Dr. Padmaja IVF Center


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FAQ's

What is IUI?

IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is a procedure done in a doctor's office that places sperm directly into a woman's uterus to aid in conception. During normal intercourse, only a small percentage of a man's sperm will make it pass the woman's cervix and enter the uterus to fertilize the woman's egg. Most of the sperm that is ejaculated during intercourse remains in the vagina. A small percentage of the ejaculated sperm will travel, with the help of the woman's cervical mucous, through the vagina and into the cervical canal where it is released gradually into the uterus. But, this amount is only a fraction of the total amount of sperm ejaculated. IUI increases a couple's chance of conceiving because it does a few things. First, it removes any obstacles that could keep sperm from entering the uterus, such as hostile cervical mucous or antisperm antibodies. It also places the sperm closer to the egg. Moreover, it improves the odds of conception by simply putting more sperm into the uterus than would be possible through normal intercourse. Logically, the more sperm that is in the uterus during ovulation, the higher the chances are of conceiving.



What is IVF?

IVF is an acronym for in vitro fertilization ('in vitro' meaning 'in glass'). Simply put IVF is adding a man's sperm to his female partners eggs in the laboratory to produce embryos. In vitro fertilization is an option for many couples who cannot conceive through conventional therapies. These embryos are put back into the female partner's uterus (womb) after 3 to 5 days of being in the incubator, hopefully they will then grow into a baby. The reasons IVF is done include - poor sperm quality and/or quantity, obstructions between the egg and sperm, ovulation problems, and sperm-egg interaction problems. These problems can prevent couples having a baby naturally, and IVF helps to solve this.



Specific conditions that might require IVF include:

  • Tubal blockage or failed tubal reversal
  • Endometriosis
  • Cervical factor
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Male factor
  • Unexplained infertility/ failed conventional therapy
  • Genetic testing (PGD) for inheritable diseases
  • Genetic testing (PGD) for possible reasons for multiple miscarriages

The first IVF baby was Louise Brown, born at 11:47 p.m. on July 25, 1978 at Oldham General Hospital, Oldham, England through a planned caesarean section. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces (2.608 kg) at birth. Dr. Patrick Steptoe, a gynecologist at Oldham General Hospital, and Dr. Robert Edwards, a physiologist at Cambridge University, had been actively working on finding an alternative solution for conception since 1966.



What is ICSI?

ICSI, which is pronounced ick-see, stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. ICSI may be used as part of an IVF treatment. In normal IVF, many sperm are placed together with an egg, in hopes that one of the sperm will enter and fertilize the egg. With ICSI, the embryologist takes a single sperm and injects it directly into an egg



What is the Success Rate for ICSI?

The ICSI procedure fertilizes 50% to 80% of eggs. (Interestingly, just because a sperm is injected into an egg, it does not guarantee fertilization will happen.) Even if fertilization takes place, the embryo may stop growing. However, once fertilization happens, the success rate for a couple using ICSI with IVF is the same as a couple doing regular IVF treatment.



What is Recanalization?

Recanalization is the restoration of flow in a vessel or duct after it has been blocked in some way. Sometimes, this process occurs naturally and at other times, it happens with the assistance of medical practitioners. There may be cases in which recanalization is actually not desired and is an unexpected outcome. A variety of tests can be used to measure levels of blockage in vessels and ducts and to determine when recanalization has occurred. An infamous example of recanalization can be seen in some vasectomy patients. In a vasectomy, the vas deferens, a duct that carries sperm from the testes to the penis, is cut. This prevents sperm from entering the ejaculate and renders a man infertile. Sometimes, however, recanalization occurs and the body is able to bridge the gap created during the vasectomy. This allows sperm to once again travel down the vas deferens. Sometimes, a vasectomy fails as a result of recanalization right away, and at other times this may occur years after the procedure has taken place.



Why am I childless? What is infertility/subfertility?

Infertility/Subfertility is a condition when a woman after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse not being able to conceive on her own. Both the partners need to be investigated together to treat this problem.



Who needs to visit an Infertility Specialist?

When there is no conception after one year of unprotected intercourse in women of < 35 years, the couple should seek advice from Infertility specialist. When the woman is >38 years, they should seek advice after 6 months of unprotected intercourse.



How common is infertility/subfertility?

It is known that 84% of women would conceive within one year of marriage; 92% in two years and 93% in after three years. It means some 5-15% of the married couples are facing this problem at any given time in a society.



Is infertility becoming more common nowadays?

