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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.
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
Surgical sperm retrieval for azoospermia. Azoospermia is a condition where no sperm are present in the fluid a man ejaculates.
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.
(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.
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.