In vitro fertilisation
IVF is a type of assisted conception where the eggs and sperm are combined in a laboratory setting. The sperm fertilise the eggs, creating embryos that can be transferred to the uterus where they will hopefully develop into a healthy pregnancy.
You can improve your chances of success with IVF by first optimising the male and female fertility.
Integrated care results in high success rates.
What happens during IVF?
After some initial tests and examinations, the female partner will take medications to encourage her ovaries to develop multiple eggs. Once the eggs are matured, they are retrieved from the ovaries during an egg collection procedure. The eggs are then combined with sperm from the male partner or a sperm donor, to allow fertilisation to occur. Over the next few days, the fertilised eggs will develop into embryos which can be placed into the uterus during an embryo transfer. Any remaining embryos of suitable quality can be frozen for future pregnancy attempts.
When is IVF recommended?
IVF is a good option for couples who are unable to conceive due to tubal factor infertility, ovulatory imbalances, endometriosis, or PCOS. This technique may also be helpful for couples with unexplained infertility who have not been able to achieve a successful pregnancy. IVF is not a suitable treatment option for couples experiencing severe male factor infertility. In these cases, ICSI is a good alternative.
If a woman has experienced recurrent miscarriages or previous unsuccessful fertility treatment, she may be a candidate for IVF with genetic testing of the embryos. This is called PGT-A.
Before embarking on an IVF journey, it’s important to optimise the fertility of the male and female partner to enhance your chances of success.
How can Fertility Solutions help?
The good news is there’s lots you can do to enhance your fertility before starting an IVF journey. Our expert team is on hand to guide you through the whole journey from start to finish. We offer a full satellite service in conjunction with one of the most successful clinics in the UK to give you the greatest odds of success.
We understand that embarking on any treatment journey is daunting and fertility treatment is no different. The team at Fertility Solutions is here to guide you every step of the way. Our aim is to take the mystery away, help you make sense of the medical information and provide, simple, clear facts about what is possible for you.