In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF, ICSI/ IMSI)
Classic In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a method in which the mature eggs, collected by follicular aspiration, are brought together with the partner’s sperm in the lab, so they are fertilized.
ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is a method that is most often applied when dealing with the so-called male factor infertility, or more specifically, with poor sperm parameters. IMSI is a modification of the same method.
ICSI is applied most often when dealing with the so-called male factor infertility. More specifically, when the semen analysis of your partner shows low sperm counts, poor motility, poor morphology, as well as in cases when we have retrieved the sperm by a testicular biopsy.
NB! Both classic IVF and ICSI can be performed using donor sperm or eggs after the partners have completed all the relevant paperwork.
There is no simple answer to this question, and this is why you have to discuss each option with your fertility consultant.
The decision to use one or the other method depends on multiple factors, such as the female partner’s age, whether she has had previous pregnancies, the current cause for infertility, the sperm count, the number of eggs retrieved, their quality, etc.
When there are good semen analysis results and a high number of eggs retrieved, the fertility consultant may choose to apply both methods for in vitro fertilisation combined.
Preparing for IVF
Embryo transfer and pregnancy test
How to become a patient of the IVF centre
If you still aren’t an IVF patient of ‘Nadezhda’, you first need to submit an online request form for an initial consultation with our fertility consultants. Requests are processed on a first-in-first-out basis. Once a month, they are presented to an expert medical committee that assigns cases to our fertility consultants according to their type and complexity. After your case has been assigned, you will receive a call from the clinic with a proposed date and time for your initial appointment. Please note that due to a large number of requests, the usual time for processing and assignment to our fertility consultants might take up to three months.