In-Vitro Fertilization Utilizes advanced technological procedures and equipment to identify the woman’s eggs, incubate them with the sperm, and transfer the fertilized eggs into the womb, thereby bypassing tubal abnormalities. ICSI, or Intracytoplamic sperm injection, a variant of IVF, has also been designed specially to assist couples with sperm problems. It assists fertilization in cases, where the count is very low, there are high levels of abnormal sperm, or the sperms have low motilities. In this way, IVF has changed the lives of many.
Well, if you are having difficulty getting pregnant, and it’s been over a year, it is usually wise to have your doctor carry out some investigations on both you and your partner. These may include Blood hormone tests (for the woman initially) an ultrasound scan of the womb and ovaries, or a laparoscopy and dye test, to exclude Tubal blockage. Alternatively, Tubal blockage may be excluded by HSG (Hysterosalpingogram). A semen analysis is also important. This will identify problems with sperm counts, sperm structure or motility. You may also be asked to do some sperm antibody tests. The decision on the best option to achieve pregnancy will be taken following a careful appraisal of the outcome of the various investigations. At TFC, we carry you along by discussing our findings and the steps we intend to take with you. This ensures that we work together to achieve our hearts desire……PREGNANCY!
In our part of the world, cost of assessing health care is an issue. At TruCare Fertility Clinic, even though we parade a high quality care, we are mindful of the limitation of accessing health care due to high cost. With this mind, our services are very competitive. We put you first; before cost. At TFC we do not intend to deny you the opportunity of achieving your aim of pregnancy due to exorbitant cost. Do a comparative costing and discover why we are pocket friendly.
The natural chance of a woman getting pregnant in a circle with all conditions meet is about twenty percent (20%). Generally, the success rate IVF is between 20-40% globally. Our success rate at TruCare Fertility Clinic is about 60%. The greatest testimony to the good work and standard attained at Trucare Fertility Centre is the compliment from family and friends of successful couples who achieved pregnancy in our facility. Many of our referrals are also from this source. One good turn deserves another. Our clients are our ambassadors. To all this we are grateful to God and our esteemed couples for the opportunity to be of service.
Our facility as a whole is designed to ensure strict compliance with the highest standard of quality control. All procedures are performed under well documented, rigorous techniques that meet criteria for best practices in the scientific world. We do not compromise on issues of quality and professionalism. Our team of award winning consultant gynaecologists, medical officers, well trained and experienced nurses, skilled embryologists, laboratory scientists and other supporting staff are all promoters of our quality work for pregnancy.
If you’ve been trying to conceive for over 6 months, you may have a fertility problem. You’ll need some tests to be carried out on you and your spouse.
In most cases you should see a doctor if you have been trying to conceive (having unprotected sex) for at least one year. If you are over 30, we recommend that you see a doctor for a check-up as soon as you decide to start trying to conceive.
Not at all. For almost half of infertile couples, the cause is related to the male partner (either alone or in addition to a female factor). When a couple have fertility concerns, we recommend that both the male and female partner have full consultations in order to determine the most effective treatment approach.
We typically perform three tests when a couple schedules an initial consultation. For the female partner a blood test can determine whether hormones are in the correct balance and a pelvic cavity can help us to identify any physical impediments to fertility. For the male partner, a semen analysis can show whether there are issues with sperm.
There are a wide range of treatments available for infertility, depending on the cause or causes. These include medication and treatments such as IVF and IUI.
During down regulation you may experience headaches, hot flushes or mood swings. When you start your stimulating injections these side effects should subside, but you may experience “twinges” in your ovaries and feel bloated.
Smoking – has been shown to be toxic to eggs and can cause damage to the DNA of sperm. We strongly recommend that you stop smoking prior to commencing a treatment cycle.
We ask that you avoid strenuous exercise. This elevates your core body temperature and, especially following your egg collection, it shakes up your ovaries and could lead to more swelling or bleeding than usual.
Likewise, avoid saunas and very hot baths.