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In Vitro Fertilisation

Cycle Monitoring
Egg Retrival
Embryo freezing
Fertilisation & Embryoscope Culture
No Waiting Lists
Fresh Embryo Transfer
Beta HCG Blood Test
1st Pregnancy Scan

The term In-vitro fertilisation or IVF, literally means fertilisation “in glass” and refers to the process where a person’s eggs are fertilised outside of the body in the laboratory. Using sperm, embryos are created which are then transferred back to the uterus a few days later, or frozen for use at a later date.

The first successful IVF baby was born in 1978 in Manchester, England. Since then, millions of babies have been born through IVF and ICSI treatment.

Who is IVF/ICSI suitable for?

IVF/ICSI is specifically recommended for those with absent, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes. It is also often used in cases of unexplained infertility. Where there is male factor subfertility it can be used in combination with ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). It is also an option for those wishing to become pregnant with the assistance of donor sperm.

From our Podcast

From our Podcast

Season 1

All Things IVF

Welcome to episode 02 of Fertility Talks, the Thérapie Fertility podcast. Bringing you honest conversation about infertility, trying to conceive and accessing fertility treatment in Ireland.
This week, our host Ranae von Meding will speak with Dr. John Kennedy, the medical director of Thérapie Fertility about all things IVF and ICSI.
We hope that you have found this series interesting, informative and above all, helpful in your own fertility journey.

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IVF involves four stages

Ovarian Stimulation

Ovarian Stimulation & Monitoring

Ovarian Stimulation

Egg Retrieval

Ovarian Stimulation

Fertilisation & Culture

Ovarian Stimulation

Embryo Transfer

1. Ovarian Stimulation & Monitoring

1. Ovarian Stimulation & Monitoring

Under the care of our team, a woman is given fertility medications, mainly in the form of injections to stimulate her ovaries to produce multiple follicles. Follicles are the small fluid filled structures within the ovaries, each of which will hopefully contain an egg.

The number and size of the developing follicles is measured by trans-vaginal ultrasound scans. The exact number of follicles which develop varies greatly between patients. One of the purposes of testing is to give you and us an idea in advance of how many follicles and eggs may develop.

The final preparation for egg retrieval involves a hormone injection which mimics the natural trigger for ovulation. Egg retrieval will take place 36 hours after this injection.

Ovarian Stimulation & Monitoring

2. Egg Retrieval

2. Egg Retrieval

Egg retrieval is a minor theatre procedure which is carried out in the clinic under sedation.

A trans-vaginal ultrasound probe is used and a needle attached to the probe is carefully passed through the vaginal wall into the ovaries and follicles.

The ovarian fluid within each follicle is aspirated and then examined in the IVF laboratory by the embryologist for the presence of an egg.

After identification, the eggs are washed and transferred into a special culture in an incubator.

Egg Retrieval

3. Fertilisation & Culture

3. Fertilisation & Culture

While the egg retrieval is happening, the sperm is also prepared. A semen sample is provided by the male partner or the donor sperm sample is prepared for use. In the laboratory, a concentrated preparation of the best motile sperm is extracted from the semen sample. This sperm preparation (containing approximately 150,000 sperm) is added to the dishes containing the eggs, and they are incubated together overnight.

In some couples an alternative form of insemination is required called ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection), which involves injecting a single sperm into each egg using a very fine needle, rather than mixing the eggs and sperm in a dish

Regardless of the method of insemination used, on the morning after egg retrieval, the eggs are examined to see which have fertilised.

Fertilised eggs (zygotes) are cultured in the IVF laboratory until day 5 or 6, the blastocyst stage. At that point the embryos are either transferred or frozen, depending on the individual circumstances. Any additional embryos that are not transferred at the blastocyst stage can be frozen.

Fertilisation & Culture

4. Embryo Transfer

4. Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer is a simple theatre procedure that does not usually require anaesthesia.

The embryo(s) are placed back into the uterus by the doctor by way of a small catheter inserted through the cervix. The fluid containing the embryo(s) is pushed through the cervix and into the uterus.

The correct positioning of the embryo(s) is confirmed by abdominal ultrasound, so the woman is required to have a full bladder for the procedure.

Embryo Transfer

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From our Blog

From our Blog

May 05, 2022

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Jul 01, 2021

What is IVF? A simple guide to In Vitro Fertilisation


IVF is not something which can ever be ‘a sure thing.’ A core part of the consultation process in advance of your treatment is for our team to inform you of what we think your chance of success is based on your history and test results. This will help you make the most informed decision about the process and whether it is right for you. Most women and couples who undergo IVF will succeed but it can sometimes take multiple attempts. However, through our evidence based fertility treatment, we are confident that our team of experts can help to give you the best shot at a successful outcome. You can view our success rates here.

