Why to have IVF treatment?
The process of conception is regulated by an extremely complex mechanism, during which hundreds of hormonal, biological and chemical processes take action in a certain order and timing.
Testicles continuously produce sperms, which mature in the epididymis and then travel through the vagina and the uterus into the fallopian tubes. Upon reaching the tubes, sperms have a 24-hour lifecycle during which they need to meet an egg released from the ovary by ovulation, one sperm needs to enter the egg and fertilize it in order for a new life to begin. Then the fertilized egg travels on within the tube for another two days, toward the uterine cavity where it gets implanted into the endometrium following further proliferation and cell division.
IVF is an assisted reproduction technique that is needed when one or more of the above processes are not working properly.
IVF is a safe and reliable procedure used by fertility professionals around the world to help those Patients who are struggling to have a baby. Year by year, thousands get pregnant and have healthy babies after undergoing IVF treatment.
How is IVF done?
IVF is the process by which eggs are removed from your ovaries and mixed with sperm in a laboratory culture dish. Fertilisation takes place in this dish.
In the first part of the treatment hormonal medications are used in order to produce more than one follicle in your ovaries. That will give a better chance of pregnancy than in natural cycles where only one follicle matures. The development of the follicles is closely monitored, and when they reach the optimal size, egg collection takes place.
Egg collection is usually performed under anaesthesia, so you will not feel any pain. During the procedure, a very fine needle is used to collect the eggs from each follicle.
After egg collection, the already prepared sperms are mixed together with each egg. Fertilised eggs will develop into embryos within the next few days and usually 2-3 days after egg collection the embryos are transferred back into the uterus. Embryo transfer is a painless procedure that takes only about 5-10 minutes.
Two weeks after embryo transfer pregnancy test can be done.
Hungarian regulations recommend a maximum of four embryos transferred to the uterus.
In case of extra embryos, these may be frozen for future use (embryo freezing). This is in case you want another baby after your successful treatment, or in case the first cycle wouldn’t succeed.
How long do I have to stay in Hungary in case of IVF treatment?
The average time that you have to spend in Hungary in case of IVF treatment is 10-14 days.
When do I have to arrive to Hungary in case of IVF treatment?
After receiving (via e-mail) your personalised IVF treatment plan from our IVF Clinic, you can start the hormonal stimulation even at home with taking stimulation drugs, which are prescribed in your treatment plan.
Latest on the 6th day of your IVF cycle you shall arrive to Hungary, because you will have the first ultrasound examination on your 7th cycle day at our Clinic, and from this point you will have ultrasound examinations (in order to monitor your follicles) at the Clinic every second or third day until the egg retrieval.
What additional treatments are provided in case of IVF treatment?
Additionally to the IVF treatment we provide:
- ICSI treatment
- AHA/LAH treatment
- Blastocyst transfer
- Embryo freezing
What should I expect before my treatment? (necessary medical documentation and screening tests)
Screening tests are necessary part of preparing for IVF treatment, because the results provides important information to fertility specialists that helps identify potential problems in connection with the cause of infertility.