IVF methods have been in use for decades. Our centres are notably successful thanks to these methods and long experience. IVF Procedure: - Hormonal Stimulation - In order to successfully complete IVF, we need to retrieve more than one egg during ovulation. This is not possible without hormonal stimulation. You will use prescribed hormones intravenously at home. During stimulation, we will examine you several times using ultrasound to see how the eggs mature and to plan the best day of retrieval. - Retrieval and Preparation of Eggs for Fertilisation - We retrieve eggs microsurgically in local or complete anaesthesia. The process takes only 15 miniutes and we know the result after just 2 hours. Post-retrieval, the eggs are cleansed and placed inside a cultivation dish with a nourishing medium. Each dish is carefully labelled with the patient’s name. The dish is then placed inside a cultivation box with optimal conditions for fertilisation and embryo development. - Fertilisation - Sperm, usually taken from your partner on the same day, is put close to the eggs so they can fertilise it. If you require it, in case of a sub-standard spermiogramme or if PGT/PGT-A is necessary, we use the ICSI or PICSI method to fertilise. We know how many eggs were fertilised the next day. - Care for Fertilised Eggs - Fertilised eggs (embryo) are cultivated in the laboratory for several days. In nearly every case, we do prolonged cultivation, because it leads to better results. - Embryotransfer - After usually 5 days, we chose 1 to 2 best developed embryos for transfer to the uterus. Embryotransfer is painless. The embryo is inserted inside using a thin apparatus through the cervix. - Embryo Freezing - In most cases, we have more than 2 embryos. Those unused are frozen for future use, should that be necessary.