Mouwasat Fertility Unit

Mouwasat Fertility Unit

 

Mouwasat Medical Services Company has established a state of the art fertility unit since 2011 at Mouwasat Hospital Dammam, to provide infertility solutions to the community confirming with the company’s mission and vision reflecting the strategies of expansion, development and advancement of services.

 

Mouwasat Fertility Unit is operated by a group of highly qualified professionals (IVF consultants, radiologist, embryologists, nurses, social workers and other administration staff).

The unit consist of:

  • Fully Equipped Out Patient Clinics
  • Triage Area
  • Ultra Sound machines
  • Highly Advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Laboratory
  • Fully prepared Operation Theater and Recovery Room
  • Male/ Female waiting areas
  • Dedicated Medical Records
  • Private Sample Collection Room

 

Treatment options at Mouwasat Fertility Unit

Many options of treatment offered after complete investigations that may include:

  • Blood test
  • Ultrasound
  • Hystero Salpingography
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Semen Analysis

 

1. Intra Uterine Insemination IUI
For Intra Urine Insemination, suspended of husband’s washed and concentrated sperm is place in uterus through a soft catheter that has been passed through the cervix. This technique may be used to overcome cervical mucus problem, unexplained fertility, and ejaculatory disorders, limit sperm parameters. This technique ensures the arrival of sperm to the nearest place of the egg at the time of ovulation. This type of insemination is suitable for woman with healthy and open fallopian tube(s).

Tips and advice:

  • Compliance with required medication.
  • A pregnancy test should be done after two weeks of the insemination.
  • Avoid stress and this does not mean staying in bed at all times.

 

2. In Vitro Fertilization IVF

This term refers to a process where the egg and sperm placed together outside the body in normal circumstances after the fertilization and cleavage the “embryo” transferred” to the uterus through a transfer catheter.
This treatment is effective in the event of blockage of the fallopian tubes (Tubal Factor), irregular menstrual cycle or the relative weakness in terms of sperm count motility or morphology.
  

3. Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection ICSI
It is a process in which a single sperm from the husband into the cytoplasm of the egg in ART laboratory conditions in assistance of special micro manipulations which consists of magnifications to the size of the egg and using a microscopic needle. ICSI is used in couples with reduced sperm count and quality or with sperms extracted from the testicular tissue in case of polycystic ovaries, pre-implantation genetic screening.

4.Surgical Sperm Collection

In certain male factor infertility, sperms collected surgically from the epididymis using a fine needle aspiration. This procedure known as (TESA) if no sperms obtained with the fine needle a small surgical incision made in the scrotum and a small amount of testicular tissue removed to search for a sperm in a procedure called (TESE).

How an IVF/ICSI treatment cycle perform?

  • It is a series of test each one occurring at a specific time, we call this steps the protocol or the program.
  • First, the ovary stimulated with hormone injection program according to the doctor advice, the program differs from one patient to another.
  • Egg development is monitored by ultra sound with or without blood test to determine the wife’s response to the injections and to avoid ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS).
  • After monitoring the development and the human maturation of the egg, a human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) injection is given 34 to 36 hours before egg collection.
  • Egg collection is a simple process can be done under general anesthesia or conscious sedation in a special operation room attached to the embryology lab.
  • The retrieved eggs are washed and placed in a culture media in a special incubator. After that the embryologist performed series of time steps he or she will select the sperm to inject into the egg, and will be kept in the incubators. The developed embryos are then selected and will be transferred to the uterus day 2, 3 or 5 injection.
  • Embryo transfer (ET): It is painless procedure and does not require anesthesia usually 2-3 embryos are transferred to the uterus through a soft catheter and it is performed under ultra sound guidance with a full bladder to have the best outcome from the procedure.
  • Laser Assisted Hatching: This process of assisted hatching uses a laser beam to create a precise opening in the outer coating (zona pellucida) allowing the embryo to escape and so to increase the implantation rate.
  • Conditions we offer assisted hatching:
    • Wife age over 38 years.
    • If the embryo coating excessively thick.
    • Couples failed to implant after 3 or more cycles.
    • Couples undergo frozen-thawed embryo transfer.
  • After the embryo transfer:The wife will be asked to take daily medication until the pregnancy test (B-HCG) is performed (after 2 weeks). During that do not do hard activities or have intercourse until the pregnancy test known.
  • Embryo Freezing: Couples can freeze the exceed embryos after the transfer. These embryos provide second or third opportunity for pregnancy without undergoing another ovarian stimulation and retrieval our rapid freezing technique called Vitrification. We do not guarantee the embryos to survive after freezing and thawing.
  • Cancellation of IVF/ICSI Cycle: In case of,
    • The ovarian responsiveness to the stimulation is low.
    • The ovarian responsiveness to the stimulation is high (Hyper stimulation).
    • No sperms obtained from the husband.
    • Fertilization fails or the embryos do not continue dividing and growing.

 

Preimplantation genetic screening in case of

  • Aged patient
  • Repeated implementation failure
  • Repeated abortion
  • Genetic disorder in parents
Contact us: 
Tele. +966 13 8200000
Ext. 2660, 2661