IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) in Dubai
What is IVF?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an advanced Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART) for helping couples with infertility issues to have a child. It was initially introduced as a ‘test-tube baby’ process back in 1978 to assist with the conception of a child. IVF involves a series of procedures for fertilizing an egg externally (In vitro) in a controlled lab environment without altering the natural conception process as follows. When an IVF egg evolves into an embryo, it is transplanted into the female partner’s womb to allow it to grow naturally.
Which infertility conditions can IVF treat?
An IVF treatment in Dubai can help with the following conditions:
Endometriosis occurs when tissues similar to the uterus lining grow outside the uterus, thereby affecting the function of the ovaries. It often hinders the natural reproductive roles of the uterus and fallopian tubes.
Fallopian tube blockage or Ligation
A blockage in fallopian tubes obstructs the eggs from ovulating, i.e., moving down to the uterus. Without timely ovulation, it is nearly impossible to conceive a child if your both tubes are blocked .
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Various ovulation disorders reduce the number of eggs available for fertilization.
Endocrine disorders occur due to the improper functioning of the endocrine system. PCOS is a common endocrine condition found in women that causes hormonal imbalance in the body. Women with PCOS tend to have higher amounts of androgens, a male hormone, in their ovaries. It prevents ovulation and causes infertility.
Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus commonly found in women in their 30s and 40s. They can also prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.
Low sperm count
A low sperm count in the male partner refers to poor concentration, physical defects, or motility issues of their sperms. Having a low sperm count can make it more difficult to conceive naturally.
Here are some other conditions for which IVF can be recommended.
- To help overcome unexplained fertility issues.
- If a couple wants to avoid the transmission of any genetic disorder to the embryo.
- If the male partner has a low sperm count.
How is IVF performed?
The first step of IVF is inducing ovulation, where the doctor asks you to take fertility medications that boost your hormonal levels and help you ‘superovulate’- producing multiple mature eggs.
After the ovulation induction is carried out successfully, the development of the eggs is tracked and closely monitored with the help of ultrasounds and regular blood tests.
Once enough mature eggs are in your ovaries, they are retrieved with a needle connected to a suction device under ultrasound guidance.
Insemination or fertilization is the stage in which the eggs and sperm are collected in a petri dish and allowed to form a zygote which grows into an embryo. This is done in a controlled atmosphere in a laboratory where our medical staff carefully monitors the embryo’s progress.
Once the embryos are formed, pre-implantation genetic testing is conducted to rule out the possibility of transmission of a hereditary disease or chromosomal abnormalities.
Before implantation, you are given fertility medications to prepare the uterine wall for embryo implantation. Finally, a healthy embryo is placed into the uterus.
How do you prepare for IVF?
Before starting the IVF treatment, Dr. Amal will provide a thorough consultation to help you understand the details of the procedure. Afterward, you and your partner will be required to take medical exams, such as
Also, a few weeks before your treatment starts, Dr. Amal may suggest some lifestyle changes to ensure the best chances of your pregnancy, such as:
What is the success rate of IVF?
According to the latest reports, with the help of IVF, 50% of women over the age of 35 achieved a healthy pregnancy. However, IVF’s success rate depends on several factors and varies for every couple. Some of these factors are as follows:
How much does IVF cost in Dubai?
The cost of IVF in Dubai varies for every individual depending on the following factors:
Why choose Dr. Amal for IVF treatment in Dubai?
Dr. Amal Al Mulla is the best IVF doctor in Dubai. She is extensively trained and has over 20 years of experience in IVF treatment and several infertility-causing gynecology treatments. Dr. Amal adheres to the international standards of ART-based IVF and treats her patients with great respect and care. To this date, she has helped thousands of infertile women conceive a baby. So if you are looking for IVF treatment in Dubai, book an appointment with her today!