Are you considering fertility treatment? Have you heard about assisted fertilization method IVF?


is the world’s largest sperm bank and, in this post, we’ll guide you through the important aspects of treatment with IVF.

What is IVF?

IVF stands for in vitro fertilization and it is a method of assisted fertilization carried out in a laboratory. In vitro means “in a glass” because the egg is fertilized in a petri dish.


When is IVF treatment a good option?

Treatment with IVF can be an option for women who have tubal issues or who suffer from conditions such polycystic ovary syndrome or endometriosis. The treatment is also an option if you are a single woman or a same-sex couple having treatment with IVF using a donor sperm.


How IVF works

The first step is to start taking fertility medication in the form of hormones to stimulate the process of egg maturation in the follicles inside the ovaries.

When the eggs have matured in the ovaries, they are surgically aspirated by a doctor and afterwards the eggs are prepared for fertilization in a petri dish in a laboratory. Sperm cells will be placed together with the eggs in the petri dish for them to fertilize.

When the eggs and the sperm cells have fertilized, they form what is called embryos. The embryos are then grown in an incubator for 3-5 days until they have developed sufficiently. One of the embryos is then transferred into the woman’s uterus. Hopefully, a pregnancy will occur, and the treatment has been successful.


Want to know more?

Now you know a little more about treatment with IVF and the possibilities it gives people wanting a child. However, your local fertility clinic can give you much more guidance, and you are also always welcome to contact Cryos’ competent Customer Service for advice or read more about fertility treatment with donor sperm on Cryos’ blog. 



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