in vitro

Ovarian stimulation: The first stage of the IVF procedure

Ovarian stimulation is a key first step in the in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure. It aims to obtain more mature ova, which can then be used in the fertilisation process. With stimulation, the chances of success of the entire IVF procedure are increased. Importantly, the success of this stage is most influenced by its proper planning and adaptation to the woman’s individual situation. Stimulation should always be designed after a detailed consideration of the needs and results of the individual patient.