Your doctor may suggest that you need either IVF (in vitro fertilisation) or ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) treatment. Both treatments allow us to transfer embryo(s) directly in to the womb.
Step 1 - Stimulation of the ovaries
Both treatments involve the stimulation of your ovaries with daily injections to try and produce more than the one egg usually produced in each cycle, usually between 5 -15 as not all eggs will fertilise or develop to form good quality embryos. There are several different protocols to achieve this. Your Consultant will individually tailor a treatment plan to suit your own specific needs and situation. The protocols tend to range from 2-4 weeks of daily injections.
We will closely monitor your response to treatment with scans and blood tests if needed and you will be given a personalised plan at the start of your treatment cycle.