Fertilization (IVF-ICSI) - Dr. Senai Aksoy

Fertilization (IVF-ICSI)

How are my eggs going to be fertilized?

This depends on the reason why you are not getting pregnant. If there is male factor infertility then microinjection (ICSI) is required. This is a procedure whereby a single sperm is injected into the egg using an instrument called micromanipulator. If infertility is due female factors, classical IVF is done where sperm at a certain concentration are added to the culture medium containing the eggs. Sperm fertilizes the egg in a natural manner.

Where are my embryos going to be stored until the day of transfer?

We keep the embryos inside incubators. Incubators are temperature and pH controlled environments that mimic the human body. Each couples’ embryos are allocated a special compartment in the incubator.

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