In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

IVF is a reproductive technology where an egg is fertilised outside the body.

When the egg is successfully fertilised by the sperm, an embryo is grown in the Compass Fertility Laboratory for a number of days before being transferred back into the uterus. The embryo must then implant into the uterus and continue to grow in order to become a successful pregnancy.

The two main forms of reproductive technology used at Compass Fertility include Standard Insemination (IVF) and Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).


IVF IS USEFUL FOR THOSE WITH:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Missing fallopian tubes
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Ovulation problems
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Cervical problems

ICSI is useful for those with

  • Poor sperm morphology
  • Poor sperm motility
  • Low sperm count
  • Obstructions preventing sperm release, including vasectomies
  • Antisperm antibodies