Frequently Asked Questions

and Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is IUI (Vaccination)? To whom does it apply?

    It is an assisted reproductive technique that is performed after natural or drug stimulation of eggs to couples with open tubes in which the sperm count is sufficient. It is a method that can be successfully applied to suitable couples before IVF treatment. The pregnancy rate is 18-20%.

  • T Are there any health risks of IVF treatment? Does it increase the risk of cancer?

    The drugs used in IVF treatment do not pose a health risk since they are administered for a short time. Studies in the group of infertile patients have shown that the risk of ovarian cancer is slightly increased (1.6 times) compared to women who become pregnant in the normal way. However, later studies showed that this risk was not due to the drugs used, but because the patients did not give birth.

  • Will I feel pain during IVF treatment?

    In the first 10-12 days of the treatment, subcutaneous injections are made. You will not feel much pain in these injections, which are made with very thin, special needles. Egg retrieval (OPU) is a procedure that takes 15 minutes and is performed under anesthesia. Afterwards, pain relievers are used if necessary. Embryo transfer is a painless and simple procedure.

  • Will I enter menopause early when many eggs are collected with IVF Treatment?

    During the normal cycle, a large number of (20-100) progenitor eggs enter the race, one of which is selected, the others are destroyed by apoptosis (controlled cell death). With IVF treatment, the growth of eggs that will be destroyed by apoptosis is ensured. Compared to the amount in the woman's egg pool, the number of eggs collected during treatment is insignificant. In short, IVF treatment does not adversely affect the woman's egg count.

  • In the first IVF application, there would be no pregnancy, is it true?

    The number of couples who achieved pregnancy in the first application and reunited with their baby through live birth is substantial. If there is no pregnancy in the first trial, it should be known that the chance will increase with the planning made considering the response to the first treatment in the next trials.

  • Can coffee be drunk during treatment?

    During IVF treatment and pregnancy, a limited amount of coffee can be drunk without exaggeration. You can drink coffee in a way that the amount of caffeine does not exceed the limit of 150-200 mg per day. A cup of Turkish coffee contains 60mg, a cup of filter coffee contains 180-200 mg of caffeine.

  • Should a special diet plan be made during treatment?

    Having a normal body weight and starting treatment with calorie restriction in case of obesity increase the chance. There is no specific nutrient that will increase the success of treatment. Mediterranean diet,

  • Is it possible to have sexual intercourse during treatment?

    Normal sexual life can continue at the beginning of treatment. It is recommended to take a break from sexual life during and after egg collection. It is appropriate to avoid or protect sexual intercourse due to the possibility of multiple pregnancy in fresh and frozen cycles after embryo transfer. Especially in couples with a single gene disease or translocation in the family, in cases where healthy embryos are transferred with PGT-M and PGT-SR, care should be taken because of the possibility and risks of natural pregnancy.

  • Is it possible to not get pregnant despite a normal embryo transfer with PGD?

    The chance of survival of embryos transferred by genetic examination (PGT-A) is 60-70%. Embryos with normal chromosome number undergoing PGD do not have a 100% chance of adherence. The probability of miscarriage is significantly reduced in embryo transfers that are found to be normal with PGD. The general characteristics and condition of the patient should be reviewed in cases where pregnancy does not occur.

  • Is it absolutely necessary for the transferred embryo to be the 5th day embryo (Blast)?

    Although good quality blast (5th day) embryo transfer is preferred, pregnancy is possible with embryo transfer until the 2nd and 7th day, taking into account the number and development of embryos, the age and reserve of the patient. Monitoring the embryo until the 5th day will provide the opportunity to choose the best if there are enough embryos and reduce the possibility of multiple pregnancy. However, it is possible to have healthy pregnancies on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th or even 7th days.