The process of fertilization by manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish, and then transferring the embryo to the uterus.
The care you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy. You'll be offered a series of appointments with a midwife, or sometimes with a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician).
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
This is a procedure used prior to implantation to help identify genetic defects within embryos created through in vitro fertilization to prevent certain diseases or disorders from being passed on to the child.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves
placing sperm inside a woman's uterus to facilitate fertilization
Sperm washing is the process in which individual sperms are separated
from the semen. Washed sperm is used in artificial insemination using the intrauterine insemination (IUI) technique and in in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Controlled ovarian stimulation
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation is a technique used in assisted reproduction involving the use of fertility medications to induce ovulation by multiple ovarian follicles. These multiple follicles can be taken out by oocyte retrieval (egg collection) for use in in vitro
fertilisation (IVF), or be given time to ovulate, resulting in
superovulation which is the ovulation of a larger-than-normal number of
eggs, generally in the sense of at least two.
An ultrasound scan, also referred to as a sonogram, diagnostic sonography, and ultrasonography, is a device that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of some part of the inside of the body