What are the precautions I should take after the IVF procedure ?
The procedure demands absolutely no special precautions, but you are supposed to avoid any kind of strenuous activity. You need to be mentally and physically relaxed as much as possible. You can return to work if you wish, but it is better to rest for few days.
Is IVF the last option ?
IVF has highest success rate and is also the most expensive. But, it is not the "end of the road". Many women have conceived naturally or with intrauterine insemination, even after IVF. However, for those with blocked tubes and very poor sperm counts, it is only option.
Is IVF very expensive ?
IVF is not as expensive as perceived in general. Generally, the cost of IVF cycle depends upon the dose of drugs that would be needed for ovarian stimulation. It is only as expensive as perhaps a gall bladder stone removal or removal of uterus.
Do we need to get admitted in the IVF process ?
A patient undergoing IVF does not require admission. However, one should visit the centre 3-5 times during the monitoring cycle. On the day of egg collection, the patient would need to fast for 6 hours and come to clinic and the procedure takes about half an hour. Patients can go home after the effect of anaesthesia weans off which takes about 2-3 hours. The next scheduled visit is after 2-3 days for the embryo transfer. This takes about half an hour and the patients are free to go home after resting for one hour.