The emotional and psychological impact of infertility can be extremely difficult. While one in six couples encounter infertility problems, each person is unique in terms of the support, care and treatments they require.
Choosing the right fertility clinic can be confusing. Valuable time and money can be wasted on treatment centres that don’t have the know-how or expertise to explore all of your options fully.
We are at the cutting edge, providing some of the most advanced and successful testing, technology and IVF treatments to our patients.
Womens Center IVF Clinic is a sanctuary - a place where respect, confidentiality and medical excellence reside.
Advanced Infertility TestingWe have a number of tests that other clinics in South India do not perform – tests that could not mean the difference between having baby or not succeeding.
We provide testing for Female Fertility problems:
- Polycystic ovaries
- Tubal blockage
- Ovarian reserve
We also provide testing for Male Fertility problems:
- Abnormalities in semen production.
- Sperm DNA fragmentation testing.
Womens Center provides the following infertility treatments:
- Ovulation Induction and cycle monitoring
- Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) - using partner's sperm or donor sperm
- In Vitro Fertilisation
- Treatment of Male Infertility
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
- Surgical sperm retrieval (TESE)
- Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)
- Blastocyst Culture and Transfer
- Semen Freezing
- Embryo Freezing and replacement
- Donor Egg Programme (DEP)
What causes infertility?There are a number of factors that inhibit conception. It is important to clearly understand those possible factors, so that you take appropriate action.
Is this likely to be a male or a female problem?Statistics show that female factors account for approximately 40% of all infertility cases and male factors account for a further 40%. In the remaining 20% cases, fertility is unexplained.
Sometimes a minor problem with both partners can impair fertility. At times, there may be no scientific explanation for infertility.
When should we go for treatment?Under normal circumstances, a couple has a 25% chance of conceiving a child each month, if they have unprotected intercourse during the fertile part of the menstrual cycle. About 80% of couples do conceive a child within a year.
When considering infertility treatment, time is never on your side and age is an important factor. Every six months makes a significant difference in terms of your infertility, so don’t wait to seek treatment. Broadly, the guidelines are that if you are under 35 and have not conceived within one year, then talk to your doctor and get expert advice. If you are over 35, then time is critical and you should seek medical advice much more quickly- after six months at the most.
Women are most fertile between the ages of 20 and 24.
At 35 you are half as fertile as you were at 25.
At 40 you are half as fertile as you were 35.
This means that it can much longer to get pregnant when you reach your late thirties or early forties.
Why does fertility decline with increasing age?A woman’s ovaries age in the same way that normal aging affects all of her organs and tissues. Most women have about 300,000 eggs in their ovaries at puberty. For each egg that matures and is released or ovulated during the menstrual cycle, at least 500 eggs do not mature and are absorbed by the body.
As a woman ages, the remaining egg in her ovaries also age, making them less capable of fertilisation and their embryos less capable of implanting.
Fertilisation ia also associated with a higher risk of genetic abnormalities such as chromosomal abnormalities. The risk of a chromosomal abnormality in a woman age 20 years is one in 500 while the risk in a woman age 45 is one in 20.
Gynaecological problems such as pelvic infection, tubal damage, Endometriosis and fibroids also tend to increase with age. Aging does not just affect women; it also affects men, although to a lesser degree. Aging affects DNA sperm.