Acknowledging the Role of Embryologists in Fertility Treatments
There are not many occupations where you can claim to make a difference in someone’s life, however, in the ever growing fast paced world of Embryology, we can do just that. Dr. Goral Gandhi, a renowned embryologist in India, believes that being an embryologist in a country that is still quite unaware and uniformed about concepts around fertility and where about 10 to 14 percent of the entire population is suffering from infertility, is a challenging yet an extremely vital position.
She further explains the basics that while a woman's reproductive potential declines with her age, men are not immune to infertility either. Factors affecting infertility could be environmental or natural but with the right technology many things are possible; even stepping into parenthood.
Earlier infertility was considered as one of the very rare problems but now it has become a most common health issue due to the stressful lifestyle. Dr. Goral Gandhi, an advocate of IVF & ART, explains that IVF is one of the treatments which comes under Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and appropriate ART method is recommended only after the factors contributing to infertility are analysed.
IVF process by Embryologist
The best embryologist in India, explains that, for the women in India, creating embryos, through in-vitro fertilization, begins with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. This procedure makes the ovaries develop beyond what one egg with the goal of gathering multiple eggs for better results. As for men, the procedure is less complex. A sample of the semen is collected and sent to the embryologist for the process of washing. Sperm washing is the way towards expelling all seminal liquid which leaves just the healthiest sperm sample.
When the eggs are carefully collected and the sperm is washed and prepped up for the procedure, that's when the actual process begins. The embryologist then combines the sperm and eggs to make a number of embryos. They will at that point cautiously screen the development of these embryos. Sometimes, the embryologist will utilize Intracytoplasmic Sperm Infusion (ICSI) – a progressively serious IVF process that includes infusing a solitary healthy sperm cell into each developed egg – to increase the chances of the treatment to be successful.
Brains behind the operation
Success in fertility care depends upon the successful collaboration between fertility doctors, a clinic’s nurses, and the embryologists. The patient may not spend much face-to-face time with the embryologists' team but they work hard in the lab to ensure the healthy development of the embryos.
Dr. Goral Gandhi says, "Our work is primarily done inside the laboratories where we look after embryos' healthy growth and their eventual culmination into future babies. It is not a typical 9-5 job, rather requires relentless hours of hard work and dedication but is one of the most unique and fulfilling careers in existence."