Infertility is defined as being unable to conceive after more than 1 year of unprotected intercourse. It is estimated that 10 % of people in the reproductive age group are suffering from it.
A girl dreams of being a mother right from her childhood. It is very difficult when she realizes that it is taking time to do so or perhaps impossible. A woman status in society is still measured by her ability to have children.
An IVF cycle produces a number of viable embryos. Those that aren’t immediately transferred back to the patient are placed in cryostorage by lowering their temperature to that of liquid nitrogen (-196°C).
The journey of a girl from childhood to menopause is said not to be complete till she becomes a mother. Most of us are blessed and we become mothers when we want to and very often even without wanting to, however there are a group of women who are struggling very hard to be there, to know that she is pregnant, to enjoy her pregnancy and to final hear the sweet words of her baby calling her “Mamma”.
Infertility refers to an inability to conceive after having regular unprotected sex for one year. The incidence of infertility has continued to rise over the last ten years and it is estimated that it affects approximately 15% of couples of reproductive age.
Dr. Kaberi Banerjee
Commonwealth Fellow in Reproductive Medicine, UK
Senior Consultant, Centre of Reproductive Medicine and IVF