Own eggs and donor sperm

This is treatment method fertilization happens outside the woman's body, and her ovum is inseminated with a sperm of an anonymous donor. This method has a high success rate because the sperm of a donor complies with all the quality and quantity requirements. This treatment is recommended if a woman does not have a male partner or if the quality of the sperm is not such that it cannot be used for fertilization.

1. Choosing a sperm donor

After you have made a decision to use a donated sperm, AVA CLINIC will offer to choose an anonymous donor. You can choose a donor according to the following criteria: height, weight, eye color, blood type, education, hobbies.

2. Stimulation of ovaries

Doctor-reproductologist will draw a customized program of hormonal stimulation of ovaries using FSH – hormones that stimulate follicles. As a result more eggs are developed than during a natural cycle.

The process takes ten to twelve days. Using ultrasonic testing your doctor carefully monitors the growth of follicles. If necessary, treatment program can be adjusted to increase its effectiveness.

3. Retrieving of ovum

The ovum collection procedure is carried out under anesthesia. Under ultrasound guiding follicular liquid is sucked from ovaries using a thin needle. The procedure takes no more than ten to twenty minutes.

4. Fertilization

Fertilization using donor's sperm is carried out several hours after retrieval of ovum. In most cases AVA CLINIC uses micro insemination method ICSI – spermatozoids are injected directly into cytoplasm of the eggs.

5. Transferring embryo to the uterus

Embryos are transferred to the uterus on the third day after ovarian puncture. In some cases doctor can recommend to cultivate the embryo to the blastocyst stage and transfer it to the uterus on the fifth day. Usually one or two embryos are transferred.

Transfer of one embryo is recommended when it has a high quality, patient is in reproductive age, and it is her first attempt. Chances of pregnancy can be increased by a transfer of two embryos, however, that might increase the possibility of twin pregnancy.

The transfer procedure is always fast and painless. Embryos are transferred through vagina into a womb using a thin plastic catheter. Pregnancy begins if the embryo has attached itself to the lining of uterus wall several days after the transfer to the uterine cavity.

6. Period from embryo transfer until pregnancy test

A reliable pregnancy test can be carried out two weeks after implantation. For many this fortnight of waiting is the most difficult period of the treatment.

All one can do is wait and hope that the embryo will attach itself to the lining of uterus wall, and pregnancy will begin.

During this period patient's mood swings from optimism and euphoria to deep despair. Your doctor, nurses and other experts of AVA CLINIC will help you, provide support and inspiration.

7. Pregnancy test

Pregnancy begins if one or both embryos have attached themselves to the lining of uterus wall. Blood pregnancy test is carried out twelve days after the embryo transfer.

Urine pregnancy test is carried out fourteen days after embryo transfer.

The team of AVA CLINIC is as excited about finding out test results as you are. We kindly ask you to let us know the results as soon as possible.

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