The IVF cycle is typically started on Day 2 of menses, no later than Day 5.
Outstation couples or international patients wishing to commence a treatment cycle immediately are advised to arrange their initial consultation a week before the onset of their menstrual period. This will help minimize waiting time before the treatment starts and will allow time for any necessary tests to be carried out before treatment starts.
When is the male partner needed?
We always encourage both the partners are present at the time of the first consultation. After the line of treatment is formulated, we will need the male partner to be present for a semen analysis in our laboratory. If the semen sample is within the normal parameters, we will freeze it to be used as a backup sample later. This may be especially useful in case the male partner is not available on the day of the OPU or the male partner is unable to produce sample due to stress or anxiety.