In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) is the most advanced and effective treatment for infertility available today.

If the male’s sperm parameters are normal, IVF may be the most appropriate treatment option.

IVF involves artificial fertilisation of the egg and sperm in the laboratory.  This may be done with husband or donor sperm.  The egg and sperm are mixed together and allowed to fertilise naturally.  A specific quantity of sperm cell is mixed with each egg in an IVF fertilisation dish (Petridish).  The dish is placed in an incubator overnight to aid fertilisation.  Couples are notified of the number of fertilised eggs the next morning.

Conventional IVF treatment is highly recommended for couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility or cases of tubal blockage. Usually all fertilised eggs (embryos) are cultured in the incubator for possible (cleavage stage) embryo transfer on day 2, day 3 or day 5 blastocyst embryo transfer.

For further information, you can watch videos on laboratory procedures, embryo scope and embryo glue by clicking here.