IVF step by step

IVF step by step. Special project of the Medical Company “Mother and Child” Samara

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most effective ways to treat infertility today. Thousands of programs are conducted in Russia every year, millions of children have already been born all over the world. But for those who are to undergo IVF, these figures do not make it any easier…. A lot of questions, fears, thoughts in the head, which sometimes make it difficult to focus on the result, faith in a successful outcome.

Working in the field of IVF since 1992, we at BFE Medical Company know exactly what our patients need. And it’s simple – they need answers to questions, they need information, and they need faith in themselves and their doctor. That is why we realized the project “IVF step by step”. This is a series of videos, each of which presents in detail what awaits the patient at each stage: preparation for the IVF program, ovulation stimulation, puncture, embryo culturing, transfer, pregnancy after IVF, etc.

In these videos you will see our clinic, doctors, their real daily work, and, perhaps, most importantly – their attitude to it. We hope that for those who are going to have the program, these materials will be a good help on the way to the fulfillment of their dream – the birth of a baby.

Step 1: Preparing for IVF

The IVF preparation stage is the basis of the future program and, in fact, it is not preparation for treatment, but for the pregnancy itself, because it is important not just to get pregnant, but to bear and give birth to a healthy child.

We will tell you where to start, what tests a man and a woman should undergo at the stage of preparation for IVF, how long it may take, and why it is important to do it at all.

Step 2: Stimulation of ovulation

Stimulation of superovulation in IVF is a step that almost all women in fertility treatment programs will undergo. Ovulation stimulation triggers the simultaneous growth of several follicles, which will then be fertilized and further become embryos.

You will learn about the choice of the superovulation protocol, the drug and its dosage, what monitoring is, what it can be and how it is carried out.

Step 3: Follicle Puncture

The puncture is probably the most exciting step of the IVF program for many patients, because it is performed under anesthesia in the operating room.

So should you be afraid?

You will learn how the puncture takes place, which doctors and medical staff are present during the follicle puncture, how long you need to spend in hospital and whether you need time to recover.

Step 4: Culturing Embryos

The formation of the future baby begins in the embryology laboratory. Here a miracle takes place – embryo nucleation, and this stage of the program is the most mysterious and mysterious, especially since only embryologists can enter the Laboratory of Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

We will open the curtain of mystery and show you the laboratory of the BFE Clinic. You will see how embryologists work, what methods are used to select sperm and eggs, what incubators look like, where embryos “live”.

Step 5: Embryo transfer

Embryo transfer is the final stage of almost any IVF program. At first glance, it seems to be a simple procedure, but many doctors consider it the most responsible and exciting stage. After all, embryo transfer combines the result of the work of the reproductologist, embryologist and other specialists who accompanied the couple in the IVF program.

Step 6. IVF with donor eggs

IVF with donor eggs is one of the most popular infertility treatment programs, however, this method causes a lot of fears and doubts among future parents, but is it really that scary? A woman’s inability to conceive with her own eggs should not stop a couple from having a chance to have a full-fledged family, because IVF with donor eggs (oocytes) can result in the birth of a dear and beloved child in the family.

Step 7: Freezing the embryos

While participating in an IVF program, a future mother may face the question, what to do with the additional embryos that resulted from the program?
The best and most effective solution in this situation is the harmless freezing of the existing additional embryos.