Your treatment option will depend on the cause of infertility. Following the consultation and fertility investigations, our doctor will sit with you and your partner to outline a treatment plan according to the diagnosis arrived at from the testing, duration of infertility and the woman’s age.
There are various treatment option that significantly improve chances of getting pregnant which include Lifestyle changes (eating healthy, weight loss, avoiding smoking, recreational drugs and alcohol intake), medications (to correct hormonal imbalance, induce ovulation), surgery ( for polyps, fibroids ,repairing damaged fallopian tubes) and Assisted Reproductive Technology which uses various medical techniques to fertilize an egg and help a couple achieve conception.
The treatment that we will offer you is tailored to suit you and the cause of your infertility as well as to provide the optimal chance of achieving a successful pregnancy in the safest way and shortest time without compromising quality of treatment.
IVF, or in vitro fertilization at Bloom Fertility Clinic, is a procedure in which eggs are fertilized with sperm in a carefully controlled environment to generate high-quality embryos.
In natural conception, sperm and eggs meet in the fallopian tube and begin the complex process of fertilization, embryo formation and growth. Introducing the sperm to the eggs in a carefully controlled environment can overcome the physical, endocrine and immune problems that may be preventing you conceiving.
Embryos that are created following IVF are then transferred, normally one at a time, into the female partner’s womb to implant and develop or frozen for transfer in a later non-stimulated cycle.
IVF treatment can take place using the patient’s own eggs and sperm or with the use of donor eggs or donor sperm.
When should you consider IVF
Here are a few fertility issue IVF can help overcome:
Low Sperm Count
Issues with the Uterus or Fallopian Tubes
PCOS- Polycystic ovary syndrome
Antibodies that Harm Sperm or Eggs
Low Ovarian Reserve
When other fertility options have not been successful
How Does IVF work
The IVF Process cycle
To explain what happens in an IVF procedure we have divided the IVF process into six stages:
The ovaries are stimulated with a course of medication to produce eggs. During this period, you will attend the clinic for a number of monitoring scans to check the development of your follicles that produce eggs. Once the follicles have reached the correct size, you will be given an injection to mature your eggs ready for collection.
Egg collection and sperm sample
The retrieval takes place at our Fertility clinic, you will be given a small amount of sedation in preparation for the procedure. The eggs are retrieved on the same day your partner or sperm donor produces a semen sample. (alternatively frozen or donor sperm can be prepared)
Incubation and Fertilization
Once the eggs have been collected, they will be placed in a dish with the sperm for fertilization to occur. If there is a male factor issue or if the sperm is of poor quality on the day, the embryologist may suggest you use ICSI in which the sperm is injected directly into the egg to aid fertilization.
The embryos are cultured in the lab for five to six days after egg collection. Depending on your treatment plan, the embryologist will either freeze all your embryos for a Frozen Embryo Transfer in a later cycle or advise you when your fresh embryo transfer will take place..
Following the embryo transfer, you will need to wait between 12 to 14 days to find out if your treatment has been successful. For most women and couples this two-week wait can be an extremely difficult time full of anxiety about whether treatment has worked. As one of the IVF clinic in Nigeria we will provide support throughout treatment at the clinic and.
If your pregnancy test is positive, you should contact the clinic to arrange an early pregnancy scan. If unfortunately, your treatment is unsuccessful we will arrange a review consultation for you to discuss your cycle and any next steps you might like to take. During this time counselling and support will be available should you need it.
IVF TREATMENT WITH BLOOM FERTILITY CLINIC
At Bloom Fertility Clinic in Nigeria we individualize your treatment by developing procedures to suit you. IVF is considered to be one of the most efficient forms of fertility treatment, in that it usually provides the highest rates of successful conception for any one treatment cycle. For patients with severe male factor infertility or significantly blocked fallopian tubes, IVF treatment is the only realistic treatment option. We often also recommend IVF for older patients or when IUI and medications have not been successful.
Bloom fertility clinic, located in Lagos, Nigeria is considered one of the best fertility centers in Nigeria, with a high volume of IVF cycles and consistent outstanding results.
If you have more question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact our IVF treatment staff. You can also visit us at Bloom fertility clinic Ikeja, Lagos to discuss IVF treatment in further detail.