IVF Consents and Instructions
About The IVF Process
IVF is a process by which one or more eggs (oocytes) are fertilized outside the body. If the male partner has a very low sperm count then fertilization is achieved by injecting a single sperm into each egg in a process called Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). If the sperm count is normal, then the usual procedure is to place a droplet of washed sperm (50,000) onto each egg. Successfully fertilized eggs are called embryos. A select number of embryos are placed into the uterus for implantation and establishment of pregnancy. Prior to implantation, embryos can be tested for their genetic competence through PGS, and a single normal embryo can be implanted with a high probability of success.