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Medication is given to stimulate the ovaries to develop more follicles, which aims to produce several mature eggs. During this time, blood tests and ultrasound scans will be used to monitor the number and size of developing follicles in the ovaries, and the best time for egg retrieval.
When the ovarian follicles are mature, a special hormone is used to induce ovulation and egg retrieval is performed about 36 hours later. Under sedation, a thin needle is inserted into the ovaries under ultrasound guidance. As many eggs are collected as possible to maximise the chances of fertilisation.
The sperm of the man is also collected on the day of retrieval.
Each mature egg will be mixed with sperm and placed in an incubator on the same day of retrieval. If ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is to be carried out, the embryologist will inject the sperm directly into the egg. The eggs will be examined over the next 24 hours to determine if they have been fertilised.
Over the next 3 to 5 days, the embryos will be monitored for their quality and development. The embryologist will assess the embryos and determine the most suitable embryo for transfer.
An embryo will be transferred to the wife’s uterus through the use of a flexible catheter tube. Depending on the wife’s condition and infertility causes, more than one embryo may be transferred to increase the chances of implantation. Any excess good quality embryos will be frozen for future use.
A pregnancy test is performed about 2 weeks after embryo transfer. Lucky couples can get pregnant with their first IVF treatment, while other couples may take 2 or more IVF cycles before they get pregnant.
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For Some Of Our Patients, We Might Recommend 2 Or More Cycles Of Egg Retrieval Before Selecting The Best Embryo For Transfer.