In addition to our fertility-related treatments and services, we also offer women’s health services through our partners at Ultrasound Direct and Hormone Health.
While embryos are usually transferred anytime between day two and day five as part of IVF or ICSI, pregnancy rates may be improved if they are left in the incubator to develop to their blastocyst stage, when they are five or six days old. A blastocyst has many more cells than an embryo and, because of its longer development, may well be more viable for transfer and pregnancy.
This procedure involves the womb lining being scraped to increase the chances of embryo implantation, particularly if you’ve had previously unsuccessful IVF attempts.
Here, an embryologist uses micromanipulation to create a small hole in an embryo’s outer layer, which research has shown gives it a higher chance of implantation during IVF.
A sperm analysis is often the first step in the diagnostic stage of fertility treatment. Through a microscopic examination in our laboratories, we examine and assess the number of sperm cells per millilitre of semen, the shape of the sperm and their motility.
IMSI & PICSI are tools used in addition to ICSI which allows our embryologists to select sperm with low levels of DNA fragmentation, which are potentially more likely to lead to normal embryo development.
New techniques allow us to examine all of the chromosomes and to see if an embryo lacks or has additional chromosomes, a condition called aneuploidy.
Chromosomal abnormality is one of the most common causes of unsuccessful pregnancy.