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IVF process start to finish

IVF process start to finish

  1. maddieventura

    Hi everyone,

    I am new to the site and I am not really sure where to go from here. I have been trying with my husband for over 1 year, without any results. I have been looking into IVF but I am not sure if my husband is willing to do it because it may cost too much for us right now. Any additional help or information on IVF would be much appreciated.


    05/23/2018 at 3:17 pm
  2. Dear Maddie,

    If you’ve been trying to conceive for over a year without luck, you should visit a fertility specialist to undergo fertility testing (both you and your husband) in order to find the cause of infertility. As for the cost, it depends on the fertility treatment that is right for you, not necessarily IVF. Perhaps you’re okay with IUI (Intrauterine Insemination), which is simpler and cheaper.

    My advice is that you fill out this form to receive cost estimates from several fertility clinics, go to the first consultation to get information, and she how it would work for you: Cost Calculator for IVF Treatments.

    I hope this helps,


    05/24/2018 at 12:30 pm
  3. The IVF program is usually performed in 4 steps:
    1. Defining the date for initial consultation and sending the list of required documents:
    Transvaginal ultrasound check results.
    Breast ultrasound check results (if you’re younger than 50 and had never had any breast problems) or mamography results (if you’re over 50 or had any breast problems in the past).
    Chest X-ray (for both you and your partner/dh).
    Doctor’s certificate that you’re healthy enough to carry out a baby and that pregnancy is not prohibited for you.
    Sperm count (if avaliable).
    2. Initial consultation. You and your partner/dh come to the clinic to undergo the required tests:
    Blood tests for both.
    Pap smear.
    Sperm count.
    The doctor studies your medical records. She performs transvaginal ultrasound check and evaluates your chances to successfully accomplish the program. She makes the decision whether the program can be performed and authorize the program. Since that you’re allowed to sign the agreements and you can make the 1st payment. The doctor explains you the treatment plan. The clinic gives you medications needed for your subsequent stimulation protocol.
    3. You’re following the treatment plan. You make the needed ultrasound checks according to the protocol of stimulation and synchronization. When the date of your 2nd visit is defined you need to come to Kiev for the embryo transfer. Here be ready to spend there up to 7-10 days.
    4. After the embryo transfer is performed you will be given the protocol to follow and medications according to the protocol. Those meds are intended to increase the chances to achieve and successfully support pregnancy. In 2 weeks after embryo transfer you need to make the blood test for HCG level in your blood. You send the results to the clinic. Their obligations are considered to be fulfilled after the pregnancy reaches the term of 12 weeks.
    Hope this helps. All the best.

    06/24/2018 at 12:25 pm
  4. Also here’s the usual list of analyses and examinations required for women:
    Rw, HBs, HCV, HIV, syphilis (made no more than 6 months before that)
    TORCH infections (rubella and toxoplasmosis)
    Vaginal discharge analysis
    Karyotype analysis (termless)
    Blood group and Rhesus factor (termless)
    Complete Blood Count (CBC) made no more than 1 month before that
    Biochemical blood count (bilirubin, AST, ALT, kreatinin, complete protein)
    LH (luteinizing hormone)
    FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone)
    Vaginal and cervical canal swab (no more than 6 months before)
    Microscopic examination of vaginal canal
    Pelvic organs ultrasound
    Breast ultrasound
    Attending physician’s opinion
    Anti-muller hormone test.

    Analyses and examinations required for men:
    Rw (Wasserman test)
    HIV (no more than 3 months before)
    Blood group and Rhesus factor (termless)
    Karyotype analysis (termless)
    Spermogram (no more than 3 months)
    ICSI screening
    These lists may vary depending on the clinic/country.