Not at present. We encourage patients to use their embryos by doing frozen embryo transfers before starting a new cycle with us. 

No, you can purchase donor sperm separately from our partner sperm bank European Sperm Bank.

No, this is not an add on which we provide. 

No, we do not have a restriction on BMI.  

We do not have an age restriction on any treatment in Thérapie Fertility, though upcoming Irish legislation may require this to change. 

Yes, it is of course possible to transfer multiple embryos. However, in most cases we usually recommend transferring just one or two. The reason for this is to try to avoid a multiple pregnancy. While twin or triplet pregnancies can be very healthy, they do come with increased risks. In order to reduce this risk, we like to try for a healthy singleton pregnancy. If your medical and fertility history indicates, we may advise to transfer more than one embryo. 

IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology and for the majority of cases, IVF or other fertility treatments can help you realise your dream of becoming pregnant. 

Ireland's Highest rated Fertility Clinic

Louise Lay
September 20, 2023

Cannot recommend Thérapie fertility enough for helping me become a Mummy! My experience was super smooth and efficient from the initial consultation all the way through my treatment which I appreciated as I was travelling from the UK. I was made to feel comfortable and I whole heartedly trusted the team and their guidance. No judgement, just total support for me!

Aoife Campbell
September 8, 2023

My experience with therapie for freezing my eggs was outstanding from my 1st nurse consultation with Aoife to my procedure with Dr. John Kennedy and ongoing consultations with the clinical team. The clinical team are extremely professional, empathetic, compassionate and responsive to my ongoing questions throughout the process. I felt extremely supported as this can be an emotional journey for single women & couples. My advice to anybody deciding on choosing therapie for fertility treatment would be 100% please choose this clinic. My positive and calm mindset for the entire journey was greatly contributed by the clinical staff here and I’m forever grateful.

Amy Fitzharris
August 21, 2023

Forever grateful to therapie fertility for their outstanding care and professionalism. Making the decsion to go down the IVF route is a daunting prospect for anyone but every member of staff we met along the way could not of been nicer. Everything was explained clearly and any questions or concerns we had along the way were dealt with promptly and this was done with compassion at all times. This made us both feel at ease. We done ICSI and were lucky enough to conceive on our first round. Our baby girl was born on the 25th of July. Could not speak of therapie fertility highly enough.

Vanessa O callaghan
July 7, 2023

Best decision I made was going to therapie fertility.I cannot recommend therapie fertility enough.I felt very supported on my solo journey throughout the whole procedure.Everyone working at the clinic were extremely helpful and friendly and always answered any queries on the portal quickly. Thanks to therapie fertility I am due my first baby in January.Thanks again to the team at therapie fertility for making my dream come true. ❤

Shawna Stewart
July 5, 2023

We can not thank or celebrate Thérapie enough. We spent years searching for a clinic that would not use outdated BMI charts to discriminate against us. From the beginning DrJohn was warm and welcoming. He was kind but honest when discussing our personal possibility of success. He took our full history, age and expernces into consideration. We travelled from the UK and everyone always did their best to help accommodate this with appointment times, where possible. It was the most positive experience, resulting is very successful results.

Caitlin Robin
July 4, 2023

My wife and I made the decision to travel from Belfast to Therapie Fertility and they are absolutely worth the journey! Only in our early stages currently but feel we are in such safe hands so far. Every member of the team we have met has been kind, honest and respectful of your wants and needs. Especially as an LGBT couple and if you’re a partner, you’re made to feel completely included throughout as it’s your journey as a couple. No waiting lists, no BMI discrimination, LGBT inclusive, and above all really know what they’re doing! Couldn’t recommend more

June 21, 2023

Highly recommend Thérapie. We were so well looked after from the initial consultation and all through treatment. There is a friendly atmosphere in the clinic that puts you at ease. The ladies at reception are all lovely and welcoming. The nurses are knowledgeable and understanding. Communication is excellent with prompt responses via the portal. They offered early morning appointments and they always ran on time. No pushing unnecessary tests/treatments. We were under Dr Kennedy's care. He was honest, didn't make unrealistic promises and I felt he was genuinely rooting for us. After a long journey, thanks to him we now have a beautiful baby girl.

Alice Agsisio
June 20, 2023

My partner and I felt home! Very welcoming and their nurse who just attended us today was very accomodating and entertained all our questions with so much kindness and respect!

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