In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

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What Is In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)?

On Cloudnine, we offer sterling in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures that are ideal for couples who haven’t been able to conceive conventionally. Our world-class IVF procedures mimic natural fertilisation, by combining sperm and eggs in sanitised environments and carefully controlled conditions and temperatures. Then, once fertilisation is achieved successfully, one or more embryos are tenderly placed inside the uterus. This medical paragon has created thousands of families on Cloudnine, fulfilling the dreams of countless hopeful parents.

Why Choose In Vitro Fertilisation?

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) holds out hope for couples who have been facing months or even years of infertility. It is a particularly favoured technique by couples who face specific challenges that rule out other options.

Tubal Infertility

For women whose fallopian tubes are irreversibly damaged or blocked, natural fertilisation is usually impossible, because the egg and the sperm would presumably be divided by a partition. In this case, fertilising an egg outside the body via IVF, and placing the subsequent embryo inside the uterus may provide the best chance of pregnancy.

Anomalies in Sperm

Minor anomalies in sperm can be overcome with IVF. Sometimes, additional fertility tools that complement IVF may also be required to optimise the chances of conception. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), for example, is a technique employed along with IVF, where the best possible sperm cell is selected and injected directly into a mature egg. There is a bouquet of techniques that can be used to combat anomalies in sperm.

Time Lapse Monitoring

Cloudnine is home to the embryoscope: an advanced, cutting-edge incubator that supplies digital images of an embryo every ten minutes as it is hosted under an optimal environment in an IVF laboratory. The time lapse monitoring technique covers an embryo’s journey as it prepares to become a blastocyst and allows embryologists a window to examine an embryo in remarkable detail, without removing it from the incubator. The embryoscope gives an embryo a conducive environment to grow in and shields it from fluctuations in temperature and physical contact. An embryoscope can augment the chances of an IVF cycle.

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Preimplantation genetic testing lets you screen embryos created via IVF, for genetic defects. Genetic testing has two arms. The first is preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), a technique that filters embryos of chromosomally normal genetic parents for structural or numerical chromosomal errors. The second arm is preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), which is performed to trace potential abnormalities in embryos whose parents have a known history of genetic mutations. PGD is equipped to detect sex-linked disorders, single gene defects and chromosomal disorders.

Is In Vitro Fertilisation Right for Me?

On Cloudnine, the efficacy of an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle is governed by multiple elements. The fertility problem in question, plays a significant role in determining how well an IVF procedure will progress. Age has been a critical contributor to the success of IVF cycles in the past. It’s well accepted that younger women typically harbour healthier eggs, implicitly boosting their chances of conception. However, IVF has proved successful for many women in their late thirties and early forties. Donor eggs from younger women can increase the odds of conceiving through IVF. On Cloudnine, we tailor each IVF cycle intricately, honouring a guest’s medical history while optimising her chances of conceiving a baby.

What Are the Steps of In Vitro Fertilisation?

On Cloudnine, a typical in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle lasts between 3 and 4 weeks. The procedure is begun by administering the female partner with fertility drugs for twelve days, through daily hormone injections, from Day 2 or Day 3 of the menstrual cycle. This process stimulates the ovaries into producing more eggs than they would otherwise. During this period, routine ultrasounds and blood tests are performed, to monitor progress.

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Egg Collection

Egg collection is a simple, painless procedure that usually lasts only half an hour. During this process, the eggs produced by mature follicles are retrieved with the help of a scan probe. Although the procedure doesn’t hurt, it may make you slightly queasy, which is why is it performed under anaesthesia. The same-day routine typically requires admission of three to four hours.

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Fertilisation

Once we have collected an array of eggs and sperm from you and your partner, we carefully fuse them together to create several embryos. You may be recommended additional technologies, such as preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), to help improve the quality of the resultant embryos. Alternatively, you may be advised a simple IVF procedure.

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Embryo Development

During the fertilisation phase, we would have ensured that we created several embryos, which can now be graded for quality by their appearance and integrity.

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Embryo Transfer

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Pregnancy

Two weeks after your embryo transfer, we will invite you in for a pregnancy test to check whether the procedure has been successful. Then, once you’re six weeks into your pregnancy, we’ll perform an ultrasound scan to check for a heartbeat.

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Follow-Ups

If your IVF cycle has been successful, we recommend regular follow-ups, to rule out potential complications. Sometimes, IVF cycles that don’t bear fruit can stir up a torrent of emotions in couples. We seek to connect with couples that may have experienced three unsuccessful IVF cycles, through individual counselling sessions. These complimentary consultations offer relief and support in the face of grief and present a range of alternative fertility options that can be pursued.

What Are the Risks of In Vitro Fertilisation?

Traditionally, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) is associated with certain risks. However, with the advanced range of technologies housed on Cloudnine, our experienced fertility specialists design every IVF cycle in a way that the following risks are reduced as far as possible.

Multiple Births

If more than one embryo is deposited in the uterus, IVF can result in multiple births, that could result in premature labour and low birth weights. Our philosophy on Cloudnine has always been centred on creating happy, healthy maternity experiences. We cap the number of embryos that are transferred to the uterus to two in any given IVF cycle, to minimise the chances of multiple births.

Premature Labour and Low Birth Weight

There is evidence that indicates that IVF marginally increases the chances of premature labour, resulting in a low birth weight for your baby. On Cloudnine, our suite of avant-garde technologies is equipped to successfully handle premature babies, gently nurturing them from strength to strength.

