The services provided in our IVF unit include:
In addition to Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) in which ovulation is monitored, with or without stimulation, and a prepared sperm sample is introduced into the endometrial cavity on the day of ovulation, we also do Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI); an exceptionally fine technique in which the embryologist introduce one spermatozoon into an oocytre. This method is especially useful for male factor infertility cases as well as some female factor cases.
In cases where all sperm parameters are normal, Conventional IVF is the recommended; oocytes are placed into a culture dish with a few thousands of motile spermatozoa. This method creates the prerequisite conditions for fertilization and, in effect, the spermatozoa come to direct contact with the oocytes in order to fertilize them. These conditions mimic the cascade of events during in vivo conception and is the reason that this method is often considered to be the most ‘natural’ one.
We also provide Assisted Hatching when recommended, this is a simple technique in which an opening in the zona pellucida of the cleaved embryo is created which is believed to facilitate hatching and increase the probability of pregnancy.
When numerous embryos are produced in the treatment cycle, the thing that is very common in IVF, Cryopreservation of embryos is considered. These may be preserved at very low temperatures with very good survival rates, thus providing the couple with the opportunity of more than one attempt without having to undergo repeated stimulation treatments.