IVF – In Vitro Fertilisation


What you’ll learn from this online course

IVF is a complex subject that can be difficult to grasp and understand quickly. An initial short meeting with an IVF doctor may not be enough time for you to fully absorb all this detailed information. IVF treatments must be tailored to the specific patient but there are common steps in an IVF treatment cycle that apply to most people. This course is a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know to start your IVF treatment confidently. Whether you are doing IVF for the first time or have had a failed IVF cycle, we aim to help you understand all the important aspects of an IVF cycle. Following a big picture overview of the IVF process we take you through each aspect of your treatment covering the different IVF stimulation protocols, how success rates may be influenced by age and why insemination of eggs may be used rather than ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Injection). We have lessons on the advantages and disadvantages of Day 3 and blastocyst (Day 5) embryo transfer, why we use time-lapse photography, how many embryos to transfer and whether to consider genetic screening of embryos. We look at the IVF laboratory and how this can affect your chances of success, the risks and side effects of IVF and what to do when you get pregnant.

Course syllabus – 11 lessons

An overview of IVF
The IVF timeline
IVF Stimulation Protocols
Conventional IVF or ICSI
Embryo development in the laboratory
Which Embryo to transfer
IVF Success Rates
Transferring fresh or frozen embryos
How many embryos to transfer at once
Risks of IVF
Costs of IVF

What is included

11 lesson videos
Accompanying course notes
Email access for any follow-up questions

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