Ovarian stimulation and follicles monitoring
Egg retrieval and embryo observation
Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Embryo freezing is a routine part of the IVF process. It is a method of preserving the viability of embryo transfer.
Embryos are removed from the 37 degrees
Each embryo is loaded up into a fine straw which has been pre-labelled with identifying and tracking information. The label has information on the individual(s) that created the embryo (full names and date of birth), tracking information for any sperm and/or oocyte donor used, and the date of the freezing procedure and the status of the embryo at the time of freezing.
The straw is sealed at both ends and plunged into liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -196 Degrees Celcius. It will remain at this deep sub-zero temperature until the individual(s) that created the embryo request for it to be warmed.
Egg donor programme
Importation of embryos
Clinics will often work with specialist courier companies to ensure that all material is kept safe during transit but if you have any concerns you should talk to your clinic about their transportation process. Our centre is in partnership with Pam Matthews a specialist IVF courier who can transport your embryos from anywhere in the world to our centre her website www.embryosafecryotransport.com.
Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy
Our centre offers keyhole surgery that involves inserting a small telescope through the abdominal wall so that the pelvic organs can be visualised. Laparoscopy enables the gynaecologist to evaluate the pelvis and is the gold standard for diagnosis of blocked fallopian tubes. Hysteroscopy allows the gynaecologist to evaluate endometrial cavity and diagnose conditions like endometrial polyps and submucosal fibroids.