ICSI offers a method of fertilisation, in which the ovules are fertilised via a fine tube with the partner’s sperm outside the woman’s body. They are then implanted back in the safe environment of a specialised embryonic laboratory. This method is especially used when the man’s sperm quality is insufficient to induce natural conception. During ICSI a single vital sperm cell is injected directly into the ovum via a fine tube. A certain number of embryos is then re-injected into the female body.
This procedure will be explained to you in detail by your fertility expert, including possible risks and complications. You will also be informed of possible alternatives as well as all costs for the ICSI procedure. Based on a comprehensive examination of your previous medical history as well as a full diagnosis, doctors will determine whether ICSI is the best choice for you and develop an individual concept for treatment and fertilisation.
ICSI has led to pregnancies and even multiple births in the past. Do not lose hope and see this procedure as a chance to become parents and start your own family!