In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) represents a form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) that introduces the female egg and male sperm together in clinic IVF laboratory where the chances of successful fertilization are greatly enhanced. The embryos, created and grown in a laboratory, are graded for quality and transferred to the recipient’s (intended mother or a surrogate mother) uterus at a multicell embryo stage or later at the blastocyst embryo stage.
At Medvisit Global our highly experienced professionals will provide you with the highest quality IVF service. All IVF procedures are performed on-site in our state-of-the art facilities. Our IVF service includes:
IVF with or without ICSI
IVF using Donor Eggs
IVF using Donor Sperm
IVF using Shared Donor Eggs
At Medvisit Global IVF treatment incorporate the following steps:
Please contact us via e-mail or phone number and provide summary of your medical history and personal information (age, citizenship, marital status). You will be asked to provide scanned results of some medical tests for our physician’s review who will establish your unique IVF treatment plan with or without egg donor accordingly.
Pretreatment preparation will include: screening of you as an intended mother, egg donor (if applicable) and genetic father (or sperm donor if applicable). Based on the medical history and the results of the pretreatment screening, physician will finalize the medial protocol that will be tailored for you.
Pretreatment preparation phase includes prescription of oral contraceptive pills on day two to four of your menstrual cycle. In case you are in need of an egg donor she will be asked to take birth control pills as well to synchronize the cycles. Birth control pills are prescribed from two to five weeks. Birth control pills are known to reduce formation of cysts, help synchronization of follicular growth and help in coordination of the program steps.
Ovarian Stimulation and Monitoring
Ovarian stimulation is one of the major steps of IVF process. It is usually preceded with a baseline pelvic ultrasound check-up which is then followed by hormone injections to recruit multiple eggs from your ovaries. Ovarian stimulation lasts about 10 days and is carried out under close monitoring for follicular development and hormonal levels. About three to five medical visits will be conducted to assess egg maturity and development. Once your follicles reach the ideal size, you will be ready for egg retrieval. In case you are in need of an egg donor, she will be the one getting ovarian stimulation.
Egg Retrieval and Fertilization
A special medication will be administered 36 hours prior to the egg retrieval. Transvaginal follicle aspiration is performed by trained physician via long, think needle under 15 minute general anesthesia. Follicules aspirated from each ovary are collected in test tubes followed by egg placement in an incubator. Obtained eggs are fertilized with sperm.
Embryo culture and Assessment
Embryos are usually cultured up to five days in a temperature-controlled incubator. They are evaluated for quality and development.
Embryo transfer to uterus is usually performed on day three (when the embryo is at multicell stage) or day five (when the embryo is at blastocyst stage). There is no need for anesthesia. Number of embryos to be transferred is usually agreed in advance with you. Pregnancy test is usually scheduled 12 days after the transfer. Then the first pregnancy test is positive it is followed by ultrasound in two weeks for the final confirmation of fetus heart beat.
Things to Consider
IVF procedure is rarely associated with complications, although as with any medical treatment some medical complications may occur, such as : injury of bladder, bowel or blood vessels, bleeding from ovaries , infections. Use of stimulation medicines may cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome in less than one percent of women having egg retrieval with IVF and may lead to dehydration, fluid accumulation in the abdominal or lung cavities , blood clotting disorders.
Multiple gestation is more common in women with undergo IVF. The rate of having twins with IVF is approximately 25 percent and the rate of having three babies is approximately 5 percent.
For more information about IVF or other fertility treatment, please contact our patient coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org