What is In Vitro Fertilization or IVF?

IVF is commonly known as ‘test-tube baby’. It involves stimulating the ovaries to make multiple eggs grow and then taking the eggs out of the woman, fertilizing them in the laboratory with her partner’s sperm, and transferring embryos back to her uterus. Egg + sperm form an embryo. The embryo implants in the uterus to grow into a baby.


The first IVF baby in the world (Louise Brown) was born in July of 1978 in England. Louise Brown was 28 when she delivered her own baby in 2006. Her baby was conceived by IVF. Hundreds of thousands of children are now born annually as a result of the IVF technique.

IVF is the process by which the sperm fertilizes the egg outside the uterine cavity, outside the Fallopian tube in the lab and that is the reason why it’s called in vitro fertilization.

This procedure is advised after simple fertility treatments have failed and sometimes we tend to advise it directly in patients who have or in women who have both tubes blocked or in men who have a total motile sperm count of less than 5 million.


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drchandana replied
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IVF or In Vitro Fertilisation is the latest method in the field of gynecology and obstetrics. The term in-vitro means outside the body, and the term fertilization occurs as a combination of egg and sperm. It involves the conjunction of egg and sperm in a laboratory and implanting the embryo into the uterus.

Dr. Chandana Lakkireddi at Esha IVF is the best IVF specialist in Hyderabad and has delivered many smiles on the faces of childless couples by helping them to have their biological child.

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