In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
What is In-Vitro Fertilization?
In-Vitro Fertilization is one of the most common Assisted Reproduction techniques. It consists in a laboratory oocyte’s fertilization by a spermatozoon, and then, in a in utero transfer of the embryo or embryos.
So, the process of IVF consists in four phases: an ovarian stimulation, patient´s oocyte retrieval (puncture), in laboratory fertilization, and at last the transfer in uterus (transfer).
Over the last few years In vitro- Fertilization have been progressed and today offers very high pregnancy rates, whenever it is performed in a centre equipped to the highest standard. The keys of this success are the diagnosis, a personalized guidance and a good coordination by the medical team.
It is also essential to have an equipped laboratory, and an advanced technology in Reproductive Biology, that allowing us to obtain oocytes, spermatozoa and the most suitable embryos and so leading to a pregnancy. Scroll the menu on the left to find practical informations about all the aspects of an IVF. All you need to know before the first appointment and after pregnancy test result.
How is performed an In- Vitro Fertilization?
Before to start an IVF cycle, it’s essential to receive a comprehensive information on the whole process in medical, biological, legal and psychological level. Furthermore, tests are required to understand the
characteristics of each couple, because is important to focus on each case to guarantee the quality of performance.
The In Vitro Fertilization is a process that take place in phases; the first stage is the ovarian stimulation; then the oocyte retrieval, and third the In Vitro oocyte insemination, so at the end the embryos are transferred in the uterus of the patient.
Is In- Vitro Fertilization a painful treatment?
IVF is not a painful treatment. When we ask to our patients, the majority agree the worst is the anxiety throughout the different phases of the cycle, especially when embryos are already transfer to the womb and one need to wait for the outcome. In order to be prepared we suggest to the couple to have a talk with a psychologist.