What is Assisted Conception?

Statistics suggest that eight out of 10 couples will get pregnant within a year of trying. 
The majority of other couples will get pregnant within two years of trying.

Assisted Conception

Statistics suggest that eight out of 10 couples will get pregnant within a year of trying. 
The majority of other couples will get pregnant within two years of trying.

However, some couples continue to have difficulties.

According to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), about one in seven couples in the UK have difficulty conceiving.

There are a number of reasons why you and your partner may have trouble getting pregnant. If you have been trying to get pregnant for a year without success, you should speak to your GP to have basic tests completed.

If your attempts at natural conception are unsuccessful, you may consider seeking help from your GP and an assisted conception clinic.

Assisted conception helps women to conceive by controlling the way that the sperm and the egg are brought together to improve the chances of successful conception.

Intra-uterine insemination (IUI):

involves taking fast-moving sperm and placing them inside the womb close to the time of ovulation. This is usually the first method offered to couples that have unexplained infertility.

Intrauterine Insemination - IUI: 

is a method of artificial insemination recommended when ovulation is regular, and sperm results are normal. Extracted sperm is injected directly into the woman’s uterus.

In vitro fertilisation - (IVF):

Is a procedure where eggs are removed and mixed with sperm in a laboratory. Once the eggs have been fertilised, they are placed in the womb. IVF can be carried out with your own sperm and eggs or with donor sperm or donor eggs.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection -(ICSI):

is very similar to IVF, but a single sperm is injected into an egg in the laboratory, and the resulting embryo is transferred to the womb. This means that as long as just a small number of sperms can be obtained, it's possible to fertilise the egg. This type of fertility treatment is used when there are more serious problems with the sperm, when the man has had a vasectomy or when problems between the egg and sperm are preventing fertilisation.

Physiological Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – (PICSI)

is an additional sperm selection method that can be used in ICSI. PICSI assists embryologists in sperm selection to utilise the potentially most compatible sperm for fertilisation.

Embryo glue:

assists with optimal embryo development combining all of the key nutrients and energy sources. It is believed to increase the likelihood of pregnancy and can be used in both fresh embryo transfers, as well as frozen cycles.

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