The IVF ICSI cycle timeline
What is IVF?
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) can be described in the very simplest terms as “eggs are extracted, fertilized in a laboratory and placed in the uterus to hopefully implant and develop into a pregnancy”.
A more detailed description begins to reveal the complexity of this treatment process. During IVF treatment, eggs are surgically removed from the female partner’s ovary. In a glass dish (“in vitro”), outside the body, it is mixed with sperm to be fertilized. The fertilized eggs, called embryos, are then placed in the women’s uterus three to five days later.
What is ICSI?
ICSI stands for “Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection” and it is a revolutionary medical process that makes it possible for nearly every man to have his own biological child, even in the case of severe sperm problems. Practised safely around the world, ICSI has helped thousands of couples to have their own biological offspring.
ICSI is a medical procedure used in specific circumstances when the fertilization of the eggs takes place in the lab during IVF treatment, and it is very effective.
The IVF ICSI timeline
The brief descriptions of IVF and ICSI make the process sound quite simple.
However, a full overview of the steps and procedures involved in a typical 28-day IVF ICSI plan at Cape Fertility, as detailed below, provides a realistic picture of the full process.
Timeline: Day 1
The IVF ICSI timeline commences on the first day of your period, which is Day … Read the rest