What is IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) Treatment?
The modern treatment method of In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) was first used by Robert G. Edwards, and has given hope to many couples who could not have a child since 1978 and onwards. IVF treatment, which has spread around the world with new developments has helped thousands of couples to have a baby, and still continues to do so.
Even though the history of IVF treatment in the world goes back to 1978, the first baby through IVF treatment was born in 1989 in Turkey. Since then, there have been a great amount of development and improvements on the fertility treatment methods that are applied for couples who are trying to have a child. By developing a new era of fertility treatments and technological tools, IVF treatment is a lot easier, simpler, and faster now compared to the past.
What are the Steps of IVF Treatment?
Every year, thousands of couples visit doctors for IVF treatment, and most of them are able to have a child in the end. The communication with the doctor and detailed information about the steps of treatments support the expectant mother to be calmer during their fertility journey.
- Stage 1 – First examination and evaluation of the couple
- Stage 2 – Egg Creation
- Stage 3 – Egg Collection
- Stage 4 – Embryo transfer
- Stage 5 – Pregnancy test
The First Examination and Evaluation of the Couple
The treatment process begins when the couple arrive to Crown IVF clinic. A lot of couples visit our center when they cannot have a child naturally or want to start IVF treatment. Firstly, those couples are examined and assessed as the treatment method is unique to each patient.
Some couples hurry to start the IVF treatment. They apply for IVF treatment immediately after a few natural attempts by having unprotected intercourse. However, we as experts recommend couples to have unprotected intercourse for at least six months, and afterwards seek out fertility treatments. During the evaluation of the couple, the examination and test results of the expectant mother and father, their ages, and other relevant information are taken into consideration.
In the evaluation phase, the reports that are most likely to be requested from couples are as follows:
- All kinds of surgical reports or notes
- Sperm analysis
- Male and female blood tests
- Previous treatment reports (if applicable)
- X-ray report of the uterus
- Chromosome analysis
- Reports of other diseases (if applicable)