An IVF (in vitro fertilisation) cycle is defined as one complete round of IVF treatment consisting of several steps which result in pregnancy, if successful. The IVF process steps are explained in detail by Fertility Solutions nurse manager Denise Donati below. You may also listen to the actual recorded interview, while you read along.
The steps that are involved in an IVF cycle are dependent upon the clinic that you are visiting, the specialist you are working with, and the treatment they believe is correct for your personal situation. For the majority of fertility clinics in Australia, part of the process includes a number of screening tests that couples have to undertake before they can even embark upon any form of treatment.