IVF pregnancy is the most commonly used assisted reproductive treatment today. Technically, IVF pregnancy is fertilizing female egg cells (oocyte) and male semen cells (sperm) outside the body under laboratory conditions, selecting a certain number of fertilized embryos and placing them in the uterus.

IVF Pregnancy Treatment Stages

IVF pregnancy consists of different interrelated stages. The outcome of each step is a benchmark for success for the next step. For example, quality egg cell during the procedure is an essential criterion for the next fertilization and embryo development stage. IVF pregnancy stages are:

  1. Finding the Cause of Infertility

The first and most crucial stage in IVF pregnancy is determining the factors that cause infertility and the appropriate treatment for the solution. This stage primarily includes the detailed examination and examination of men and women by our specialist doctor.

  • Stimulation of the Ovaries

In the second stage, it’s to ensure the development of the appropriate number of eggs for treatment in the woman. At this stage, called ovulation induction, you will use certain drugs.

  • Egg Collection and Embryo Formation

In the third stage, our doctor collects your egg cells in the second stage after the maturation period in the operating room, evaluates them in the laboratory environment, and brings them together with the sperm cells taken from your partner on the same day fertilization process. Egg collection is a vaginal procedure with the help of a needle attached to the Ultrasonography probe 34-36 hours after the egg cracking injection. Local or general anaesthesia can be applied.

  • Development and Selection of Embryos for Transfer

The fourth stage brings you one step closer to the happy aftermath. At this stage, the fertilized embryos are grown similarly to the physical conditions in the female reproductive system with the help of special fluids and devices as stated above, and the best embryo is selected. According to the treatment results, if more quality embryos are obtained than can be transferred, these embryos can be frozen and stored for five years.

  • Embryo Transfer

Our doctor selects the embryo with the highest pregnancy potential in the final stage. Then our doctor transfers this embryo to your uterus with the help of a special catheter. This stage is the most crucial step of the baby pregnancy.

Success Rate of IVF Pregnancy

In IVF, pregnancy isn’t the only success. As with any pregnancy, there will be many risks. Although many factors affect the success of IVF pregnancy, the most important one is the woman’s age. While getting pregnant in IVF trials before the age of 35 is usually between 40-45%, this rate drops to 10% after the age of 42. Other factors affecting success include body characteristics, duration of infertility, previous treatment, and previous pregnancy.

Is There a Difference Between IVF Pregnancy and Normal Pregnancy?

You will take a pregnancy test 12 days after all stages of IVF pregnancy. If the test is positive, it means pregnancy has occurred. The follow-up after this is no different from the standard pregnancy follow-up.

The difference between IVF pregnancy and normal pregnancy is only the pregnancy conditions. The doctor transfers this embryo to the woman’s uterus, and pregnancy occurs. In normal pregnancy, this is done naturally by the body. There is no difference between the two pregnancies other than the method of conception.

You can also reach Gynist IVF Clinic for IVF pregnancy and talk directly to our specialist doctor.