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In Vitro Fertilisation is a series of procedures used to help conceive a child that involves fertilisation of a woman’s egg by the sperm in a laboratory. The idea is to literally bring egg and sperm together to facilitate fertilisation. With IVF, multiple eggs can be fertilised at one time, allowing for two embryos to be implanted simultaneously so there will be better chances of pregnancy. By storing the remaining embryos, it also gives couples the opportunity to try for more babies at a later time.

The procedure involves Ovulation Induction to stimulate growth of eggs, followed by eggs retrieval, mixing of sperms and eggs to allow for fertilisation to create embryos and finally embryo(s) transfer into a woman’s womb.

Making Babies Happen
By aiding with fertilisation, IVF eliminates the primary struggle that most couples have trying to get pregnant. It is the most effective assisted reproductive treatment today, with the highest success rates.

IVF is commonly recommended when:

  • Fallopian tube is damaged
  • Donor eggs are required for pregnancy (advanced age pregnancy)
  • Severe Endometriosis
  • Male Infertility
  • Unexplained infertility

 

 

 

FAQ

For the transfer procedure, embryos are thawed at room temperature, and then embryos are placed inside a special catheter (a very thin tube), which is guided through the cervix and into the uterus. Embryos are gently injected into the uterus and the catheter is removed.
A woman’s age is the most important factor influencing the IVF cycle. The chance of pregnancy is higher for women younger than 35.