Plan Your Visit

The IVF cycle is typically started on Day 2 of menses, no later than Day 5.

Outstation couples or international patients wishing to commence a treatment cycle immediately are advised to arrange their initial consultation a week before the onset of their menstrual period. This will help minimize waiting time before the treatment starts and will allow time for any necessary tests to be carried out before treatment starts.


When is the male partner needed?

We always encourage both the partners are present at the time of the first consultation. After the line of treatment is formulated, we will need the male partner to be present for a semen analysis in our laboratory. If the semen sample is within the normal parameters, we will freeze it to be used as a backup sample later. This may be especially useful in case the male partner is not available on the day of the OPU or the male partner is unable to produce sample due to stress or anxiety.

What to expect in the initial visit?

What to expect in the initial visit?

  • The first appointment is for the fertility specialist to understand the problem, resolve queries and give clarity on the topic of fertility. It is preferred that both partners attend the first consultation together so that both are equally involved in the discussions and decision making.
  • The first appointment is expected to last for 30 – 45 minutes, where-in the fertility specialist would share initial hypothesis on the nature of fertility and suitable treatment options to the patients. To confirm the line of treatment, the couple would be advised to undergo certain medical investigations. In certain cases, where the couple have already undergone fertility tests elsewhere, all tests need not be repeated.
  • Following the consultation with the fertility specialist, the couple may also be seen by a counsellor, who is able to further discuss any details of the treatment including treatment costs.
  • Further Assessment

    • Before commencing the treatment, an initial 3D/4D ultrasound scan will have to be performed by an expert radiologist to examine in detail the ovaries and uterus including size of cavity, endometrial lining, doppler study to assess the blood flow.
    • In some cases, abnormalities are revealed on the pre-treatment ultrasound scan, which may require further investigation, such as laparoscopy or hysteroscopy. This will give us better information on the ovaries and uterus. We may also recommend a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to evaluate the stats of fallopian tubes. If any of these procedures were performed before & recently, it may not be necessary to repeat them.