IVF

During In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), eggs are removed from the woman’s ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory. The fertilised egg, called an embryo, is then returned to the woman’s womb to grow and develop.

In Stimulated IVF treatment, fertility drugs are given to the female partner to stimulate the production of multiple eggs which are contained in follicles within the ovaries. Progress is monitored using ultrasound scans and blood tests. The eggs are then collected whilst the patient is sedated, via ultrasound guided vaginal aspiration. The eggs are mixed with the sperm in a petri dish and closely monitored for signs of fertilisation. The embryologists analyse the embryos for quality and select the most suitable embryo for transfer. The embryo is loaded into a fine catheter. This is placed into the womb and the embryo is released. Two weeks after the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is performed to confirm implantation was successful.

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Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF treatment aims to achieve a patient-friendly option which optimises the balance between outcomes and risks of treatment. This option is most suitable for those with very active ovaries also known as polycystic ovaries. The risk of over response (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome) in this group is very high and hence, a mild stimulation approach is most appropriate.

Whilst you are having ovarian stimulation we recommend that you do not have Chinese herbs or Chinese medicine simultaneously, unless it is approved by our specialist. Similarly, maca for fertility enhancement should not be used. The use of Ayurvedic treatment and Ayurvedic medicine is also strongly discouraged.

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Natural Cycle IVF is a type of IVF treatment where no stimulating medication is used. The first IVF baby in the world; Louise Brown – was born using this method of treatment. It is usually used for women where medication is either unlikely to help in recruiting a higher number of eggs due to a low ovarian reserve, or in those with a previous suboptimal response to ovarian stimulation or in those with a very high risk of ovarian over-stimulation. There tends to be a high cancellation rate (approximately 30%) due to either high hormonal levels at the start of a cycle, arrest in follicular growth or premature ovulation.

IVF Treatment

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Blastocyst | IVF Success (2:31)

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Natural Cycle IVF Treatment

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