • ICSI Treatment-
  • Pre-treatment- Before your treatment starts, you will need to example various consent forms and may need to undergo various blood tests to screen for HIV, hepatitis B and C and HTLV virus.

How is ICSI Treatment carried out?

Next step depends on whether you are able to provide sperm without a medical procedure: –

  1. If you can, you produce a fresh sperm sample on the same day as your partner’s egg are collected.
  2. Sperm can be collected directly from the epididymis using a type of fine syringe. This is known as PESA.
  3. Sperm can also be retrieved from the testicles, a process known as TESA.
  4. It is also possible to remove tiny quantites of testicular tissue from which sperm can be extracted. This procedure is called TESE.
  5. If you have stored sperm, it will be removed from frozen storage, thawed and prepared.

A single is then injected into each egg.

Finally, if fertilization does take place; the embryo will be cultured in laboratory for upto six days and then between one and three of the best quality embryo will be transferred to the womb.

What are the advantages of ICSI treatment?

ICSI is a procedure which effectively eliminates the male infertility by introducing sperm cells directly into an egg.

ICSI is the perfect solution to the main causes of male infertility like low sperm count , poor motility, and poor sperm shape.

ICSI benefits extend beyond just acting as treatment for male infertility; but also for anyone who is paralysed or have had in irreversible vasectomy.

It is an option for couples who have tried and failed at standard IVF treatment.

What are disadvantages of ICSI treatment?

ICSI’S method of directly introducing sperm into an egg defeats the natural process of only a select few sperm making it to and fertilising an egg.This can be a disadvantage because the selection process is natural way of making sure that the best sperm, with the best genetic material are the ones with the best chance of fertilising the egg.Removing that selection process can lead to an incease risk of developmental and health issues for ICSIchildren; as well as higher health risks of miscarriage because of the poor genetic material involved.   Women 35-37 yr :   42%Women 41-42 yr : 20.4 %

One cycle of ICSI takes between four -six weeks to complete.  –

Embryo may be transferred in two to three days after fertilization, or five days after fertilization. Five days after fertilization the embryo will be at the blastocyst stage.

What is the cost of ICSI Treatment?

 It  can cost around RS 45000/- to Rs. 60000/-.


What are the fertilization and pregnancy success rate of ICSI Treatment?


ICSI often boosts in-vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates for coup[les dealing with male infertility.

ICSI Treatment success rates for live birth:-


Given below are birth rates, grouped by mother’s age, for couples that underwent an embryo transfer and had a diagnosis of male infertility.


Women under 35:   48.3 %

Women 35-37 yr  :   42%

Women 38-40  yr :   29.8%

Women  41-42  yr :  20.4 %

Over age 42 yr       :   7%


One key to ICSI’s success is that ICSI improves the odds of fertilization.


Approximately 50 to 80% of eggs are fertilized during the ICSI procedure.

How many days rest required after ICSI Treatment?


Embryo may be transferred in two to three days after fertilization, or five days after fertilization. Five days after fertilization the embryo will be at the blastocyst stage.

One cycle of ICSI takes between four -six weeks to complete.


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SCI IVF Centre is a brand new, state-of-the-art IVF Centre located at Kailash Colony, South Delhi started in 2011. It provides comprehensive fertility services to both male and female patients as per the Government of India Guidelines and Policies. SCI IVF Centre is a unit of SCI Healthcare and is ISO 9001:2008 accredited.

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S-21, Greater Kailash - I,
New Delhi - 110048, India
Phone number : 011-41022905/7/9 | 011-41034631

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