Fertility Solutions


The Making of
a Heartbeat

The Making of a Heartbeat IVF/ICSI is a procedure designed to enhance the likelihood of conception in couples for whom other fertility therapies have been unsuccessful or are not possible. With hundreds of thousands of test tube babies living in the world, IVF/ICSI has become much more common. Of all the available treatment solutions, IVF/ICSI has the highest success rate.

CheQKmate offers wide range of treatment options including IVF/ICSI and prides itself in being able to assist couples who have previously had difficulties with failed implantation of otherwise healthy-looking embryos. Indeed, many patients come to CheQKmate because they want to ensure they have the best possible chance of starting their family.

IVF / ICSI: Indications & Variations

IVF / ICSI is indicated in cases such as unexplained infertility, blocked fallopian tubes, male infertility or failure with other techniques like using fertility drugs or IUI. The source of the egg or the sperm that is used in IVF / ICSI can be of any of the following combinations

Own egg and partner's sperm

Own egg and partner's sperm

Own egg and donor sperm

Own egg and donor sperm

Donor eggs and partner's sperm

Donor eggs and partner's sperm

Donor eggs and donor sperm

Donor eggs and donor sperm

IVF / ICSI Cycle at CheQKmate

IVF techniques differ from clinic to clinic, often depending on your individual circumstances. A typical treatment at CheQKmate involves 2 stages:

Stage 1: Pre IVF Workup

Pre IVF workup includes knowing the previous medical history & screening of both partners along with psychological counselling.

  • Getting started
    • Detailed review of your medical history
    • Evaluation of your previous failed attempts
    • Lifestyle modifications, if required
    • Rectify missing links, if any, in your previous treatment cycle.
    • Discuss the option of IVF/ICSI with self / doner eggs / sperm
    • Detailed discussion regarding the treatment process
  • Pre-Cycle Screening
    • Blood test of both partners to check their fertility potential
    • Your partner may also be screened for infectious disease
    • Qualitative semen analysis of your partner
    • Hysteroscopy to check your uterine cavity
  • Psychological Counseling

    We consider counseling to be a key element in the provision of fertility services of all patients. We're sensitive to the emotions experienced by the couple having difficulty in conceiving and the stress of the treatment itself.

    • Will be offered by a professional counselor
    • Will be available at any time during the treatment process
    • In case of third party reproduction, counseling will also be offered to the other party

Stage 2: The Medical Cycle

Once your detailed assessment and psychological counseling has been completed, you'll be now put on medication to prepare your ovaries and uterus for the final stage.

  • Stimulation
    • On day 2/3 of the cycle, blood test is done to determine adequate hormone suppression
    • Multiple follicular development is done using hormone injections for 10-12 days
  • Monitoring
    • for adequate follicular development
    • using ultrasound and blood tests
    • Ovulation trigger once the follicles are large enough
  • Egg Retrieval
    • is done around 36 hours after ovulation trigger
    • under anesthesia
    • with use of transvaginal ultrasound
  • Semen Collection
    • done on the same day as egg retrieval
    • Partner / Donor semen is collected, washed and prepared
  • The Medical Cycle
  • Fertilisation
    • In IVF, prepared sperm and eggs are placed in a dish
    • In ICSI, a single sperm is injected into a single egg
  • Embryo Development
    • dish with the egg and the sperm is kept in an incubator
    • Embryo development occurs over three to five days
  • Embryo Transfer
    • Can be done on day 2/3 or day 5
    • Under ultrasound guidance
    • Excess embryos, if obtained, are frozen
  • Pregnancy Test
    • Implanted embryos are supported by hormonal supplementation
    • Pregnancy test is done 10 – 12 days after embryo transfer

Zero Sperm to a Father of Two

ICSI has revolutionized the treatment of Male Infertility. With ICSI, eggs can be fertilised with sperm derived from men with the severest degree of male infertility. What's more, pregnancy rates achieved by this method of fertilization are as high if not higher than those of conventional IVF performed in case of non male factor infertility.

During an ICSI procedure, a single sperm is injected into each mature egg under direct microscopic vision and requires a high level of technical expertise. In fact even when there is an absence of sperm in the ejaculate, ICSI can be performed with sperm obtained through Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) or aspiration (TESA / PESA).

Your chances with IVF / icsi

The success of IVF/ICSI cycle depends on the following factors -


At CheQKmate, we ensure high standards in quality of stimulation and embryology lab resulting in high success rate.