What happens after egg collection?

After your egg collection they placed in a dish with sperm from your partner, or from a sperm donor, to fertilise.

If the sperm is low in numbers or of poor quality, we may advise the eggs to be treated with intracytoplasmic injection (ICSI). This is a form of IVF where a single healthy sperm is injected directly into the centre of each egg to assist fertilisation.

The treated eggs are then placed in an incubator. This provides the optimum conditions to allow fertilisation to take place.

Our embryologists will be in contact with you the next morning to let you know how many of your eggs have been fertilised. They will then keep you updated on how your fertilised eggs (now called embryos) are developing and answer any questions you may have.

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