IVF for couples: What is the first step?
If you’re considering IVF, you may be wondering what the first step in the process is and we will help you to understand what to expect from your treatment.
Step 1: Initial Consultation and Fertility Check up
The first step in the IVF process is to schedule an initial consultation with one of our fertility specialists in Ireland. During your consultation, the fertility doctor will review your medical history request a Fertility Check Up. The fertility check up includes an AMH test, Semen Analysis and the Consultation with a fertility doctor. You can book your Fertility Check Up here.
Your doctor will also review your partner’s medical history and perform a semen analysis to assess their reproductive health. Based on the results of the fertility evaluation, the doctor will help determine the cause of infertility and recommend a treatment plan, which may or may not include IVF
Preparing for your first IVF cycle
If you decide to move forward with IVF, the next step will be to prepare for your first IVF cycle. This typically involves taking fertility medications to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Your fertility specialist will monitor your response to the medications through blood tests and ultrasounds.
Once the eggs have matured, they will be retrieved from the ovaries using a needle guided by ultrasound. The eggs will then be fertilised with sperm in our lab, and the resulting embryos will be cultured for several days.
The final step in the IVF process is the embryo transfer, which involves transferring the embryos to the woman’s uterus with the hope of achieving a successful pregnancy.
If you have any questions about the IVF process, please speak to us. Our amazing team is here to help you and provide all the support you need to make informed decisions thorough your journey.
Book your consultation with one of our fertility specialists and will make sure to provide you with all the information you need.