Though it may appear to be so, nevertheless, as people have become knowledgeable, more and more patients start approaching specialists to find out the cause of their subfertility status sooner than before. Not withstanding that, there seems to be subtle decrease in our fertility rates as a society, thanks to our changed lifestyle, career needs and economic factors.



What is a normal semen Analysis?

Normally a man has about 40 to 100 million sperms in semen per ml. WHO has reported that 20 million sperms per ml with 50% motility as the requirement for natural conception to occur. Anybody whose count is consistently lower than this may require ART procedure.



If I conceive, will my baby be normal?

Studies have shown that there is no increased risk of abnormality in IVF conceived babies compared to those conceived naturally.



What are the precautions I should take after the IVF procedure?

The procedure demands no special precautions, but avoid strenous activity. We advise the patients to be mentally & physically relaxed as much as possible. You can return to work if you wish, but first prefer to have a few days rest.



What if IVF fails the first time? How many times will I have to undergo the same procedure?

You can go through IVF as many times as you wish, but we advise up to five cycles at the most. *The Insemination IUI is a short procedure, lasting about 2 hours, from the time semen is produced till the time the patient is released from the hospital.



Is IVF the last option?

IVF is the option, which has highest success rate and is also the most expensive. But, it is not "end of the road". Many women have conceived naturally or with intrauterine insemination, even after IVF. However, for those with blocked tubes & very poor sperm counts, it is only option.



Is IVF very Expensive?

IVF is not as expensive as percieved in general. Generally, the cost of IVF cycle depends upon the dose of drugs that would be needed for ovarian stimulation. It is only as expensive as perhaps gall stone removal or removal of uterus surgery.



Do we need to get admitted in the IVF process?

A patient undergoing IVF does not require admission. However, one should visit the center 3-5 times during monitoring cycle. On the day of egg collection, the patient would need to fast for 6 hours & come to clinic (the procedure takes about half an hour). Patients can go home after the effect of anaesthesia weans off which takes about 2-3 hours. The next scheduled visit is after 2-3 days for the embryo transfer, which again takes about half an hour and patients are free to go home after resting for one hour.



What are different type’s of surrogacy’s?

Types of Surrogacy are few traditional surrogacy, Altruistic surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and Commercial surrogacy.



Which is the most common type of surrogacy today?

The most common type of surrogacy is the Commercial surrogacy which is a form of surrogacy in which a gestational carrier is paid to carry a child to maturity in her womb and is generally resorted by higher income infertile couples who can afford the cost involved or people who save and borrow in order to complete their dream of being parents. This procedure is legal in several countries including in India where due to high international demand and ready availability of poor surrogates, Surrogacy in India is reaching industry proportions. With lot many quality IVF Clinic India and with ready availability of surrogates the surrogacy in India is affordable compared to many other countries.



Donor-Surrogate arrangement & packages

EGG DONOR QUESTIONS


What is the process for choosing an egg donor?

*Yeah the Donors usually are provided by some agents or some come on their own and are kept enlisted here with us being screened periodically for all bacterial and viral infections, studied well about their family background to rule out any genetic disorders, usually with +2 education, well behaved and well built physically, the complexion to suit the Intending Parent Couple etc.... usually the donors in India are anonymous and we may not be able to provide Photos of all of them and advise IPs to trust in us and leave it to us as we do all good but nothing else to them by choosing a right donor !!!



Can we see and select the donor through photos in online?

*Yeah that's what is explained in the above point...you can but with a limited choice as by the time we start the process that particular donor may stay waiting or be appointed for some body else may be in any other center....if you have any personal choice among your friends or relatives would still be better in all respects n we can also screen that person to be fit for donation keeping in view all the aspects ?!



What are the tests done for a donor?

*As told, above all the required tests in common are done and anything particular too also could be considered on the condition of costs of such tests born by you ?!



During the IVF cycle what kinds of reports (blood reports, ultrasounds etc) are given to us related to egg donor?

*Not required...as the screening reports are studied well by the Doctor whome you trust to work for you and the scans done on her are only to see how the ovulation is going on, which otherwise is not required for any other purpose as once the eggs are retrieved, her job is over !!!



Do we get information on how many eggs retrieved, and fertilized during IVF? Do we get this report in writings?

*Yeah such reports like OPU (Ovum Pick Up) and ET cum Freezing Report with all particulars including some still photos of the eggs and fertilized embryos could well be mailed to you on completion of the process !!!



Do you split the donor eggs between/among patients?

*Yeah we do, it all depends on how the assignment us given n the understanding made initially either to have one donor appointed and the frozen embryos left after first ET are tried in consecutive failures or to share eggs with some other client and prefer to have a fresh ET done each time for hopefully better results on fresh ETs than Frozen-Thawn ETs...?!



