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In Vitro Fertilization, also known as IVF is a type of artificial insemination meaning that an egg is fertilized with sperm in a laboratory, outside the body, before being reinserted into the uterus. Every year, around 30.000 couples from the USA alone opt for an IVF procedure, and around 30% of them finish their first IVF cycle with live birth.

IVF is recommended for patients or couples that cannot or are having troubles in conceiving naturally. Reduced fertility or ovarian function in women over the age of 40, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids, male infertility, such as low sperm count or abnormalities in sperm shape or unexplained infertility are the main reasons to start an IVF process. Same-sex couples and single individuals are also good candidates for IVF treatment. 

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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Memorial Antalya Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
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  • Quality health services in the mediterranean
  • 15,000 square meter JCI-accredited health care facility
  • 132 in-patient beds
  • American College of Embryology accredited embryology lab
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital
Muğla, Turkey
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  • 26.000 m² closed area
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  • 104 bed capasity
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Since first opening its doors in 2000
  • 200 bed capacity
  • Pneumatic tube transfer system
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • One of Turkey's largest hospitals
  • Turkey's first private medical complex
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • Online doctor consultations
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Bahçeci Fertility
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 97.8% success rate
  • 40,000 successful births
  • Offers 100% refund policy on treatments
  • Offers gourmet food options
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Memorial Ankara Hospital
Ankara, Turkey
Memorial Ankara Hospital Verified
  • 42,000 square meters of closed area
  • Digital Coronary Angiography room
  • Designed as a world-class hospital
  • Has 256-sliced Computerized Tomography (CT) device
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North Cyprus IVF Centre
Lefkosia, Cyprus
North Cyprus IVF Centre Verified
  • Most experienced fertility care team
  • Higher Success Rates
  • ldest and very first IVF clinic in the region
  • Accredited by ISO:9001
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British Cyprus IVF Hospital
Lefkosia, Cyprus
British Cyprus IVF Hospital Verified
  • Success rate of 97.82%
  • Use of the latest technology
  • Over 50,000 healthy IVF baby
  • Over 1600 genetic scannings
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • Free airport pickup and free VIP transfers
  • Translation services in English, German and more
  • 700 bed capacity
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Gurbani Sandhu, United Kingdom
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I travelled all the way from US by myself to come here and get rhinoplasty done, my surgery was a week ago by Dr Hasan duygulu he is extremely professional and excellent at his job. My whole stay was made very easy and comforting by Kate, Sultan and Enes. I have been coordinating with Kate this whole time from the start till the end. She has been amazing throughout and ensuring. They all were there for me when i needed them and even after. It was a great decision for me and i m totally proud of myself that i was able to find the best and proceeded with it. I thank everyone part of luna clinic and the hospital for your kind and loving hospitality. I will recommend coming to Dr Hasan to everyone and anyone without any hesitation

Mariana Adam, United Kingdom
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I would highly recommend Flymedi and Abud

I would highly recommend Flymedi. My mom had a gastric balloon fitted at the Luna clinic and everything went smoothly. When I was looking for a clinic in Turkey I found Flymedi as medical tourism, I contacted them by email and they got back to me in a short time. I was assigned Abud as health coordinator and I don’t have enough words to thank him. He’s professional but on top of that he loves what he’s doing and he does really care. As I said before I don’t have enough words to thank Abud and Flymedi and I’m so happy I made the right decision by choosing them. If you want to have the bed experience choose Flymedi and you won’t regret it.

Maryam Zyad, Switzerland
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Rhinoplasty 12 days ago- Luna Clinic- Dr. Hasan Duygulu

I had my rhinoplasty done exactly 12 days ago with doctor Hasan Duygulu. Before flying to Istanbul, I was very scared of doing this somewhere far from home but , from the first day of our arrival I knew I chose the right clinic; we met Sultan at the gate of the hospital, she was extremely nice and accommodating and organised, she comforted and still comforting me with answering every question and concerns possible and was with me through the whole before, during and after process which I am still experiencing btw. At the day of the surgery we met doctor Hasan, he is very nice and professional, I told him what I wanted and he took pictures of my face and showed me what my nose could approximately look like after the surgery and addressed my concerns and questions which were a lot btw :) he came to visit me right after I woke up and the next morning as well. The hospital was very luxurious and the nurses were very nice and all our needs were met perfectly, everything was super organised and easy. Today I removed my cast and I am very happy with the results as early as it is with the swelling I am very satisfied and I cant wait to see the final results which seem to be very close to the pictures he showed me. Thank you Luna clinic and especially Sultan for making this life changing decisions the best decision I made. The whole experience was easy, trusted and comfortable thanks to you

Anne Leonard, Ireland
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I would definitely recommend booking through Flymedi.

