Having a baby is the dream of all our couples. But sometimes, for some reason, having a baby is not that easy. At this point, IVF application plays a saving role, especially for couples who have infertility problems.
A patient-oriented approach should be taken for infertile couples who cannot have children. In vitro fertilization is carried out by an expert staff consisting of embryologists, gynecologists, urologists, medical geneticists, biologists and psychologists, and it is aimed for couples to have a baby.
IVF Treatment Process
The IVF treatment process, which consists of several stages, is applied according to the ovarian capacity, body mass index, age and genetic characteristics of the person.
Preliminary Interview Phase
The first of the IVF application stages, which lasts a few weeks, is the Preliminary Interview Stage. At this stage, it is aimed that the mother and father-to-be have information about infertility by interviewing the couples who want to have children. The mother and father candidates are informed by explaining the causes of infertility and applying some tests.
Sperm analysis tests of the couples, uterine film are requested, and if they have undergone any infertility treatment before, blood tests and reports about the tests are requested. This will make it easier to know more about the patient and will help the treatment process to progress more accurately. Finally, if the prospective mother and father have a smear test, the results of the previous test are requested, the causes of infertility are reviewed, and appropriate treatment is started.
Egg Stimulation Phase
In the second stage, the expectant mother is called for an interview by her doctor. At this stage, the aim is to evaluate the ovaries of the expectant mother on the second or third day of her menstrual cycle.
The ovaries of the expectant mother are evaluated by ultrasound. According to the results, the doctor may want to have the hormone values checked. As a result of all these, drug treatment is started and it is aimed to stimulate the ovaries to ensure the development of the ovaries.
Egg Collection Phase
The third stage is the egg collection stage. This stage is critical for the expectant mother. If it is observed that the egg developed with drugs has reached sufficient maturity, it is taken from the uterus by injection and this process is performed under general anesthesia.
It is ensured that the eggs taken from the uterus are fertilized by the traditional IVF method or by the method we call microinjection.
Embryo Transfer Stage
This stage begins with the monitoring of embryo development. The embryo development process of the eggs and sperm taken to the laboratory is followed, and embryos with high proficiency are selected from among them in this process. Selected embryos are placed in the uterus by a specialist doctor. As a result of the determined law, a double embryo should be placed in women over the age of 35 and a single embryo should be placed in women under this age.
The expectant mother is taken to rest after the embryo transfer, which is completely painless. After resting for about an hour, the expectant mother can continue her life from where she left off.
Supportive Treatment Stage
It is the stage where supportive drugs are given to the expectant mother and the embryo is able to hold onto the uterus more strongly. The expectant mother is given an appointment for the HCG Test 15 days later.