IVF, ICSI and IUI are the most common ways we help you have a baby, but they are very different fertility treatments. We are often asked by patients which one is the best. Remember, everyone’s fertility journey is different, and what you recommend to someone may not be right for you when looking for fertility treatment.
Patients often ask what the best treatment option is. Through this blog, you will learn which treatment plan is worth considering for your condition.
IVF explanation: What is an IVF?
IVF-In Vitro Fertilization involves using fertility drugs to gently stimulate your ovaries to produce high-quality mature eggs. We then recycle and fertilize them with your partner’s or donor’s sperm in our laboratory. Sperm and egg are placed together on a special plate, and then the egg is checked for signs of fertilization. Then the best quality embryo is placed in the uterus for implantation and pregnancy growth.
Advantages of IVF:
IVF allows us to increase the chances of fertilization by placing eggs with sperm. Thanks to our advanced embryo selection technique, which includes time tracking and genetic screening before implantation, we can select the embryos with the greatest potential for pregnancy. If you have more than one good embryo from your cycle, you can freeze the rest to use in future cycles.
When is IVF recommended?
IVF is designed to treat problems that prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg in the body, such as damage or blockage of the fallopian tubes. It may also be recommended in some cases of unexplained infertility or mild cases of male infertility.
ICSI: What is ICSI?
ICSI stands for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection and is an improvement on the IVF technique. Instead of mixing sperm with eggs in the laboratory, the best healthy single sperm is extracted from the sample and injected directly into the egg for fertilization.
ICSI will help you get pregnant if your partner has semen problems. When the sperm is injected, it goes through another stage of initial fertilization. Only the highest quality sperm that has been identified by one of our embryologists is used for fertilization.
Why ICSI recommend
ICSI is a treatment designed to help treat male fertility problems, such as low sperm count or poor sperm motility, which prevent eggs from fertilizing naturally. It is also used for sperm collected surgically or for men whose sperm have high levels of DNA damage. If sperm problems are not the cause of your fertility problems, IVF is usually recommended.
What is IUI?
IUI stands for IntraUterine Insemination. This involves placing your partner or donor sperm in your uterus during ovulation to hope that the egg will be fertilized for pregnancy.
IUI can be done without fertility drugs, using the egg you naturally ovulated that month. Because the outcome of IUI is very close to natural conception, more than one fertilization attempt may be required to achieve pregnancy.
When is IUI recommended?
Many patients who need a sperm donor to get pregnant choose IUI because it can be a quick and easy way to achieve pregnancy.
For IUI to work, the fallopian tubes must be clean, and there must be enough healthy sperm and mature eggs for fertilization. If ovulation is irregular, we can use fertility drugs in combination with IUI. Otherwise, IVF may be recommended.
IVF, ICSI or IUI: Which is Best?
Your first fertility test results will help us decide which type of fertility treatment is best for you. An individual approach is essential to give you the best chance of success. Ziva infertility clinics consider factors such as your medical history, age, and response to previous treatment cycles.
You may be allowed to try IUI or advise you to switch to IVF or ICSI immediately if your partner’s semen analysis reveals sperm abnormalities. Our focus is on making your pregnancy as effective as possible.
All treatment decisions are made in consultation with you so that you are fully aware of the treatment and possible outcomes, as well as transparent costs.
Book IVF, ICSI or IUI treatment in Ziva infertility Clinic. An initial fertility test will help you decide which treatment plan is right for you. If you feel overwhelmed by your treatment options, talk to a fertility specialist at Ziva infertility Clinic to better understand them.
Talk to our patient advisor for a fertility consultation with Ziva infertility Clinic at +91-9392834024, +91-9100002737. You don’t need a personal doctor recommendation.