Fertility Center

IVF

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a treatment in which fertilisation of eggs by sperm takes place outside the body in a dish in the laboratory

The fertilised eggs are allowed to grow in the laboratory for 2 or 3 days before being replaced in the woman’s uterus (womb). It is the treatment of choice for women with blocked, damaged or absent fallopian tubes but, it is also used when there are moderate sperm abnormalities or the infertility is unexplained. An ovary has a pool of immature eggs. In a woman’s natural cycle, it is usual to produce one egg each month, which is released from the developing follicle (fluid filled sacs) two weeks before the next period starts. In IVF cycles the aim is to achieve the growth and development of several follicles in order to maximise the chance of collecting several eggs.

Injections of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) are taken from the start of the cycle to stimulate growth and when the follicles are mature the eggs are collected. These are then put together with the sperm in the laboratory to allow fertilisation to take place. The fertilised eggs are allowed to grow in the laboratory for 2 or 3 days before being replaced in the woman’s womb (uterus)

In vitro fertilisation (IVF), computer illustration.
Computer artwork of medical nanorobots aiding the fertilization of an ovum by sperm.
Computer artwork of medical nanorobots aiding the fertilization of an ovum by sperm.

97%

Babies Delivered

You're always in safe hands to deliver your baby at Finney Hospital

63%

IVF Success rate

we are proud to have a 63% live birth rate per embryo transfer

78%

Live Birth Rate

per transfer for patients 38-40 yrs old using their own eggs

IVF