There are a number of treatment options available today. You may already be aware of some. We'll offer you tailor-made advice and guidance to reach the right treatment option for you, keeping you informed at all stages and of procedures involved.
A relatively simple and minimally invasive treatment, whereby a prepared sample of husband´s sperm is inserted high into the uterus at the time of ovulation. This may involve the use of stimulating injections to ensure that one or two eggs are released.
IUI may be suitable for couples with so-called “unexplained” infertility or where there is a minor male factor problem.
This treatment involves giving the woman medication that stimulates the ovaries to produce a number of eggs. These eggs can then be collected and fertilized in the laboratory with the husband´s sperm, and the resulting embryos replaced into the uterus.
IVF was originally developed as a fertility treatment for those women with blocked fallopian tubes but can now be used in many other situations.
Where the husband´s sperm is of lower quality, it may need to be injected into the egg to achieve fertilization - this is known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This approach is also needed where the sperm has to be surgically retrieved from the husband, a procedure carried out by a specialized urological surgeon.
Embryos that result from IVF or ICSI treatment are often replaced in the woman´s uterus two or three days after egg collection. At this stage, they have grown and divided to around 4-8 cells in size. In natural pregnancy, however, the embryo is usually five or six days old, at the blastocyst stage, when it reaches the uterus. There is evidence that, for many women, the chance of pregnancy may be improved if the embryo can be grown to this stage in the laboratory before being replaced. Many different factors influence this, such as the age of the woman and the number of embryos available; these factors are assessed on an individual patient basis, in order to determine the most appropriate approach for each couple.
Transparency in our dealings with you is one major aspect that sets us apart from others. Our team works with you, in partnership, to ensure we care for you as individuals and offer treatment tailored to your needs.
We shall also offer ongoing support, at all stages of treatment, because we understand the stresses and anxiety engendered by infertility and the need to undergo treatment. Specialized counselors will always be available to assist when needed.