ICSI Success Rate

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure where a single live sperm is injected directly into the center of a woman’s egg. Doctors use ICSI to fertilize an embryo primarily when male factor infertility causes in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure.

Similar to IVF, a woman must undergo ovarian stimulation before ICSI can occur. Once the woman’s eggs are extracted, an embryologist prepares the semen sample and separates the live sperm before injecting it into the egg. With high success rates for ICSI, many intended parents are now using ICSI when IVF fails to fertilize an embryo.

If you are having trouble conceiving, ICSI can be a great way to fertilize an embryo and proceed with a surrogacy arrangement. At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., we can provide you with information regarding ICSI, IVF, and other reproductive options.

Success Rate of ICSI

ICSI has a fertilization success rate between 80 and 85 percent. Intended parents are now choosing ICSI as an option for fertilization when IVF fails for other unexplained reasons aside from male factor infertility. Pregnancy success rates when using ICSI are similar to the success rates of those who use IVF. 

Candidates for ICSI

If you have male factor infertility, ICSI is necessary for embryo fertilization. Other candidates for ICSI include patients who have previously failed to fertilize with IVF, have unexplained infertility, or have variable sperm counts. If you had a vasectomy reversal, ICSI is also a recommended option.   

Consult Our Surrogacy Agency 

Although ICSI has a relatively high success rate, it adds a cost to the fertilization procedure and can come with additional risks. It is important to discuss your options with your doctor and Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc. to determine whether ICSI is necessary or beneficial for your family.

If you are ready to speak with a member of our team and start your journey to parenthood, click on the button at the top of the page or call 412-884-2229 to schedule a free consultation.