In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most important scientific achievements of the 20th century and is the most common method of advanced reproductive technology in the modern world. IVF was successfully used worldwide for over 30 years. If couples are diagnosed with "infertility" IVF will help to solve this problem.
The technology lays in an initial fertilization of an egg outside the woman's body. It allows reproducing the conditions for future conception outside the human’s body for further transfer of the embryo to the uterus.
Babies that are born through the use of this method are commonly called "test-tube babies" because the first stages of egg and embryo growth occur in lab - «in vitro».
The technology of in vitro fertilization
The chances of getting pregnant with IVF are higher because this method, as well as other methods of assisted reproduction, is constantly being improved. Now pregnancy after IVF occurs in average in 40-50% of cases. The main indications for IVF are a number of factors: female and male infertility, the lack of results in the conservative and surgical treatment. In some cases the patient has to undergo in vitro fertilization with donated eggs. Only the doctor, based on the history and the results of the examination of the patient, can decide whether this method is appropriate.
IVF involves the following steps:
Hormonal stimulation of growth of several follicles in the ovaries (the prescription of drugs that stimulate superovulation), allowing to get a few eggs;
ultrasound and hormonal monitoring of ovarian response;
follicular puncture and collection of the eggs (under general anesthesia);
fertilization of eggs by sperm in a laboratory (simple IVF or IVF with ICSI);
transfer of embryos into the uterus of the mother (embriotransfer);
prescriptions that support the implantation and development of embryos;
diagnosis of pregnancy.
What is the chance of pregnancy after IVF?
Pregnancy after IVF procedure depends on many factors, including patient age, gamete quality, used in the cycle. In addition, an important role play the scientific and technical base of medical institutions that carry the procedure, as well as the professionalism of the doctors performing the procedure.
When using donor program (IVF with egg donation), the chances are generally higher as in this case an artificial (in vitro) fertilization is carried out with using a genetic material of young healthy individuals.
In addition, the chance of pregnancy after IVF is increased if before the transfer of embryos a genetic diagnosis was made. Through this study, doctors can detect chromosomal abnormalities prior to implantation in the uterus and transfer only the healthiest embryos.
IVF with frozen semen, eggs and embryos
The possibilities of infertility treatment have expanded significantly due to the developed and successfully used technique of freezing (cryopreservation) of sperm, eggs and embryos, which has made IVF procedure much more flexible.
How much does in vitro fertilization cost?
The price of IVF consists of different points. Thus, the cost of in vitro fertilization procedure includes an initial consultation and a specialist advice, actual IVF procedure, as well as the cost of medicines. The average cost of medicines for the stimulation of IVF cycle may vary, as the list of medications and dosage for each patient are individual. Of course, the price of in vitro fertilization procedure increases if it includes our donor program (IVF with donor eggs or donor sperm). The cost of in vitro fertilization will be higher if the procedure will be conducted by the ICSI method. The price for in vitro fertilization also increases during preimplantation genetic diagnosis, hatching and subsequent cryopreservation of embryos. To find out how much the "In Vitro Fertilization" treatment program will eventually cost is possible only after a full examination, in which the doctor can recommend the optimal treatment of infertility.
«Canadian Medical Care» will help you to cure infertility by the method of in vitro fertilization. Our experts are professionals in their areas of healthcare and will do everything so that you can make your dream of becoming parents to come true.
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