IVF at ISCARE clinic

The Czech Republic’s legislation allows both homologous and heterologous fertilization-IVF, ovum donation, sperm donation as well as embryo donation. According to Czech legislation, women are allowed to undergo these fertility treatments up to the age limit of 49 years. This means that starting from 50 years of age onwards, it is no longer possible to receive artificial insemination treatments.

Artificial fertilization in the Czech Republic, namely IVF is a treatment based on the collection of the oocytes from the mother’s body, which are then fertilized and successively implanted into the womb. In Vitro Fertilization is used in the treatment of primary and secondary sterility (infertility).

At our Clinic we offer you the possibility of freezing (eggs, sperm embryos), as well as of choosing the number of embryos to be transferred, exclusive donators, etc.

Should you need to be hospitalized, you may do so in our Clinic. There is consequently no need to go looking for a hospital in a foreign country.

PMA a ISCARE Praga
+GENERAL INFORMATION

The complete treatment offered by our clinic normally foresees a total of four appointments (consultation, stimulation of follicular development, egg retrieval, and transfer of the embryos). Alternatively, the study of follicular development may also be carried out by a physician in your own city and therefore only 3 appointments at our clinic would then be required.

The most common causes of infertility in women:

  • Hormonal imbalance – the oocytes either fail to mature or are not released, the development of the womb lining is abnormal and the implantion of the embryos is impeded.
  • Obstruction of the tubes can be caused by inflammation, previous surgery, endometriosis, or congenital malformations - The passage of the oocyte through the fallopian tubes is compromised or impossible.
  • Cervical mucus is insufficient, or hostile to sperm that cannot penetrate
  • Thyroid disorders, hyperprolactinaemia etc

The most common causes of infertility in men are:

  • Disruption of spermatogenesis
  • Reduction of sperm motility
  • Sperm transport disturbances
  • Diseases that affect the whole body (diabetes, thyroid diseases, etc.).
  • Sexual dysfunction (caused by a paralysis, etc.)
+DONORS

Donors remain absolutely anonymous in the Czech Republic.

Our Clinic relies on its own sperm bank. Unlike ovum donations, which foresee the fertilization of the ova on the same day as their retrieval, the screened frozen sperm in our bank are used for fertilizing oocytes. Consequently, the waiting time for finding a sperm donor is almost nothing.

Our donors must visit us and undergo several consultations with our physicians. They must then also pass a battery of exams in order to be entered into our registry. Consequently our screening is very accurate and quite thorough. All of our donors are subjected to the selection criteria provided for by Czech legislation. All of our donors are at the very minimum, high school graduates and must undergo specific medical examinations.

Our sperm donors are young men between18 to 35 years of age.

Our strength lies in our ability to find donors who have phenotypes corresponding to those of the recipients (blood type, hair colour and eye colour, height, weight, skin type). Pleasing our patients is an important part of our job and then we take their wishes into account as far as donors are concerned, while not forgetting our purpose - the birth of a healthy baby.

+PRICE

The cost of all of our treatments can be found on our price list.

+BEFORE COMING TO THE CLINIC

All of our patients are asked to provide us with a recent PAP smear test and hormonal profile blood tests (FSH, LH, PRL, E2, progesterone, fT3, fT4, TSH) before the first interview, so that the results will be available for the individual consultation with our physician. The blood work for hormonal values should be performed between the 2nd and the 4th day of the menstrual cycle, i.e. at the beginning of a woman’s period. The results should be no older than 6 months old. Patients may send their results by email or fax so that the physician will have these results before the first interview.

Semen-seminal fluid analysis is the most important test for the male half of a couple. This is done in order to assess the quality of the sperm as well as to indicate the most efficient laboratory method. Semen collection can also be performed in our clinic. When collecting a semen specimen for analysis, sexual abstinence should be practiced for at least 2-4 days. In addition to the semen analysis, this sample shall also be stored in order to be used for treatment in the future should it be needed (illness, accident, etc.).

