IVF Treatment in Chennai

Types of IVF Treatments

Standard IVF

Standard IVF utilizes a variety of medications to stimulate the growth of multiple eggs and to prevent
premature ovulation (release) of those eggs.  After an average of 8-10 days of taking these medications,
the eggs are retrieved form the ovaries.  Subsequently, the eggs are fertilized in the laboratory and then
returned to the uterus, as embryos, 3-5 days later.

Natural IVF

In contrast, natural IVF is performed without the use of medications.  In natural IVF, the body naturally selects 1 egg to grow.  The egg is monitored over the first 6-9 days of a woman’s cycle then retrieved from the ovary before spontaneous ovulation occurs.  Once the egg is retrieved, it is fertilized in the laboratory then returned to the uterus, as an embryo, 3-5 days later.

Natural IVF is actually the original way that IVF was described in 1979 when the first IVF baby was born.  Since that time, medications have been added to improve upon the efficiency of the process.  For example, by using medication, some women may produce 20 or more eggs with a single cycle.  Additionally, if medication to prevent ovulation is not used, up to 50% of cycles are canceled due to premature spontaneous ovulation.  For these reasons a significant percentage of natural IVF cycles end without obtaining an egg.  However if an egg is obtained, some experts will argue that because it has been selected by the body, it may be a more “healthy” egg.

There are 3 types of patients who are usually interested in natural IVF:

  1. Patients who are ideologically opposed to IVF with medication.  This group includes people who do not want to use exogenous hormones, as well as people who are religiously opposed to creating more than one embryo.
  2. Patients who are interested in saving money.  Considering that medication for IVF can go up to Rs. 1 lakh, many people fall into this category.
  3. Patients who do not respond well or have a medical contraindication to medication.  Some patients who take full doses of medication only produce 1 or 2 eggs.  In these patients, it makes sense to forgo the medication if the outcome is the same without it.  Additionally, patients with malignancies for example, cannot take IVF medications.

Mini IVF

Mini IVF represents an approach that fits neatly between natural IVF and standard IVF.  During mini-IVF, small doses of medication are used to gently try and coax a few extra eggs to grow.  In contrast to standard IVF, where all of the eggs are stimulated, mini-IVF strives to only get a few eggs to grow.  The eggs are monitored, retrieved and fertilized as in natural IVF, is that the chance of getting at least one egg is somewhat higher.  Mini IVF appeals to the same type of people as natural IVF.

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Advancement in IVF Treatment

As IVF is a growing field, there are several advancements taking place. The first one is ICSI which we will discuss separately. The other breakthrough is PGT-A (Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies), a Freeze-all vitrification protocol, Blastocyst on 5th day and Elective Single embryo transfer (ESET). Adopting these practices into our routine care have resulted in dramatic increases in the success rates at our practice. According to Genesis Genetics and a recent abstract, very few clinics that are currently doing this routinely. The chance of pregnancy per embryo transferred was more than double with PGT-A and freeze-all compared with cycles without PGT-A(3)..

IVF at PSFC: A New Standard

At PSFC, we strongly believe in personalized care to understand each patient’s particular conditions, such as financial, emotional and, more importantly, medical characteristics. While crafting a treatment plan, we consider all the above attributes for treatments at our IVF centre. Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out if Natural or mini-IVF suits you. We will be happy to discuss these or any other fertility questions.

With modern technologies, our medical practices emerge each time. Infertility medicine tends to change more rapidly than most. Our experts at our IVF centre continuously upgrade themselves to stay current with brand-new advancements by attending conferences, webinars and journals.

We are satisfied to provide the best and foremost IVF treatments for our patients with the current fertility treatments. In addition, essential breakthroughs are carefully evaluated and incorporated into our practice whenever reasonable.


When should I consider IVF treatment?

IVF treatment should be considered when natural conception is not possible or successful, or when a medical condition or infertility is present.

How long does an IVF cycle take?

The duration of an IVF cycle can vary, but typically it takes around 4-6 weeks from the start of ovarian stimulation to embryo transfer.

Is IVF treatment painful?

IVF treatment can cause discomfort, but it’s generally not described as painful. Patients may experience cramping, bloating, or mild discomfort during the process.

Can I travel during an IVF cycle?

It’s best to consult with your doctor before traveling during an IVF cycle. Travel can be stressful and may impact treatment and medication schedules.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Chennai?

The cost of IVF treatment in Chennai can vary depending on several factors such as the clinic, doctor, treatment plan, and individual case.