Opposite to the procedure of artificial insemination where the normal conception happens when sperm is placed in the uterus. IVF is a complicated yet effective procedure which involves the combining of eggs and sperms together outside the female’s body in a laboratory. IVF is also known as test tube baby treatment and is ideal for couples who can’t conceive naturally. Nephromed Fertility Clinic Nairobi, Kenya which offers In Vitro Fertilization at a very affordable cost so that all the couples going through infertility problems can take up the procedure. You can visit our centre anytime to enquire about the doctors and medical facilities available at our centre with the detailed cost.
In Females, following factors decide whether you need for IVF or not
In Males, following factors indicate whether the patient should consider IVF or not.
If you or your partner have infertility problems due to Endometriosis, Low sperm counts, Problems with the uterus or fallopian tubes, Problems with ovulation, Antibody problems that harm sperm or eggs, The inability of sperm to penetrate or survive in the cervical mucus, Poor egg quality, Genetic disease of mother or father or an unexplained fertility problem, you can visit one of the best IVF centres in Nairobi, Kenya and take up the procedure as it is very effective in the above problems of infertility
One of the major factors in IVF is the woman’s age as it usually decides the success and failure of the process. For example, a woman who undergoes IVF and is under the age of 35 years has a 39.6% chance of conceiving and delivering a baby. As the age increases, the chances of conceiving starts to lessen down for example, a woman who is above the age of 40 has 11.5% chance of conceiving. However we have witnessed that in Nehpromed, the IVF cost in Kenya is less as compared to others as well as due to the presence of refined techniques and experienced doctors at our facility, the rate of success has considerably increased in every age group.
Rather than the age itself, it is actually the level of AMH that decides the fertility power in women these days. If the AMH level is less than 2 then you should go for the individualized IVF inorder to treat infertility issues. During IVF treatment, a diagnostic procedure called Transvaginal Sonogram is conducted. The result is compared and correlated with the results of the AMH levels as sometimes the AMH levels alone cannot decide the condition. Also, if the follicle count is less than 7 in both the ovaries, the IVF is the best available treatment for infertility. As far as age is concerned, cases of age 35 years and/or married life of 10 years with infertility must consider IVF as an option.
There are many fertility clinics in Nairobi Kenya and no matter where you take up the IVF procedure, you cannot neglect the risks involved in the IVF treatment. There are definitely many risks involved but most of them are minor which you could definitely afford. Some of the common risks involve multiple births, premature delivery and low birth weight, Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, miscarriage, complications related to egg-retrival, birth defects and ectopic pregnancy. Some of the major risks with lesser chances of occurrence are birth defects and cancer.
If you go for “freeze all transfer process” where the woman has fewer eggs and all the reports of her male partner are normal, IVF success rate in Kenya is around 30 to 45%. But, if you go for “phase cycle transfer process”, then the success rate will become 10-12%. So in a nutshell, if you are aged between 30 to 35 years and all your medical reports are normal, you must consider “freeze all transfer process”to become pregnant as there are 45% chances of getting pregnant through this process.
It takes around four to six weeks for the IVF cycle to complete. The step-by-step procedure is given below
You must come for a check up on the specified day of your menstrual cycle between 9 am to 7 Pm at Nephromed Fertility Clinic. We will advise routine blood reports to check your physical fitness. Extra tests to check hormone levels or determine ovarian reserve may be advised as required.
In this step, the Patient is given hormones(inj) to boost ovulation-administers hormones and the length of this phase depends on the medication regime while the blood tests and ultrasound of the ovaries are tracked from time to time.
The patient is put under mild sedation so that the eggs can be collected with a hollow needle that is attached to the ultrasound probe. In order to prepare the lining of the womb for embryo transfer, you are afterwards asked to take the prescribed medications.
The male partner is asked to give the sample of his Semen sample which is washed thoroughly and the ones which have the most motility are selected to fertilize the eggs
The eggs which have been retrieved earlier are then fertilized with the sperms collected either by conventional insemination process.
The growth of the embryo is monitored by the embryologists to determine whether the transfer of the embryo should be done in 3 days or 5 days. A small catheter is inserted through which the embryo is placed in the patient’s uterus and if the procedure is successful, the implantation occurs in six to ten days.
There are certain precautions prescribed by the doctors which can be easily followed in the daily lifestyle which are given below