IVF can be combined with other assisted fertility procedures such as Intracytoplasmic sperm insemination (ICSI) or Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm insemination (IMSI) for male infertility; with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to prevent transmission of single gene disorders; and with preimplantation comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS or PGS) to prevent chromosomal arrangement disorders.
IVF treatment involves replacing one or more embryos into the uterine cavity. Hence, there is a higher chance of multiple pregnancy which can be twins or higher order. The risk of multiple pregnancy is much higher when transferring more than one embryo at day 5 or blastocyst stage than with day 2 or 3 cleaved [...]
The effectiveness of frozen eggs is determined by the women’s age when the eggs were frozen, freezing technique and clinical factors when using these eggs for creating and replacing embryos. The vitrification of eggs as part of fertility preservation or elective egg freezing offers better outcomes than slow freezing technique.
Most patients only need to take couple of days off work when undergoing IVF treatment. This is usually around egg collection which is generally done under conscious sedation. Depending on individual circumstances, most patients may need to take one or few hours off for follicular tracking and blood tests.