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Embryo Reduction

Embryo Reduction

Surya Hospitals is a reputable name in preserving and promoting fertility. We offer a wide range of cutting-edge techniques in our Department of Fertility and Preservation to help couples realize their parental ambition. One such operation we provide is embryo reduction, which is essential in some situations to guarantee a healthy pregnancy and a positive conclusion. 

  • When a woman undergoes assisted reproductive technology (ART) therapy, such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), and develops several embryos, the operation known as embryo reduction, often referred to as selective reduction, is carried out. When there are several embryos transmitted to the uterus, both the mother and the children run the risk of problems. Preterm labour, low birth weight, developmental disorders, and other health issues are a few examples of these challenges.
  • To increase the likelihood of a successful pregnancy and avoid hazards, embryo reduction aims to lower the number of embryos in the uterus to a safer and more controllable level. Before 12 weeks of pregnancy, this operation is normally carried out in the first trimester.
  • Selective embryo reduction and fetal reduction are the two basic approaches to embryo reduction. Selective fetal reduction includes reducing the number of fetuses in the womb, whereas selective embryo reduction involves eliminating one or more embryos.
  • The choice of the number of embryos or fetuses, the mother’s general health, the probability of difficulties, and the couple’s preferences are all carefully taken into account before deciding whether to undertake embryo reduction. To decide the best course of action for your unique scenario, it is crucial to have an honest conversation with your reproductive professional.
  • The doctor will utilize ultrasound guidance to find and remove the chosen embryos or fetuses during the process. Typically, a tiny needle used for the treatment is introduced into the uterus through the vagina or abdomen. You might be given sedation or local anaesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. The excised embryos or fetuses are subsequently properly destroyed in accordance with ethical standards and laws. Embryo reduction is frequently carried out when the number of embryos or fetuses poses a serious threat to the mother’s health or the well-being of the unborn children. This includes circumstances where there is a higher risk of difficulties, such as preterm labour, where there are existing maternal health issues that could get worse with multiple pregnancies, or where the parents have moral or ethical concerns about carrying a large number of fetuses.
  • It is vital to remember that reducing the number of embryos that a woman carries is not a decision that is made lightly and is only advised when doing so would be riskier than carrying more embryos. The mother’s and the babies’ health and welfare are put first when the operation is performed by skilled fertility professionals.

Throughout your reproductive journey, the Department of Fertility and Preservation is dedicated to offering you individualised treatment and support. Every stage of the procedure will be guided by our team of expert doctors and healthcare providers, who will make sure you have all the knowledge you need to make decisions about your fertility therapy.

We invite you to book a consultation with our specialists if you have any questions regarding embryo reduction or would like to go over your fertility choices. We are here to offer you compassionate care, cutting-edge therapies, and a parenting route that works for your particular situation.

Contact Surya Hospitals to take the first step towards your dream of becoming a parent right away. Our devoted team is prepared to support you as you embark on this journey.

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