In vitro fertilisation IVF literally means” fertilised in glass” and is a technique where a womans ovaries are stimulated with drugs to produce a number of eggs that are then collected and fertilised by sperm from her partner, the resulting embryos are then grown outside the body in Incubators and the best embryo is then replaced into the womb when it is most receptive, for full details of procedure please see our information leaflet.
Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a modification of the IVF technique that was developed to help patients where the partners sperm results demonstrate a level that would make it difficult to fertilise the eggs to achieve a pregnancy, with this technique a standard cycle of IVF is performed, but after the eggs are collected a single carefully selected sperm is “injected” into each egg to achieve fertilisation. For full details of this technique please see information.
At Cheshire Womens Health we are aware that choosing to proceed with fertility treatment can be a daunting experience, we therefore like to offer an individualised/ personalised approach to your fertility treatment and utilise a treatment regimen that is optimised for you with careful monitoring of your ovarian development to achieve the optimal response to treatment.
The embryology part of your treatment occurs at the Hewitt centre for Fertility where after your eggs are fertilised we are able to offer exclusive use of Time lapse embryology assessment that allows clinicians/ embryologist the maximum information to select the best embryo to be replaced to give you the best chance of a successful outcome.
At Cheshire Womens health we also offer a range of treatments that may further improve your pregnancy rates from treatment ( see adjuvant therapies) , and at your initial consultation a careful and realistic assessment will be made of your options and of any extra treatments that may or may not be suitable for you.