Carried out in our State of the art lab, this treatment consists of extracting and fertilizing the egg with donor sperm or sperm from the partner in the laboratory. The embryo culture in a laboratory implies a constant surveillance and control of multiple parameters; for this reason the in vitro fertilization greatly depends on the quality of the laboratory as well as on the applied assisted reproduction techniques.
For whom is it appropriate?
- Patients between 30 – 42 years (with normal ovarian reserve).
- Fallopian tube pathologies.
- Irregular periods.
- Male infertility.
- Artificial insemination failure.
- Risk of transmitting genetic or chromosomal alterations.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
For individuals and couples whose infertility persists despite conventional first-line treatments, IVF offers a logical next step.
With pregnancy rates up to five times that of intrauterine insemination, IVF is the most effective fertility treatment available today. It is the most common form of fertility treatment and is particularly helpful for women of advanced age, women with damaged fallopian tubes, male factor infertility, and more.
At Neogenesis Fertility Centre, we specialize in IVF and have built a reputation as a respected source for this advanced reproductive technology. We offer a variety of modifications to the standard IVF process to help patients with specific disorders.
Our ability to treat both routine and complicated cases is a testament to our team who, together provide you with valuable insight, unique perspectives, and world-class care that maximizes your success.
Fertility preservation is the process of saving or protecting eggs, sperm, or reproductive tissue so that a person can use them to have biological children in the future.
People with certain diseases, disorders, and life events that affect fertility may benefit from fertility preservation. These include people who:
- Want to delay having children.
- Are about to be treated for cancer
- Have a genetic disease that affects future fertility.
- Are about to be treated for an autoimmune disease, such as lupus
- Have endometriosis
- Have uterine fibroids
- Have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace or during military duty.
How Fertility Preservation Works:
Some medication is given to the female, as a first step, to allow her to produce more than just one egg. Eggs are collected just as they are ready to be ovulated and mixed with specially prepared sperm in the laboratory. Any resultant embryos are then allowed to develop before being placed into the uterus. Surplus, good quality embryos can be frozen or ‘cryopreserved’ for use at a later date.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
ICSI is a specialised form of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) that is used for the treatment of severe cases of male-factor infertility. The treatment involves the injection of a single sperm directly into a mature egg.
At Neogenesis Fertility Centre, we use a medium named Sperm Slow during sperm selection. This medium contains hyaluronan (HA), which binds sperm that are more likely to have normal DNA, and thus allows selection of these bound sperm for injection. By selecting the sperm that are bound to HA and using them for ICSI, the embryologists are preferentially using the better-quality, more mature sperm. This technique is also known as PICSI and we use it as standard practice with no additional cost to the patient.
ICSI-IVF is recommended for couples who have had poor or no fertilisation during standard IVF, as well as men who have:
- Poor sperm morphology (abnormally shaped sperm).
- Poor sperm motility (slow moving).
- A low sperm count.
- An obstruction such as a vasectomy, which prevents sperm release.
- Anti-sperm antibodies (antibodies that are produced by the man’s body and may inhibit sperm function).
- A vasectomy reversal that was unsuccessful or resulted in a low sperm count or poor-quality sperm.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
This is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization.
IUI provides the sperm an advantage by giving it a head start, but still requires a sperm to reach and fertilize the egg on its own. It is a less invasive and less expensive option compared to in vitro fertilization.
When IUI is recommended:
The most common reasons for IUI are a low sperm count or decreased sperm mobility.
However, IUI may be selected as a fertility treatment for any of the following conditions as well:
- Unexplained infertility
- A hostile cervical condition, including cervical mucus problems
- Cervical scar tissue from past procedures which may hinder the sperms’ ability to enter the uterus
- Ejaculation dysfunction
We study and treat diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina and ovaries).
The main conditions dealt with by gynaecologists are:
- Amenorrhea (absent menstrual periods)
- Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs
- Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods)
- Incontinence of urine
- Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
- Prolapse of pelvic organs
Antenatal care is the care you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy. At Neogenesis, You’ll be offered a series of appointments with our midwives or doctors.
They will check that you and your baby are well, give you useful information to help you have a healthy pregnancy (including healthy eating and exercise advice) and answer any questions you may have.
You will also be offered antenatal classes, including breastfeeding workshops.
You can book an antenatal appointment in advance by calling us on 0394 853532 or emailing us directly from our website’s Contact form.
Counselling is an integral part of fertility treatment, and our services are designed specifically to help you through the difficult times. Our specialists hold an average of over 20 years of experience in treating the emotional aspects of infertility, and intimately understand what you are going through.
Our counselling services are tailored to help remedy the uncertainty you may face when addressing your fertility options, to help get your life back on track, to stop living in ’28 day cycles’, and to help you feel in control of your life once again.
Our centre provides confidential and non-judgemental sexual and reproductive health care in regards to family planning.
Our clinical services include contraception, STI testing and treatment, cervical screening, pregnancy testing, PMS and menopause advice, HPV vaccinations, and advice and support for other sexual and reproductive health issues.
Eggs, sperm and embryos not used in a treatment procedure can be stored for future use. Eggs and sperm (gametes) can be stored for 10 years and embryos can be stored for five years.