ICSI is a laboratory technique we use for couples facing sperm-related infertility. How is ICSI different from IVF? During IVF, we let sperm and eggs mingle together in a petri dish, if we decide ICSI is more appropriate, a glass pipette which is finer than a human hair, is used to collect a single sperm and inject it into the egg. This is the only difference – the rest of the treatment journey is identical to IVF.
Scans and tests
During an ICSI cycle, an individual sperm cell is directly injected into the egg to allow fertilisation to occur. ICSI is widely used and often the recommended treatment for those affected by male infertility. If you have any questions about ICSI or starting treatment, do get in touch with our expert team.
'Amazingly for us, the whole process was incredibly stress-free and easy. The staff we met and had contact with were all absolutely wonderful and couldn't have been more helpful'
Ellie & Josef
Who’s suitable for Kind ICSI?
Our criteria is based in 3 simple key factors, age, BMI and ovarian reserve. Do you meet the criteria?
Aged 37 or under
Our treatment plans have been formulated to maximize success for women who fall into this range, as they respond best to our ‘Kind’ IVF approach - requiring less medication and scans. Women over 37, when natural fertility begins to decline, often need more personalised treatment.
BMI of 30 or less
BMI is a shorthand calculation based on height and bodyweight. To proceed to treatment, we require a BMI of 30 or less, as we find women in this grouping are less likely to encounter complex treatment difficulties.
A good ovarian reserve
Ovarian reserve, measurable with a blood test, is often used as an indicator of fertility. Women with too low or too high of an ovarian reserve often respond poorly to treatment and may need specialised care – but we can evaluate this during your initial consultation and advise you accordingly.
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