Infertility is the inability of a person to conceive. Female infertility includes inability of the woman to conceive as well as inability to carry a pregnancy to full term until the child birth. There are many biological and other causes of infertility for which medical intervention can assist. Counselling of both the partners, appropriate medical treatment and in-vitro fertilization techniques have successfully helped couples to be proud parents. Infertility may be treated with medicine, surgery, artificial insemination, or assisted reproductive technology, based on the couple's test results and other factors.

Infertility and IVF Clinic

  • Intrauterine insemination is artificial insemination where a woman is injected with sperm into the uterus.
  • ART (assisted reproductive technology) is when a woman’s eggs are removed, mixed with sperm to make embryos that are placed back in the woman’s body; it’s success rate is about 11% to 39%, depending on the woman’s age. There are several types of ART; in vitro fertilization, Zygote transfer, Gamete transfer and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. With an array of assisted reproduction techniques available today, there is immense hope for any individual desiring to be a parent. The Infertility & IVF Clinic at BAPS Yogiji Maharaj Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility that offers personalized care with the latest technology needed to manage infertility and reproductive disorders.

Our assisted reproduction clinic services include:

  • IUI- Intra Uterine Insemination
  • IVF – In Vitro Fertilisation
  • ICSI – Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • Male Infertility Treatment
  • Andrology Services
  • Embryo & Semen Freezing
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Blastocyst Culture.


Most experts suggest at least one year for women younger than age 35. However, women aged 35 years or older should see a doctor after 6 months of trying unsuccessfully.
Infertility in men can be caused by different factors. A semen analysis helps determine if and how male factors are contributing to infertility.
The fertile period is the time during which having sex could lead to a pregnancy. This is the 4-6 days prior to ovulation (release of a mature egg from the ovary).
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an infertility treatment done when couples are not able to conceive the natural way. In Vitro is the Latin word meaning in glass. The experiments have long been carried out in glass apparatuses in a research laboratory under controlled conditions. In this process, fertilization takes place in a dish, hence the name in vitro. IVF is the process by which a female egg is fertilized by the male sperm outside of the female body, in a laboratory. IVF was first successfully carried out in 1978.
IVF is a treatment available to any couple facing fertility problems and not able to have a healthy baby the natural way. While there are many treatments for infertility, IVF is particularly the preferred treatment in the following cases:
  • If the fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked, the sperm and the egg will not be able to fertilize and implant in the uterus.
  • If there is a minor problem with the male sperm, IVF can help since fertilization takes place in the laboratory.
  • If you have been trying to conceive for over two years with no success and no known cause or diagnosis of the problem for infertility.
  • If other minor treatments and medication of infertility have not reaped fruitful results.
The success rate for IVF treatment will depend on the fertility problem in question. Age factor is a key determinant of the success of treatment. The younger you are, the healthier your eggs, and the higher the chances of success. This, however, does not mean you cannot pursue this treatment at a higher age.
IVF treatment takes between 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Recently with the use of Antagonist protocol, the treatment duration is much lesser. You only release one egg during normal menstrual cycle. Fertility drugs stimulate the ovaries that develop more mature eggs which are ready for fertilization, giving more chances of getting pregnant per month. The process begins by putting the female on fertility drugs. This is done by a daily dose of hormone injections for 12 days, which stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs than normal. Ultrasound scan and blood test for hormones are conducted to check the number of eggs produced and to see when the eggs mature.

Egg collection

This simple procedure lasts for half an hour where the eggs are collected from the mature follicles using a scan probe. There is no pain but a little bit of discomfort, hence done under anesthesia and you are provided to rest in the clinic for a while before you can go home.


Now the egg is fertilized by obtaining the sample of sperm from your partner. Eggs are fertilized in a dish and left in an incubator to develop into an embryo in a few hours. They are constantly monitored and you are kept updated about their development. After the third day or fifth day, they are ready for placement in the uterus.

Embryo Development

Since more than one egg is fertilized, the developing embryos are graded for quality on the basis of their appearance and regularity. Good quality ones are the ones that will be used. Any surplus embryos are frozen for future use.

Embryo Transfer

This involves transferring the developed embryo into the uterus. Implantation begins three to four days after this stage. A maximum of two embryos can be transferred in any one cycle.


The next step is to undertake a pregnancy test 12 to 14 days after the transfer to determine if the treatment has been successful. An ultrasound scan is performed after six weeks to establish if there is a heartbeat and pregnancy are confirmed.

Follow up

Consistent follow up is necessary to rule out any complications that may arise in the course of pregnancy. If you have been unsuccessful thrice, a free consultation is provided to discuss the future options. Adequate support is provided to take you through the stressful and difficult time.