    06/24/2018 at 12:28 pm
  5. Costs vary greatly within countries/clinics. Mine, for example, provides:
    1 IVF cycle for EUR 4,900.
    2 cycles for EUR 6,900 (EUR 3,450 per cycle).
    5 cycles for EUR 9,900 (EUR 1,980 per cycle).
    All of the packages include donor eggs, all medications, transportation, accommodation and interpreter services.
    Could you update, please? Hope this message will find you well.

    09/12/2018 at 12:11 pm
  6. Thought it might also be useful to ask your clinic the following questions as for the donor selection and egg quality etc.~
    Who are the donors if anonymous?
    What is the age of the donor?
    Does the clinic allow you to use the donor you bring into the program or do they require that you do a cross exchange (the eggs from the donor you bring in are put into the pool and you go to the top of the list to receive an anonymous egg)?
    Are eggs taken from infertility patients?
    How many times can a donor be used?
    Is the donor tested for the AIDS virus, CMV, hepatitis A and B, chlamydia, venereal disease, syphilis, serum karotyping and blood type and day 3 FSH? Is a drug screen done on the donor?
    If you are using a donor from a donor egg matching program, and the donor has been tested by them, will the IVF clinic require additional or duplicate testing at their lab?
    Are all eggs from one donor used for one recipient or are the eggs split between recipients? If they are split how are they divided? Is there a primary and secondary recipient?
    How many eggs are guaranteed a recipient and, if there are less, is the fee reduced?
    How long are medical records kept on the donor? Is the donor aware that, as in adoption, laws may change that could allow the child access to information about the donor at a specific age?
    Does the clinic maintain contact with the donor? This is important if you think you would want to use the donor again in the future. By maintaining contact, the clinic can monitor the health status of the donor as well.

    10/12/2018 at 10:54 am
  7. Hey there. If you’re using own eggs during IVF, at the start of a cycle you’ll begin treatment with synthetic hormones to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple eggs.. rather than the single egg that normally develops each month. Multiple eggs are needed because some eggs won’t fertilize or develop normally after fertilization. You may need several different medications, such as: Medications for ovarian stimulation. Medications for oocyte maturation. Medications to prevent premature ovulation. Medications to prepare the lining of your uterus. Your doctor will work with you to determine which medications to use and when to use them. But do expect this stage to be not easy.

    12/19/2019 at 1:49 pm
  8. Hi Maddle ,
    I have read your problem and brought some of the facts and information related to IVF.
    I have found Some articles. I hope it might help you.

    What Is IVF?
    IVF or In vitro fertilisation is an advanced form of assisted reproductive technology (ART). It is a series of complex procedures to help infertile couples or couple preventing a genetic issue with the conception of child. It is a fertilization technique whereby the egg is fertilised with sperm OUTSIDE the body and is then implanted in the woman’s uterus.

    As the fertilization process is done outside the body it allows the couples to choose whether they want to conceive with own eggs & sperms or consider IVF donor cycle

    Benefits Of IVF
    Better success rate than IUI

    IVF is the only option for women with blocked fallopian tubes and tubal ligation.

    Can observe the quality of embryo development on day-to-day basis for up to 5 days.

    Option to choose the best embryo before implantation.

    PGD test ensures that genetically healthy embryos are transferred in the uterus.

    Allows embryo freezing of extra good quality embryos from fresh IVF cycle which can be used in next IVF cycle.

    IVF – ICSI helps in male infertility issues.

    IVF helps in surrogacy

    IVF is beneficial for same sex couples

    IVF allows you to use Donor egg, Donor Sperms and Donor Embryo

    Risks / Side-Effects Of IVF Treatment
    Egg retrieval might cause bleeding, infection or damage to bowel/bladder

    Risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

    Multiple pregnancies in case of multiple embryo implantation. Multiple pregnancies might cause premature birth, placental problems, preeclampsia, diabetes, fetal & new-born complications or cerebral palsy

    Psychological an emotional stress is more than IUI

    Many insurance companies don’t provide coverage for fertility treatments. This becomes a major financial stress of couple.

    06/13/2022 at 2:54 pm