In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

What is IVF

Making pregnancy possible

IVF can help couples overcome a wide range of fertility challenges. It involves fertilising eggs with sperm in the lab, followed by the selective transfer of one or two healthy embryos into the uterus. IVF can help with:

  • Female infertility: blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, or unexplained infertility.
  • Unsuccessful other treatments: if intrauterine insemination (IUI) hasn’t worked, for example.

What you’ll get

Tailor-made treatment

IVF treatment plans are highly personalised to each patient, maximising chances of a successful pregnancy.

Improved embryo selection

We use advanced Artificial Intelligence technology with the EmbryoScope for more informed and more accurate embryo selection.

No hidden fees

All technologies available at our clinic are integrated into treatments where they can be beneficial, without additional charges.

Treatment phases

Initial Medical Consultation & Testing

During your first consultation, your fertility specialist will thoroughly assess your medical history, and discuss available treatment types with you. You may be asked to undergo further health checks, to help tailor your treatment and maximise your chances of a successful pregnancy. These include bloodwork, semen analysis (if applicable), ultrasound of the uterus and other tests.

Treatment Plan Confirmation

After receiving your test results, you will chat with your doctor to review the findings and solidify your personalised treatment plan. Your committed patient coordinator will then provide you with a detailed breakdown of the associated costs, for your approval.

Ovarian Stimulation

Once you have approved the costs, you are ready to begin treatment. Your doctor will prescribe a tailored hormonal medication plan to stimulate the development of multiple mature eggs in your ovaries. We will control the progress of the cycle, until we can verify that the number and size of the growing follicles are compatible with the obtention of viable eggs.

Egg Retrieval

Egg retrieval is conducted under ultrasound monitoring, by an experienced IVF doctor. This operation is performed under sedation and takes around 15 minutes. On the same day, a member of our team will liaise with you to arrange the scheduling of the embryo transfer. Eggs obtained from this procedure are then placed into a special culture medium.

Egg Fertilisation

A fresh or frozen sperm sample from your partner is provided to our IVF lab. It is then treated and optimised in the lab, in order to select the strongest, most motile spermatozoa. In classical IVF treatments, eggs are then placed overnight with a sample of more than 100,000 spermatozoa in a special culture medium, to enable fertilisation.

Embryo culture

Once fertilisation has taken place, your embryos will be kept in a special incubator under optimal conditions, until the embryo transfer day. The incubator allows us to continuously monitor your embryos and carefully assess their development without touching them. At Ferticentro all of our treatments are done in the Embryoscope and embryo development is carefully monitored 24/7, with the characteristics of embryo development being assessed through complex artificial intelligence algorithms.

If you are undergoing a freeze-all cycle, the obtained blastocysts will be vitrified by our talented team of embryologists until the Embryo Transfer phase.

Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer procedure is one of the final stages of the IVF process. Your doctor will place one or two embryo(s) in your uterus to try to obtain a pregnancy. In the case of a freeze-all cycle, a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) will be performed.

Any viable surplus embryos that are not used in the fresh treatment can be frozen in our cryo-storage facilities. These can be used in a subsequent frozen embryo transfer cycle (for a second child or if the first attempt fails).

Pregnancy Test

After the embryo transfer you will need to wait 12 days for a pregnancy test.