Our IVF Patient Journey

Our patient journey

The first step to starting IVF treatment with us is checking our eligibility criteria; if you meet our simple criteria, the next step is booking an Initial Consultation and Scan. Here is what you can expect from your journey at abc ivf:

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Couple with IVF doctor
Initial Consultation and Scan
During this 45 minute appointment a specialist Nurse Consultant will assess your fertility health by performing an advanced ultrasound scan. We will then discuss your results, go through your medical history, treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.

Your Nurse Consultant will also talk through each step of your treatment plan and explain when and how to take your medication to ensure you feel comfortable, positive and fully understand the next steps.
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Woman undergoing fertility treatment speaking to a nurse
Treatment Consultation
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IVF Consultant showing patient her scan results
Monitoring Scans and Blood Tests
During treatment you will be closely monitored with scans and blood tests which will allow us to determine the right time to collect your eggs. Each appointment takes around 20 minutes and patients will have around 2 or 3 scans during their treatment cycle.

When your eggs have reached maturity as assessed by ultrasound scan, you will come in for your Egg Collection procedure where an IVF Consultant will collect the eggs from your ovaries. The Egg Collection procedure takes around 45 minutes and takes place at CREATE Fertility, our sister clinic, under sedation.
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IVF nurse comforting patient after having her eggs collected
Egg Collection
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Petri dish with healthy IVF embryo
Embryology
The collected eggs and sperm will then be fertilised in the laboratory at CREATE Fertility. Fertilisation and embryo development will be carefully monitored by the embryology team. 

3 or 5 days after egg collection, depending on each individual case, the embryo/s will be ready to be transferred into the womb. The Embryo Transfer procedure usually takes around 30 minutes and does not require sedation.
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Healthy embryo
Embryo Transfer
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Happy couple finding out positive pregnancy test after IVF treatment
Pregnancy Blood Test
2 weeks after your egg collection, you will have a pregnancy blood test which looks at your Beta hCG (pregnancy hormone) blood levels to determine whether your treatment has been successful.
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The first step to starting treatment with us is to book an Initial Consultation & Scan

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