Treatment research and trials for infertility has been a medical concern since the time of Hippocrates. However, these trials were not successful until 1978. IVF treatments are offered to infertile couples in Turkey since 1989 and thousands of couples have been successfully having their offspring.
If you have difficulties in getting pregnant and IVF is your only treatment choice for conception. Turkey has been offering different IVF treatment modalities with high success rates in various IVF centers and clinics.
Who Needs It?
Couples who fail to conceive and have either male (such as poor sperm quality, low number of sperms, etc.) and/or female (endometriosis, low ovarian reserve, tubal abnormalities, etc.) factors which are resistant to treatment as well as couples who do not have a medical reason but cannot conceive are to benefit from fertility treatments.
Fertility treatment method must be individualized and customized according to your clinical condition and problem. Best option will be discussed according to your history, performed tests and other social/clinical criteria and treatment option recommendation will be based on results of the above.
Important Points / Adverse Effects
Couple aiming to have child should have no health problems which will endanger pregnancy and mother’s life. Apart from this there are no absolute contraindications for IVF treatment.
Since medications used for induction are hormone-based drugs side effects such as change in mood, abdominal discomforts, edema, headache, hot flashes, dizziness, increase in breast sensitivity can be experienced during the stimulation phase of the fertility treatment. Spotting type bleeding, abdominal pain and discomfort can be seen after embryo transfer which often do not require use of medicine.
What to do before the treatment?
The first step is to take the initial tests*. Please note that you need to take these tests in your country and send the results to be evaluated by our specialists to avoid any inconvenience.
These tests are:
- The levels of the following hormones on the 2nd day of the menstrual cycle: FSH, LH, prolactin, TSH and estradiol.
- An ultrasound on any day to check the lining of the uterus.
* If the tests cannot be taken in your country of residence we will be more than happy to help you at your arrival if you plan to have your fertility treatment through Remed.
Fertility Treatment Phases:
Induction of ovulation and follicular monitoring (starts on the 2nd day of the menstrual cycle with tests and medication, lasts about 12 to 13 days).
Follicular puncture + ICSI (at the end of supervision)
Blastocyst stage embryo transfer (3-5 days after egg collection)
The fertility treatment takes approximately 21 days from start to finish.
IVF / ICSI:
ICSI procedures are regularly performed. Unlike IVF, where the sperm and egg are placed in the same petri dish, where fertilization should occur by itself, ICSI, also known as micro-injection, does not gamble on the fertilization of the egg by the sperm, since it injects a single sperm cell into the egg using micro needles. In cases of male infertility, such as azoospermia or a previous vasectomy, A TESE procedure must be performed. Female ovulation problems, such as endometriosis, PCOS, blocked (fallopian) tubes and other biological issues specific to women are all reasons to use IVF/ICSI.
PGD (embryo biopsy) can be performed for couples who have had multiple IVF failures and/or a family history of hereditary diseases. In this case, a single cell is removed and sent to the genetic laboratory department for chromosome analysis. It is also possible to use laser-assisted hatching and blastocyst embryo transfer (embryonic day 5) if needed. These are all favourable IVF techniques which improve embryo implantation and therefore the chance of pregnancy.
Fertility Treatment Options:
We offer two options:
Option 1: Complete fertility treatment (around 20 days)
The couple will arrive on the 2nd day of the menstrual cycle and stay for 20 days. All three phases will be applied – ICSI, blastocyst embryo transfer and medication.
Option 2: Fertility Treatment in three stages: Country of residence (around 13 days) – Treatment Abroad Destination (around 8 days)
The first stage of fertility treatment can be undertaken in your country of residence. We can cooperate with your own gynaecologist. Just after the monitoring period (around the 13th day of the menstrual cycle), the couple will arrive for the 2nd and 3rd stages -ICSI, blastocyst embryo transfer.
Everything to do with your fertility treatment and your accomodation can be organized by Remed Assistance:
To make your medical treatment a pleasant experience, Remed Assistance guides you through the process by offering you a personalized treatment plan based on it thorough assessment of key health facilities equipped with the best standards in high-quality care, technological infrastructure and health professionals.
Following your individual needs, your plans and your budget, Remed can also organize complete packages for stress-free medical travel at the destination you prefer.
- Medical assistance for the evaluation and translation of medical records
- Preparation of plans and making appointments at the hospital/clinic
- Airport-hotel-hospital transfers
- Personal assistance 24/7 and interpreter services
- Emergence center available 24/7
Even after your return, Remed Assistance will be available for any future request.