Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection or ICSI is the process of in vitro fertilization where an individual sperm is created to introduce to individual eggs cell. ICSI is commonly used in cases of severe male infertility, after Oocyte Preservation and failed fertilization attempts using conventional IVF.
ICSI – IVF has enabled many infertile couples to become pregnant when they are not being able to conceive naturally, in such case the egg and semen of other couple is used.
ICSI Treatment at Myra IVF Center
Usually there are two methods that help in fertilizing an egg and ICSI is one of them, whereas other is traditional method to do it. In traditional method, about 50,000 of semen particles have been placed near the egg and out of them one sperm enters the cytoplasm of the egg. But when it comes to ICSI treatment, an individual sperm is directly placed into the center of the egg using a tiny needle called micropipette. A fertilized egg takes the form of Embryo after keeping it into the laboratories of 1 to 5 days, no matter which method is used whether traditional or ICSI and than an embryo later is transferred to the women’s uterus to let it grow and become baby. This is how our infertility experts explain the process of ICSI treatment at Myra IVF Center in Africa. Cost of ICSI treatment in Mombasa Kenya is depends upon ICSI clinic Nairobi you choose.
Who opts for ICSI at Myra IVF Center?
There are many situations we have seen in our clinic where many couples or individuals have visited at Myra IVF Center to opt for ICSI treatment which includes:
- Male partner is in situation where his body produces less sperm than expected for treatments like Intrauterine Insemination or In vitro fertilization
- In a situation where sperm doesn’t suits the egg cells and fails to make match with.
- Male partner’s sperm isn’t functioning in a right manner
- In a situation where male is feeling a blockage in his penis area that restricting semen to come out.
- Eggs are not getting fertilized by the traditional method of IVF, regardless of the condition of the semen
- Where previously frozen eggs are being used
- Where in vitro eggs are being used
How ICSI affects the baby’s growth?
When a baby conceived naturally it has been seen that baby contains only 1.5% to 3% chances of baby might have a heavy birth defects. While in case of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) the birth defects are as similar to In vitro fertilization (IVF) which is obviously slight higher than the naturally conceived baby.
The Fact also needs to be spilled out that the birth defect that is causing is because of infertility and not the treatments used to cure the infertility.
ICSI cause conditions named Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome, Hypospadias, Angelman syndrome, or sex chromosome abnormalities. The Ratios of these syndromes occurring in a baby born through ICSI is only 1% and that too below this parameter. While ICSI can eliminate infertility in a couple or individual but the infertility which is genetic would also be carried by the baby born. Using ICSI doesn’t mean that infertility is erased genetically; in fact it has been treated now.
ICSI is recommended in cases of severe male infertility, previous fertilization failures with IVF or situations in which there are a limited number of oocytes available. We provide the best ICSI treatment in Kenya.