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ICSI

What is ICSI?

ICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection in Mexico is a method of fertilization where a single sperm is injected into the center of a fertile egg. ICSI is a technique used with all IVF treatments to increase the chance of success.

One of the most successful and highly recommended IVF methods in Mexico is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) as it is typically used to induce fertilization. The sperm is inserted into the center of the egg’s cytoplasm using a thin, hollow needle. Once the eggs are fertilized, implantation into the woman's uterus occurs.

For the largest opportunity to save on costs, Mexico IVF offers entire ICSI packages to US couples with highly cost effective options.

A Good Candidate for ICSI

Good candidates for ICSI in Mexico complement cases where infertility is related to low sperm counts, poor sperm motility or quality, damaged or absent vas deferens, retrograde ejaculation, and irreversible vasectomy. Besides being useful for male infertility, ICSI is also engaged to fertilize frozen eggs.

IVF with ICSI Procedure - Step by Step

1. Induced ovulation: To help doctors in Mexico control the timing of ovulation and to stimulate the ovaries, the female IVF recipient is prescribed fertility drugs which increase egg production.

2. Regular blood tests and vaginal ultrasounds monitor the ovaries to determine the best time for egg collection. Mature ova are taken during egg collection. A hormone injection to help mature the eggs is given 36 hours before the egg collection.

3. To harvest the eggs, your fertility doctor in Mexico inserts a very thin needle into the ovary follicles and use suction to remove eggs individually. The needle is attached to an internal ultrasound probe to guide the specialists through the procedure.

4. Sperm is collected from the male partner using various methods of sperm retrieval. The sperm is then washed and analyzed. Healthy sperm is selected to fertilize the ova.

5. To increase the chance of fertilization, ICSI is introduced. ICSI injects the sperm into the center of the egg's cytoplasm. After the sperm has been placed with the egg, fertilization occurs. For embryo transplantation to be successful, the fertilized cells are left to multiply before being inserted into the uterus.

6. Embryos are transferred into the uterus 1-5 days after fertilization. It is becoming common for IVF specialists in Mexico to implant embryos 5 days after fertilization, during the blastocyst stage of development, to ensure the embryo is mature. Embryo implantation is usually painless and is performed as an outpatient procedure. Using a catheter, embryos are transferred into the uterus through the cervix. The patient is required to rest for 2 hours after the procedure before returning home.

7. A pregnancy test will be taken 9-15 days after the embryo transfer. If the IVF cycle has been successful, women will experience a normal pregnancy.

Risks and Side Effects of ICSI

One concern with ICSI is the possible health impact of this procedure on any resulting children. Because it is possible that a weaker, poorer quality sperm might be used in ICSI, congenital defects may be passed on at a higher rate than naturally or with other methods of IVF.

Couples who want to conceive using ICSI are still advised to analyze their family history for genetic diseases and disorders and clearly communicate with their IVF specialist in Mexico. You can also consider pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

Due to ICSI being used in conjunction with IVF, the risks of IVF also exist; namely, increased chances of ectopic pregnancy and multiple births. However, ICSI is a world-class procedure offered in Mexico.

Success Rates of ICSI

The IVF success rate depends on many factors: the age of the woman, the number of transferred embryos, the quality of the embryos, and the fertility clinic. The conception per IVF cycle produces an estimated 10-50% success rate.

Coping with Infertility

Fertility specialists in Mexico understand that infertility treatment can be stressful for couples, particularly if they are traveling for treatment. To help cope with the process, it is important that any questions about treatment are addressed. Understanding how vitro fertilization works, the procedure involved, the success rates of IVF treatment and other factors that increase the chance of successful fertilization can reduce the stress of IVF.

Keep in mind that when you are traveling abroad to Mexico, your body needs to consume water and try and ample Vitamin D from the sun and fresh air to conquer jet-lag.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is currently a prevalent technique used in many IVF clinics in Mexico to treat sperm-related infertility problems. IVF with ICSI in Mexico is an undertaking to a successful, affordable IVF treatment. Infertility clinics in Mexico offer an extensive range of payment options and reasonable methods of financing your procedure, making your journey for a new life as easy and hassle-free as possible.

IVF in Mexico doesn’t only offer affordable, price competitive treatments; it also possesses some of the world’s most advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories, promising higher ICSI success rates and aftercare quality you and your partner deserve.

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by Brandie Umar
Executive Director

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