IN VITRO FERTILISATION (IVF)

The women's hormone production is temporarily switched off using medication to control egg production and release. The ovaries are stimulated with hormone injections to produce eggs. This is monitored using ultrasound scans. When the follicles reach the right size, and the uterus lining is of the correct thickness, the eggs are collected from the female using ultrasound. The eggs and husband sperm are placed together in a laboratory dish to allow fertilisation and embryo growth to occur. The embryo is placed in the female's uterus either on the 3rd or 5th day after egg collection, when the fertilised egg has divided. A day-five transfer is known as ‘blastocyst transfer’. Once the embryos have been transferred, 14 days later, a blood test is performed to check for pregnancy result.

If there is no pregnancy, the treatment cycle is reviewed and plans for future treatments are be discussed.

Some cases with excessive or poor ovarian response are cancelled.

 

  • TITLE : Stages of embryo development during IVF procedure
  • TITLE : Stages of embryo development during IVF procedure
  • TITLE : Stages of embryo development during IVF procedure
  • TITLE : Stages of embryo development during IVF procedure
  • TITLE : Stages of embryo development during IVF procedure