If you are thinking about surgery in Turkey, I would definitely recommend booking through Flymedi. Abud was my contact and is there for you 24/7. He was quick to respond and did his very best to answer every question and keep me calm in what can be, a new and scary experience. I would highly recommend and you can be sure you are lucky if he is your contact. The hospital was very clean and staff were very professional and kind. The doctor did an amazing job and I am thrilled!!

Гундилова Валерия, Russian Federation
star star Aug 2021

Totally recommend

The whole process went really smooth from the beginning, it was really easy to communicate with them. I had my mommy makeover done in June, 2021 and the only thing I regretted is putting off my surgery for some years because I did not want to travel abroad, but in the end it was all worth it. The prices are much lower and I was happy with my surgeon (Prof. Omer), he is such a friendly person and an amazing surgeon as well. I love my results and I've never felt so confident in my body, even before the pregnancy. I can recommend Flymedi and my surgeon in particular.

Not Recommended For IVF

Younger women are more likely to have a successful pregnancy; therefore, IVF treatment isn't usually recommended for women over the age of 42 because the chances of giving a successful birth are getting lower related to age. 

Number Of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Discharge From Hospital

Patients are able to fly as soon as the embryo or embryos have been transferred

Duration Of Operation

Embryo transfer is very straightforward and usually takes less than 15 minutes

Minimum Stay

1 to 2 weeks

Preparation

Dealing with infertility issues can be emotionally weary for any couple. When preparing for this process where patience and understanding are important, it is best to be informed as much as possible and to know what to expect from the IVF cycle. Patients or couples can use an IVF calculator to estimate their IVF success rate and an IVF pregnancy calculator to find out their due date.

How It Is Performed

A complete IVF process also called an IVF cycle, involves all the steps necessary for a successful pregnancy. The first step of IVF treatment is to discuss with the couple or patient and discuss previous pregnancies, possible anterior IVF interventions, potential infertility problems or infections of the reproductive system and other details about the in vitro fertilization procedure itself. The second step of the procedure is to provide the patient with IVF injections, which help to promote egg development. Injections usually begin on the second or third day of the patient's menstrual cycle, and this step is very important in stimulating ovarian follicles that produce eggs.

 

Once the eggs reach maturity, they are retrieved, and after the egg collection step, fertilization begins in laboratory conditions. The most healthy and strong sperm is used to fertilize these eggs - one of them will be selected for embryo transfer. In the final stage of the procedure, the fertilized egg is transferred back to the uterus, and IVF pregnancy can begin after it is attached to the lining of the uterus. 

 

If the male partner suffers from infertility issues, the IVF with ICSI technique can be used to ensure fertilization of the egg.

Risks

One of the biggest risks of an IVF pregnancy is the possibility of multiple births: 63% of IVF babies are single children, 5% are triplets or more, and 32% are IVF twins. The reason why multiple pregnancies are considered as "risk" is due to the risks it may cause to the mother and the baby during pregnancy, such as the risk of low birth weight and premature birth. 

Side Effects

IVF side effects generally vary from person to person and also depend on the intake of stimulatory drugs. Some patients may experience nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, bloating, bleeding, or infection. 

Success Rates

The success rate of an In Vitro Fertilization procedure depends on a few factors such as the patient's body mass, caffeine and alcohol intake, the patient's age, the duration of the patient's infertility and the number of oocytes produced by the body. Generally, women aged 25-39 are most likely to conceive from their first IVF cycle. 

 

ISO certified infertility clinics and the clinical studies conducted generally have a patient satisfaction rate of at least 70% or over. 

 

The IVF success rate can be calculated on the number of live births, but the figures depend highly on the patient's age: 

  • 29% for women under 35
  • 23% for women aged 35 to 37
  • 15% for women aged 38 to 39
  • 9% for women aged 40 to 42
  • 3% for women aged 43 to 44
  • 2% for women aged over 44
  • These figures are for women who use their own eggs and their spouse's sperm and use the measure transferred per embryo.
Faq

How Much Does IVF Cost?

IVF prices vary depending on the country and clinic in which the procedure is performed. IVF treatment costs can range from $1500 to $13000, and medication costs are not usually included in the procedure itself, as they depend on each patient's clinical circumstances and needs. 

 

Are IVF Children Susceptible to Birth Defects?

IVF babies are in no way more susceptible to birth defects than naturally conceived children. Around 3% of all children suffer from birth defects as a result of a normal pregnancy, and IVF treatment carries some risk of birth defects but is still rare. 

Is In Vitro Fertilization Painful?

The IVF process is not painful as the women will be administered anesthesia both before the eggs are retrieved and transferred back into the uterus. 

 

Is IVF Gender Selection Possible?

The technique called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis or PGD is a safe and reliable way to choose the gender of a baby, for the couples who prefer it

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.