What is IVF?
IVF (in vitro fertilization) is a medical procedure where an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body in a laboratory. After fertilization, the embryo is transferred to the uterus.
Who can benefit from IVF?
Couples who have been trying to conceive for a long time, individuals or couples with infertility issues, or those diagnosed with certain medical conditions may benefit from IVF.
How successful is IVF?
IVF success rates vary depending on many factors, such as age, medical conditions, and embryo quality. The average success rate for IVF at Fertility Point is around 50- 65%
Is IVF painful?
IVF involves minor discomforts such as bloating, cramping, and mild pain. Pain management medication is usually provided to minimize discomfort.
How long does IVF take?

The length of time for an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment can vary depending on various factors such as individual circumstances, the type of IVF protocol being used, and the response of the patient's ovaries to the stimulation medication.

A typical IVF treatment cycle can take four to six weeks, from the initial consultation and diagnostic tests until the embryo transfer procedure.The process usually involves the following steps:

  • Ovarian stimulation, which lasts for about 8 to 14 days, involves the administration of medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs.
  • Egg retrieval is a minor surgical procedure that usually takes about 20-30 minutes and is done under sedation or anesthesia.
  • Fertilization of the eggs with sperm in a laboratory.
  • Embryo culture in the lab for 3-5 days.
  • Embryo transfer typically takes only a few minutes and is performed 3-5 days after fertilization.

After the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is done two weeks later to determine if the procedure was successful. However, it is essential to note that each case is unique and may require a different length depending on individual circumstances.

What are the side effects of IVF medication?
IVF medications may cause minor side effects such as headaches, hot flashes, and mood swings. In rare cases, severe side effects may occur.
Can I use a sperm donor for IVF?
Yes, using a sperm donor is an option for individuals or couples who cannot use their sperm.
Can I use an egg donor for IVF?
Yes, using an egg donor is an option for individuals or couples who cannot use their eggs.
Can I freeze my eggs for later use in IVF?
Yes, egg freezing is an option for individuals who wish to preserve their fertility for later use in IVF.
Is IVF covered by insurance?
IVF coverage varies by insurance provider and plan. Some insurance providers offer partial or complete coverage for IVF, while others may not.
Is there an age limit for IVF?
There is no strict age limit for IVF, but age cut-offs determine this based on the success rates and risks associated with advanced maternal age.
Can IVF be used with donor eggs or sperm?
Yes, IVF can be used with donor eggs or sperm if needed. Donor eggs or sperm may be recommended for individuals or couples with infertility issues.
What is the cost of IVF?
The cost of IVF varies depending on the clinic and location. The average cost of a single IVF cycle is around $4500 -$8,000, determined by various factors, including medication and other treatments.
What is the process of embryo transfer?
Embryo transfer is a simple procedure that involves transferring the embryo into the uterus using a small catheter. It is typically painless and does not require anesthesia.
How long after IVF can I return to work?
Most individuals can return to work within a day or two after the egg retrieval procedure. However, avoiding strenuous activities for a few days after embryo transfer is recommended.
Can I freeze embryos for later use in IVF?
Yes, embryo freezing is an option for individuals or couples who wish to preserve their embryos for later use in IVF.
How long can embryos be frozen for IVF?
Embryos can be frozen for many years and used successfully in IVF.

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Dr. Rajesh Chaudhary

Lead IVF Specialist. MBBS, MD (OBGY/GYN,Gold Medallist), FGMIS, FRM, FMF-UK certified NT practitioner.

Dr. Rajesh has Excellence, Experience & Expertise in Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Reproductive medicine and Expertise in IVF/Infertility care with over 10 years’ experience in IVF. He has handled over 5,000 IVF cases to date. He is a Gynaecologist endoscopic surgeon with special interest in fertility enhancing endoscopic procedure. He has worked in India and Nepal and is now the Lead IVF Specialist at Fertility Point Kenya.


  • In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Egg Vitrification and much more..

Mrs. Manju Chaudhary

Lead Embryologist

Manju Chaudhary is a Clinical Embryologist at Fertility Point with an experience of 5 years in the field. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Embryology from Manipal University and has undergone training on Embryo Biopsy and Vitrification, Fertility Preservation, Embryo Culture Systems, and Sperm Morphology and DNA Fragmentation. Mrs. Manju has also a Masters in Science and Bachelors of Science (Zoology) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Her thesis was based on Pre-implantation Genetic Screening of Embryo. With an experience of 2000 In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) / Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), she has helped hundreds of couples from 12 countries including UK and USA to achieve parenthood.

She is passionate in her role as an Embryologist, hardworking and methodical in her work. She has excellent and extensive experience on Embryo Biopsy as well as in In- Vitro Maturation. She is an expert on oocyte freezing and thawing programme. She has updated herself to sync with the recent advancement in embryology to help couples fulfill their dreams, including Time lapse embryology and oocyte activation. Her next skill target is Mitochondrial/spindle transfer technique, which could help an agile egg to develop into a normal embryo and baby.

Advanced IVF lab with the Latest Technologies

Fertility Point's state-of-the-art IVF laboratory is equipped with the most advanced and innovative technologies that ensure quality care and achieve high success rates.

Our lab features the latest cutting-edge technologies including the time-lapse incubator to capture images of embryos developing, in a safe and controlled environment. These images from high-tech incubators enable embryologists to evaluate embryos for better prediction of future developmental and implantation potential.

We have introduced standard operating procedures in our IVF lab to ensure that we meet high-quality standards and laboratory protocols.

Our lab has a robust quality management system and processes in place to more efficiently help infertile couples in their quest to have a healthy baby.

IVF at your convenience

At Fertility Point, we consider every aspect of your journey to achieve your dream of parenthood. Our aim is to assess your needs accurately and offer a personalized treatment plan guiding you through every step of your fertility journey. Our IVF centre gives couples the opportunity to undergo infertility treatment in an international clinical setting, setting, fertility treatment at their own convenience, and most importantly without any waiting period.

With the Fertility Point team, you can be assured of world-class reproductive care, underlined by a sincere commitment to your overallВ well-being.