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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They say, ‘Never lose Hope’

Dr. Manju Nair was my doctor here at Cloudnine. I have a 9-year-old daughter but could not conceive for the 2nd time. After coming to Cloudnine not only were my spirits uplifted but my hope of conceiving after these many years turned into reality 🙂

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Positivity spread across to enlighten our hearts

It was a good experience at Cloudnine. Dr. Uma is one of the best doctors in the city. She was very understanding of our situation and gave us a consultation in a very calm manner with much clarity. The atmosphere in Cloudnine is very positive and welcoming.

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The touch of genuine care

The doctor assigned to us showed genuine care towards us and provided the best opinion, Dr. Uma explained all the processes involved with complete compassion. The environment was very comfortable. We give credit to cloudnine for this impressive treatment.

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A great experience in making

The staff was immensely supportive, right from the support-desk staff, the nurses, to the doctors. I was guided and helped wholeheartedly. The entire team equally contributed to this great experience. I thank you all for it.

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Dr. Manju Nair Has a Divine Persona

 

I don’t have enough words to describe Dr. Manju Nair’s qualities adequately. She is simply the best. She is confident, caring, friendly, positive and has some kind of magic in her hands. Among all the fertility specialists we met, she shone through with her divine persona. Dr. Nair’s vibrant personality made us feel comfortable and I thank her and her team for the wonderful care they took at every step of our treatment. Hats off to them all!

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Dr. Manju Nair Is the Friendliest Doctor We Have Ever Met

This past year has been a wonderful journey for us. Dr. Manju Nair has helped us navigate highs and lows, and is the most honest and friendly doctor we have ever met. ‘Thank you’ doesn’t quite encapsulate the gratitude we have for her, and we are indebted to her for all she has done for us.

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Coming to Cloudnine Fertility, Old Airport Road Was the Best Decision of My Life

I think I made the best decision of my life by coming to Cloudnine Fertility, Old Airport Road and meeting Dr. Manju Nair. She listened to my concerns with immense patience and calmed my fears about the scans I would have to undergo on my way to conception. A big thanks to her for tolerating the fuss and frenzy I inevitably made during each scan. Dr. Nair proposed a wonderful fertility treatment, due to which, I have now conceived twins. My husband, my family and I are grateful to her, and I would recommend any couple struggling to conceive, to meet her. Also, a big thanks to the support staff for being so considerate and taking such good care of me!

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Dr. Uma Maheshwari Cocooned Us In Comfort and Positivity

We had a great experience at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar. Dr. Uma Maheshwari was very calm throughout our treatment and cocooned us in comfort and positivity. The counselling we received was excellent.
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Dr. Uma Maheshwari Genuinely Cares About Each Couple

Dr. Uma Maheshwari genuinely cares about each couple, and provided us with valuable guidance through our infertility treatment. She explained every aspect of the cycle to us. Overall, we found Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar to be a comforting environment with the best selection of treatments.
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Our Experience at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar Was Good!

We found the staff at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar very supportive. They guided us wonderfully through the various steps of our treatment. The front desk staff was highly cooperative. Our overall experience was good. Thanks to the whole team!
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