10:44 22nd May 2014 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
In-vitro fertlisation (IVF) means fertilisation “in glass” or outside the body. Typically the woman is given drugs to stimulate her ovaries to produce a lot of eggs, more than she ordinarily would in her natural cycle, which are collected by ultrasound guidance and fertilized with the man’s sperms outside the body. This process may be simple (conventional IVF) or require additional micromanipulation and injection of the sperm directly i...
03:54 23rd December 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
Professional counseling services are offered freely to all couples undergoing treatment at The Bridge Clinic. We recommend that every couple use these facilities. The counselor’s role is to assist couples by exploring and evaluating all the possible treatment alternatives , prepare for the treatment ahead, and offer ongoing support . In particular, we urge all couples undergoing treatment using donor eggs or sperm to rece...
03:55 18th December 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
For the next two weeks, you should try and carry on with your every day life as normally as possible, as rest, holidays, taking time off work etc, will not increase the chances of the embryos implanting and thus pregnancy. If you have not had a period 14 days after egg collection, you should have a pregnancy test performed on a sample of early morning urine. If the test is positive, we will arrange a vaginal ultrasound one week later, ...
03:59 9th December 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
The next step in the IVF treatment process after the Egg collection process is the Embryo grading and transfer.
Embryo grading takes place on the day of embryo transfer. Embryos are graded visually looking at them under the microscope. We look at the shape of the embryo’s cells and assess how smoothly the cells are dividing by looking for fragmentation. Ideally, there should be no fragmentation as in a grade one embryo.&...
04:01 2nd December 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
When you are ready to have your egg collection arranged, you will be given an instruction sheet telling you exactly what you need to do. Specially trained doctors perform egg collections in the clinic’s theatre. Your partner or another relative or friend is welcomed to be with you during the procedure to give you moral support.
First, a needle will be inserted into a vein in the back of your hand and you will be given an intravenous i...
04:04 6th November 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
There are several steps to IVF treatment and instructions to patients undergoing IVF. This article will help to alleviates some of the myths associated with IVF. Adhering to these instructions while undergoing IVF will increase.
Steps of IVF/Instructions to Patients undergoing treatment
a) Administration of drugs
b) Egg collection
c) Embryo Transfer
d) Pregnancy Test
Supply of Drugs
You will be given a prescription for differe...
04:33 29th August 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
Sometimes the ovaries respond inadequately to the drugs and produce very few, if any follicles. If the woman is already on the maximum dose of FSH then a decision will be made as to whether the treatment cycle is to be continued in spite of the very poor chance of success, or cancelled. If the latter option is chosen the couple will be offered a consultation to see a doctor during which other treatment options will be d...
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