No. The process does not involve cutting you open. The eggs are picked up within 10 to 15 minutes under light sedation.
No. The process does not deplete your eggs as all we do is recruit eggs in a cycle that ultimately would have died.
Yes, but with a low threshold for Caesarean Section
No, but if there are conditions that might make natural conception unlikely, for instance: extremely low sperm count or blocked tubes, then we will usually recommend another cycle.
No. Though the results are conflicting, available evidence does not suggest an increase in congenital malformations among IVF babies. However, extreme caution is advised for ICSI which unlike IVF is relatively ‘young’ (1978 vs 1992).
No. ICSI has a better fertilization rate than IVF but the pregnancy rates are the same.
No. Admission into hospital is not necessary as it has not been shown to increase success rates.
No. We usually recommend you avoid sexual intercourse about three days before egg collection and for two weeks thereafter.
Yes. Generally avoid sugary food, alcohol and tobacco.
No. This largely remains anonymous. You can however get information on the physical and psychological attributes.
Yes, but we usually discourage this to avoid future skirmishes.
Yes, but payment needs to be completed before ovarian stimulation.
No. We avoid running large batches at a time and label all specimens properly.