FAQ

How many times can a couple try IVF treatment?

There is no limit for it. However, many IVF attempts can reduce the possibility of pregnancy. In some cases, several attempts are performed until we get a pregnancy. We have witnessed success after 8 or 10 attempts for some couples

Does age influence the chance of pregnancy?

Woman’s age is the most important factor influencing IVF cycle. Chance of pregnancy is higher for women younger than 35. Women between 35 and 38 are accepted fort the treatment, while women between 38 and 40 have lower chances. For those who are between 40 and 42, there is still a little hope and finally, women that are between 42 and 44 have nearly no chance of a successful IVF treatment.

Does the number of embryos influence the possibility of pregnancy?

The success expectancy with a single-embryo transfer is 28% while with a double-embryo there is a 48% chance of success. In single-embryo treatment, we can freeze more embryos which is a significant advantage for patients.

Is there a higher risk of miscarriage in IVF treatment?

The risk of miscarriage is a little higher after IVF treatment. This risk is not linked to the treatment itself but to the patient’s ability to become pregnant.

What about the chances of pregnancy with frozen embryos?

Sometimes, we may have some high-quality embryos left after IVF cycles. These embryos will be frozen to give the couple the option of using them in the future. Therefore embryo freezing may be a good advantage for patients. When thawed, 70% to 80% of these embryos are still viable and each transfer has a success expectancy of 50% to 80%.

Is there a possibility of multiple births with IVF?

Yes, when multiple embryos are transferred 25% of pregnancies with IVF are twins. (In the normal population, the rate is one set of twins per 80 births.) Triplets are seen in approximately 2-3% of pregnancies.

How long does in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment take?

IVF treatment takes approximately 18–20 days. The patient can return to his/her country after the embryo treatment. The patient can get information about the required tests by contacting the doctor before coming to Cyprus. This way, everything will be ready for them upon their arrival to Cyprus

Do medicines used in IVF treatment increase the risk of ovarian cancer?

According to the research, medicines used in vitro fertilization treatment do not harm the ovaries.

How are the eggs collected? Is it a painful process?

Eggs are collected with the help of vaginal ultrasound. It is a process that is generally performed under short-term anesthesia.

How are embryos placed into the womb?

Embryo transfer is a simple process. An embryo is placed from the cervical field into the womb by using a thin plastic catheter with the help of ultrasound.

What is a ‘cycle’?

Your menstrual ‘cycle’ is the time between day one of one menstrual period until the day one of your next period, usually around 28 days. If you are undergoing any type of fertility treatment your treatment cycle will be based around your menstrual cycle.

Can I exercise as usual during my fertility treatment?

We suggest that you avoid strenuous exercise while undergoing fertility treatment, although gentle exercise may be fine. If you are considering exercising during your fertility treatment we recommend discussing this with your fertility specialist or nurse coordinator first.

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