Conceiving a child requires only a single healthy sperm to reach the egg. Infertility sometimes occurs when the sperm cannot penetrate the permeable barrier around the egg (the zona pellucida), cannot fertilize the egg, or cannot reach it. Often, issues with fertilization can arise as a result of male factor infertility.
ICSI is a fertility treatment in which an embryologist uses micromanipulation tools to inject a single, high-quality sperm directly into the center of each egg retrieved during an IVF cycle. These fertilized eggs grow in the laboratory for five days, before being placed into the uterus.
ICSI has had incredible success in treating male factor infertility, greatly increasing the chances of fertilization. Even where no male factor issues are present, ICSI can greatly enhance the odds of successful pregnancy through IVF.
Many fertility clinics offer ICSI, but it comes at an additional price. Aspire believes that a treatment proven to increase the chances of pregnancy and live birth ought to be the standard of care.
We offer ICSI as an integral part of IVF treatment, at no extra cost to our patients.