Sims IVF is Ireland’s largest fertility unit and has been in existence since 1997.
Sims Clinic success rates reflect their high standards of expertise and are amongst the highest in the UK and Ireland.
Their aim to look both after the patients physical and emotional needs during treatment and provide a mind body programme in conjunction with your medical care to minimise the stress associated with infertility
affect one in six couples and can cause undue stress and anxiety. Over the last three decades enormous scientific improvements have occurred which provide greater optimism for couples who have difficulty becoming pregnant. These developments have also helped to create awareness among the general population of the plight of the infertile couple.
At Sims Clinic we have introduced many new treatment regimes in the management of our patients and have treated thousands of couples.
Sims Clinic prides itself on being able to assist couples whose treatment has been unsuccessful elsewhere and we operate a more flexible referral criteria in order to help couples with the more difficult fertility problems
Learn More about European Donor Egg programme
In response to the shortage of suitable egg donors
waiting times in the UK and Ireland, Sims Clinic has developed the
European Donor Egg Programme, a comprehensive service to meet the need
of many couples who have been affected by this shortfall in service over
Sims IVF provides comprehensive investigation and tailored treatment plans in a caring and patient friendly environment. With our patient friendly approach and continuing treatment developments, patients receive top class care in a private and comfortable environment.
What is IVF?
The term In vitro fertilisation, IVF, literally means fertilisation “in glass” and refers to the process where a woman’s eggs are fertilised outside of her body in the laboratory. The resulting embryos are then transferred back into the uterus a few days later.
Who is IVF suitable for?
IVF is specifically recommended for women with absent, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes. It is also often used in cases of unexplained infertility, in some cases of male factor infertility and can be used in combination with ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) in cases of severe male factor infertility.
What does IVF involve?
There are four general steps involved in an IVF cycle:
- Stimulation of the ovaries to encourage development and maturation of the eggs.
- Retrieval of the eggs
- Fertilisation of the eggs and culture of the embryos
- Transfer of the embryos back into the uterus
Understanding Success Rates
IVF programmes do not always use the same criteria to report results. It is important to understand exactly what the numbers mean when looking at percentages. In our hands the following terms apply:
Biochemical Pregnancy: Positive home pregnancy (urine hCG) on Day 16
Clinical Pregnancy: An ultrasound confirmed pregnancy with a fetal heart beat detected.
Results are usually quoted per embryo transfer (ET) and on some occasions per cycle, where cycles refer to egg recoveries.
Rates quoted per embryo transfer and per cycle differ in that the later includes those patients who had egg recoveries but did not subsequently have an embryo transfer. This may have been due to a failed fertilisation, elective freeze or failure to reach the blastocyst stage in a blastocyst cycle.
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Egg Donor Information
Women in need of donated eggs include those who cannot have a child because they cannot produce fertile eggs i.e. they have inactive ovaries often as a result of primary ovarian failure (including Turners Syndrome), premature menopause or after chemotherapy. Some women with normal ovarian function would also benefit including these women can be helped by fertility treatments (IVF or ICSI) by receiving eggs donated by fertile women.
We arrange the services of our independent, trained counsellor. We provide consultations, investigations, medication and treatment free of charge. All expenses are reimbursed, egg donation is altruistic, and no other payment is given to the donor by the clinic, the recipient couple or any third party
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