Before the ICSI procedure:
- Ovulation Induction – The person who supplies the eggs receives the medication injection for up to 8 to 14 days. It stimulates the ovaries to produce multiple eggs at once to get matured.
- Egg retrieval – It uses transvaginal ultrasound technology to direct the insertion of a slim needle through the border of the vagina into the ovaries. While practising the procedure, anaesthesia will be given to neglect the pain.
During the ICSI procedure:
Procedure 1: Holds the mature egg in place.
Procedure 2: Immobilize and pick up a sperm using a thin needle.
Procedure 3: Place the needle into the egg to reach the cytoplasm.
Procedure 4: Injects the sperm into the cytoplasm.
Procedure 5: Finally, withdraw the needle from the egg.
After the ICSI procedure:
After ICSI, monitoring the laboratory’s fertilized egg for signs of successful fertilization is necessary. Next, a healthy fertilized egg will be divided into cells within five to six days, forming a blastocyst. And the final stage is that it’s time to evaluate the blastocyst’s size and cell to decide when it will most likely lead to a pregnancy.