Here at CryoChoice, we strongly believe that “No sample is a bad sample.” Sure, some samples may have less motile sperm, or have less sperm overall. This does not make your samples inadequate. It simply means that one fertility procedure may be better for your sperm than another.
Since CryoChoice believes it is important for you to have options, below is a list of fertility alternatives. For best results, please speak with a fertility specialist.
Involves a laboratory procedure to separate fast moving sperm from more sluggish or non-moving sperm. The fast moving sperm are then placed into the woman’s uterus close to the time of ovulation when the egg is released from the ovary in the middle of monthly cycle.
IUI is often recommended if the sperm samples has a high volume, and motility percentage.
During the IVF process, eggs are removed from the ovaries and fertilized with sperm in the laboratory. The fertilized egg (embryo) is later placed in the woman’s uterus.
IVF is often recommended if the sperm sample has a low volume and motility percentage.
Involves injecting a single sperm directly into an egg in order to fertilize it. The fertilized egg (embryo) is then transferred to the woman’s uterus. The major development of ICSI means that as long as some sperm can be obtained (even in very low numbers), fertilization is possible.
ICSI is often recommended if the sperm sample provided has little to no motile sperm.