In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

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Overview of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Anesthesia
General
Work Leave
1-2 Months
Number of Stages
5 Stages
Appointment Date
2 Days Before Menstruation
Ovulation Stimulation
Medications for 12 Days
Egg Retrieval
36 Hours After Egg Maturation
Sperm Retrieval
Hours Before Injection
Sperm Injection
Inside the Eggs Through a Glass Syringe
Fertilized Egg Transfer
5 Days After Incubation

Intro to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization (IVF) was a mysterious, highly misunderstood procedure among the public in the past. Many people even associated IVF with “test-tube babies”! Things changed quite much in recent years and the number of people who choose this procedure has been increasing dramatically in all countries around the globe.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technology that aims at increasing the odds of conception and pregnancy by retrieving eggs from a woman’s ovaries and fertilizing them with sperm in a laboratory. Doctors bring thousands of sperms, place them next to the egg, and wait for fertilization to happen.
IVF is a great solution for female infertility and unexplained infertility. Interestingly, the first baby to be conceived by IVF technology was born in England and called “Louise Brown” in 1978.

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Benefits of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization (IVF) gained increasing popularity due to its benefits for infertile couples who desperately want to conceive a child. In short, the benefits of this procedure include:

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    Get an infertility treatment that “works” and is better than fertility medications
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    Allow you to use donated eggs and/or sperm in case you need that
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    Gain control over timing and decide when exactly you want to conceive
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    Increase your odds of having a healthy child without compromising your health
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    Decrease your chances of unfortunate miscarriage associated with other infertility treatments
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    Enjoy an infertility treatment that has a high success rate compared to other treatments
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    Candidates for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    Doctors often suggest in vitro fertilization (IVF) to solve infertility in the following cases:

    • Women who can’t become pregnant through sexual intercourse
    • Women with blocked or missing fallopian tubes, endometriosis, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
    • Females with abnormal ovulation cycles, pelvic inflammatory disease
    • Females who have a male partner who suffers from male factor infertility
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    Preparation for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    Before starting the IVF procedure, doctors usually request or perform the following tests:
    • Uterus examination by ultrasound or by inserting a scope through the vagina, which reveals important information about uterus health.
    • Ovarian reserve testing to determine the level of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and assess the size and quality of your egg.
    • Sperm testing for the male partner to analyze the number, size, and shape of the sperm.

    Steps of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    IVF procedure goes through 5 main steps, including:

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    1. Egg Stimulation

    To increase the number of eggs your body produces, your doctor will give you fertility drugs that can stimulate egg production.

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    2. Egg Retrieval

    Your doctor will use a needle to suction eggs through your ovary and vagina. They usually use an ultrasound wand to guide the needle.

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    3. Insemination

    Your doctor will request a semen sample from your male partner. Once your partner provided the sample, the lab technician will mix the sperm with the egg in a perti dish.

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    4. Embryo Culture

    At this point, the eggs should start dividing and developing. Your doctor will monitor this process and request genetic testing during this period.

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    5. Embryo Transfer

    Once the eggs turned into big, mature embryos, the doctor can start implanting them into your uterus by using a catheter.

    Recovery After In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    You may be able to back home just after 2 hours of egg retrieval. However, you can’t drive a car, so you need someone to drive you home. The recovery after egg retrieval is quick and easy, but you may feel some cramping or heaviness in the pelvic area. In addition, you may notice some spotting, but this is normal. Remember the following things during this period to prepare your body for the next steps:
    • Take pain medication if discomfort or soreness continues
    • Wear a healing pad and rest your body for some time
    • Avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting to keep your ovaries healthy
    • Avoid bad habits, such as smoking and caffeine
    • Avoid swimming, hot tubs, and tub baths, but you can take showers
    • Stop taking medications except for the ones your doctor suggests
    • Avoid vaginal sex or sexual penetration in the first week after embryo transfer
    • Don’t use vaginal creams or spermicides during this period

    Risks of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a safe procedure and rarely can cause any complications, However, some cases could face the following issues:

    • Unwanted reactions or responses to fertility drugs
    • Emotional and psychological stress
    • Conceiving twins or triplets
    • Low birth weight or premature labor 
    • The need to have a cesarean delivery
    • A small increase in birth defects

    Difference Between In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

    Both in vitro fertilization (IVF) & intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are assisted reproductive technologies that can help couples achieve their dream of having a child. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a type of in vitro fertilization (IVF) but has special indications and goals. The table below summarizes the most important differences between the two technologies:

    In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
    IndicationsUsed for female infertility and unexplained infertility.Used for male infertility
    ProcedureBrings thousands of sperm and allows one of them to naturally penetrate the egg.Injects a single sperm into a single egg.
    Success RateDepends on women’s age but can reach 46.7-50% for women younger than 35 years.Has an equal or a bit higher success rate than regular IVF.

    How Can International Clinics Help You?

    International Clinics offers special packages for international patients who seek cheap and safe in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Turkey. If you are considering any of the assisted reproductive technologies to increase your chances of conceiving a child, we’ll be glad to help you and answer all your questions.
    Our surgeons and medical personnel have performed thousands of successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures for couples from Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    There is no specific limit, but doing this procedure several times can decrease the chances of pregnancy. In some cases, however, several attempts become necessary to reach successful pregnancy. Indeed, some couples need 8 or 10 attempts to reach this goal.

    The wife’s age is the most influential factor. The odds of success increase remarkably for women under the age of 35. Also, women between the ages of 35 and 38 can have a good chance with IVF, but the success rate decreases for women between the age of 38 and 40. Little hope remains for women between 40 and 42 years, but the probability of success is almost zero for those over the age of 42.

    The possibility of miscarriage increases slightly for a couple who do IVF, but this is not related to the IVF procedure itself, but rather to the wife’s ability to become pregnant in the first place.

    – Some embryos remain in good condition after IVF.
    – These embryos are frozen and preserved, allowing the couple to benefit from them in the future.
    – After being taken out of the freezers, 70% to 80% of them remain alive and in good condition.
    When used, the probability of pregnancy ranges between 50% and 80%.

    There are no studies related to this matter, but some research indicated that a large number of successful cases occurred after following a diet that contains a lot of vegetables, fish, and healthy oils.

    Seamless Treatment Journey

    In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:
    Reception & Transportation
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    Premium Hospitality
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    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
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    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
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    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
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    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
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    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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