IVF Treatment

What is IVF?

IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) happens when a woman’s eggs are removed from her ovaries and fertilised in a lab. It’s an extremely common fertility treatment, with more than 250,000 babies being born through the process, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

Here at Reproductive Health Group, we work with you throughout the entire fertilisation process, offering support, reassurance and guidance.

Our aim for IVF is the same as yours: to create a healthy embryo that marks the start of your pregnancy journey.

How does IVF work?

IVF is the process of combining an egg and sperm outside the body, in one of our specialist labs. This usually happens inside the womb when natural conception takes place, but we’re here to support cases where this is proving very difficult.

Once the sperm has fertilised your egg, the embryo is then replaced back into your womb to develop normally. However, our team will still be on hand to support you throughout the entire IVF process – even after implantation.

We are absolutely overjoyed. We would very much like to express our gratitude to yourself and all of your staff at Reproductive Health Group who have helped to make this dream come true for us. The professionalism and empathy shown by each and everyone of you was second to none.

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If you have a question about any of our services, please call us on 01925 202180 or contact us below.

Who is IVF treatment for?

The egg and sperm can be taken from a couple’s bodies, making IVF a great fertility treatment for heterosexual couples.

However, because either the egg or the sperm can be donated by another fertile person, IVF can also be chosen by same-sex couples as a route to parenthood. This process often happens after egg or sperm donation.

IVF is chosen by people who are struggling to naturally conceive. Just a handful of reasons include:

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Reduced sperm parameters
  • Obstruction of the fallopian tubes
  • People with a risk of carrying genetic diseases
  • Being unable to determine the cause of infertility

The IVF procedure

We understand that IVF, or any other kind of fertility treatment, can be a daunting experience. However, we do all that we can to ensure that you’re comfortable – starting from your very first appointment.

Your first appointment

In this meeting, we’ll talk about your family history and medical records. This allows us to plan for any obstacles we might face throughout your IVF treatment. Ultrasounds and an investigation into your reproductive organs, including sperm analysis, may also happen at this stage.

More importantly, this is your chance to ask any questions that you may have surrounding IVF. Your fertility specialist will be able to answer these, which will put your mind at ease when beginning the process.

Preparation for IVF treatment

Patients will be prescribed medication that they should take to ensure they are ready for the treatment, including hormonal stimulation to increase the number of available eggs.

Egg cell and sperm collection

Around 12 days after taking the medication, female patients will undergo hormonal induction to release eggs. They are then collected in a pain-free procedure.  On the same day, the male partner will provide sperm.

In vitro fertilisation begins

After about 5 days, in the laboratory, the collected eggs are fertilised with the sperm and the embryo is transferred into the woman’s uterine cavity. Pregnancy tests can confirm around 14 days later.

If you would like to find out more about IVF Treatment or feel that you can benefit from IVF in your fertility journey then feel free to request an online appointment today. Alternatively, you can call us on 01925 202180, and we will be more than happy to assist you with any other advice.

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