Surrogate Questions

When will you transfer the embryos (what day & what stage) to a surrogate?

*We here, usually to Embryo Transfers at 48th Hr and sometimes 72nd Hr IVF/ICSI and could do Blasto Transfers too if the client is particular on any thing, but its better to leave this aspect to the decision if the Doctors here to adjudge the best in given conditions !!!



What is the process of choosing a surrogate?

*It's for the Doctors here, to prepare and choose the right and well fit surrogate for you and there is nothing to worry as there would be no genetic linkage at all with her, except the implantation and smooth journey of antenatal period till delivery, for which her previous deliveries and how abouts of them are well studied before appointing her for you or anybody for that matter .... and the exclusivity here at this center is that a set of 5 are prepared to pick up 3 required among them to have better chances of the best implantation results ?!



Can you send me the list of all tests that you do for a surrogate?

*All tests such as Blood Picture, viral bacterial screening, scans etc are surely done and could well be mailed to you once particular Surrogate is selected for your ET, but not on random basis of all of them under preparation and we do the same for all other foreign clients too !!!



What the care and precautions you take for a surrogate during the pregnancy

*All such care, as required by an ante natal patient carrying, would surely be taken like periodical ultra sound scans, Hb levels, monitoring BP and vital parameters, medicines, very good planned food as advised by the Doctor etc is taken care of with all diligence and sincerity !!!



Whats the general height of a surrogate?

*5'-4" and usually normal built lady with previous history of at least one child birth is preferred !!!



General Questions

Once we decided to go with you how long it will take for choosing a surrogate and/or an egg donor?

*Usually both surrogates and donors as some of them are always kept waiting, the donors and surrogates !!! As such there is no definite time frame if waiting !!!



How much you charge for embryo/semen freezing?

*It's Rs 10000/- only for Frozen Embryo storage n 5000/- only for Semen Storage... usually freezing of embryos is done as part of the package and not charged extra but once the implantation occurs, the Storage of balance embryos are charged as above as one bunch for one client, as long as they have to be stored, may be for some years like up to 20 years... !!!



Could you please let us know, the donor charges, surrogate charges and lawyer charges to take care of passport and visa issues

*The donor charges and the Surrogacy charges as a package in installments payable as adv+ 12th week + 24th week and @ just before delivery will be intimated to you personally as they change case wise and time to time, but that shall include almost everything till delivery like Surrogate fee, her provider's fee, her pre ET preparation and post ET support, all medicines, scans, antenatal care, tests, food, Accommodation n delivery but NOT Neonate Baby Care, which you have to arrange on your own preferring the pediatric care centre of your choice or as advised by the doctors here if you wish, as the baby will just be handed over to you immediately on delivery !!!


We just are not taking up any job of arranging for your exit papers but surely can guide you by referring to the lawyers dealing in this but it's not just that big thing, as you can take care of this on your own to save lots of money !!!



When will you handover the baby after successful delivery?

*As said above just immediately on delivery !!!


*****The Exclusivity with us here at PFC is that we keep all the Surrogates in a special accommodation arranged for them with a very good nutritious food as required by the pregnant at different stages as advised by the doctors, and their selection done on studying different aspects of social, economical, familial, psychological and physiological concerns to the core, unlike any other peer center in the region,and surrogate usually is not allowed to go home during the pregnancy, but her husband, children, any opted relative could see her periodically in the lounge of the hostel, to avoid any uncalled for, unwarranted and ridiculous situations ?!!!.... It's a boon for childless couples in need of surrogacy !!! 


Hope we will be of some help to see your dreams come true.......!!!


Services Menu

Best Surrogate
Dr Padmaja Divakar with the ART Luminary, Fertility Books Author, Academician Dr Gowtham Alahabadia of Mumbai / Dubai, while @ WOOSP Conference @ Seychells in Sept, 2015....!!!

Dr. Padmaja Divakar with ASPIRE President Dr. JAIDEEP Malhotra @Brisbane Confnce!


Dr. Padmaja Divakar in a playful mood in an outing in Park City, Utah, USA, loves nature, animals, n Babies...!!!

Dr. Padmaja Divakar @ ASRM Conference in SaltLakeCity in USA Oct.,2016...!!!

Dr. Padmaja Divakar @ ASRM Conference in SaltLakeCity in USA Oct.,2016...!!!

