In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is the most effective fertility treatment available. The process of IVF involves the retrieval of eggs and sperm and manually fertilising them in a laboratory dish outside the body.
ICSI works in the same way except for fertilisation the eggs are injected directly with a single sperm, chosen by our expert embryologist. Healthy embryos are then transferred back into the uterus with the goal of implantation and further embryo development.
Take control of your future by freezing your eggs with Thérapie Fertility. Egg freezing at a younger age gives you a greater chance of growing your family, especially if you encounter difficulty conceiving naturally at a later date.
Having your eggs frozen simply gives you more options when it comes to your future fertility…
Reciprocal IVF, also known as shared motherhood is an increasingly popular option at Thérapie Fertility. It affords same sex female couples the opportunity to share the physical experience of pregnancy. The process involves both partners.
One will provide the eggs to be used in IVF/ICSI, while the other partner will carry the pregnancy and give birth. It allows same sex female couples, for the first time, the opportunity whereby one can be the genetic parent and the other the birth parent.
IUI or Intrauterine Insemination works by putting sperm directly into your uterus around the time you’re ovulating, helping the sperm get closer to your egg.
The main difference between IUI and IVF is that with IUI, the fertilization of the egg takes place internally and not in a fertility laboratory. It is minimally invasive and the most affordable form of assisted reproduction available.
Many cycles of IVF/ICSI will result in the freezing of embryos. This could be because the person is not ready to become pregnant yet, or indeed because there are embryos left over from the cycle. Those undergoing Reciprocal IVF with their partner will freeze their embryos before moving onto the next phase of treatment. In some cases, those wishing to freeze their eggs may wish to create embryos instead of simply freezing their eggs.
Surgical Sperm Retrieval is intended to help men who have no sperm in their semen or less commonly for men with extremely low quality sperm.
This can be the result of a number of causes such as genetics, previous illnesses or physical blockages. It can be a pathway for retrieving sperm, when a pregnancy cannot be achieved otherwise. Often sperm retrieved in this way will then be used in an IVF/ICSI cycle.
There are many reasons why a person or a couple may need to use donor sperm on their journey to parenthood. Donor sperm can be used for IUI, IVF/ICSI as well as Reciprocal IVF
We work with the European Sperm Bank in order to provide our patients with the highest standard of sperm available. All of our donors are identifiable.
In order to proceed with any fertility treatment, it’s essential that you undergo a series of testing and assessments. This will allow our fertility specialists to draw up a treatment plan that gives you the highest chance at a successful outcome. We offer a variety of tests such as AMH and Ultrasound.
The AMH test measures the amount of anti-müllerian hormone in the blood. AMH is made in the reproductive tissues of both males and females and in women, AMH levels can provide information about fertility and the ability to get pregnant.
During infertility testing, an ultrasound scan can provide valuable information on the ovaries, endometrial lining, and the uterus. Specialized ultrasounds can also be used to evaluate ovarian reserves, the uterine shape in more detail, and whether the fallopian tubes are open or blocked.
A Hycosy (short for Hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography) is a safe and reliable procedure used to investigate infertility by looking at the cavity of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. If either the cavity or the tubes are damaged, it may prevent you from becoming pregnant. The uterine cavity shape will be measured first. A contrast agent will then be injected into your uterus. If your tubes are not blocked then the agent can be seen passing through the fallopian tubes using ultrasound.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus in order to search for conditions such as endometriosis or to identify fibroids in the uterine cavity. It’s carried out using a hysteroscope, which is a narrow telescope with a light and camera at the end. Images are sent to a monitor so that your fertility specialist can see inside your uterus.
Without thorough testing and assessment, we have no way of determining the correct treatment path for you and your partner. Once we have a clear picture of your medical and fertility health, we will be able to assist you with a treatment plan that will give you both the best chance at a successful outcome.
A complete sperm analysis measures the quantity and quality of the fluid released during ejaculation. It evaluates both the liquid portion, called semen or seminal fluid, and the microscopic, moving cells called sperm. It is useful in determining conditions such as azoospermia.
The DNA sperm fragmentation investigation is a separate test to the semen analysis and can help us to identify if there is DNA damage present within the sperm cells which may be a contributing cause to infertility.