IVF implies a complex series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child.

During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from your ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. Then the fertilized egg (embryo) is implanted in your uterus. One cycle of IVF takes about 6-8 weeks.

IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. The procedure can be done using your own eggs and your partner's sperm. Or IVF may involve eggs, sperm or embryos from a known or anonymous donor. In case of Surrogacy, a gestational carrier — a woman who has an embryo implanted in her uterus — might be used.

Your chances of having a healthy baby using IVF depend on many factors, such as your age and the cause of infertility.
ICSI is a process that takes place during IVF, increasing your chances of success.

A sperm sample is taken from your partner's semen or surgically extracted from his testes or epididymis;
Your eggs are surgically extracted from your ovaries (Egg collection);
Using a tiny hollow needle, one sperm is carefully injected into an egg;
After injection, the fertilized egg is observed for growth and development;
Once normal growth is observed, the embryo will be implanted into your uterus where it has a chance to implant and grow.

The ICSI procedure is performed by using a technique called micromanipulation. Using a special microscope, along with very small surgical tools, to pick up and handle one single sperm, injecting it directly into an egg. This delicate process can be conducted only by natural perfectionists.