Dr. Padmaja Divakar @ the Conference of ASRM(American Society of Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City (USA) 15-10-16 to 19-10-16...continuous efforts to update

Managing Director Mr Divakar Reddy & Med Director Dr Padmaja Divakar of Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre in 2016 annual Conference of ASRM(American Society of Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City (USA)(A joint effort to give you the best in Infertility solutions)

Dr. Padmaja Divakar @ Royal College of Obs & Gynec, London in a Training Camp in April, 2016....Continuous Learning matters a lot in doing justice to the clients !!!

Dr Gowthami, Sr Gynaecologist @ Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre, in the ISAR2017 conference in Gurgoan (Delhi) .....we believe in updation of knowledge to serve the clients better with up to date knowledge in ever emerging ART field across the world !!!

A Just Born Super Healthy IVF Baby with 4Kg weight 😄pet named by us as "BAHUBALI the Hero" ...of a Couple from Vijayanagaram (AP) based in Hyderabad with 10 Yr Married Life n multiple IVF Failures ...it's routine "at Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre Hyderabad, the First Attempt Success in IUI, IVF & ICSI" ...Congrats to the Happy Couple as long wait over

A Beaming Happy NEPAL Couple (with 12Yr Married Life n multiple failures elsewhere) overwhelmed with Joy on their First Attempt Success in IVF at Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre Hyderabad.....your journey long way from Khatmandu ofcourse proved fruitful for you Ms Meena Dolma n Mr Bibindra Lama...ThanQ for choosing us, as an International Patient on Medical Tourism ...

An ecstatic couple from Sangareddy District of Telangana on their First Attempt Success in IVF at Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre Hyderabad, known for... "First Attempt Success in IUI & IVF" ...with Twin Pregnancy....


Divakar Reddy, Managing Director of Dr. Padmaja Fertility (IVF) Centre, Hyderabad with a Happy n OverJoyed Middle aged couple with their IVF Born Son after a long wait of 15Yrs in first Attempt here on five time failure elsewhere... Congrats...!!!

Dr. Padmaja Divakar with IVF/ICSI born male baby of 15 yrs Married Life middle aged couple with tears of joy... Shobha Rani / Narendra... Uppal(Hyderabad)... (8790993398 & 9000668397)

Dr. Padmaja Divakar, DivakarReddy with Sri KTR, Minister of IT&MuncipalAdmn in TS Govt & Dr Dinesh of Rainbow Hosp in PreTermBabyDay Get-together in Hotel ParkHytt, Hyderabad...!!!

Healthy Twin Babies of a Mumbai Couple contact details: 9820043268, 9819587417.

Just born Healthy surgte twin Female & Male Babies of Mumbai Couple,

A Bangladesh Couple all the way travelled choosing Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre Hyderabad for their IVF Treatment and got success in very first attempt...write on their experiences why they chose PFC as "Top IVF Fertility Centre in India with high success rate and best results"

An Afghanistan Couple chose Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre Hyderabad as last destination for their successful Infertility treatments in its first attempt...

Just Born Healthy IVF Twins of a Couple from Mallapur (Hyderabad) at Dr. Padmaja Fertility IVF Centre Habsiguda Hyderabad (8801255485 & 9441276343)...!!!

A Just Born Healthy Surrogacy GIRL BABY of a Couple from Hyderabad on 6-10-16 @ Dr Padmaja Fertility (IVF-Surrogacy) Centre know as Best Surrogacy Centre in India with "High Success Rate"...!!!

A Just Born Healthy IUI Male Baby @Dr Padmaja Infertility clinic of a Hyderabad (Midhani-Dilsukhnagar) with 5Yr Married Life...we wish all Intra Uterine Insemination procedures be successful to save on the costs of IVF...!!! 9550555816

Dr Bhavana of Dr Padmaja (IUI - IVF) Centre, handing over the just Born IUI male baby to the happy father from Saidabad of Hyderabad on 03-10-16...A Long Wait Over...!!!


Just Born IVF-ICSI Twin Girl Babies of a Couple (with 10Ys Married Life) from NIZAMABAD...!!!(7680920207)

A Couple from Kolkata with their mid-term (with Twins) Surrogate(in Saree) due in Dec'16 All Happy moments at Dr Padmaja Fertility (Surrogacy) Centre, Hyderabad

All 160 Young, Healthy, Smiling, Poised to Serve the cause of Srrgcy needed co-women, voluntarily staying back in Srrgt Home, with consent of husband or Family elders, with good food n Modern Accommodation n Daily Medical Care ....assembled in Dining Hall for a counselling session on 18-09-16 !!!

