IVF (in vitro fertilisation) is an assisted reproduction technique in which fertilization takes place in the laboratory.
IVF includes a variety of procedures (e.g. conventional IVF, ICSI, etc.) and is applied to sub fertile couples where simpler assisted reproduction technologies (ARTs) were either unsuitable or failed.
The success rate of IVF techniques ranges between 35 – 50%.
In recent decades, major advances have been achieved and the constant progress is reflected by the safety and high success rates of IVF techniques.
Nevertheless, 1 in 2 cycles do not result in a pregnancy and IVF is often a stressful experience for the couple. This stress may be minimized by fully understanding each step of the procedure and by taking advantage of the support offered by our Specialized Team at EmbryoClinic.
We encourage you to learn more, to feel free to ask our medical team questions, and to peruse the supplementary educational resources available in our website.
Various techniques and treatments are grouped under the umbrella of “Assisted Reproduction”. The primary treatment is IVF and it is important for a couple to have a clear understanding of the four basic stages incorporated in a typical IVF cycle before commencing treatment.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple procedure that lasts only a few minutes.
During this form of fertility treatment, sperm that have been washed and concentrated have placed in the uterus around the time of ovulation so as to achieve fertilisation.
The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization, resulting in a normal pregnancy.
Depending on the reasons for infertility, IUI can be coordinated with the woman’s menstrual cycle or she may be administered fertility drugs.