Infertility treatment process
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You don't need a referral from a doctor to order your initial consultation. You go to it as a couple and takes approximately 30 minutes. You will receive detailed information from us about the prices of treatment, what is covered by the health insurance company and what the surcharges for the medicines are.
After completing the short questionnaire, you will consult with a doctor who will discuss your health, illness and family medical history. You will have ample room for all your questions. The steps, examinations, and treatments to follow will also be suggested based on what you have already done and how much you are in a hurry.
The basic method of male infertility diagnosis is the semen analysis, the examination of the sperm under a microscope, which detects the number, appearance and rate of sperm motility. The examination of the sperm also detects the presence of antibodies or infection. On the basis of a semen analysis, the doctor will recommend a further examination for the male. This may include another sperm examination, andrological examination to exclude testicular, epididymis and prostate diseases or genetic testing. You will have all of the results for free within 2-5 days.
Examination of a woman
After the initial interview, where we will discuss your health status and family medical history, we will propose an examination that could explain the cause of your previous infertility.
A hormonal examination that detects disturbances of the menstrual cycle, ovulation, or elevated levels of male hormones are common. Immunological examination reveals the production of antibodies against sperm or one’s own eggs. Through ultrasound examination, we examine the patency of the fallopian tubes, the size and shape of the uterus or the presence of polyps and adhesions.
Collection of sperm
Sperm collection mostly takes place on the same day as in vitro fertilization. The partner arrives on the day of taking the egg at the clinic. In the andrological laboratory he receives a semen container, goes to a quiet sampling room, and the collection of semen through masturbation occurs. If for some reason the sperm cannot be obtained naturally, we need to collect it using the MESA or TESE microsurgical method. The surgical collection of sperm is usually done before the egg is collected, so we freeze the sperm obtained until the date of in vitro fertilization.
Normally, several follicles in which eggs grow are prepared every month in the ovaries of a woman, but only one matures and is released. In order to undergo IVF, we need to get multiple mature eggs within one cycle. Therefore, we stimulate the ovaries by administering hormones. Thanks to hormonal stimulation, we get more eggs than normal, which we can further use.
Approximately one and half days before the collection of the eggs (oocytes), your doctor will give you the hormone hCG. The next day, we take the eggs by inserting a needle into the ovaries through the vagina, extracting the prepared eggs from the follicles together with the fluid which surrounds them and protects them. We take the eggs under anesthesia. Immediately after the procedure in the laboratory, we can see how many eggs are available and what their quality is.
In vitro fertilization
After the successful collection of eggs and sperm, we fertilize all applicable eggs in the laboratory. We then cultivate and monitor the fertilized eggs (embryos) for several days. If some do not develop well, we need to exclude them from the cycle. On the fifth day after fertilizing the eggs, we know how many embryos we can continue to use. We will freeze high quality embryos that we will not use for fertilization right at that time.
In a normal transfer, we transfer the embryos after 2 to 3 days of cultivation in the laboratory. Prolonged cultivation lasts for 5 to 6 days and we have better results with it, because after 5 days we can safely recognize which embryos are best developed and the best quality. By cultivating the embryos longer, and then transferring them to the uterus, we increase the likelihood that they will hold and develop into a healthy baby.
Special laboratory methods
If you do not want to leave anything up to chance, we recommend sophisticated and very effective methods such as EmbryoGlue, Primovision or Pre-implantation Genetics (PGD / PGS). These methods increase the probability of becoming pregnant during the first IVF cycle, ensure uncomplicated pregnancy and a healthy baby delivery.
ET (Embryo Transfer) is the embryo transfer that follows its successful cultivation in the incubator. We transfer the embryo to the uterus through a thin catheter through the vagina and uterine cervix. During the first days after transfer to the uterus, the sustaining of the embryo can be assisted by so-called EmbryoGlue, which also supplies nutrients for development. In the case of the transfer of a previously frozen embryo, we refer to so-called cryo-embryo transfer (CET).