IVF is a treatment for couples who cannot have a baby for any reason and realizes their dreams of having a baby. The IVF process timeline consists of six steps. Here is the IVF process timeline:

Stage 1: Initial Examination and Evaluation of the Couple (Day 1)

The IVF process timeline begins with the evaluation of the couple first. If the couple who wants to receive treatment has previous treatments, they should be checked. Pregnancy, miscarriage history is detected.

After these examinations, the doctor analyzes the couples’ blood samples, ovarian reserve and sperm. The doctor evaluates the lining of the uterus and the shape of the uterus and may also perform further tests, such as genetic analysis, if necessary. The treatment begins after the doctor examines the routine tests before pregnancy.

Stage 2: Ovulation Induction (7 to 10 Days)

Ovulation induction or controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, which is the initial stage of IVF treatment, includes daily drug applications in the form of external injections to develop more than one egg. This stage is individualized, with the dose of medication determined according to the person’s egg reserve and age.

In addition, with the needles applied, untimely cracking of the growing eggs during the treatment and spilling into the patient’s abdomen is prevented. Although egg development varies from person to person, it takes an average of 7-10 days.

Stage 3: Egg Collection (8 to 12 Days)

In this in vitro fertilization egg collection procedure, eggs are taken from our mother-to-be under anaesthesia. It is stored under high hygiene conditions in a laboratory to wait for the fertilization process. Simultaneously, a sperm sample should be taken from the father-to-be. For a male individual to give a sperm sample, he must abstain from sexual abstinence for 2 to 4 days.

Stage 4: Ensuring Fertilization

The fertilization method used in the first years of IVF treatment is known as the standard IVF method. The egg and sperm must be fertilized in vitro under laboratory conditions in this method.

Since the probability of fertilization is less in the IVF method, ICSI, the microinjection method, has been preferred in recent years. In the ICSI method, one sperm taken from the man is injected directly into the egg through a pipette under a microscope. This method aims to ensure that the egg is combined with the sperm and that fertilization occurs at a high rate.

Stage 5: Embryo Transfer

As we mentioned before, the eggs (embryos) stored in the laboratory environment and fertilized are placed in the uterus painlessly.

Stage 6: Pregnancy Test

A pregnancy test can be done 12 days after the embryo transfer. The expectant mother is called for ultrasound controls within 7 to 10 days if the pregnancy process begins. Listening to your doctor’s recommendations and using the drugs given by your doctor, especially in the first three months of pregnancy, are of great importance in treatment.

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