IVF & ICSI Treatment
IVF is an abbreviation for In Vitro Fertilization and is often simply called artificial insemination
In an IVF treatment, the egg and sperm cells do not come together in the woman’s body, but in a laboratory in a test tube. Therefore, the method is also called “in-vitro”, which means “in the glass”.
For example, IVF is an option if:
- the woman’s fallopian tubes are blocked or completely missing,
- the semen quality of the man is reduced,
- the uterine lining grows outside the uterus, or
- if no cause of sterility is found during clarification.
In IVF treatment, the egg is taken from the ovary to be fertilized with sperm in the laboratory. The egg is then cultured for 2-5 days before the fertilized egg is placed back into the uterus to continue developing.
During IVF treatment, the woman’s ovaries are stimulated to produce more eggs than in a spontaneous cycle. This means that during retrieval, one can retrieve more than just one egg for IVF treatment. In a normal cycle, the woman usually only produces one egg cell. Multiple oocytes improve the likelihood of finding suitable oocytes for fertilization.
In order to achieve the best possible results from the treatment, it is important that the woman produces eggs and that her uterus is capable of accepting the fertilized egg. If the woman does not produce eggs herself, IVF treatment can be done with egg donation, and if the man’s sperm cells are not working, sperm donation can be used.
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IVF treatment step by step
Here is a brief overview of the individual steps of IVF treatment
First consultation with the doctor. Here we make sure that you are informed about your IVF treatment and the progress.
Examinations for infertility. We will examine you both to determine why your desire to have children has so far remained unfulfilled.
The woman receives hormone stimulation that regulates the development and maturation of the egg cells.
Ultrasound examination of the follicles. Here we can decide when is the right time to collect the eggs.
The eggs are removed from the ovaries using a thin needle. The needle is inserted through the vaginal wall.
The man will provide a semen sample on the day of egg retrieval. If donor semen or frozen semen is used, it will be thawed.
Fertilization of the ovum. The retrieved eggs are fertilized with sperm in the laboratory
Insertion of the blastocyst (transfer). The fertilized egg is placed back into the woman’s uterus for normal development.
The lining of the uterus is stimulated so that the egg cell can implant itself.
The pregnancy test is done 14 days after transfer.
Microinsemination, also known as intra cytoplasmic sperm injection, is an advanced form of IVF treatment.
During microinsemination, egg cells are removed from the woman. A single sperm cell is then inserted directly into the woman’s egg cell under a microscope.
When is ICSI treatment necessary?
- If the number of sperm cells after processing is very low
- If the sperm cells have poor motility
- A low sperm count or poor motility reduces the chances of fertilization.
How does ICSI treatment work?
In an ICSI treatment, a normal-looking sperm cell is selected by the medical technician. A microscope is used so that the best sperm cell can be selected. Then the sperm cell is carefully inserted into the egg cell with the help of a glass pipette and fertilization can take place. ICSI treatment does not guarantee fertilization, but the chances are increased.