An ectopic pregnancy is when an embryo develops outside of the womb, usually in the fallopian tube.
A procedure performed to collect the eggs produced from an IVF/ICSI cycle. This can be performed under sedation or a General Anaesthetic.
The donation of eggs to a treatment clinic for other patients to use in their fertility treatment.
A treatment where a patient has their eggs collected and frozen for future use.
Egg sharing is when a patient who is already having IVF donates some of their eggs to the clinic where they’re having treatment, usually in return for some free or discounted treatment. This is also sometimes referred to as 'benefits in kind.'
A fertilised egg that has started to develop is known as an embryo until eight weeks of pregnancy, and then a fetus until birth.
Embryos are donated by patients who have been through IVF treatment and have frozen embryos remaining in storage that they no longer wish to use. These frozen embryos are given for use in the treatment of another person or couple.
Couples with good quality embryos they're not ready to use have the option of freezing them to use in the future or to donate.
Embryologists are scientists involved in fertility treatment and reproductive research. They collect eggs, assess, and prepare sperm samples, and inject eggs with sperm. They also do very detailed procedures where they select a single sperm to fertilise an egg.
The process of transferring embryos from the culture in which they have been developing in the lab, into the womb.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.