In vitro fertilization (IVF) does not occur in a woman's body and transferred to the embryological laboratory, where under special conditions the fertilization process is made "in a test tube." Specialists obtain male and female sex cells (if necessary - using donor cells), then they perform fertilization process, the embryos obtained from that are placed in a special incubator. After that embryos are cultivated, and finally transferred into the woman's uterus. IVF is the most effective method of overcoming an infertility diagnosis that have helped more than 5 million healthy babies to be born worldwide.
IVF program involves the following steps:
Survey of a woman and a man;
Stimulation of ovulation;
Obtaining of the oocytes;
Natural obtaining / microsutgical obtaining of semen;
Activation of semen;
Selection of sperm for the artificial insemination;
IVF or IVF ICSI (fertilization in a tube);
Cultivation of the embryos;
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis of embryos (PGD);
Embryo transfer into the uterus;
Which steps exactly will be included into your IVF treatment program, decides our fertility specialist based on the results of a comprehensive survey of both prospective happy parents.
Indications for the IVF treatment
In modern reproductive practices there is an absolute indication for IVF. It is always advised when infertility therapies in a couple do not bring positive results for an extended period of time. If that period lasts more than a year then the IVF could be the most effective method of achieving the pregnancy.
IVF may be recommended in all the following cases:
absolute tubal infertility;
bilateral tubeectomy clinical history;
the absence of pregnancy for 6-12 months;
unexplained infertility for more than half of a year;
decrease in ovarian reserve;
late reproductive age women and men (more than 35 years-old).
In vitro fertilization is the only way to become parents for men and women with severe forms of infertility. IVF techniques are used to minimize the risk of having children with the pathology of the parents in the late reproductive age.
In vitro fertilization clinic in MAMA RIGA Fertility Clinic:
IVF programs in our medical center is not simply the IVF procedure, there is a wide range of comrehensive analyzes aimed at achieving of a safe pregnancy ending up with the birth of a healthy baby:
consultation with a fertility specialist;
stimulation of ovulation;
obtaining of oocytes;
natural obtaining / microsutgical obtaining of semen;
activation of sperm;
selection of sperm for artificial insemination (ICSI);
IVF / ICSI IVF (fertilization / sperm injection);
cultivation of embryos / long-term cultivation of embryos;
preimplantation genetic diagnosis of embryos (PGD!);
auxiliary fermentative hatching;
embryo transfer into the uterus of a woman;
diagnosis of a pregnancy;
support of the pregnancy for 12 weeks straight.
If there is a need, we are providing a possibility to use donor eggs or donor sperm choosing from the largest european cryobanks.
MAMA RIGA Fertiity Clinic is the first and only reproductive clinic in Latvia, which has been successfully conducting IVF in natural cycle without ovulation stimulation. This technology - «IVM» - consits of obtaining the immature oocytes followed by their cultivation in a nutrient-filled media, which simulates a natural environment insie a woman's body. Also, it is possible in our clinic to obtain the oocytes during laparoscopic surgery ooperation if the ovaries are not reachable for some abnormal reasons (for example - adhesions in the fallopian tubes).
We carefully monitor our patients for several months, conduct ultrasound and hormonal testing. If the dynamic observation by our doctors shows that during the cycle there are present regular and normal maturation and ovulation of at least 1-2 oocytes, then we can start the IVF protocol without additional or minimally supportive drug induction.
MAMA RIGA clinic performs all kinds of an in vitro fertilization: the IVF in a natural cycle, IVF cryoprograms, IVF with donor eggs, IVF with donor sperm. Each IVF program in our clinic is created strictly individual, based on the results of a comprehensive survey of both prospective parents, taking into accout all the features of the current health status of man and woman. In order to increase the chances of succesful treatment, the constant involvement and interaction between different medical specialists is required: reproductive specialist, gynecologist, andrologist and embryologist.
IVF treatment in MAMA RIGA Fertility Clinic will help you in following situations:
if an endocrine form of infertility is present;
polycystic ovarian syndrome is diagnosed;
when immunologic incompatibility of a couple is diagnosed;
an unfavorable genetic status;
in cases of severe male infertility,
when individual sperm or donor sperm needed;
in cases if the ovarian reserve is depleted (only single oocytes are found);
in cases when the couple misses their germ cells and need the donors of semen and oocytes.
We are also always happy help future parents in situations, when a couple wants to have a child and there is no direct contraindications for embryo implantation, pregnancy and childbirth.
The effective IVF treatment is possible in MAMA RIGA Fertility Clinic. We successfully treat the female and male infertility even in most severe situations. Our activities and the methods we are applying into the medical practice at our clinic are certified and fully comply with European Union and Latvian health regulations. Pregnancy rates of our leading specialists of the clinic MAMA RIGA over the years of experience constitutes 44.3%, which is recognized as a high rate among all European institutions and clinics.