If you are looking for a reliable clinic for IVF in Delhi, it could be a tad overwhelming to pick the one that is right for you. There is too much information out there, and a lot of it is just promotion.
Besides being a big financial pay out, IVF is also an emotional investment and with global success rates of only around 40%, it is imperative that you ask questions and go with the one that feels right.
According to the WHO, one in every four couples in the developing world is affected by infertility, and parenthood dreams for many realised at an IVF clinic.
Finding the right infertility clinic in Delhi
Stress, late marriage, poor nutrition, and an erratic lifestyle have all contributed to significant growth in the number of infertility patients over the past 10 years and people are becoming more accepting of infertility treatments.
This has also led to mushrooming of IVF centers across the Delhi NCR region and unfortunately, there is no check on quality.
There are reportedly over 300 IVF clinics in Delhi, of which hardly 10 percent are registered with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Many of these facilities are not equipped properly and do not have the required manpower or expertise to handle such sophisticated technologies.
We also see cases of cheating and dishonesty, as couples are duped for the expensive IVF treatment, when they do not even need it.
At Infertility Aide, it has been our endeavor to provide as much information as possible to allow all patients to make informed decisions. We urge you to read about your situation and ask questions to avoid falling into the trap of some Delhi IVF center that is not exactly working on fair terms.
For affordable IVF in Delhi-NCR, write to the doctor via the form on this page.
Delhi IVF doctor
In Delhi, you can connect with Dr. Aradhana Kalra—a distinction holder and a gold medallist with over a decade of experience in Infertility, Obstetrics & Gynecology.
India’s leading Milann Fertility Center, headed by Padma Shree recipient Dr. Kamini Rao, has been serving infertility patients for over 30 years. Now with this center in Delhi, more patients from North India have access to the right expertise.
Delhi IVF clinic
Infertility treatments available:
IVF – The process of carrying out fertilization of human egg and sperm in a petri dish under controlled laboratory settings. The resultant embryos are then transferred to the woman’s uterus.
ICSI – If the male report shows that the sperm count is low, intra-cytoplasmic injection is advised for better chances of fertilizing the egg.
Sperm donation – If the sperm count is nil or there is some problem with the semen sample, you can opt for donor sperm.
Egg donation – If the woman is over 40 years of age, or has low ovarian reserve, IVF with donor eggs will be advised. If you need a donor that matches your profile (Asian, Caucasian, African, etc.), please get in touch to know the options.
Blastocyst culture – Embryo transfer after five days of laboratory growth (at the blastocyst stage) is known as blastocyst culture. This is done to maximize chances of pregnancy.
Oocyte freezing – oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, is the process of extracting a woman’s eggs and storing them under frozen conditions for later use in IVF.
Surgical sperm retrieval – This is useful in cases where the male partner has ejaculation problems. The sperm are directly extracted from the epididymis or testicles via a small surgical procedure.
Embryo donation – It is a form of third party reproduction in which the extra embryos left after a couple’s IVF cycle, are given to another couple for implantation.
Laser hatching – Laser assisted hatching is used for the cracking the outer shell (zona pellucida) just before transfer of embryo to the uterus for better chances of success in embryo implantation to the uterine wall.
Embryo freezing – If the quality and quantity of embryos produced in an IVF cycle are good, they can be frozen and stored for future use.
PGS testing – Preimplantation genetic screening test is used to check for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos before implantation. The costs vary with the number of embryos tested.
Surrogacy – Surrogacy is an arrangement in which another woman carries a child for a couple, because the intending mother cannot carry a pregnancy to term because of medical reasons.
Cost of IVF in Delhi
IVF cost in Delhi starts from around ₹1,60,000 approximately. To know exact cost for your specific case, fill form on the right.
If you are traveling from America, Australia, U.K., Europe, Africa, UAE, Afghanistan, Bangladesh or anywhere else for IVF in Delhi, please write to us for the complete cost package and the other details you need.
IVF with PGD in Delhi
PGS or PGD testing with IVF is suggested when either of the parents have some inherited or genetic conditions that they fear might be passed on to the baby.
It is also suggested in females of higher age as the chances of DNA changes are grater in older eggs, and PGD testing allows the doctor to select the best quality embryos to be implanted for the highest chances of success.
Donor egg IVF in Delhi
Also known as oocyte donation, egg donation is the process of using another woman’s eggs for having your child.
Donor egg IVF is suggested if you:
- Have hormonal imbalance
- Have genetic problems
- Are in your late 30s or early 40s
- Have premature ovarian failure
- Have undergone early menopause
- Had a failed cycle of IVF with self eggs
- Have had multiple miscarriages
Embryo arrest due to poor quality of eggs is one of the main reasons for IVF failure, and if the doctor feels that is the case with you, donor eggs will be suggested.
Who will be my egg donor?
The egg donor can be any friend or relative of yours, if she agrees to provide her eggs. She must:
- Be between 25-32 years of age
- Have a healthy fertility profile
It is also sometimes advised that the woman has children of her own, so there’s no risk and also her fertility potential is already established.
Otherwise, you can request the clinic to hire an egg donor for extra cost.
The costs vary with the profile of the donor selected. Although you cannot meet the donor, you can ask the doctor to match one that closely resembles your own features.
Patients of different nationalities and races—Caucasian, Black, Oriental, etc.—seeking IVF with donor eggs in Delhi, must contact us earlier so their preferred donor can be arranged in time.
What is the procedure of IVF?
The standard procedure of IVF can be explained in four steps:
- Stimulation – You will be given hormonal injections for 12-15 days to maximize egg yield from your ovaries at the time of collection. Some women experience no side effects while others have nausea and discomfort in this phase
- Egg retrieval – A number of eggs will be retrieved from your ovaries under anesthesia. This procedure is usually not very painful but for some, it can be.
- Fertilization – The collected eggs are fixed with sperm for fertilization and the resultant embryos are left to grow for 3-5 days, under controlled lab conditions.
- Embryo transfer – The embryos are transferred to the uterus and we wait for the next 15 days for news of pregnancy.
You can also read the details of IVF procedure, for more clarification on the process.
How many days are required for IVF?
Typically, one cycle of IVF requires 19-20 days, starting on the day 1 or 2 of your period.
If you are traveling from abroad, you should plan around three weeks for IVF in India. Less or more days may be required depending upon your special requirements such as PGD testing or donor eggs.
To know about the exact time required in your case and to start planning for your IVF in Delhi, please use the form to get in touch with the doctor.
What are my chances of IVF success?
The success of an IVF cycle depends upon many individual factors and it cannot be accurately predicted.
Beware of clinics that advertise unusually high success rates in IVF because they can be manipulated. Read more about: Why shouldn’t you trust IVF success rates
The world-wide rate of IVF success is only around 40-50% in women under 35 years of age and it decreases as you age further, with only 12% in women after 40 years of age.
You can however discuss with the doctor about the chances of IVF success in your specific case, and plan the treatment accordingly.