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IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilization. In Vitro is a Latin word that means "in glass" –in the field of medicine, this term refers to fertilization of eggs and sperm in a laboratory environment outside the body. IVF provides the ideal conditions for successful fertilization and growth of healthy embryos when natural pregnancy cannot be carried out for some reason. IVF is not a single procedure; it is a period with several different steps that take place over a cycle. IVF, which has become one of the greatest medical options of our age by mediating thousands of successful results for couples who want to have a baby, is a procedure that aims to manage one of the most personal and emotional processes in the world in a sensitive and professional way.

Who Is This For?

  • Couples who are in overall good health and haven’t been able to get pregnant on their own after 6 months
  • Women who have been unsuccessful with other fertility treatments
  • People suffering from most types of infertility
  • People who want control over the genetics of the baby
  • LGBT couples and single women who want to have a baby

Treatment Duration

6 to 8 weeks from consultation to transfer

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe stomach aches
  • Decreased urinary frequency
  • Shortness of breath
  • Allergic reactions
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Constipation
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Multiple births
  • Premature delivery and low birth weight
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
  • Miscarriage 

Recovery Time

Recovery after egg retrieval process in which 8-15 eggs collected on average takes about 30 minutes and women may walk out on your own immediately after the procedure.

Success: While the live birth IVF success rate for women under 35 is 40 %, women over age 42 have 4% success rate 

Alternative Treatments

  • Ovulation Induction
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Surgery 

How Does it Work?

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a procedure that involves fertilizing a woman’s egg in the laboratory. If you are facing challenges conceiving a baby with your partner, you might need to consider going for an IVF. Basically, IVF works by using a combination of meds and surgical procedures to help a sperm fertilize an egg, and also to help the fertilized egg implants in your uterus.

What Does an IVF Procedure Involve?

Once you have decided to undergo the procedure, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip and your procedure will customized so as to your preferences, goals, as well as the clinics’ best practices. Below are the main stages involved during the IVF Procedure:

1.     Preparation

Before starting the IVF cycle, you and your partner should avoid stress and anxiety. In addition to this, the preparation process includes:

  • You should stop smoking
  • You should take the vitamins recommended by your doctor
  • You should make a fertility-enhancing healthy diet
  • You should avoid red meat, sugar, refined grains and other highly processed foods
  • You should sleep regularly and efficiently
  • You can do breathing exercises

        2.     Procedure Steps

There are 5 main steps in an IVF procedure. These are ovulation induction, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, fertilization and embryo transfer.

  • Ovulation induction: At the first stage, if you will use your own eggs for the IVF procedure, your doctor will prescribe fertility medications to help the ovaries make more eggs and you start to use them.
  • Egg retrieval: Once your eggs are ready for retrieval after one to two weeks of ovarian stimulation, your doctor will perform blood tests and a vaginal ultrasound to determine if the eggs are mature to collect. The most common method for retrieval is transvaginal ultrasound aspiration, which uses a device inserted into the vagina to identify the follicles and collect the eggs. To provide the comfort your doctor can give you sedation and pain medication at this stage.
  • Sperm retrieval: If you will be using sperm from your partner, he will give a semen sample. After it is received, your doctor will remove the sperm from the seminal fluid to use them in fertilization.
  • Fertilization: After the eggs and sperms are collected, then the fertilization process will start. The doctor will mix the healthy and mature eggs with the healthy sperm in the laboratory. Your doctor can perform the fertilization by using two different methods which are insemination or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
  • Embryo transfer: The last stage of the IVF procedure is embryo transfer. This process is conducted within six days after the eggs have been retrieval. During the embryo transfer, your doctor will insert a flexible catheter into your vagina, through the cervix and into the uterus. Then, the doctor will implant one or more of the embryos through the catheter. If the procedure is successful, the embryo will implant in the lining of the uterus within ten days after the eggs have been collected. And congratulations, you are pregnant now!

What Should I Expect from IVF Procedure?

  • If the first IVF cycle isn’t successful, then you can always try again.
  • You may consider egg freezing for future use.
  • You may feel minor cramping and discomfort during the implantation stage.
  • The side effects are usually mild, but can include constipation, breast tenderness, hot flashes, weight gain, nausea, and headaches.
  • You can experience psychological side effects during IVF process. The hormones used to stimulate egg production can cause mood swings and depression.
  • Make sure that you have brought someone who can drive you home when discharged from the hospital.



Are IVF Injections Painful?

For most patients, injections do not hurt, but they are not welcome, they are fast and do not cause problems because their discomfort ends within a few seconds.

Are Women Awake During Embryo Transfer?

Women are awake during embryo transfer which takes approximately 15 minutes and they are able to watch the procedure on the ultrasound monitor.

How Many IVF Cycles Are Safe?

According to research, women who have become pregnant with IVF treatment spend an average of 2.7 cycles. You should try at least three IVF cycles to increase your chances.



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    Zara Irina, Romania
    star star Jul 2019
    Hello!I had a very satisfying experience with Flymed!I called twice for NorthCyprus (Ivfclinic) services, the last time with a positive result and I was pleased with the way I was treated and the way they treated me personally.Flymed's contact, Mr. Mustafa was kind and connected throughout the process, from booking to the hotel until the final outcome of the procedure.The requested information was prompt and very useful.
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    Irina, Romania
    star star Jan 2019
    Flymedi very useful and well-trained staff.Mr. Mustafa Seyhan has been very helpful in mediating with the clinic and booking for accommodation.North Cyprus professional clinic.Treatment and monitoring very good. Personally well prepared and kind.I had a good experience and I strongly recommend. I will be using this service again in the future
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    Ahmed, Qatar
    star star Oct 2018
    كل الشكر والتقدير لسرعة الاستجابة وكفاءة الأداء وبالأخص الأخت نادية اشكرها كثيرا لمساعدتها اياي وكانت حلقة وصل كبيرة مع مصحة بهشيجي اي خدمة لك مستعدين
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    Cristina Nita, Romania
    star star Feb 2018
    I start with searching in the internet the best clinic for ivf,and i find Flymedi.They answer very fast to my email and they help me with everything.With Ceyda and Fidan from flymedi i had the best comunication and they give me all the information i need.Finally when i chose the clinic Fidan make for me an appoiment to the clinic and she come there with me at the first day to be sure everything is ok.I make the best choice by calling Flymedi services.Thank you for all.

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