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Methods of infertility treatment

IVF using the patient’s own eggs

We recommend IVF if the couple cannot conceive naturally. The whole process begins by stimulating your body, so that we can retrieve the best eggs. The mature egg is fertilised in the laboratory. The embryo is transferred into the woman's uterus.

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    For couples who have tried to conceive unsuccessfully for more than six months or a year (depending on their age)

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    For couples with poor quality eggs or sperm

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    For couples with an immunological cause of infertility

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    For women with blocked fallopian tubes or endometriosis

More about determining the causes of infertility

What are the chances of pregnancy with this IVF method?

This method can be applied in women up to the age of 49.

The chances of pregnancy with IVF using your own cells depend on several factors. The main factors are your age, physical and mental health and whether you are overweight or not.

Why Europe IVF?

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High success rate

We have a consistently high success rate. We will do everything we can to make your chances of getting pregnant as high as possible.

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Professional care and a human approach

The size of the clinic allows our medical specialists to approach each patient individually and guide couples through the treatment process or IVF, right through to pregnancy.

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State-of-the-art technology

We always keep track of the latest trends and procedures and invest in devices to help us increase the success of our IVF programme.

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We won't keep you waiting

We completely understand your situation and we want to help you solve things right away. The whole process takes place within 1 -2 months.

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Treatment - step by step

BEFORE

Preparatory phase

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Stimulation
  • We will prepare a stimulation protocol with you, based on which you will self-administer subcutaneous hormonal injections (follicle-stimulating medication).
  • Usually on the 2nd or 3rd day of your menstrual cycle (i.e. the 2nd or 3rd day of menstrual bleeding) you will start self-administering the injections as indicated in your stimulation protocol. Please, inform us when you begin stimulation.
  • Injections are applied subcutaneously in the area below the navel, approximately every 24 hours, usually for 7 days.
  • An ultrasound scan will then be performed to measure the size and number of follicles.
  • The ultrasound can be performed by your gynaecologist or at our clinic. We will discuss the results of the scan by e-mail or by phone.
  • Based on the results of the ultrasound, it will be decided whether you need to continue the stimulation of your ovaries (in which case another ultrasound will follow, usually in 2 days´ time) or whether to end stimulation.
  • If the follicles are large enough, you will administer your final injection, which will induce the final maturation of your eggs.
  • Eggs will be retrieved 2 days after application of the final injection.
  • You will be asked to come to the clinic with your partner on the day of egg retrieval.
  • It is imperative to have your identity card (passport) with you.
Natural cycle
  • IVF can also be performed without hormonal stimulation during a so-called native (natural) cycle. The date of ovulation is precisely determined using an ultrasound scan, and then one mature egg is retrieved and fertilised using the ICSI method.
  • The disadvantage of the natural cycle is that only one egg is retrieved, which reduces the chances of a good quality embryo. The natural cycle is suitable for older women with a small number of eggs or for clients who refuse hormonal treatment.
DAY 1

Egg retrieval - follicular puncture

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Egg retrieval - follicular puncture
  • You will come to the clinic at the agreed time.
  • The procedure will be performed under short general anaesthesia (about 10-15 min.) - we require pre-operative tests, performed either by your GP or our doctor (the results/report should not be more than 6 months old).
  • We will send you the request form for pre-operative testing by e-mail.
  • Pre-operative tests should also include serologic test results for hepatitis B and C, HIV and syphilis (also not more than 6 months old).
  • Eggs are retrieved transvaginally using a thin needle guided by ultrasound.
  • The contents of the ovarian follicles (follicular fluid containing the eggs) are aspirated.
  • The fluid is then passed to the laboratory for further processing.
  • You will be discharged from the clinic no more than 2 hours after the procedure. Please, make sure you have someone to take you home, as you must not drive given the residual effects of the anaesthesia (sedatives).
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Fertilisation
  • Mature eggs are fertilised with sperm provided by the patient’s partner, usually using the ICSI technique – the injection of selected sperm directly into the egg.
  • Embryo culture
  • Following fertilisation, the embryos will begin to divide and grow. This process takes place under continuous monitoring in the EmbryoScope.
  • The embryologist will determine the best time for embryo transfer based on the number, development and quality of the embryos. Where indicated, we aim for extended embryo culture until the fifth day.
  • The purpose of the complex process of assessing embryo quality is to determine the optimal time for embryo transfer to ensure the highest chance of pregnancy.
  • Surplus good quality embryos will be frozen for possible further use.
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Embryo culture
  • Following fertilisation, the embryos will begin to divide and grow.
  • Embryos can be cultured in the laboratory for up to 120 hours (5 days), after which they must be transferred into the uterus or frozen.
  • The embryologist will determine the best time for embryo transfer based on the number, development and quality of the embryos.
  • Surplus good quality embryos will be frozen for possible further use.
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DAY 3-5

Embryo transfer

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Embryo transfer
  • The transfer of the embryo or embryos into the uterus is performed without anaesthesia using a thin flexible catheter (tube), the end of which is guided by ultrasound for precise placement.
  • The transfer is completely painless.
  • The embryos are injected into the uterine cavity with a small amount of liquid (culture medium).
  • You will then rest in bed for about 10-15 minutes and be subsequently discharged from the clinic.
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DAY 5-19

After transfer

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Regimen after transfer
  • Rest is recommended for 1-2 weeks after embryo transfer (no strenuous physical activity, sexual intercourse, or hot baths).
  • You can go back to your normal routine after 1-2 weeks, but we still recommend avoiding strenuous physical activity.
  • Take your medication regularly as indicated in the discharge report.
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DAY 25

Pregnancy test

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Pregnancy test, medication and monitoring of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy test, medication and monitoring of pregnancy
  • Have a pregnancy blood test 14 days after embryo transfer and let us know the result.
  • If the pregnancy test is positive, continue to take the prescribed medication until the 12th week of pregnancy and make an appointment for an ultrasound (in approximately 10-14 days) with your doctor.
  • After the 12th week of pregnancy, gradually taper and discontinue the medication as recommended by your doctor.
  • Standard prenatal screening also takes place, together with a check-up at your gynaecologist´s.
  • If the pregnancy test is negative, stop all medication and contact us. We will discuss the next steps with you and plan for the transfer of your frozen embryos.
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Frequently asked questions

  • What is the age limit for IVF?

  • Do you offer IVF to single women and same sex couples too?

  • How is male infertility diagnosed?

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