How do we operate
Having made the decision, you can directly contact us with a request for consultation. A medical coordinator will contact you and coordinate your communication with the assigned attending physician.
Confirmation of the most suitable method of treatment.
Communicating with your doctor is possible during the on-line consultation on Skype, in social networks, by e-mail and phone. The consultation will result in a confirmation of the treatment method most suitable for you.
Selection of the egg donor.
For the selection of donors, we ask you to complete a questionnaire in which you can specify the donor requests, as well as blood type and Rh factor of both partners. We may ask for your consent to provide us with your photograph in order to facilitate the selection of the phenotypical characteristics of the donor. After the selection of the suitable donors, within 1-2 days a medical coordinator will inform you immediately in order to coordinate the donor candidature.
Preparation of the egg donor.
We begin donor preparation after signing the contract and following the receipt of 25% of the cost of treatment. Donors undergo a course of therapy for ovarian stimulation lasting about two weeks.
Synchronization of your menstrual cycle with the donor.
In order to improve the odds of embryo implantation you need to receive treatment from the 1st day of menstruation lasting 14 days so that the endometrium of the uterus has grown to a certain thickness. At 12-14 days of the menstrual cycle you need to undergo an ultrasound at your local gynecologist in order to assess the thickness of the endometrium. The results of ultrasound would be advised in the way the most convenient for you.
Your first visit to the clinic.
During the visit, we will offer you a medical examination, which includes a transvaginal ultrasound for women, the semen analysis for partner, and to draw blood samples for laboratory tests. If you have a partner, he needs to be in the hospital with you. During this visit, a man will provide sperm, which we can cryogenically preserve and which will fertilize the donor’s eggs.
Collecting donor’s eggs and in-vitro fertilization.
Donor’s cells are obtained via puncture of the ovaries of the donor under anesthesia. Fertilization of the donor eggs with the sperm of your partner/spouse is performed on the day of the procedure via intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) of the donor’s eggs. Embryos can develop in the laboratory up to 120 hours (5 days). Based on the number, development and quality of embryos, the embryologist determines the optimum time to introduce embryos and we can inform you about the time of the second visit to the clinic. As a rule, it takes place 5 days after the puncture of the donor but it can take place in 2 - 4 days.
Your second visit to the clinic and embryo introduction.
During the second visit to the clinic introduction of embryos into the uterine cavity will be performed. According to the regulations, we can introduce up to 3 embryos, but usually, the average number is 2. The embryos are collected in a special catheter and introduced by the gynecologist under ultrasound guidance into the uterus. Anesthesia is not required. Out of the introduced embryos only one is typically implanted. However one should bear in mind that in some cases more than one can be implanted which may lead to a multiple pregnancy. The remaining high-quality embryos are cryogenically preserved (frozen). Following the procedure, you will lie down for about 1 hour and then you can resume your normal activity. You can plan to return home on the same day.
From this moment on, your body and nature will play their part. We recommend you to lead a quiet and sedentary lifestyle within 1-2 weeks and to continue regularly taking your medications, according to a doctor's prescription in the discharge sheet. 10 - 12 days after the introduction, a urine or blood pregnancy test can be performed. If the results of a pregnancy test are positive, it is advised to continue taking medications and to order ultrasound at your gynecologist in 12-14 days after a positive test. We will be in touch with you and help you in everything you need.