In Vitro Fertilization is a treatment method that increases the probability of pregnancy for couples who are not likely to have a normal pregnancy or who are very unlikely to have a normal pregnancy. In vitro fertilization means that female and male reproductive cells are  fertilized  outside the body .

IVF treatment was performed for the first time in the world in 1978 in England. In our country, the first IVF baby was delivered by Ege University in 1989. Nowadays, many couples who have problems with having a baby use this method.

The foundation of in vitro fertilization was laid in 1971, and it has formed the technique of today’s in vitro fertilization treatment by continuously developing.


Who is the IVF Method suitable for?

In vitro fertilization techniques have continuously improved with technology and have affected the lives of many couples with new methods. All the improvements made are in order to increase the success rate of IVF application and have been implemented on the basis of negative factors.

These developments;

  • Microtese (testicular biopsy performed under microscope)
  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD technique of examining couples’ embryos and selecting healthy ones among them)
  • Assisted Hatching (Thinning of the embryo wall with Laser)
  • Freezing (The process of keeping the embryo, sperm and eggs in frozen form for later use)
  • Embryoscope (Technique that allows the selection of healthy ones by following the embryo development by the camera)

First Step in IVF Treatment

If the couples’ previous attempts to have a baby have resulted negatively, they are asked to explain their experiences on this issue first. Important experiences such as previous treatments, pregnancy, and miscarriage should be learned. Your previous test results and tests will be examined by your doctor.

  • Any surgery report or notes related to it,
  • Sperm analysis
  • Couple’s blood tests
  • If they have had previous treatment, their reports
  • Uterine Film (HSG)
  • Chromosome Analysis
  • Reports on other illnesses, if they have

All these data obtained helps to organize and determin the IVF treatment process and when the treatment will start.

Reproductive Techniques

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization): It is the process of artificial fertilization of an egg which are removed from the ovaries with the sperm which are taken from the male, outside the body. IVF is the preferred treatment method when other treatments during infertility treatment have failed.

If fertilization does not occur by natural methods, it is done by specialists in a laboratory environment using special tools with the reproductive tissues of the couples. This method is especially preferred for individuals with significant problems in sperm count and quality.

At the same time, it is applied as a standard IVF technique in our hospital at no additional cost.

ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Serm Injection): It is the process of placing sperm taken from the male into the egg cell taken from the expectant mother under the microscope through very small catheters.

If fertilization does not occur with natural methods, it is done by specialists in a laboratory environment using special tools with the reproductive tissues of the couples. This method is especially preferred for individuals with significant problems in sperm count and quality.

It is also used as a standard IVF technique in our hospital without any additional charge.

Achieving successful results in IVF treatment is higher with an experienced team and in a quality laboratory environment. The things that affect the success of IVF the most are the factors that cause infertility. For women with decreased ovarian production, the success rate of IVF treatment is 15% less. Women who are treated for ovulation problems have a 38% higher chance of success.

Steps in IVF Treatment

– First examination and couple’s assessment

– Stimulating the ovaries and egg maturation

– Collecting Eggs

– Taking sperm sample from husband

– IVF or microinjection (ICSI) application

– If necessary, genetic testing for embryos

– Embryo transfer

– Pregnancy test

Who Is Eligible For IVF Treatment?

The question that individuals frequently ask while researching IVF treatment is to whom this method is eligible. Pregnancy with IVF method is accepted as a treatment when couples cannot achieve pregnancy even though they have regular and unprotected sexual intercourse within 1 year. Necessary examinations are being made for the treatment process and couples are being evaluated accordingly to these results.

  • The semen sample taken from the male is not sufficient for normal pregnancy methods or the quality of sperm cells is not available,
  • Although the woman is not old, her ovarian reserve is reduced
  • Not having pregnancy despite regular unprotected intercourse for 6 months, together with the female age (over 38 years old) factor,
  • Endometriosis causing disruption of the tube-ovarian working order, (Endometriosis: disease that occurs in women during the reproductive period)
  • Disorders in ovulation,
  • Obstructed fallopian tubes in women,
  • Infertility with unexplained reason despite all test results being normal

The Factor of Female Age

As the age of women increases, the quality of the ovaries begins to decrease along with the ovulation capacity. Depending on the genetic transition of the individual, this reduction may be rapid or slow. The relationship between menstrual bleeding and in vitro fertilization is also among the questions many women are curious about. Although menstruation is related to the presence of eggs, it is not enough to understand the egg quality. If the ovarian capacity and functions, which can be determined by hormone and other tests performed on the 3rd day of the woman’s menstrual period, are suitable, in vitro fertilization can be performed up to the age of 44.

However, it is recommended to investigate the normality status of the embryos in terms of chromosomes with the genetic diagnosis procedure performed by biopsy from the embryos before the embryo transfer in women aged 38 and over.

The possibility of getting pregnant with normal methods decreases inversely with the age of the woman. The healthy birth rate for women under 35 is around 40-45%, but for women aged 40 and over, this rate drops to around 10%.

Causes of Failure in IVF Application

Failures may occur at some stages in the treatment process. Generally, the causes of failure are unknown.

  • Among the Primary Causes; The poor quality of the embryo, mistakes made in medication treatment, keeping the embryo in the wrong environment and thickening of the embryo membrane.
  • Among Secondary Causes; For example, the troubles caused by the mother’s body; Many uterine causes such as intrauterine wall disorders, polyps and fibroids, immune system disorders, infection-induced adhesions, coagulation disorders can lead to negative results in IVF treatment.
  • Among Tertiary Causes; Problems in the tubes and chocolate cysts. Adhesion of the fallopian tubes due to infections or damage to the tubes in previous surgical operations is a problem. Obstruction of the mentioned tubes, the accumulation of fluid in them and the flow of accumulated fluid to the ovaries make it difficult for the embryo to attach in the uterus. For this reason, negative consequences may be encountered in the IVF treatment process.


In order to achieve success in the treatment process, our doctors perform analyzes with a personalized process. During the evaluation and the first examination, you will be informed about the steps we and you will take in our IVF center during this whole process. You can learn the questions you are most curious about and the ways to achieve positive results in treatment from our expert team. Add your information to the section below and send it to us and we will contact you.

80% of our patients who come to our hospital for infertility treatment become pregnant.

You can start IVF treatment in a short time with easy procedures.

Alternative methods of conception specific to the person can be applied.

We are in one-to-one communication and harmony with our patients during the treatment process.

We conclude the process successfully with the internationally prestigious specialist physician staff.

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