Commonly referred to as Test Tube baby, IVF is the process of stimulating a woman to form multiple eggs with the help of injections, extracting these eggs, and fertilising them with husband’s sperms outside the body in the IVF Lab in a tube/petridish, observing fertilisation and embryo development in the lab for the next 2-5 days, and transferring the best quality embryos directly into the wife’s womb through a fine catheter.


The IVF laboratory thus functions as an artificial fallopian tube, mimicking its functions outside the body.


The IVF procedure was developed initially for women with blocked tubes, but with advent of technology and improvisation in techniques and success rates, it is now indicated in almost all cases of advanced infertility such as tubal blockage/severe semen abnormality/moderate to severe endometriosis/unexplained infertility/ cases requiring use of donor egg, sperm or surrogacy.


To know more about IVF visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_fertilisation