ICSI Treatment in Mumbai
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an advanced method of assisted reproductive technology that injects a single sperm directly into an egg.
This method is used to increase the chances of fertilization when other fertility treatments aren’t successful. Also known as IVF with micro-insemination, it is an effective and safe fertility procedure.
We at Babies & Us IVF & ICSI Centre are one of the leading clinics to offer ICSI in Mumbai. Our team of highly acclaimed and experienced fertility specialists has been at the forefront in introducing and pioneering revolutionary fertility medicines and procedures to help couples conceive. ICSI treatment in Mumbai is one of them.
Further, the ICSI cost in Mumbai at our clinic is affordable. We see that the charges for all fertility treatments at Babies & Us suit all budgets.
Let’s take a closer look at ICSI fertility treatment and how it works?
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a boon for couples with issues conceiving due to male factor infertility. It helps them overcome fertility problems and become biological fathers.
Over the years, ICSI has gained prominence and is commonly used in cases of male infertility, recurrent IVF failures, or when using frozen eggs.
ICSI is a complex procedure wherein the fertility specialist will use microscopes and specialized equipment to select the most viable sperm and inject it into the egg with a specially designed needle.
How is ICSI performed?
At Babies & Us, we recommend ICSI to couples who have issues with the sperm or who need surgical intervention to retrieve sperm from the testes. It is also advised in other conditions, which we will discuss later in the article.
Step by step process for ICSI
Step 1: Super-ovulation and egg retrieval
This process is similar to the IVF procedure, where the female partner is given hormonal medications to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs.
Once the eggs are matured, our fertility specialist will retrieve them trans-vaginally using an ultrasound-guided needle.
Step 2: Sperm collection
The male partner will provide the sperm sample, which will be washed and prepared. If he is unable to do so, we will retrieve the sperm through the testicular epididymal sperm aspiration method.
Step 3: Sperm selection
Our experienced embryologist will carefully choose viable sperm with good motility, appearance, and DNA integrity to inject into the egg.
Step 4: Sperm injection
This is a delicate step wherein the embryologist will use a sharp, hollow glass pipette to collect the sperm and inject it headfirst into the mature egg. Then the embryologist will carefully remove the needle and release the egg from the holding pipette.
The eggs are checked the next day to see whether fertilization has taken place or not.
Step 5: Embryo transfer
The fertilized eggs, known as embryos, are allowed to further develop for 3 to 5 days under constant supervision. At the right time, the fertility specialist will transfer a couple of embryos to the uterus using a soft catheter.
After 12 to 14 days, you will have to undergo a pregnancy test to verify whether you have conceived or not.
When is ICSI performed?
At Babies & Us, we recommend ICSI in Mumbai to couples with male infertility factors, such as:
- Poor sperm quality
- Low sperm count
- Poor motility
- Low sperm morphology
- High-level of anti-sperm antibodies
Apart from the above reasons, we perform ICSI when:
- We use frozen eggs, or sperm
- The previous IVF cycle failed due to few or no fertilized eggs
- You have to undergo preimplantation genetic testing
What are the advantages of ICSI?
ICSI helps embryologists choose good-quality sperm to enhance fertilization. It has many other benefits, such as:
- It allows men to father a child with their sperm
- Couples can also opt for ICSI before deciding to use donor sperm
- It is a good option for men with ejaculation issues or whose sperm cannot penetrate the egg.
- ICSI is also possible in the case of vasectomy. The sperms are retrieved directly from the testicles using sperm retrieval methods such as TESA, TESE, etc.
What are the disadvantages of ICSI treatment?
ICSI is a safe procedure with minimal risk, which may include:
- Embryo damage
- Chances of multiple pregnancy
- Birth defects
- Risk of genetic issues
What is the success rate of ICSI?
The success rate of ICSI is the same as regular IVF once the fertilization takes place. The fertilization rate of ICSI in Mumbai at Babies & Us is around 80 to 85%. However, the fertilization rate does not indicate the live birth rate.
We are one of the most trusted fertility centres with a high success rate and economical ICSI cost in Mumbai.
What factors determine the success of ICSI treatment?
All the below-given factors play an essential role in the success of the treatment, increasing the chances of live birth.
- Egg quality
- Woman’s age
- Sperm quality
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of the treatment at each clinic is different. The pricing depends on the facility available at the clinic, the fertility specialist’s experience, and the clinic’s success rate.
Yes, the woman’s age plays a vital role in the success of ICSI treatment. As the age increases, the success rate decreases. The older you grow, the egg quality decreases, thereby affecting the result of the treatment.
You do not need bed rest. But do not exert yourself, avoid taking stress, and have a healthy diet.