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Hi! Hope you've already got more insight to the IVF procedure. I'm just going to add a couple of words about embryo transfer. The procedure is almost the same in every clinic. Depending on a situation they will select between one and three of the best quality embryos and then transfer them to your womb.
An embryo must successfully attach itself to the wall of the womb for pregnancy to begin. So they’ll tell you continue taking needed meds. The exact procedure for embryo transfer depends on the clinic you are in. If you are under the age of 40, one or two embryos can be replaced. If you are 40 or over, a maximum of three embryos can be used. (Unless you are using donated eggs, when the maximum is two because these eggs will be from donors who are not older than 35).
If you have good quality embryos, those that are not transferred can be frozen. Some clinics may also offer blastocyst transfer, where embryos are transferred five to six days after fertilization. We had a shot IVF with donor eggs with 2 nice 5-day blasts transferred, got BFP. as the clinic's approach is like doing fresh has higher success rates. The doctor or nurse doing the embryo transfer inserts a speculum into your vagina. A catheter is passed through the cervix, normally using ultrasound guidance. The embryos are passed down the tube into the womb. This is normally a pain-free procedure and usually no sedation is necessary. But you may experience a little discomfort because you need a full bladder if ultrasound is used. It is generally recommended that you lead a gentle lifestyle during the few days after embryo transfer. About two weeks after the embryo transfer, you will be given a pregnancy blood test. You will know exactly smile I hope you've already started your actual visits to the repro centers, or maybe you've already chosen one? Do let us know, please. Good luck smile
Hope this might be helpful~Nowadays women over 40 and those who had multiple failed IVF cycles can get pregnant and carry a genetically related baby. This has been made possible with mitochondrial donation treatment.
Mitochondria are cell organelles that convert nutrients into energy to drive many processes in organism. A mitochondrion, as a powerhouse of a cell, provides energy needed to ensure effective functioning of organs. There is often a decline in mitochondria function in oocytes of women above 40. That could be the reason for implantation failure. Mitochondrial dysfunction can lead to multiple failed IVF cycles.
That is why infertile women can get pregnant with the help of IVF using donor mitochondria. So, how does mitochondrial donation work? Healthy mitochondria are retrieved from a donor’s egg and transferred to a patient’s egg. Then the oocyte is fertilized and a healthy embryo is transferred into a patient’s uterine cavity like in IVF treatment. It should be noted that a mitochondrial donor is not a genetic parent of a future baby. Donated mitochondria account for less than 1% of the baby’s DNA. Therefore, women who donate their mitochondria will not have any rights and responsibilities for the baby. Mitochondrial donation is anonymous. Mitochondrial donation program is a breakthrough in reproductive medicine including assisted reproductive technology (ART). Infertility is a global health issue that is breaking records and now surrogacy and egg donation treatment are becoming first choices for women. Through these treatments, thousands of couples are becoming parents. Mitochondrial donation makes it possible for a woman to carry and give birth to a child genetically related to both parents on her own.
Ukraine has always had many advantages in development of the ART industry, in particular, the legal implementation of surrogacy and egg donation programs. Today, a fertility clinic @@, based in Ukraine, offers its patients a world-class embryological project, mitochondrial donation program. “Three-parent baby” program allows thousands of infertile women all around the world to carry and give birth to their babies. The costs are approximately the following:
4900 EUR - 1 att of donation. 6500 EUR - 1 att with mitochondrial replacement.
6900 EUR - 2 att of donation.9900 EUR - 2 att with mitochondrial donation.
11900 EUR - 5 att of donation. 14900 EUR - 5 att with mitochondrial donation.
Hi, there! I can understand your situation. What would you like to know? I can tell you the general stuff. IVF is basically in-vitro fertilization. What they do is, they carry the fertilization procedure outside of the body, and inside the lab. That way, they can clean the sperm with special equipment. The chances of pregnancy increase quite a bit. They vary from clinic to clinic and woman to woman. It depends on what the infertility is, as well. There are lots of good clinics. Some are better than others, I went to a good one. I had a nice experience, it was all really smooth. I can help you with that if you need a suggestion. Don't be shy, ask away!
Hello, honey. I'm sorry to hear about your infertility. I hope things get well for you. Yeah, it's alright to be anxious about new processes. It's also perfectly fine to feel this way. So many of us are going through the same thing! People have found a lot of success with IVF. It works, in a way that your eggs are fertilized in the lab. Or fertilized eggs, not yours, in some cases, are put inside you. They are called the donor eggs. The rest of the procedure is as normal as it gets. I'd suggest you do your background research on it. I hope it works for you. You deserve the best. Good luck to you, honey!
RebecaM wrote:
Hello, honey. I'm sorry to hear about your infertility. I hope things get well for you. Yeah, it's alright to be anxious about new processes. It's also perfectly fine to feel this way. So many of us are going through the same thing! People have found a lot of success with IVF. It works, in a way that your eggs are fertilized in the lab. Or fertilized eggs, not yours, in some cases, are put inside you. They are called the donor eggs. The rest of the procedure is as normal as it gets. I'd suggest you do your background research on it. I hope it works for you. You deserve the best. Good luck to you, honey!

