What is ICSI treatment?
How it differs from IVF and what is the success rate in Ukrainian Surrogacy?
ICSI is for couples who experience problems with male fertilityIn our Ukrainian surrogacy programs, we always use ICSI. We have found it to be more successful. With egg donation, our surrogacy program is 68% successful with ICSI.Yes, there are many other factors, such as our incredibly thorough screening of donors and surrogates in a way that would not be financially feasible in the US due to the high cost of health care. Still, our amazing medical facilities and experienced scientists conducting this procedure make a difference too.
Article by: Rebecca Flood
ICSI treatment stands for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection and is a form of IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation).
It is intended for couples where the man has fertility problems.
ICSI is a form of IVF
What is ICSI treatment?
ICSI involves the injection of a single sperm directly into a mature egg.
The fertility treatment consists of several steps, firstly stimulating ovaries to produce a mature egg, then egg retrieval and fertilisation which includes selecting sperm and identifying a mature egg.
Then it's insemination, fertilisation and culture, where the fertilised egg grows in a lab for a few days.
Embryo transfer follows, with women recommended to reduce their movement for the next 24 hours after the embryo has been introduced.
ICSI is intended for couple who experience male fertility problems
The luteal phase, two weeks between embryo transfer and a pregnancy test , follows before the all-important pregnancy test.
Only one embryo is transferred, in exceptional cases two, and the remaining good-quality embryos will be frozen and stored to be used in subsequent cycle if necessary.
How is it different from IVF?
IVF involves the same early stages, but when it comes to fertilisation the eggs are mixed in with the sperm.
In ICSI only one sperm is selected and injected directly into the egg.
ICSI involves directly injecting a single sperm into an egg
What's the success rate?
UK-based website BabyCentre, a digital resource for parents, states that the younger you are the better chance you have to conceive.
The site says the success rates for ICSI broadly mirrors that of IVF with conception rates;
- 44 per cent if you are between 18 and 34
- 39 per cent if you are between 35 and 37
- 30 per cent if you are between 38 and 39
- 21 per cent if you are aged between 40 and 42
- 11 per cent if you are between 43 and 44
- Two per cent if you’re 45 or over
Compare our success rates with Delivering Dreams:
- 47 per cent if you are under 35
- 31 per cent if you are between 35 and 40
- 24 per cent if you are over 40
Learn more about international surrogacy
Delivering Dreams helps couples throughout the US struggling with infertility have children. Located in NJ and Kyiv, Ukraine, our amazing medical facilities and professionals, surrogates and donors are in Ukraine, because Ukrainian law protects the rights of parents and their children from inception at affordable costs and high success rates.
Unique to Delivering Dreams, we offer guaranteed not to exceed, all-inclusive pricing and contracts under US law to provide prospective parents legal and financial security.
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