There has been a lot of talks lately about immune testing and its relationship to failed IVF cycles. However, this area is understudied and fertility specialists have little knowledge of the immune system. Nevertheless, many have expensive immune tests done. For example, some of the tests include DQ Alpha, Reproductive Immunophenotype, Antinuclear Antibodies, TJ6 [...]
Are there patients who have successfully given birth to a baby after immunotherapy? What is your opinion ?
To date, no theory has been able to establish a relationship between immune therapy and successful IVF treatment. Couples can successfully give birth after going through multiple IVF cycles. In such cases, there have been no changes in the procedure so far. Unfortunately, many fertility clinics still falsely claim an IVF cycle failure after [...]
The whole process of embryo transfer takes about 15 minutes. You will not receive anaesthesia during the process, so there may be some discomfort during speculum insertion.
You can actually follow the entire procedure through the ultrasound machine. The screen is at an angle from which you can easily observe the transfer process. You can see all the embryos being slowly released into your uterus using a plastic catheter.
Yes, you can eat and drink before transfer. You should even drink at least 1 litre of water before the transfer to fill the bladder so that the uterus can be seen better during the ultrasound guidance.
Swimming is a good way to keep the body fit during IVF treatment. However, we do not recommend swimming for at least a week after the transfer to avoid infection.
This can happen during the first cycle of the pill and is nothing to worry about. However, if the bleeding gets heavier, it may be a sign that this pill does not contain enough hormones for your body. In this case, we recommend that you contact us or your doctor so that the pill [...]
I just began taking my oral contraceptive pills, and started bleeding half way through the cycle. Is this considered to be normal ?
Spotting during the first month of using the oral contraceptive pill is a common occurrence and not something to worry about. However, if the bleeding becomes heavier, it indicates that the pills do not contain a sufficient amount of hormones suitable for your system. Therefore, you are advised to either contact Team Miracle or your [...]
Swimming following IVF treatment is not recommended at all during your pregnancy due to potential infection risk. However, once you have reached your 12 week gestation mark, and, if you feel that you want to swim, you are recommended to contact the doctor who is looking after you during your pregnancy and ask them to [...]
Yes, you can eat and drink prior to the embryo transfer procedure. In fact, you are asked to drink at least 1 litre of water before arriving at Cyprus IVF Centre and to keep your bladder full to enable a better view of the uterus during the ultrasound-guided procedure.