I truly believe one should try out all the possible methods to keep the genetic relation to the kid before moving down to egg donation route. In time we were passing the process there was no such an option. Otherwise we'd definitely try it out! - Mitochondria replacement therapy. You could have already read from my previous posts about it. All the info given on the point sounds very inspiring! Fortunately nowadays we've got lots of options to beat infertility. And there ARE methods that allow the majority to become parents. Even in the most hopeless cases!!
Mitochondrial donation is one of such unique methods. I usually write about it because the method is really amazing. It allows a woman who couldn’t conceive a baby for years to get pregnant and carry a healthy child. The correct work of egg mitochondria, that is their active functionality contributes to the successful conception. Consequently, if there's the issue with this activity, then it is necessary to implant healthy donor mitochondria. The mitochondrial donation program includes three main elements: #1 A donor with normal healthy mitochondria. # 2 A mother’s egg cell. # 3 Father’s sperm cell. Donor mitochondria allow the eggs of the infertile patient to work as it is necessary for successful conception. At the same time, a donor egg cell is not needed. Only mitochondria with high functional activity!! This method is highly effective for 40+ women to become pregnant, who aren't willing to conceive through ivf with donor egg. It is also designated for patients who have faced numerous IVF failures. Thanks to the new method, the chances of a successful pregnancy increase significantly. It is much easier to achieve the desired pregnancy with functionally active mitochondria. In Ukraine, such a program is carried out only by **clinic located in Kiev. With the necessary equipment, a team of professional specialists with international experience, as well as loyal legislation in the field of ART, Ukrainian doctors successfully introduce modern methods of infertility treatment, mitochondria donation is among them.
Also one should get well prepared for the procedure. So here are some of the tips which can help to improve our egg quality before undergoing treatments ##
Get at least 8, 8oz. glasses of pure water every day. Dehydration can cause your blood to become thick and decrease circulation in the body, as well as many other issues. Make sure to drink purified water that is NOT bottled in plastic. An easy way to get a head start every morning, is to put a quart of water next to your bed when you go to sleep. You can then drink a quart of water upon rising and you are half way done with your water intake for the day.
Exercise. Find something to do that includes movement, such as tennis, walking, running, dancing, or fertility yoga. Exercise increases the blood flow in the body, brings fresh blood to all of the cells and helps to oxygenate the blood.
Get Abdominal or Fertility Massage. One of the best therapies for increasing blood flow to the reproductive system is by massaging your uterus and ovaries. Massage helps to bring fresh, oxygenated blood to the ovaries and removes old stagnant blood. You can have a massage therapist perform abdomen massage or find a therapist who specializes in fertility or Maya abdominal massage.
Top foods for egg health: royal jelly, maca, fertiligreens, broccoli, berries, dark leafy veggies, halibut, salmon, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, turmeric, ginger.
Hope this is helpful. Wishing you all the very best Xx
Laraa92 wrote:
Hi, there! I can understand your situation. What would you like to know? I can tell you the general stuff. IVF is basically in-vitro fertilization. What they do is, they carry the fertilization procedure outside of the body, and inside the lab. That way, they can clean the sperm with special equipment. The chances of pregnancy increase quite a bit. They vary from clinic to clinic and woman to woman. It depends on what the infertility is, as well. There are lots of good clinics. Some are better than others, I went to a good one. I had a nice experience, it was all really smooth. I can help you with that if you need a suggestion. Don't be shy, ask away!

Mitochondrial replacement therapy is one of the innovative methods to treat infertility. This option is relevant to women over forty years old who have treated infertility with IVF, but with no luck. In the most of cases these patients have a low functional activity of mitochondria. And those in their turn are the most important components of any cell. Therefore, it's an opportunity for a woman to give birth to a long-awaited baby. Moreover, this baby will have a genetic connection with her and her husband/partner!! Mitochondria are often called “cellular power plants”. It's so because of their ability to convert nutrient molecules into energy. Mitochondria provide eggs with the necessary energy for normal functioning. It consists of two membranes and also contain their own hereditary material in the form of DNA. A woman facing the issue, needs to restore the mitochondria of oocytes first of all. (Taking into consideration the number of eggs decreases with age.) If there are not enough functionally active mitochondria in the female eggs, then it is possible to become a mother using mitochondrial donation + IVF. Fertility specialists find an egg donor with high functional mitochondrial activity. These healthy mitochondria are taken from the donor's egg cell, integrated with the patient’s cells, then fertilized with the sperm of the husband/partner. A healthy embryo is then transferred to the patient's uterus. Thus, mitochondrial donation is an ART, thanks to which a barren woman can successfully bear and give birth to a healthy and genetically related to her kid.
One should also remember that a mitochondrial donor IS NOT a genetic parent of a future baby!! Donated mitochondria account for less than one per cent of the baby’s DNA!! Therefore, women who donate their mitochondria will not have any rights for the baby. Mitochondrial donation is anonymous.
