In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

IVF stands for ‘in vitro fertilization’, the most commonly known type of ART (assisted reproductive technology) that is used to assist couples with a large range of fertility issues, to conceive. IVF involves a combination of fertility medication and surgical procedures to help sperms fertilize an oocyte (or egg) in the laboratory (‘in-vitro’), and to have the newly-formed embryo (fertilized egg) transferred back into your uterus.

In a nutshell, the steps that a couple goes through during an IVF treatment cycle are:

  • Ovarian stimulation
  • Egg retrieval and sperm collection
  • Fertilization of the eggs
  • Embryo culture and assessment
  • Embryo Transfer and Embryo Freezing
  • Pregnancy test

Learn more about the different Assisted Reproductive Technologies:

What is ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology), IVF (In-vitro Fertilisation) and ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)?