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People Who'll try IVF treatment for the First Time

Our main purpose is for you to get pregnant in the first cycle of IVF Treatment and give birth to a healthy baby. Unfortunately, the success rate of IVF in the world and in our country isn’t 100%. The chances of getting pregnant in the first cycle is around 35-40% even if everything goes according to the plan. And to achieve a successful IVF treatment, negative factors should be defaecated.

Which factors is the success of IVF treatment connected to?

It depends on a number of factors concerning both the male and female partner. The most important of these factors is the age of the female partner. Because

the quality of eggs obtained depends on age and the quality of the embryo

is the most important factor. When the female is older than 42-43 success chance

scales down to under 5%. Another important factor is the status of male’s semen cells.

Other than these, ongoing illnesses such as goiter, diabetes, obesity, illnesses in the

ovary, weakness of ovarian reserve or past intrauterine operations or illnesses

could affect the success rate negatively.

 As a summary,

- Age of the female

- Ovarian reserve

- Condition of the sperms

- Condition of the uterine tube

- Ongoing illnesses

are the main factors that affect the success rates of IVF.

So what should be expected in this spiritually and financially challenging process?

First of all, it is essential to know why IVF treatment is chosen. Since it is

not always the right option for everyone, it is really important to be clear about the

decision. After deciding to go through the treatment process, the first thing to do is to avoid stress and negative thoughts. In this process, you should stay away from alcohol and cigarettes, and take heart for it.

Which tests are performed in the beginning?

* Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) to detect ovarian reserve,

* TSH for thyroid disorders

* fasting glucose

* prolactin

* Blood cell count

* Tests to detect STD and other infectious diseases (Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, HIV)

* Intrauterine radiography (HSG)


* office hysteroscopy (examining the intrauterine cavity with a medical camera to cure any problems if necessary)

* Analysis of spermatozoon following 2-7 days of sexual abstinence

* Other specific tests than those mentioned above are only asked to be performed only if

necessary (such as: coagulation test, chromosome analysis, sperm DNA test etc.)

When does treatment start? How many days does it last? What to expect during this process?

The treatment is started following the 2nd or 3rd day of menstruation. But it could be

also started at the 21st day following menstruation according to the chosen method.

The first option is generally chosen, and the treatment starts with daily injections on

the belly. After daily injections for 10-15 days, the “triggering injection” is performed

when the follicles inside the ovarian are enlarged enough. After 36 hours since this last injection, eggs are collected under anesthesia. At the same time, spermatozoons are

collected from the male and are injected into the eggs. We keep track of this insemination process for 4-5 days and at the end of this process, best embryos are

transferred into the uterus.

1. Upsizing of eggs with daily injections

2. Collection of eggs

3. Fertilisation of collected eggs with collected sperm cells.

4. Obtaining an embryo with fertilised eggs

5. Transfer of embryos into the uterus

* Which embryos are transferred into the uterus? How are the best ones detected?

Eggs that were fertilised with collected sperm cells are kept in a special device

called “incubator” at a laboratory environment. During the tracking of fertilised

eggs, the ones that are segmented the best are noted at the first-time. Afterwards,

embryos that are detected with the scoring system to be of the best quality are

separated to be transferred. In our center, we use 5th day embryos which are also