+CONSULATION

The consultation with the physician will normally last approximately one hour, during which you will be free to ask the physician any questions you may have. During this consultation the physician will study your results. The physician might order further analyses and controls be made. He will make the diagnosis and the couple will be informed about possible treatment options and the various laboratory procedures that will follow from these.

Immediately following the consultation, we will provide you with any and all medications you might require as well as instructions on how to use them, should you decide to proceed with the treatment.

While many oocytes are developed in a woman’s ovaries during her natural menstrual cycle, only one single oocyte matures and is released. The development, maturation and release from the ovaries (ovulation) are controlled by pituitary hormones. In order to increase the success rate of the treatment, a hormonal stimulation, carefully monitored by a physician, is carried out, so that several oocytes are developed and mature.

+STIMULATION

What will emerge from the consultation is the kind of simulation that is best suited for the woman to achieve the desired results, that is to say that of stimulating numerous oocytes to develop and mature. Our physician will prepare the treatment plan and the patient following the first consultation will be provided with all of the medications needed for the treatment.

An ultrasound examination of the ovaries must be performed during the stimulation. This examination will assess follicular development, that is to say the number and sizes of the follicles in which eggs mature. An ultrasound examination of the endometrium (in order to measure mucus thickness) is also necessary. The patient may choose to have these ultrasound examinations done by her own gynaecologist. However we prefer to perform these tests ourselves because the retrieval of the oocytes should coincide with maturation, which will be indicated by these tests, and hence within a few days of their being carried out.

The pharmacological stimulation of the ovaries can be carried out by means of injections. These injections may be administered in the patients own home by a physician, gynaecologist or by the patient herself (under the skin) or her partner/husband.

+Injection application videos

The videos on the link below are in English and offer tutorials for subcutaneous injection application of all stimulation drugs used by our clinic.

You can watch all the videos here.

In case of any further question, please use our contact form.

+OOCYTE RETRIVAL

When the ovarian follicles have reached a certain degree of development, the induction of oocyte maturation is performed and the oocytes are retrieved (OPU - Ovum pick up).

On the same day, the retrieved oocytes are fertilized with sperm from her husband/partner. Either fresh sperm or frozen sperm from the previous consultation in our clinic may be used for fertilization. Before delivering sperm, sexual abstinence should be practiced for at least 2-4 days.

+ICSI

ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is an in vitro fertilization procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg by means of a fine, micropipette. This procedure is most commonly used to overcome problems related to poor sperm quality and infertility.

The suitable sperm are selected (based on their appearance and motility) and then injected into an ovum. With the help of ICSI it is possible to fertilize numerous oocytes. Alternatively, we resort to the PICSI method, in which the sperms are subjected to a test of their ability to fertilize and function.

+EMBRYO TRANSFER

Three days after the eggs are fertilized (or up to 5 days for a prolonged cultivation), the best quality embryos that have reached an appropriate stage of development, are selected to be transferred to your womb.

We usually transfer two embryos. You can talk with your doctor and embryologist about the number of embryos that you are willing to have placed. A larger number of embryos increases the percentage of success, but it also increases the risks both for the mother as well as for fetuses. We do our utmost to eliminate these risks and consequently make the decision with each couple individually.

One hour after the transfer of the embryo, you will be able leave our clinic and travel.

Pregnancy should be confirmed later 14 days with the results of a pregnancy test (urine test available at pharmacies) or better yet by measuring the value of hCG in the blood (the Beta hCG)

+SUCCESS RATE

Our clinic relies on its own specialized laboratory. This has proved to be an essential condition for the ISCARE Clinic’s long-term success. Thanks to our laboratory’s and our physicians’ knowledge and experience, the success rate for becoming pregnant stands at 48-50%.

We have done this while at the same time managing to reduce the number of multiple pregnancies. Multiple pregnancy is a complication of In Vitro Fertilization, and it involves some risks both for the mother as well as to the fetuses.

Over time, our artificial insemination success rate has grown while at the same time we have managed to reduce the number of multiple pregnancies to a minimum.

By using the most advanced laboratory methods, we have been able to significantly increase the success rate of IVF treatments.

+CONTACT US

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