Steps of In Vitro Fertilization

With in vitro fertilization, the processes that normally occur in the woman’s fallopian tube are taking place in the laboratory. The eggs are taken from the ovary, placed with the man’s sperm in a dish or tube in the lab to achieve fertilization, and the resulting embryos are placed inside the woman’s uterine cavity by passing a catheter through the cervix. Embryo freezing is also done if there are extra embryos after the transfer.

The steps involved in an IVF treatment cycle include controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, egg retrieval, fertilization and embryo culture, and embryo transfer. Embryo freezing is also done if there are extra embryos remaining after the embryo transfer is done.

Superovulation
A woman’s eggs develop inside fluid-filled cysts (sacs) inside the ovaries, called follicles
Egg Retrieval
Egg collection is performed under intravenous sedation anesthesia by physician-staffed anesthetist
Egg Fertilization
The male partner provides the laboratory with a semen specimen to be used for fertilization…
Embryo Grading
Embryos are assessed by their appearance under the microscope for the number of cells, the characteristic..
Embryo Transfer
The embryo replacement (embryo transfer) procedure is quite simple and usually pain free