Our Managing Director Shri Divakar Reddy with Srrgcy Program Director Mr Ashok Kumar, Lab I/C n General Manager Narayana Head Warden Ms Ramanjamma (lovingly called as AMMA by Srrgts) who are the pillars of success of this facility at PFC !!!



Our Mg Director along with Ms Jyotsna, PRO@PFC Hyderabad , Ms Bhargavi PRO@PFC I/C of Srrgt Home & Dr Gowthami Srinivas, Resident Gynec at Navya Nursing Home - Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre - Dr Padmaja Surrogacy Centre, Bhongir, counselling the 100 Carrying n 60 under process Surrogates on general n health tips during their stay at Surrogate Home here!on 18-09-16 ....!!!

Ah...!!! Another "BAHUBALI" (4kg Male Baby) Born @ Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre, Habsiguda, Hyderabad on 16-09-16, to a Local HYDERABAD Couple with 5Yrs Married Life, by IUI Procedure in First Attempt @ PFC here, after failure of so many such in other Towns n different Centres...!!! (7032422609 - 9912914491) Oye....We all Wish You make it BIG in LIFE...!!!

Ms Hari Priya, Sr PRO @ PFC, Hyd... I/C IVF Division & Donors Section ...poised to help you with suitable donors & Affordable Cost Package Plans ... for good Results ( +91 7661-058800)

Dr Shahanaz of PFC handing over IVF/ICSI Born Healthy Baby @ Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre, Habsiguda, Hyderabad to father from LBNagar, Hyd !!!

A Just Born IVF - ICSI Baby (3.35kg) of a couple After 10 years of marriage, on 21-7-2016 at Dr Padmaja Test Tube Baby Centre, Hyderabad (9848946340)

The Maternal & Paternal Grand Mothers with their IVF Born Grandson at Dr Padmaja IVF Centre Hyderabad...a long wait over...!!!

IVF/ICSI born Healthy 8 Yr old Twins of KADAPA Couple @ Dr Padmaja Fertility Centre Hyderabad...!!!

Services to society ; It's in the blood of the family ...Pratheek Reddy S/O Dr Padmaja Divakar donating Blood as often as possible...!!!

Ever Smiling Dr Padmaja Divakar regaling with one of the Twin Srrgt Male Babies of WEST BENGAL ( Kolkata) Couple....immense job satisfaction...!!!

An elated couple from Andamans with their Srrgt born healthy cute baby with Dr Padmaja Divakar @ PFC, Hyderabad on 24-02-2016...!!!

'PFC' Creates the life and 'Rainbow' Saves the life !! Meeting of the awesome Doctors...Dr. Padmaja & Mr. Divakar Reddy with team PFC Dr. Sirisha, Dr. Gowthami, Dr. Shahenaz Khanzi, Dr. Meera Reddy and Dr. Dinesh Kumar Chirla of Rainbow Hospital along with efficient team Dr. Venkatalakshmi, Dr. Nalinikanth Panigrahi, Dr. Vijayanand Jamalpuri, Dr. Nitasha Bagga...!!!

Dr Padmaja Divakar in CME conference @ Goa on 5th to 7th Feb'16.....updation n interaction makes all difference in Quality...!!!

Dr Padmaja Divakar with Surrogacy Stalwart in India, Dr Sivani Sachdev Delhi, in Goa Conference 5/2/16...!!!

Dr Padmaja Divakar with a Happy Middle Aged Couple (37&42) of MANCHIRYAL (Adilabad Dist TS) with their 2Yr Old Sons in First Attempt Success of IVF-ICSI @PFC.......9676761282.....!!!


Dr Padmaja Divakar with a Middle Aged (40) Lady (+91 9963704677) from KURNUL (AP) with 14 Yrs Married Life n several trials elsewhere failed, got success in First Attempt IVF here @ PFC, Hyderabad...All Cheers Now...!!!

Cement Benches for Public Use laid by PFC in Schools, playgrounds, BusStands, Temples, Offices etc for public use across Telugu States AP&TS as a Token of Thanks for TWO DECADE long Support...!!!

Cement Benches for Public Use laid by PFC in Schools, playgrounds, BusStands, Temples, Offices etc for public use across Telugu States AP&TS as a Token of Thanks for TWO DECADE long Support...!!!

Cement Benches for Public Use laid by PFC in Schools, playgrounds, BusStands, Temples, Offices etc for public use across Telugu States AP&TS as a Token of Thanks for TWO DECADE long Support...!!!

A Just Born IVF - ICSI Baby of 38yrs & 45 yrs Couple of Vijayawada on 22-7-15 @ Dr Padmaja Divakar's IVF Centre, Hyderabad !!!


