How is it done?
IVF treatment involves four main stages:
1. Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) - the growth and maturation of several eggs and the triggering of their release through self administered injections.
2. Trans Vaginal Oocyte Aspiration (TVOA) - The collection, under anaesthetic, of the eggs prior to their release.
3. In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) of the eggs in the laboratory with a fresh semen sample.
4. Embryo Transfer (ET) back into the uterus. Each of these stages will impact on the overall chance of the procedure resulting in an on-going pregnancy and ultimately a healthy baby.