IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
IVF or in vitro fertilization has helped thousands of women who could not get pregnant naturally. You can do it too! We use gentle, sophisticated and very effective methods of infertility treatment. Come visit us for a consultation, and soothe your uncertainties and fears.
The course of IVF
The aim of IVF - in vitro fertilization or extracorporeal fertilization is to overcome the problems that are the cause of the failure of previous attempts to get pregnant. Read how this is done.
● Hormonal stimulation
In order to successfully perform IVF, we need more eggs than one in one cycle and this is not possible without hormonal stimulation.
Do not worry about short-term hormone delivery, it will not affect your health. The hormones are injected at home., We will examine you with ultrasound several times during the stimulation to see how the eggs are growing and plan the most appropriate date for their collection
● The collection and preparation of eggs for fertilization
We collect the eggs microsurgically under local or general anesthesia. The procedure takes only 15 minutes. You will know the result after 2 hours. After collection, we clean the eggs and transfer them into a nutrient solution in a culture dish labeled with your name. We put the bowl into a culture box with optimal conditions for fecundation and embryo development.
● The fertilization of eggs
We usually add the sperm obtained from a man to the eggs on the same day so the sperm can fertilize them. At your request, in case of a poor semen analysis or for PGD / PGS implementation, we will use the ICSI or PICSI method. The next day we know how many eggs were fertilized.
● Care of the fertilized eggs
The fertilized eggs (embryos) are cultivated for several days in the laboratory. We practically always do a prolonged cultivation because we have better results with it.
● Embryo transfer
Usually after 5 days we select 1 to 2 embryos that have best developed and transfer them to the uterine cavity. Embryo transfer is painless. The embryo is inserted into the uterus using a thin set through the uterine cervix.
● Freezing of embryos
In most cases, we have more embryos than 2. We freeze the ones we don’t use, so we can use them in the future if necessary.