A Just Born IVF - ICSI Twins (Male 2.9kg & Girl 2.8kg) of BHONGIR (Hyderabad) Couple with 17 yrs Married Life ... Now Start Living Lively with all Colours n Lights..!!!


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FAQ's

What is IUI?

IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is a procedure done in a doctor's office that places sperm directly into a woman's uterus to aid in conception. During normal intercourse, only a small percentage of a man's sperm will make it pass the woman's cervix and enter the uterus to fertilize the woman's egg. Most of the sperm that is ejaculated during intercourse remains in the vagina. A small percentage of the ejaculated sperm will travel, with the help of the woman's cervical mucous, through the vagina and into the cervical canal where it is released gradually into the uterus. But, this amount is only a fraction of the total amount of sperm ejaculated. IUI increases a couple's chance of conceiving because it does a few things. First, it removes any obstacles that could keep sperm from entering the uterus, such as hostile cervical mucous or antisperm antibodies. It also places the sperm closer to the egg. Moreover, it improves the odds of conception by simply putting more sperm into the uterus than would be possible through normal intercourse. Logically, the more sperm that is in the uterus during ovulation, the higher the chances are of conceiving.



What is IVF?

IVF is an acronym for in vitro fertilization ('in vitro' meaning 'in glass'). Simply put IVF is adding a man's sperm to his female partners eggs in the laboratory to produce embryos. In vitro fertilization is an option for many couples who cannot conceive through conventional therapies. These embryos are put back into the female partner's uterus (womb) after 3 to 5 days of being in the incubator, hopefully they will then grow into a baby. The reasons IVF is done include - poor sperm quality and/or quantity, obstructions between the egg and sperm, ovulation problems, and sperm-egg interaction problems. These problems can prevent couples having a baby naturally, and IVF helps to solve this.



Specific conditions that might require IVF include:

  • Tubal blockage or failed tubal reversal
  • Endometriosis
  • Cervical factor
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Male factor
  • Unexplained infertility/ failed conventional therapy
  • Genetic testing (PGD) for inheritable diseases
  • Genetic testing (PGD) for possible reasons for multiple miscarriages

The first IVF baby was Louise Brown, born at 11:47 p.m. on July 25, 1978 at Oldham General Hospital, Oldham, England through a planned caesarean section. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces (2.608 kg) at birth. Dr. Patrick Steptoe, a gynecologist at Oldham General Hospital, and Dr. Robert Edwards, a physiologist at Cambridge University, had been actively working on finding an alternative solution for conception since 1966.



What is ICSI?

ICSI, which is pronounced ick-see, stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. ICSI may be used as part of an IVF treatment. In normal IVF, many sperm are placed together with an egg, in hopes that one of the sperm will enter and fertilize the egg. With ICSI, the embryologist takes a single sperm and injects it directly into an egg



What is the Success Rate for ICSI?

The ICSI procedure fertilizes 50% to 80% of eggs. (Interestingly, just because a sperm is injected into an egg, it does not guarantee fertilization will happen.) Even if fertilization takes place, the embryo may stop growing. However, once fertilization happens, the success rate for a couple using ICSI with IVF is the same as a couple doing regular IVF treatment.



What is Recanalization?

Recanalization is the restoration of flow in a vessel or duct after it has been blocked in some way. Sometimes, this process occurs naturally and at other times, it happens with the assistance of medical practitioners. There may be cases in which recanalization is actually not desired and is an unexpected outcome. A variety of tests can be used to measure levels of blockage in vessels and ducts and to determine when recanalization has occurred. An infamous example of recanalization can be seen in some vasectomy patients. In a vasectomy, the vas deferens, a duct that carries sperm from the testes to the penis, is cut. This prevents sperm from entering the ejaculate and renders a man infertile. Sometimes, however, recanalization occurs and the body is able to bridge the gap created during the vasectomy. This allows sperm to once again travel down the vas deferens. Sometimes, a vasectomy fails as a result of recanalization right away, and at other times this may occur years after the procedure has taken place.



Why am I childless? What is infertility/subfertility?

Infertility/Subfertility is a condition when a woman after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse not being able to conceive on her own. Both the partners need to be investigated together to treat this problem.



Who needs to visit an Infertility Specialist?

When there is no conception after one year of unprotected intercourse in women of < 35 years, the couple should seek advice from Infertility specialist. When the woman is >38 years, they should seek advice after 6 months of unprotected intercourse.



How common is infertility/subfertility?

