Conrady A.R.T. Clinic is at the forefront of assisted conception technology. We offer both IVF and ICSI procedures to help couples achieve a successful pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby.
What is IVF?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) literally means “fertilization in glass,” and refers to the process where fertilization takes place outside the body. It is a sophisticated clinical procedure that takes eggs from the ovaries of the mother and puts them in contact with the sperm of the father.
What is ICSI?
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is very similar to IVF in that the eggs and sperm are collected from each partner. The difference is the method of achieving fertilization. In the IVF method, the sperm and egg are brought together in a dish and fertilization occurs naturally. ICSI, on the other hand, refers to a procedure where sperm is injected directly into the egg.
Circumstances in which IVF/ICSI may be appropriate:
- When the sperm count is very low
- When there are high levels of antibodies in the semen
- When the woman is over 38 years of age
- When patients have unexplained infertility (when standard tests have not found the cause of the fertility issue)