A complex process in which eggs are retrieved from the woman's ovaries and mixed with sperm in a dish in the laboratory. “In vitro” is a Latin term literally meaning “in glass,” even though the fertilisation takes place in a dish.
IVF is an assisted conception treatment in which eggs and sperm are mixed in a petri dish in a laboratory in the hope that the eggs will be fertilised. Up to three developing embryos can then be transferred to the woman's uterus with the aim of achieving pregnancy. "In vitro" is Latin for "in glass", and refers to the glass dish in which fertilisation takes place.
Laboratory fertilisation of an egg by a sperm. The fertilised egg is then implanted in the female reproductive tract
A procedure whereby an egg or eggs are recovered by laparoscopy or vaginal ultrasound aspiration. This can be a natural or stimulated cycle, when drugs are used to make the ovaries produce more eggs. They are then placed with a specially prepared sperm sample – partners or donors – so that fertilisation can take place. The pre-embryo(s) is/are then transferred to the uterus when it/they may implant and develop.
Eggs produced by administering fertility drugs are retrieved from the woman's body and fertilised by sperm in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are transferred by catheter to the uterus.
A procedure where fertilisation occurs outside the body. The resulting embryos are then replaced back into the uterus.
method of assisted conception that involves surgically removing an egg from the ovary (by ultrasound-guided retrieval) after ovulation induction, combining it with the sperm and after fertilisation replacing the resulting embryo(s) in the woman's uterus. Also called "test tube baby".
This literally means fertilisation in glass. In fact in modern IVF laboratories, sperm and eggs are put together in disposable sterile plastic dishes or tubes.
IVF is the procedure by which the egg from a female partner and the sperm from a male partner are mixed in the laboratory. Provided fertilisation occurs in the laboratory and the resultant embryos look normal, they are transferred into the uterus (womb) of the female. In natural conception, the egg and sperm meet in the fallopian tube and fertilisation and early development occurs in the tube before implantation in the uterus.
The procedure by which eggs and sperm are mixed in the laboratory and the process of fertilisation occurs outside the body. Laparoscopy A surgical investigation using a telescope-like instrument to lokk at the pelvic organs, performed as part of an infertility investigation.
Eggs and sperm are collected and put together to acheive fertilisation outside the body. Up to three of the resulting embryos can be transferred into the woman's womb and a pregnancy may occur.
The fertilisation of an egg by a sperm outside the body.
Artificial fertilisation (fusion of sperm and egg) outside of the womb.
A procedure in which an ovum is removed from the follicle, fertilised outside the body, and replaced in the uterus. Usually abbreviated to IVF.
Literally means "in glass." Fertilisation takes place outside the body in a small glass dish.
Eggs and sperm are collected and put together to achieve fertilisation (IVF) outside the body.
fertilisation outside the womb. 'In vitro' means in a test-tube (or glass dish) Humans as organisms
( IVF ) - The manual fertilisation of an egg outside the body, the resulting embryo being replaced into the woman's reproductive system. ( more...)