It is known that 84% of women would conceive within one year of marriage; 92% in two years and 93% in after three years. It means some 5-15% of the married couples are facing this problem at any given time in a society.



Is infertility becoming more common nowadays?

Though it may appear to be so, nevertheless, as people have become knowledgeable, more and more patients start approaching specialists to find out the cause of their subfertility status sooner than before. Not withstanding that, there seems to be subtle decrease in our fertility rates as a society, thanks to our changed lifestyle, career needs and economic factors.



What is a normal semen Analysis?

Normally a man has about 40 to 100 million sperms in semen per ml. WHO has reported that 20 million sperms per ml with 50% motility as the requirement for natural conception to occur. Anybody whose count is consistently lower than this may require ART procedure.



If I conceive, will my baby be normal?

Studies have shown that there is no increased risk of abnormality in IVF conceived babies compared to those conceived naturally.



What are the precautions I should take after the IVF procedure?

The procedure demands no special precautions, but avoid strenous activity. We advise the patients to be mentally & physically relaxed as much as possible. You can return to work if you wish, but first prefer to have a few days rest.



What if IVF fails the first time? How many times will I have to undergo the same procedure?

You can go through IVF as many times as you wish, but we advise up to five cycles at the most. *The Insemination IUI is a short procedure, lasting about 2 hours, from the time semen is produced till the time the patient is released from the hospital.



Is IVF the last option?

IVF is the option, which has highest success rate and is also the most expensive. But, it is not "end of the road". Many women have conceived naturally or with intrauterine insemination, even after IVF. However, for those with blocked tubes & very poor sperm counts, it is only option.



Is IVF very Expensive?

IVF is not as expensive as percieved in general. Generally, the cost of IVF cycle depends upon the dose of drugs that would be needed for ovarian stimulation. It is only as expensive as perhaps gall stone removal or removal of uterus surgery.



Do we need to get admitted in the IVF process?

A patient undergoing IVF does not require admission. However, one should visit the center 3-5 times during monitoring cycle. On the day of egg collection, the patient would need to fast for 6 hours & come to clinic (the procedure takes about half an hour). Patients can go home after the effect of anaesthesia weans off which takes about 2-3 hours. The next scheduled visit is after 2-3 days for the embryo transfer, which again takes about half an hour and patients are free to go home after resting for one hour.



What are different type’s of surrogacy’s?

Types of Surrogacy are few traditional surrogacy, Altruistic surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and Commercial surrogacy.



Which is the most common type of surrogacy today?

The most common type of surrogacy is the Commercial surrogacy which is a form of surrogacy in which a gestational carrier is paid to carry a child to maturity in her womb and is generally resorted by higher income infertile couples who can afford the cost involved or people who save and borrow in order to complete their dream of being parents. This procedure is legal in several countries including in India where due to high international demand and ready availability of poor surrogates, Surrogacy in India is reaching industry proportions. With lot many quality IVF Clinic India and with ready availability of surrogates the surrogacy in India is affordable compared to many other countries.



Donor-Surrogate arrangement & packages

EGG DONOR QUESTIONS


What is the process for choosing an egg donor?

*Yeah the Donors usually are provided by some agents or some come on their own and are kept enlisted here with us being screened periodically for all bacterial and viral infections, studied well about their family background to rule out any genetic disorders, usually with +2 education, well behaved and well built physically, the complexion to suit the Intending Parent Couple etc.... usually the donors in India are anonymous and we may not be able to provide Photos of all of them and advise IPs to trust in us and leave it to us as we do all good but nothing else to them by choosing a right donor !!!



Can we see and select the donor through photos in online?

*Yeah that's what is explained in the above point...you can but with a limited choice as by the time we start the process that particular donor may stay waiting or be appointed for some body else may be in any other center....if you have any personal choice among your friends or relatives would still be better in all respects n we can also screen that person to be fit for donation keeping in view all the aspects ?!



What are the tests done for a donor?

*As told, above all the required tests in common are done and anything particular too also could be considered on the condition of costs of such tests born by you ?!



During the IVF cycle what kinds of reports (blood reports, ultrasounds etc) are given to us related to egg donor?

*Not required...as the screening reports are studied well by the Doctor whome you trust to work for you and the scans done on her are only to see how the ovulation is going on, which otherwise is not required for any other purpose as once the eggs are retrieved, her job is over !!!



Do we get information on how many eggs retrieved, and fertilized during IVF? Do we get this report in writings?

*Yeah such reports like OPU (Ovum Pick Up) and ET cum Freezing Report with all particulars including some still photos of the eggs and fertilized embryos could well be mailed to you on completion of the process !!!



