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Archive for the IVF Category

General medical assessment

This is a vital stage which, sometimes, tends to be ignored. It is a fact that many of the women referred to IVF could possibly benefit from another treatment type. Before we start the IVF cycle, we run a number of tests, as sperm counts, blood tests […]

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Ovarian stimulation

The best chance for a successful pregnancy is obtained when more than one embryo is placed in the uterus. This is because so many early human embryos, normally fertilised, do not develop further. Consequently, one way of overcoming this is to put two or more embryos back […]

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Assessing the development of the oocytes

Each egg grows in a fluid-filled follicle (a small balloon-like structure) in the ovary. The follicle grows in size during the first few days after your period. Normally, ovulation (when an egg escapes from its follicle) occurs usually around the twelfth to fourteenth day of your cycle. […]

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Egg collection, sperm preparation and fertilization or ICSI

When ovulation is about to occur, the laboratory team is mobilized for the egg collection and the start of the ivf treatment. Before egg collection, we ask the husband to produce semen by masturbation. The semen is taken to the laboratory. The spermatozoa are washed and diluted […]

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Embryo culture

A cultured egg is usually inspected under the microscope at 18 hours after placing it with sperm, and then again about 30 hours later. The inspection at 18 hours is important, because this is a milestone time when usually the first signs of normal fertilisation can be […]

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Embryo transfer

When an embryo is ready to be put into the womb, it is loaded into a fine catheter together with a small drop of culture medium. The culture fluid containing the embryo or embryos is placed with gentleness into the womb. This is normally very easy and […]

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