Dr. Meeuwis is affiliated to Leuven University Fertility Centre, or LUFC for short. Sint-Jan clinic has a cooperation agreement with UZ Leuven. All IVF techniques can now also be offered in Sint-Jan clinic. Your doctor at Sint-Jan will accompany you through the entire process and is also your attending doctor at the LUFC.
Principle : in IVF, the woman’s eggs are removed from the body and fertilised ‘in vitro’ with the man’s sperm. Stimulation generally ensures that several eggs mature at the same time. This technique provides us with an insight into the quality of the eggs, the fertilisation process itself and the early development of the embryos.
Why : Reasons for using this technique include Fallopian tube problems, the age of the woman, long-term unexplained infertility, seriously impaired sperm cell quality, failure of other techniques.
Practical info : at an intake discussion the midwife will explain all aspects of IVF to you in detail. You will be given a timetable for the progress of the procedure, and the various medicines you are being prescribed will be explained to you; there are also agreements that have to be signed.