I was in the same boat before. Years of TTC didn't bring us success. Well, we did make some silly decisions and tried IUI and ICSI. But these procedures turned to be helpless for us (later we got to know about the reason). We got to know about our clinic on eviternity.org International patient coordinator. They offered free consultations so we made them a go. This way we travelled to Ukraine where passed ivf with donor eggs. We are parents now and this all seems to be the thing from the past but we will come back there again definitely as we want more children. At the time we were undergoing treatments there was no such an option like mitochondria donation, so we turned to donor eggs. The following time we'll definitely discuss the option with our dr!! We won't miss this opportunity!!
Every type of infertility treatment is a great chance to succeed for those struggling to have their babies. We'were among them. Among biotexcom patients. We faced so many failures before I was about to lose hope. But we trusted the place, its docs and facilities. So put brave faces on and moved on towards success.
I'll briefly speak about the initial stage we had it through.The process started with the initial consultation. It was scheduled 1 week ahead and contained the following activities. A set of tests depending on the program. Consultation with a fertility specialist who was in charge of the program. Consultation with a manager who guided us through the program step by step. Signing of contracts. First payment and also wel received the guidelines - failure to follow those recommendations might affect the initial consultation. Another step - search and confirmation of a donor, matching process (waiting time also depends on type of contract). All this was worthy. We're nursing our adorable baby now.
All the very best x
Egg retrieval can be done in your clinic 34 to 36 hours after the final injection and before ovulation.
During egg retrieval, you'll be sedated and given pain medication.
Transvaginal ultrasound aspiration is the usual retrieval method. An ultrasound probe is inserted into your vagina to identify follicles. Then a thin needle is inserted into an ultrasound guide to go through the vagina and into the follicles to retrieve the eggs.
If your ovaries aren't accessible through transvaginal ultrasound, an abdominal surgery or laparoscopy - a procedure in which a tiny incision is made near your navel and a slender viewing instrument (laparoscope) is inserted - may be used to guide the needle.
The eggs are removed from the follicles through a needle connected to a suction device. Multiple eggs can be removed in about 20 minutes.
After egg retrieval, you may experience cramping and feelings of fullness or pressure.
Mature eggs are placed in a nutritive liquid (culture medium) and incubated. Eggs that appear healthy and mature will be mixed with sperm to attempt to create embryos. However, not all eggs may be successfully fertilized.
Hey, Andie, I hope you are doing well. I am sure things will go smooth for you. Dont worry a lot about it. Things are different for everyone as IVF is unpredictable. Therefore, just make sure to remain stress-free. Other than this I would suggest that you make sure the clinic you visit for the process is high in success rate. This is something really important and shouldn't be ignored. Good luck to you.
I just want to clarify confusion for you. Just know that IVF and surrogacy are both 2 different procedures. It is soo important to know this. Not everyone has a choice between both the procedures. One is either a candidate for IVF. Or they are a candidate for surrogacy. It is really important to visit a good doctor. Someone who can actually help in this situation.
It's a really simple and effective procedure. It helps women in getting pregnant by conducting the fertility procedure inside the lab. That's more helpful, as they can get rid of harmful substances, etc. It's been a successful approach. I'd suggest you go for it! It could be a very good idea. Sending you lots of love and prayers.
Andie.Berg wrote:
Hey everyone! My name is Andie. I am super confused therefore decided to talk about my problem on this forum. My doctor broke the news to my husband and I that we couldn't conceive naturally. However, he said we shouldn't lose hope either and instead should definitely try opting for IVF. I honestly have no clue about how this treatment goes. Like is it painful? What is the possibility that it will work out? Which clinic is re-known for doing this? I am literally so confused. If there is any other mother out there who went through this please guide me! I really need to take the right decision. Thank you in advance.

IVF is a treatment for infertility or genetic problems. Sometimes, IVF is offered as a primary treatment for infertility in women over age 40. The risks I've heard of are: ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome - use of injectable fertility drugs to induce ovulation can cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, in which your ovaries become swollen and painful. Signs and symptoms typically last a week and include mild abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Rarely, it's possible to develop a more-severe form of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that can also cause rapid weight gain and shortness of breath. Egg-retrieval procedure complications -use of an aspirating needle to collect eggs could possibly cause bleeding, infection or damage to the bowel, bladder or a blood vessel. Risks are also associated with general anesthesia, if used. But I guess those can appear during every other treatment option, so we cannot say, only when donating one's eggs..Anyway, this must be a reputable fertility clinic for undergoing any kind of procedures..The rate of miscarriage for women who conceive using IVF with fresh embryos is similar to that of women who conceive naturally. but the rate increases with maternal age. Use of frozen embryos during IVF, however, may slightly increase the risk of miscarriage. That is why our BTC uses only fresh blasts for IVF. About 2 to 5 percent of women who use IVF will have an ectopic pregnancy. Use of IVF can be financially, physically and emotionally draining. Support from counselors, family and friends can help you and your partner through the ups and downs of infertility treatment.
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