Once you have completed the necessary paper work and had your blood tests done as explained in 'Nurse Paper Work Consultation' you are ready to start your treatment with your chosen cycle.
The first steps involve control of the necessary hormones. Most patients have long protocol IVF which starts with suppression of hormones to enable us to take control and prevent ovulation. This is called down regulation. Following this, injections are given to stimulate the ovaries to produce follicles that will contain the mature eggs.
Some patients have short protocol IVF in which the down regulation is not required. The most appropriate protocol for you will be discussed during your consultations. Ultrasound scans and blood tests are carried out to check development and once the follicles on your ovaries have reached a certain size, the eggs will be collected from the ovaries.
You can read more about the process in our page 'IVF and ICSI'.
You can read more about other treatment options in our Treatment & Costs section.
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