Ovarian stimulation involves the use of hormones to encourage the ovaries to create numerous eggs, rather than one that naturally develops each month.
“The eggs will then be extracted and either stored or utilised immediately to try to produce embryos,” she explained.
“If the treatment plan calls for creating embryos straight away, the laboratory will want a sperm sample available when the eggs are extracted.”
The embryologist will then try to fertilise the eggs in a few different ways, including:
- Putting sperm in the same dish as the eggs
- Injecting a single sperm into each egg.
Source: Daily Express