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

IVF stimulates ovaries through injectable fertility drugs, such as human chorionic gonadotropin, to induce ovulation. If administered in large quantities, these medications can cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, a condition where ovaries become enlarged and painful. Every IVF procedure created on Cloudnine is made keeping a guest’s medical condition and general well-being in mind. Our treatments are gentle, yet powerful.

TESTIMONIALS

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Cloudnine Helped Us Realise Our Long-Held Dream of Parenthood.
Dr. Radhika Sheth was our pillar of strength throughout our days of infertility. When we consulted her, she suggested that my wife and I pursue fertility treatment on Cloudnine. Cloudnine gave us the best of both worlds; the comfort of consulting Dr. Sheth and easy access to first-class amenities. Over the span of 4 months, we underwent 6 treatment cycles in order to beat our stubborn condition. And in the end, our persistence paid off. Thanks to Dr. Sheth, we conceived. We were so content with our experience, that we opted to continue our affiliation to Cloudnine with their signature maternity experience. After all, Cloudnine helped us realise our long-held dream of parenthood.

Mr. Amit Kumar
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My fertility treatment plan on Cloudnine was composed of an HSG test followed by two IVF cycles. The experience was very good, and if it weren’t for the support and encouragement I received from the doctors and nurses, I wouldn’t have become a mother to my baby boy. I am thankful to Cloudnine for giving me the gift of motherhood.

Mrs Meena
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I was referred to Dr. Uma Maheshwari early this year. At the outset, it was an emotional experience, but Dr. Maheshwari and all the nurses, especially Divya, Omana and Ranjitha, were warm and embraced me like they would, family. Dr. Uma was very caring and always remembered every little detail about my pregnancy. Best of all, she was available when we needed her.
I consider Cloudnine a very lucky place. I came here looking to go through fertility procedures and artificial conception but ended up conceiving naturally. I would recommend Dr. Maheshwari and her entire team to those looking for quality fertility solutions. Thanks to the entire team for taking such good care of me.

Mrs Rakshambi Kai K
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I opted to meet Dr. Radhika Sheth at Cloudnine Hospital, Malad, to discuss fertility treatment options. I knew I’d made the right choice when I discovered how approachable she was. She was very cooperative, always available, ever-smiling and full of positive energy. Not only did she suggest the right treatment plan for me, she worked hard to make me feel special along the way.

Mrs Shruti Pansari
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I am extremely pleased with the experience we had with Dr. Radhika Sheth. After having undergone fruitless fertility treatments for more than two years with other doctors, I was finally able to conceive after an IVF cycle administered by Dr. Sheth. Needless to say, she was very helpful and supportive throughout my treatment tenure. I am and always will be eternally thankful to Dr. Sheth for giving me my precious bundle of joy.

Mrs. Bhumika Vashisth
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I am extremely happy with the treatment we received from Dr. Radhika Sheth and her team at Cloudnine Clinic. The doctor devoted ample time to hearing about our medical history, present problems and general issues we were facing. She was very understanding and would patiently answer all the questions we asked her. During the first visit itself, Dr. Sheth assured us that we would get pregnant; that there was absolutely no doubt about it. Hearing those words was a big relief and instantly boosted our confidence. We started our fertility treatment last year, after which, much to our delight, we finally conceived. We are eagerly awaiting our baby now and can hardly express our happiness in words. We consider ourselves very lucky that God directed us to Cloudnine Clinic.
Thanks to Dr. Radhika Sheth and her entire team for making our journey to conception worthwhile. Last but not the least, a big thumbs up to all the administration staff for the wonderful operational support.

Mrs Vaishnavi Ghosalkar
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I am very happy to share experience I had with Sure. I tried to conceive from past 1 year without any success. I had gone to many doctors in Bangalore and at my hometown but I couldn’t conceive. I came to know about Sure from Cloudnine hospital. I had posted a message for appointment and I immediately got a call from Sure. I was amazed with their immediate response. This experience continued. I got an appointment with Dr. Jyothi Menon and was very much satisfied with her answers during my first visit itself. I got confidence with her words. Based on her advice, we thought of going for a treatment at Sure. Her way of treatment was very good. We had to visit Sure 4-5 times in the first cycle. My first cycle at Sure was successful. I am 3 months pregnant now. I am very thankful to Dr. Jyothi Menon. Staff at sure are really caring, supportive and are cool in answering all the questions. Especially I need to mention about Swetha at reception. I had very good experience with her every time I go there. Ambience at sure is very good and hygienic. Nursing staff is also very caring.Overall it was a wonderful experience.

Mrs. Asha
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Doctor was available as per the appointment which is very much appreciated. Doctor spoke to us in a very encouraging manner and presented the facts clearly. Support staffs were very polite and responded to situation. GREAT SERVICE!

Mrs. Harini
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The team is fantastic, very co-operative and knows their jobs. At OT sister Shyamala was at most courteous, understanding by sharing her love and affection to me. The admin team is well managed and carry their duties effectively GRE-Geetha and others. The other nurses Sangeetha, Sherly others whose name I am not able to recollect were very good especially while injections. Overall very impressed with the setup and have started referring people.

Mrs. Jaya
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It was a wonderful experience, I am very glad with the way all the doctors, nurses have supported me. Hope to see the clinic grow bigger and maintain its reputation throughout. Thanks to all of you and I hope to come back as a ‘MOM’.

Mrs. Payal

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