About IVF Treatment

IVF Treatment (In Vitro Fertilization) is a fertility treatment performed by combining the sperm and eggs in a special laboratory. Once the combination is made the resulting embryo or embryos are then placed into the women’s uterus and grows healthily into a baby. Infertility is a failure of a couple after trying to have a baby for two years, having sexual intercourse at least twice a week using no protection. The change of pregnancy can be related to the increased time of intercourse, frequency and the age of the couple. There is a chance of pregnancy around 20-25% within the first month, 60% within 6 months and 80-85% within the first year that do not use any birth control method. The remaining 15-20% has an infertility problem. IVF treatment can help women to become pregnant if they have problems with ovulation or egg quality, blocked fallopian tubes or endometriosis and if the partner has problems with sperm count of motility and if the patient is using donor eggs to become pregnant.

Suitable patients for IVF Treatment

  • Women under the age of 43 who have tried to be getting pregnant for 2 years through unprotected sex
  • Women who have had 12 cycles of artificial insemination

IVF Treatment Procedure

Patients usually go through certain procedures such as:

Ovary Stimulation–around 7 to 14 days close to the menstrual cycle, a fertility drug will be given that will stimulate the ovaries to develop multiple mature eggs for fertilization. Patients will also need to take a synthetic hormone like leuprolide or cetrorelix to keep the body from releasing the eggs from too early.

Follicle Development–patients will need to visit the doctor frequently every 3 days to have blood hormone levels checked and ultrasound measurements of the ovaries will be done. This allows for the development of the follicles to be monitored.

Trigger Shot – patients will have an injection called trigger shot that causes the eggs to mature fully and become capable of being fertilized. 36 hours after the injections the eggs will become ready to be retrieved.

Gathering the Eggs – patients will be given anesthetic and an ultrasound probe will be inserted through the vagina to check the ovaries and see the follicles. A thin needle is inserted through the vaginal wall to remove the eggs from the follicles. Around 8 to 15 eggs will be retrieved.

Fertilization – an embryologist, will examine the eggs before they are combined with the partner’s sperm and incubated overnight. If the quality of sperm is poor or fertilization was unsuccessful during previous cycles then a technique called Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injections (ICSI) will be used, which is done by a single sperm being injected directly into each mature egg.

Developing Embryos –around 3 days after the egg retrieval, eggs that were successfully fertilized will become 6 to 10 celled embryos. A few of these embryos will be will become blastocysts with a fluid filled cavity and tissues that are beginning to separate into placenta and baby by the fifth day.

Embryo Selection – the embryologist will select the most viable embryo to be placed into the uterus between 3 to 5 days after the egg retrieval. If there are any extra embryos, they can be frozen for use in the future IVF Cycles.

Planting the Embryos – depending on the patients age and diagnosis, between one to five embryos will be placed in the uterus by a thin catheter inserted through the patient’s cervix. During this procedure there is mostly no use for anesthesia.

Successful Implantation – if the treatment is successful, an embryo implants in the uterine wall and carries on to grow into a baby. There is a higher chance of pregnancy if there is more than embryo is transferred to the patient including a multiple pregnancy. Patients are able to have a pregnancy test around 2 weeks after the embryos are placed into the patient’s uterus.

The procedure will take around four to six weeks to complete one cycle of IVF Treatment. Patients will need to wait a few weeks for the eggs to mature. The patient and partner will need to spend around a few hours at the hospital whilst the patient is having their eggs retrieved and fertilized. Around 3 to 5 days later patients will need to attend a next appointment where the embryos will be inserted into the uterus. Patients will not be required to stay in hospital during their treatment.

Before IVF Treatment

  • Patients will need to have several blood tests and ultrasounds
  • Partners will need to undergo tests for semen and sperm analysis
  • Patients must avoid smoking and alcohol throughout the treatment

After IVF Treatment

  • Patients must avoid smoking and alcohol throughout the treatment and pregnancy
  • The use of tampons is restricted
  • Patients are not allowed sexual intercourse until they have a negative pregnancy result
  • Patients must avoid heavy lifting

Risks of IVF Treatment

Like every treatment there is a slight risk of complications to occur like

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)
  • Complications of the baby
  • Treatment may not work
  • Around 20% chance of having odds of multiples

First day of IVF Treatment

The patients will attend a consultation and the treatment process can begin. The patient and partner will undergo certain tests and ultrasounds.These will take around a day to perform, and the results will be shared with patients. 7 to 14 days close to the menstrual cycle, a fertility drug will be given that will stimulate the ovaries to develop multiple mature eggs for fertilization. Patients will also need to take a synthetic hormone like leuprolide or cetrorelix to keep the body from releasing the eggs from too early.

Third, sixth, ninth, twelfth and fifteenth day of IVF Treatment

Patients will attend post appointments frequently every 3 days to have blood hormone levels checked and ultrasound measurements of the ovaries will be done. This allows for the development of the follicles to be monitored.

Eighteenth day of IVF Treatment

Patients will attend another appointment to the doctor which they will have injections called trigger shots.

Twenty-first day of IVF Treatment

Patients will attend another post appointment where they will be given anesthetic and an ultrasound probe will be inserted through the vagina to check the ovaries and see the follicles. A thin needle is inserted through the vaginal wall to remove the eggs from the follicles. Around 8 to 15 eggs will be retrieved.

Thirtieth day of IVF Treatment

The patient will attend a post appointment where the embryologist will select the most viable embryo to be placed into the uterus. If there are any extra embryos they can be frozen for use in the future IVF Cycles.

Fortieth day of IVF Treatment

The treatment will be over now and the patients is required to undergo a pregnancy test. Last few tests may be required andif the results are positive, then the treatment is over successfully and the patient is pregnant. The patient is then ready to travel back to their destination or enjoy their time in Turkey.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is IVF Treatment?

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a fertility treatment performed by combining the sperm and eggs in a special laboratory. Once the combination is made the resulting embryo or embryos are then placed into the women’s uterus and grows healthily into a baby.

How is IVF Treatment Performed?

IVF treatment is performed in different stages at a period of six weeks. The treatment in order is as follows:

  1. Ovary Stimulation
  2. Follicle Development
  3. Trigger Shot
  4. Gathering the Eggs
  5. Fertilization
  6. Developing Embryos
  7. Embryo Selection
  8. Planting the Embryos
  9. Successful Implantation

How long does IVF Treatment take?

The procedure will take around four to six weeks to complete one cycle of IVF Treatment. Patients will need to wait a few weeks for the eggs to mature. The patient and partner will need to spend around a few hours at the hospital whilst the patient is having their eggs retrieved and fertilized. Around 3 to 5 days later patients will need to attend a next appointment where the embryos will be inserted into the uterus. Patients will not be required to stay in hospital during their treatment.

When can I return to work after IVF Treatment?

Patients can return to work the next day after the treatment.

Who can have IVF Treatment?

  • Women under the age of 43 who have tried to be getting pregnant for 2 years through unprotected sex
  • Women who have had 12 cycles of artificial insemination

Are there any risks of IVF Treatment?

Like every treatment there is a slight risk of complications to occur like

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)
  • Complications of the baby
  • Treatment may not work
  • Around 20% chance of having odds of multiples

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for IVF Treatment is around 6 to 8 weeks if the treatment is successful.

Devices used in IVF Therapy

During an IVF Treatment a thin needle is used to remove the eggs. Other special technological devices are used for the treatment.

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Mourad BAROUDI

Please contact me about Egg Donation.

medicTurkey

Dear Mourad,

We are sorry we can not do egg donation in Turkey. The closest destination may be Cyprus for donation.

Kind regards,

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