Setting out on the journey with best foot forward sets the tone for the experience that is to follow.
Our first-stage assessments starts as follows:
1. The first Visit
The objective of the first visit is to make you feel welcome and relaxed in BFRC, and obtain as much information as possible to allow us to plan the appropriate treatment for you.
2. Assessment Consultation
Some couples are not sure of their particular requirements and wish to talk to a doctor to help them understand what they need.
Using advanced ultrasound machine for assessment of uterus and ovaries and planning treatment
4. Scheduling the Treatment
A critical time for any couple, knowing the treatment process step-by-step will put you at ease and minimise the risk of unpleasant surprises
Our Values: Caring
When making a potentially life-changing decision, you want to know that your clinic cares about you and your experience. We understand your needs, respond to your concerns, respect your privacy and offer the highest level of personal service with attentive and supportive staff.
Our Values: Excellence
Never compromise on what really matters; you deserve the very best, especially when it comes to something as important as starting a family.
We aim to excel in every aspect of the service we provide, setting the highest standards in treatments, patient care and service. From the initial enquiry and consultation to treatment, follow-up care and counselling; from research initiatives to community outreach projects, we take the utmost pride in Our Values:.
Many of the decisions we make are based on trust, and choosing the right IVF clinic is no different. An honest approach makes this decision an easy one. Stepping out of our comfort zone can be unsettling, so confidence is key to a stress-free experience.
Pushing the boundaries has always reaped rewards. With our world constantly evolving, being at the forefront
1. Reassurance and Advice
This may be all that is required for some couples especially when they have only been trying to conceive for a short period of time and no significant abnormalities have been defined. The commendations may include weight loss or occasionally weight gain, or advice on how to reduce the effect of stress on the chances of conception
2. Ovulation Induction
This is used to treat women who are not ovulating, using tablets or injections to induce ovulation. Couples who have not conceived after six months of successful ovulation will need advanced treatment.
3. Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI)
This is the introduction of a prepared sample of the husband's sperm with the optimum motility into the uterus as the woman approaches ovulation. It is widely used, but particularly so in cases where ovulation induction has failed, or where the man has erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation.. The woman must have normal Fallopian tubes and the man near normal sperm count
4. Donor Insemination (DI)
The same procedure as IUI, donor insemination involves implementing the use of donor sperm in selected cases.
5. In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF is the most common and well known form of assisted conception. It involves harvesting the wife eggs and fertilising them with the husband sperm in a safe clinical environment. The embryos are then transferred through the cervix into the womb for continued development, and hopefully a pregnancy and birth. IVF is primarily used for the treatment of infertility caused when woman has blocked fallopian tubes, the man has reduced sperm quality, and unexplained infertility
We have a detailed understanding of all forms of IVF treatment, and how best to implement them to maximise the benefit to you,
Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
This is used when the man has abnormal sperm that are unable to fertilise the eggs naturally during conventional IVF. ICSI involves the use of very powerful microscope with micro manipulators to inject the sperm directly into the egg for fertilisation to occur. The fertilized eggs are further cultured and the resulting embryos are transferred into the womb.
Women who are unable to produce good quality eggs will require ovum donation. Eggs can be donated either from known donors(such as a sister or friend) or from anonymous donors.
Women with functioning ovaries but without a uterus, who have experienced repeated miscarriages, or with severe medical conditions that are incompatible with pregnancy may require IVF surrogacy. The ovaries of the woman are stimulated; the eggs collected and fertilised with her husband's sperm and then the embryos are transferred into a surrogate's womb where the pregnancy will hopefully develop.
IVF commonly leads to the generation of spare embryos. Freezing of these embryos for a later transfer provides the couple with another chance of pregnancy. We employ the latest vitrification techniques, and are now able to offer pregnancy rates with frozen embryos comparable to those achieved using fresh embryos.
Other variations and techniques include:
involves thinning or making an opening in the shell (zonapellucida), which surrounds the embryo(fertilised egg). It might help the embryos to 'hatch' out of the shell and improve their likelihood of implanting in the uterus
TESA (testicular sperm aspiration)
Surgical sperm retrieval for azoospermia. Azoospermia is a condition where no sperm are present in the fluid a man ejaculates.
FER (frozen embryo replacement)
In a frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle we thaw your frozen embryos and transfer one or two of them into the uterus.
At your first consultation with us, we will tell you about the option of using donor sperm, if the tests show that the quality of the man's sperm is very low or there are no living cells in the sperm sample. We will advise you and discuss the ethical aspects involved in using donor sperm.
Intracytoplasmic Morphologically-selected Sperm Injection(IMSI)
is an assisted reproduction technique that is particularly powerful against male infertility. This is an extension of ICSI, where powerful microscopes are used to individually select the best sperms for the ICSI procedure.
This is used for the freezing of oocytes, usually as part of the ovum donation program, but it is increasingly being used for the preservation of fertility in women who want to delay childbirth or are about to undergo chemotherapy or radiation.
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
(also known as embryo screening) refers to procedures that are performed on embryos prior to implantation. The PGD is performed by examining a single cell with regard to aneuploidy (maldistribution of chromosomes) and genetic diseases. This can either be done by using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or Fluorescence In Situ Hybridisation (FISH) methods.
Spindle View (polscope) :
The spindle is an essential organelle of the eggcell, and plays a central role in meiotic development of human egg cells. The spindle is responsible for accurate alignment and distribution of the chromosomes during cell division. Malalignment of the spindle can cause damage to the occyte during ICSI. This can be picked up before ICSI using spindle view in select cases.