In Vitro Fertilization IVF/Intracytoplasmic Microinjection with Egg and Sperm Donor
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproduction technique where clinical work is combined with laboratory technique because it consists of putting male gametes (spermatozoa) in contact with female gametes (oocytes) to achieve fertilization and the initial embryonic development outside of the woman’s body (In Vitro, in laboratory, in an external, controlled environment, as close to as what would exist in nature).
The first step to be completed in this treatment is to select a donor who is compatible with the recipient. CEIFER BIOBANCO completes an exhaustive study on suitability of donors from psychological and physiological perspectives:
A personal and family history is completed to rule out hereditary diseases.
A psychological test is completed in accordance with the recommendations from the Spanish Fertility Society.
A complete gynecological examination is completed.
Clinical tests are completed to rule out carriers of sexually transmitted diseases, infectious diseases, diseases of genetic origin….etc.
Donor identity data is stored anonymously by our medical team following the strictest confidentiality guidelines.
At the same time, the recipient woman undergoes a simple treatment to prepare the uterus and thus achieve the maximum receptivity of the transferred embryos.
Concurrently, our laboratory selects a suitable sample of semen from our semen bank, CEIFER BIOBANCO.
Here are the steps that you should follow for completing your In Vitro Fertilization-ICSI treatment with donor oocytes and donor sperm.
From your home city:
First detailed clinical analysis with general examination and evaluation of the uterus and endometrial cavity to rule out endometrial polyps, fibroids, and adhesions.
Once the analysis described above has been completed: assignment of a suitable ova donor and a suitable semen donor.
Beginning of treatment (pills or patches) for endometrial preparation as directed by the doctor. The treatment can begin at any time.
Days 1 to 4 after the start of treatment
Ultrasound monitoring to evaluate the status of the ovaries.
Days 8 to 11 after the start of treatment
Ultrasound monitoring to evaluate endometrial thickness and the status of the ovaries.
Days 14 to 18 after the start of treatment
Ultrasound monitoring (sometimes not necessary) to evaluate endometrial thickness and status of the ovaries.
At that time, the fertilization with donor ova and semen from the semen bank is scheduled through ICSI.
Days 14 to 20 after the start of treatment
Preparation of semen from the semen bank. Fertilization of donor oocytes with spermatozoa from the semen bank.
After the ICSI is completed, you will finally fly to Sevilla where they await you for:
From 3 to 5 days after oocyte fertilization
After the oocytes are fertilized, we obtain the embryos that should be cultivated until they reach the ideal state for being transferred.
The MASVIDA embryology team will inform you daily about the evolution of your embryos and you will be able to see images of their development.
Once the embryos are considered ready, the EMBRYONIC TRANSFER will proceed.
Then you can return to your home city. The treatment has finished and there is just one last step to find out if it has been successful.
14 days after the embryo transfer
Beta gonadotrophin hormone test (beta hCG). This is a very simple blood test that can be done in any clinical analysis laboratory. The level of this hormone in the blood will give us a very accurate indicator of whether the insemination has gone well, and therefore, if a pregnancy exists. It will be a time to celebrate!