Do you split the donor eggs between/among patients?

*Yeah we do, it all depends on how the assignment us given n the understanding made initially either to have one donor appointed and the frozen embryos left after first ET are tried in consecutive failures or to share eggs with some other client and prefer to have a fresh ET done each time for hopefully better results on fresh ETs than Frozen-Thawn ETs...?!



Surrogate Questions

When will you transfer the embryos (what day & what stage) to a surrogate?

*We here, usually to Embryo Transfers at 48th Hr and sometimes 72nd Hr IVF/ICSI and could do Blasto Transfers too if the client is particular on any thing, but its better to leave this aspect to the decision if the Doctors here to adjudge the best in given conditions !!!



What is the process of choosing a surrogate?

*It's for the Doctors here, to prepare and choose the right and well fit surrogate for you and there is nothing to worry as there would be no genetic linkage at all with her, except the implantation and smooth journey of antenatal period till delivery, for which her previous deliveries and how abouts of them are well studied before appointing her for you or anybody for that matter .... and the exclusivity here at this center is that a set of 5 are prepared to pick up 3 required among them to have better chances of the best implantation results ?!



Can you send me the list of all tests that you do for a surrogate?

*All tests such as Blood Picture, viral bacterial screening, scans etc are surely done and could well be mailed to you once particular Surrogate is selected for your ET, but not on random basis of all of them under preparation and we do the same for all other foreign clients too !!!



What the care and precautions you take for a surrogate during the pregnancy

*All such care, as required by an ante natal patient carrying, would surely be taken like periodical ultra sound scans, Hb levels, monitoring BP and vital parameters, medicines, very good planned food as advised by the Doctor etc is taken care of with all diligence and sincerity !!!



Whats the general height of a surrogate?

*5'-4" and usually normal built lady with previous history of at least one child birth is preferred !!!



General Questions

Once we decided to go with you how long it will take for choosing a surrogate and/or an egg donor?

*Usually both surrogates and donors as some of them are always kept waiting, the donors and surrogates !!! As such there is no definite time frame if waiting !!!



How much you charge for embryo/semen freezing?

*It's Rs 10000/- only for Frozen Embryo storage n 5000/- only for Semen Storage... usually freezing of embryos is done as part of the package and not charged extra but once the implantation occurs, the Storage of balance embryos are charged as above as one bunch for one client, as long as they have to be stored, may be for some years like up to 20 years... !!!



Could you please let us know, the donor charges, surrogate charges and lawyer charges to take care of passport and visa issues

*The donor charges and the Surrogacy charges as a package in installments payable as adv+ 12th week + 24th week and @ just before delivery will be intimated to you personally as they change case wise and time to time, but that shall include almost everything till delivery like Surrogate fee, her provider's fee, her pre ET preparation and post ET support, all medicines, scans, antenatal care, tests, food, Accommodation n delivery but NOT Neonate Baby Care, which you have to arrange on your own preferring the pediatric care centre of your choice or as advised by the doctors here if you wish, as the baby will just be handed over to you immediately on delivery !!!


We just are not taking up any job of arranging for your exit papers but surely can guide you by referring to the lawyers dealing in this but it's not just that big thing, as you can take care of this on your own to save lots of money !!!



When will you handover the baby after successful delivery?

*As said above just immediately on delivery !!!


*****The Exclusivity with us here at PFC is that we keep all the Surrogates in a special accommodation arranged for them with a very good nutritious food as required by the pregnant at different stages as advised by the doctors, and their selection done on studying different aspects of social, economical, familial, psychological and physiological concerns to the core, unlike any other peer center in the region,and surrogate usually is not allowed to go home during the pregnancy, but her husband, children, any opted relative could see her periodically in the lounge of the hostel, to avoid any uncalled for, unwarranted and ridiculous situations ?!!!.... It's a boon for childless couples in need of surrogacy !!! 


Hope we will be of some help to see your dreams come true.......!!!



Dr. Padmaja Divakar with ASPIRE President Dr. JAIDEEP Malhotra @Brisbane Confnce!


A Just Born IVF - ICSI Baby of 38yrs & 45 yrs Couple of Vijayawada on 22-7-15 @ Dr Padmaja Divakar's IVF Centre, Hyderabad !!!


A Just Born IVF - ICSI Twins (Male 2.9kg & Girl 2.8kg) of BHONGIR (Hyderabad) Couple with 17 yrs Married Life ... Now Start Living Lively with all Colours n Lights..!!!


Dr.Samaram