IVF/ICSI

IVF implies a complex series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child.

During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from your ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. Then the fertilized egg (embryo) is implanted in your uterus. One cycle of IVF takes about 6-8 weeks.

IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. The procedure can be done using your own eggs and your partner's sperm. Or IVF may involve eggs, sperm or embryos from a known or anonymous donor. In case of Surrogacy, a gestational carrier — a woman who has an embryo implanted in her uterus — might be used.

Your chances of having a healthy baby using IVF depend on many factors, such as your age and the cause of infertility.
ICSI is a process that
takes place during IVF
increasing your chances
of success.
ICSI is a process that takes place during IVF, increasing your chances of success.

  • A sperm sample is taken from your partner's semen or surgically extracted from his testes or epididymis;
  • Your eggs are surgically extracted from your ovaries (Egg collection);
  • Using a tiny hollow needle, one sperm is carefully injected into an egg;
  • After injection, the fertilized egg is observed for growth and development;
  • Once normal growth is observed, the embryo will be implanted into your uterus where it has a chance to implant and grow.

The ICSI procedure is performed by using a technique called micromanipulation. Using a special microscope, along with very small surgical tools, to pick up and handle one single sperm, injecting it directly into an egg. This delicate process can be conducted only by natural perfectionists.
A list of common indications for IVF treatment:
  • Tubal desease
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Male infertility
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Diminished Ovarian Function
  • Age Related Infertility
  • Anovulation
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Genetic disoders
Male infertility
Male fertility generally depends on the quantity and quality of his sperm. There are no symptoms and obvious signs of male infertility. There could be a lot of causes: different diseases, hormone disorders, smoking, genetic health problems, using steroids for body building.

Medical examinations should be done to know if a male is fertile. Usually, sperm analysis and general health tests are taken. If the number of sperm is low or of poor quality, it will be difficult, and sometimes impossible, for a male to cause a pregnancy. In some cases, additional tests are needed, for example, DNA fragmentation, genentic diagnosis, FISH, oxydative stress level in semen, hormone testing and so forth.

IVF/ICSI are one of the most effective ways to treat male infertility.
IVF success factors
Age
The most fertile age for women is betwen 24 to 34, so a younger woman has more of a chance to have a baby. The IVF succes rate for women over 35 is much lower. Nevertheless, despite your age, you should still look into the possibility of IVF treatment.

Type of fertility problem
IVF can very successfully overcome lots of fertility issues. But the longer you wait to start a treatment, the less likely IVF will be successful. Stop postponing, start your journey!

Use of donor eggs
Using high guality and healthy donor eggs increases the chances of IVF success for women who have ovarial issues and are over 40.

Previous pregnancy
If a woman has had a previous success pregnancy with her partner, the chances to have a healthy baby using IVF will increase. It is very important to know that the success rate also depends on the medical history and unique situation of every partner.

Lifestyle habits
Healthy lifestyle will create a suitable environment for an embryo. Bad habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol reduce chances of having a baby. Obesity also effects on fertility. However, all these factors can be improved.
The center you choose greatly affects your IVF success.
WCOB works with the best medical facilities where a vast range of narrow specialists focus on a complex approach to the treatment of infertility problems.
Every client is important to us and is treated like family.
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