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Paths to conception

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a highly popular assisted conception  method. It involves the administration of hormone medication and  injections to stimulate the ovaries, leading to the production of a  larger number of eggs than usual. While under sedation, the eggs are  extracted during a procedure and then fertilized with a sperm sample to create one or more embryos. Finally, the embryos are transferred to the uterus.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine  Insemination (IUI) is a method that supports natural conception by placing specially processed sperm directly into the uterus. This technique enhances the chances of sperm reaching the fallopian tubes and successfully fertilizing the matured egg. In some cases, medication and a trigger injection may be used to stimulate the production of multiple eggs and time their release from the follicles.

Ovulation Induction

Ovulation Induction is a hormone treatment method that involves oral medications like Clomid or Letrozole. These medications stimulate the ovaries to develop eggs and induce ovulation, increasing the chances of successful conception through timed intercourse. Ovulation Induction can be used in conjunction with IUI or as a primary method, particularly for women with irregular menstrual cycles or those who do not ovulate at all.

In-Vitro Fertilisation

Commonly referred to as IVF, In-Vitro Fertilisation is a popular assisted conception method whereby hormone medication/injections are taken to stimulate a woman’s ovaries to produce more eggs than normal.

These eggs are extracted and then fertilised with a sperm sample to create embryo(s). The embryo(s) are then transferred to the uterus.

Who can benefit from IVF as a treatment option

Women with tubal factors or ovulation disorders

IVF does not require the need or function of our fallopian tubes, bypassing any tubal factors.

Men with impaired sperm production or function

Sperm for fertilisation can be extracted from the source, or even with a donor’s sperm

Same-sex couples

Your fertility goals for family-building can still be met via IVF treatment

A standard IVF cycle

01
Egg collection procedure

After the stimulation stage, eggs are collected from you or your egg donor.

02
Embryo biopsy

When your embryos progress into blastocysts (5 or 6 days old), a tiny clump of cells are extracted from each embryo before the embryos are cryopreserved.

03
Fertilization

With your sperm or donor’s sperm, the eggs are fertilized in the embryology lab to form embryos.

04
Testing

The biopsied cells are sent for genetic testing that takes about 2 – 3 weeks for results to come back.

05
Embryo transfer

With the PGT results, only the embryos free of a known genetic disorder, or the healthy ones with the best chance of implantation based on chromosome numbers and structures will be considered for transfer into your womb or that of your chosen surrogate’s.

Benefits that IVF can offer you

Some control over time

You can choose when to start a family by preserving your fertility until such time that you are ready without the stresses of a ticking biological clock.

Less chances of miscarriage

Known chromosome abnormalities can ultimately cause a miscarriage, and this can be detected with Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy (PGT-A).

Use of donor eggs or sperm

You can still have a baby even if you are unable to produce eggs or sperm. An option to consider when you are faced with low quality or diminished egg reserves; or when your sperm is not viable for treatment even when extracted directly from the testicles, also known as testicular sperm aspiration (TESA).

Not passing down a genetic disease

Together with Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic disease (PGT-M), your embryos can be tested for a disease that you carry in your genes before transferring the ones that are free of that disease.

Why Intrauterine Insemination?

Often tried as an early option of trying to conceive method, IUI nudges nature along the way by introducing more viable, healthy sperms to find the egg at the right time therefore increasing the chances of conceiving.

Before opting for IUI however, your fertility specialist might need you to undergo a diagnostic test called hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to rule out any blockage/growth abnormalities that could render your IUI treatment futile. A safe medical grade dye is injected into the cavity of uterus and womb, and observed via x-ray or sonogram to determine if your fallopian tubes are open/unblocked and your uterus appears to be normal.

Who can benefit from IUI as a treatment option

Couples with unexplained infertility

Both you and your partner checked out alright with relatively normal results of your fertility assessments, but still not getting pregnant.

Women with ovulation disorders

Even if you have irregular menses, IUI can still be a first line of option for your to try to conceive.

Men with blocked reproductive ducts

You can still attempt IUI with sperm extracted from the testicles, or by using a sample from a sperm donor.

Single females or same-sex couples

When you opt for a sperm donor for family-building goals.

Ovulation Induction

Hormonal therapy is used in ovulation induction to stimulate egg development and release, or ovulation. This may result in one or more eggs being released from the ovary. This can also used to improve the quality of a woman's ovulation.

Our other services

Save your eggs for later

Freezing your eggs now would mean that they retain the quality and quantity you have now, and use them in later years.

Freeze your sperm

Save samples of your swimmers if your work or hobby can be physically hazardous; or if you have a medical decision to make that could potentially hamper you from fathering children.

Keep tissues of your ovary

A modern option if you are facing a health hurdle now that could jeopardize your fertility in the long run.