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What Role Can an IVF Specialist Play in Your Fertility Treatment?

For some couples, the road to parenting is paved with repeated failed attempts. If you or your partner have been trying to establish a family for months (or years), it may be time to consult a fertility specialist in Singapore about one of the various reproductive treatments available, such as IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) (IVF).

ivf procedure singapore a complicated treatment that allows infertile couples to become parents. It entails removing female eggs from the body and fertilising them in a laboratory using sperm. After that, the embryo(s) will be transported to the uterus for fertilisation.

The IVF Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

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  1. Medication The initial step in IVF is to inject Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) into the uterus to induce the creation of several eggs over a month rather than just one.
  2. Constant observation

Blood tests will be taken at regular intervals throughout your menstrual cycle to evaluate your hormone levels. Your fertility specialist will also use ultrasonography to determine the ideal moment to gather the eggs by measuring the size and number of ovarian follicles.

  1. Eggs Collection

You will be given a trigger injection of human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) to stimulate ovulation once the eggs have reached the appropriate stage of development. Your fertility specialist will use ultrasound to find your ovarian follicles and a hollow needle to remove the mature eggs.

  1. Fertilizing

Fertilization will take place in our laboratory, with a single sperm put into each egg.

  1. The Embryo Development Process

To replicate the normal body, the fertilised eggs are housed in individual incubators at 37 degrees Celsius. They’ll be monitored for the rest of their lives to ensure that they grow as quickly as possible. The embryos will reach a more advanced blastocyst stage and be ready to be put into the uterus in two to five days.

  1. Transfer of Embryos

A very thin catheter will be used to transfer up to two embryos into the uterus. Any extra embryos can be frozen and saved for a later date.

  1. Test for Pregnancy

Two weeks after the embryo transfer, a blood test will be arranged to determine the success of the IVF operation. If the test is positive, your fertility clinic will schedule a three-week ultrasound scan.

You recognise that, like any other reproductive journey, this one can be as emotionally draining as it is physically demanding.