It’s not all about sperm count when it comes to infertility. Of course, it surely is the leading cause of the conception troubles of many healthy couples. But we have seen many cases here at Sridevi Fertility Clinic where even though the count was fine, there are other causes like poor sperm quality and motility that has caused the conception problems. These problems make it difficult for the sperm to pass through the cervical mucus for fertilization and thereby drastically hindering your chances of pregnancy.

This inability of sperm to reach egg can be because of the poor sperm count, quality, motility or even any other
reproductive abnormalities in men that accounts for male infertility. And ICSI is a revolutionary fertility treatment that can help you bypass these male infertility problems to improve your chances of conception.

What is ICSI?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an artificial fertilization procedure where healthy sperm is injected into the eggs using a fine glass needle by expert embryologists under a specialized and controlled environment. And this fertilized egg can be then placed into the mother’s womb for further development.

Convention IVF vs ICSI:

While in conventional IVF , where the sperm is allowed to naturally fertilize the egg in a controlled environment, ICSI makes the fertilization possible by human intervention (injection). A large number of motile sperm are required for the success of conventional IVF which may not be possible for the couple making the option of conventional IVF is no longer feasible. With ICSI these sperm problems are taken out of the equation as the fertilization is done artificially and all it needs is one healthy sperm.

When is ICSI a right option?

As told above ICSI predominantly takes the poor sperm count and motility out of the equation helping in fertilization of the egg and thus increasing the chances of successful pregnancy. ICSI can be considered as an option when the male infertility is due to low sperm count, less motility, DNA damage, and physical blockage of sperm or when the previous attempts with conventional IVF are not a success.

Many couples who have not tasted the success with conventional IVF procedures opted the ICSI route to make their dream come true. The chance of success does depend on the age of the women and yet almost 30% of the couple have had a baby right after the first attempt of ICSI, which is a very good indicator of the efficiency of the procedure. If you are considering ICSI, it is important for you and your partner to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with your fertility expert to make an informed decision.

That said, please remember that infertility today is a common challenge that is being faced by the majority of the couples and there is no stigma attached to it. All your fertility problems, small or big can be easily solved with the latest advancements in fertility treatments. We folks at Sridevi Fertility Center will be more than happy to help your motherhood dream come true.

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