Patients at new fertility clinics are eager to start families. The experts in the Best IVF hospital in Mumbai suggest some treatments other than IVF to patients who don’t want to go for IVF. While some people hope to avoid IVF, others want to start as soon as possible. These latter patients, on the other hand, may be unaware of the various types of fertility treatments available to them.
We at the best IVF center in Mumbai at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital have been providing state-of-the-art care with top doctors in India. In this blog, we will discuss the alternative treatment options for IVF.
Many women avoid seeing a specialist or visiting the Best IVF hospital in Mumbai because they believe IVF is their only option, but there is a conservative side to fertility treatment.
Fertility Solutions advocates using the least invasive treatment possible to help achieve a healthy pregnancy; for some, this is a natural cycle, for others, a medicated IUI cycle supplemented with acupuncture, and for still others, IVF.
Whatever it takes, Fertility Solutions can help you achieve your goals at your own pace, with complete control over the steps you take to get there.
Discover the following non-IVF treatment options:
X-ray of the Uterus (HSG)
A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a routine X-ray procedure used to examine a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes (to ensure there isn’t an obstruction preventing the egg from reaching the uterus), and it can lead to an increased chance of naturally becoming pregnant in the months following the procedure. The HSG procedure involves inserting a catheter and dyes into the uterus and fallopian tubes to clear out tiny obstructions caused by mucus and the flimsiness of the fallopian tubes. Following the procedure, the experts at the best IVF center in Mumbai instruct the patient to call when they get their period to begin further testing or to make a pregnancy plan. Because of the slight increase in pregnancy rates following this procedure, some women’s periods never arrive.
Medication can help if ovulation does not occur naturally. Clomiphene Citrate (ClomidTM) is a pill that is taken once daily for about five days to help 70-80% of women ovulate. It is not an injection. Taking Clomiphene, closely monitoring the cycle with ultrasound and lab work by experts at our Best IVF hospital in Mumbai, and having timed intercourse when ovulation occurs may help increase conception by up to 8%.
Closely Monitored Natural Cycle
Even if HSG isn’t the answer, the reproductive endocrinologist at our IVF center Mumbai can talk with you about other conservative fertility treatment options. If your and your partner’s hormone, sperm, and other testing results are normal or nearly so, you may be a candidate for a closely monitored natural cycle. Some patients do not conceive on their own because, due to their hectic lifestyle, intercourse is not properly timed, and they miss their ovulation window, or they ovulate irregularly or not at all. We can remove the guesswork by using ultrasound and blood work monitoring to help inform the patient when the best time for conception is.
To look for hormone or anatomical factors, lab work and imaging studies can be performed. If a patient has a hormone imbalance and the doctor corrects it with medication, the patient may be able to conceive on their own without any intervention or treatment. An undiagnosed thyroid condition, which can affect ovulation and is tested for in the initial battery of lab tests, is a prime example of this. The treatment of an overactive or underactive thyroid with medication regulates the body and may cause the woman to start ovulating normally, which can lead to natural conception. If a uterine fibroid or polyp is found, medication or surgery can be used to remove or shrink the mass, sometimes allowing the patient to conceive naturally once the uterus is in better shape for pregnancy.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
In addition to or instead of intercourse, intrauterine insemination (IUI) can be performed to increase the chances of conception with close monitoring and medication. The IUI procedure is simple and can be done in your doctor’s office. The majority of patients report little to no discomfort during the procedure. As suggested by our experts at the Best IVF hospital in Mumbai, the IUI is scheduled once it is determined that you are ovulating or close to ovulating (via lab work and ultrasound). It entails collecting a semen sample from the male partner (which can be done at home and transported to the office if kept warm and the travel time is less than 40 minutes) and having the lab “wash” the sample. This improves motility and allows the sperm to be placed directly in the uterus using a thin, flexible catheter. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and you may be advised to have intercourse that night and/or the next day to increase your chances of conception even further.
Read more about the Advantages, Risks, and Benefits of IUI
Infertility is a medical condition that can be emotionally, physically, and financially draining. The IVF center Mumbai at Dr L H HIranandani Hospital is committed to assisting you in starting a family, and the physicians and staff will advise you on which treatment may be best for your situation. Whether you require conservative or aggressive treatment, we strive to make the path to parenthood as simple and quick as possible.