What is IVF?
In vitro Fertilization (IVF) Involve putting the eggs and sperm together outside the human body, by natural selection the egg will usually allow only one sperm to enter and this leads to the fertilization process in the laboratory.
After fertilization, the embryo are allowed to grow for a short period of time before being placed in to the uterus. A successful pregnancy can be confirmed about 2 week later.
Who Is Suitable for IVF?
IVF is the only fertility treatment for:
Women with irreparably damaged or blocked fallopian tubes or tube has been removed after ectopic pregnancy.
IVF is also offered when infertile women can not conceive with simple method of treatment for conditions such as:
Consultation, Counselling and consent:
When attending an IVF clinic for first time, doctor will conduct a consultation and couple will be reviewed in depth about the medical history and conduct physical as well as internal examination. There is a session where the clinician will explain and discuss the procedure/treatment with you. Any question that you have about the treatment can be raised at that time. This will enable you to fully understand the treatment you are about to embark on.
A written consent for IVF / ICSI and cryopreservation / thawing of the embryos is also obtained.