IVF with own oocytes
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a set of procedures aimed at the infertility treatment. During IVF patient’s or donor’s eggs are fertilized by partner’s or donor’s sperm outside the human body in a lab. It can be done by using Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) or Physiological Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (PICSI). Embryo is transferred into the uterus via catheter after the embryo culture, which lasts up to 5-6 days (at the stage of blastocyst). The preferable number of embryos to transfer is one which is done in order to avoid multiple pregnancies. However, at Parens Fertility, this question is discussed with embryologists and IVF specialists.
When to consider IVF with own oocytes?
- you have been diagnosed with an unexplained infertility or age related infertility
- your fallopian tubes have been damaged, blocked or removed
- in case of ovulation disorders
- in case of endometriosis
- in case of uterine fibroids
- in case of low sperm count or male infertility
IVF program with own oocytes starts with evaluation and medical examinations to make sure you are totally prepared for the treatment. The ovarian stimulation is the first stage of the IVF treatment that involves injections of hormones. The type of medication and dosage will be carefully prescribed by your doctor, who will control your stimulation progress every 3-4 days. You will regularly come for check-ups and ultrasounds while you are taking medicine for approximately 12 days. If you have no possibility to spend so much time in Ukraine we can arrange the stimulation process distantly. Therefore, you will need to do several ultrasounds and send them to us for the evaluation.
The next step will be egg retrieval. When the stimulation is over you will need to come for the egg collection. This procedure is done under general anesthesia and takes up to half an hour – the doctor uses needle under the ultrasound monitoring to aspirate each possible follicle. After that you are having a rest for one-two hours and may leave the clinic. The IVF specialist will continue preparing you for the embryo transfer in case it is done in the same cycle.
At the same day your partner needs to provide his sperm sample which will be followed by the fertilization using ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) or PICSI (Physiological Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) procedures. In the first case, a single sperm is injected right into the egg, one for each egg. In the second case, sperm is placed into the dish with hyaluronic hydrogel which unites to biochemically active sperm. In this way, embryologist can select sperm not only visually but also check the quality. In 17 hours we will be able to see whether the egg has been fertilized.
When embryos are created they are left to grow for 5 days till the blastocyst stage. At this day you come for your embryo transfer which takes up to 10 minutes. The pregnancy test is done fourteen days after the embryo transfer in order to confirm pregnancy. All surplus embryos will be vitrified for the further usage.
In order to get free consultation on this type of program, please, contact us.
It will be our pleasure to share with you your journey to parenthood!