What is IVF?

When In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedure was first developed, people talked about test tube babies. But in vitro is Latin for “in glass” and the process involves bringing eggs and sperm together in a glass or plastic dish in a lab. Any procedure where conception takes place outside the body is a form of IVF.

IVF was originally devised to overcome infertility caused by blocked or absent fallopian tubes. Today, IVF procedure is used to treat many more reproductive problems, including irregular ovulation, low sperm count or motility, and unexplained infertility.

The process of an IVF cycle


The #1 piece of advice our patients pass on to people trying to conceive is to ask for help earlier. Genea's Fertility Specialists are experts in helping people conceive and seeing one is not a fast track to IVF - in fact we help more than 50% our patients have a baby with fertility treatments other than IVF.


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