Our personalised approach to fertility treatments means that sometimes ICSI, a procedure often recommended for patients with a history of poor fertilisation, will be more appropriate to help you build your family.
After a thorough review of both you and your partner’s fertility, your consultant may recommend ICSI if one or more of the below relate to you.
We don’t want you to go through extensive unnecessary treatment, but sometimes ICSI may be the right route forward.
Your consultant will consider both partner’s fertility health and any previous tests or treatment, before making an ICSI recommendation and creating an individualised plan designed around your family-building goals.
We’re experts in our field with proven results, and one thing that sets us apart from other clinics is that we consider male fertility right at the start of every fertility journey.
ICSI is a highly effective method of IVF that is another specialised treatment to improve your chances of conceiving a biological child. All you need is one sperm, injected directly into the egg, making ICSI a very successful procedure.
Even though you’ll have a dedicated consultant, you’ll also benefit from the knowledge of our entire team. Our daily ‘all hands’ meetings are where all consultants come together to review each patient in cycle. This includes the embryologists, nurses and patient care team, so you’ll benefit from a wealth of combined knowledge and input.
An ICSI cycle takes about one month from the day you start taking medication to your pregnancy test. It only differs from an IVF cycle in that once egg collection has taken place, sperm is selected and injected via a micro-needle, inseminating mature eggs before an embryo transfer procedure.
Once you’ve met with your consultant and decided if ICSI is most appropriate fr you to achieve a pregnancy, we design an individualised treatment plan to deliver the best possible results.
You’ll also spend time with one of our specialist fertility nurses who will guide you through your treatment plan and you’ll also get a chance to speak to one of our embryologists, to ask any questions about ICSI.
For around half of couples who are having problems conceiving, the cause of infertility is sperm-related. ICSI is the most common and successful treatment for male infertility.
Your doctor may recommend ICSI if:
– you have a very low sperm count
– your sperm are abnormally shaped (poor morphology) or they don’t move normally (poor motility)
– you’ve had IVF previously and none, or very few of the eggs fertilised.
We do everything we can to work around your life and your cycle. Only when you’re ready, your treatment will start.
Once you start your stimulation injections, you’ll likely meet with your consultant at least twice during your stimulation phase. And even though you have one consultant, you benefit from the entire team’s experience and knowledge when they review your progress at our daily ‘All Hands’ meeting.
Wherever possible, your consultant will perform your egg collection.
Eggs are collected and on the same day, the most suitable sperm will be selected to be micro-injected into all mature eggs.
The following day, the eggs are assessed to see if they have formed embryos, and then these embryos will be closely monitored by our time-lapse incubators until the best embryo can be selected for transfer.
Prior to your egg collection, you will have agreed the best plan of action regarding your embryo transfer with your consultant, including investigative tests to help maximise your chances of pregnancy.
You’ll be asked to attend the clinic and will be made as comfortable as possible for the procedure, which is usually over in half an hour.
Approximately two-weeks after, it’ll be time to do your pregnancy test. We know first-hand how difficult the two-week wait is, so we are always on hand for support.
Most clinics will provide the initial cycle price, but this won’t ever be your final treatment cost. We know that fertility treatments are not only an emotional commitment but also a financial one too, and with the ultimate goal of finding the quickest, easiest, and least invasive way to get you pregnant, we’ve made sure our prices are competitive.
Contact us today and one of our Patient Services team will create an individualised estimated cycle price for your treatment plan.