Thursday, April 17, 2014

Recommendation North Cyprus IVF

After our second visit in March 2014 to Northern Cyprus for our second attempt of IVF, our first IVF was with a different company in Cyprus

However, this IVF in March was outstanding cannot fault any of the staff, they were brilliant we were treated as individuals nothing was too much for the staff.

Their spoken English was brilliant including the Dr. Savas Ozyigit,   who tried to make me feel at ease in the Theatre on transfer day.

They have all been supportive, before and after transfer, sadly it failed but we will be back again to try, we felt like we were treated as people and not just a number like our first IVF try.

Our thanks go out to the Dr Ozyigit and  the theatre staff, and including Deedee for being there for my constant questions by email, and to Angie who nothing is and was too much for her, so thank you all, for your help and support.

I would like to say we met some wonderful people, and hope to keep in contact, see you soon for our next attempt.

Y & G, United Kingdom

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell anemia is caused by an abnormal type hemoglobin called hemoglobin S and is a case where the red blood cells are sickle shaped.

The job of these hemoglobin molecules is to bind and carry oxygen to the tissues but in the presence of abnormal hemoglobin molecules, this delivery is less optimal and can cause problems. 

HBB gene mutation is the cause for sickle cell disorder however with our PGD (Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis) treatment you can prevent passing this gene onto your children. 

If you are at risk for passing sickle cell please visit the link below for further information about our PGD IVF treatment for genetic disorders.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Azoospermia and Surgical Sperm Extraction Methods

One of the main factors of infertility is Azoospermia and has been estimated to effect 15% of all male infertility cases.

This factor which is in essence the complete absence of live sperm cells in the ejaculation can be split into two groups : obstructive azoospermia and non-obstructive azoospermia. The former suggests that there is a blockage along the sperm delivery system as where the latter suggests a problem in the production of sperm. 

The reasons behind this can be due to testicular failure but further investigation should be carried out by a urologist for a full diagnosis. 

We offer a few different options for treatment in such cases including : 

PESA - Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
MESA - Micro Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
TESE - Testicular Sperm Extraction

The diagram below shows how each of the surgical sperm retrieval methods are administered:

Surgical sperm retrieval and extraction methods

Please click on the link below for further detailed information

Monday, March 31, 2014

Repeated (Recurrent) Miscarriages Further Investigation

Repeated (Recurrent) miscarriage is defined as the loss of three or more pregnancies. If you have experienced a single pregnancy loss, the odds are, you are not likely to have another miscarriage. However, if miscarriages are recurrent and are experienced in similar time frames of a pregnancy, further investigation will be needed. Recurrent miscarriages can have many possible causes. When a patient experiences several miscarriages, then it will make sense to get evaluated for the conditions below:

1- Genetic Factors
All couples with a history of recurrent miscarriage should have peripheral blood karyotyping performed. The finding of an abnormal parental karyotype will necessitate consultation with a geneticist. Certain genetic abnormalities can be screened for through PGD testing while others might require alternative avenues.

2- Cervical Weakness
This is a known anatomical cause of recurrent miscarriages. The cervix (or neck of the womb) is normally strong enough to remain closed throughout the course of pregnancy, in spite of the ever-increasing size and weight of its contents. In fact, it remains strong throughout pregnancy and near the time of labor, special hormones are released to make it softer so that it is dilated enough for a successful baby delivery. With an incompetent cervix, the cervix is anatomically weak, making it unable to carry the baby. Typically, miscarriage caused by an incompetent cervix occurs between sixteen and twenty-four weeks of gestation.

3- Endocrine Factors
The term endocrine hormonal factor in infertility refers mainly to the absence of ovulation, which results in disorders of the menstrual cycle (oligomenorrhoea, primary or secondary amenorrhea) and less commonly to the condition of luteinized unraptured follicle. In cases of oligomenorrhoea or amenorrhea satisfactory results can be achieved with conventional ovulation induction methods, avoiding the use of assisted conception techniques.

4- Immune Factors
These can include Antithyroid antibodies, Antiphospholipid syndrome, Alloimmune factors. There are tests that can be administered. In some cases, we find that suppressing your immune system response around the time of embryo transfer reduces the likelihood of an implantation failure and a very early miscarriage. 

5- Infective Agents
TORCH (toxoplasmosis, other [congenital syphilis and viruses], rubella, cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus) screening is unhelpful in the investigation of recurrent miscarriage. These infection diseases can cause implantation failures, therefore, IVF failures as well as pregnancy losses after implantation has occurred. Having tested for infectious diseases will rule out this possibility.

6- Inherited Thrombophilic Defects
Inherited thrombophilia defects, including activated protein C resistance (most commonly due to factor V Leiden gene mutation), deficiencies of protein C/S and antithrombin III, hyperhomocysteinaemia and prothrombin gene mutation, are established causes of systemic thrombosis. A thrombophilia gene panel needs to be evaluated to make a diagnosis.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Where to have your Pre-testing

Below is a list of places where you can have your initial tests and scans before planning your treatment with North Cyprus IVF Centre:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Quels tests avez-vous besoin pour le traitement?

Nous avons besoin d' une série de tests pour la fertilité évaluation / remise en forme pour la grossesse ainsi que le dépistage des maladies infectieuses . Chaque épreuve que nous commandons sert un but différent et chacun de ces essais aura une incidence sur votre traitement .

Pour l'évaluation de la fertilité , nous demander à chaque patiente d'avoir la suite du test effectué le jour 2 ou 3 jours de leur cycle menstruel : FSH , LH , Estradiol , prolactine , TSH et tests hormonaux AMH . Le test AMH est indépendant de votre cycle menstruel et peut être fait à tout moment , mais nos patients trouver plus facile d'avoir tous les tests effectués le même jour lors de leur visite à leur médecin . Il sera également important d'avoir une échographie pelvienne de la ligne de base au cours de cette visite pour la numération des follicules antraux dans les ovaires et vérifier qu'il n'y a pas de problèmes majeurs visibles dans l'utérus qui peuvent interférer avec une grossesse réussie .

Le patient de sexe masculin est nécessaire d'avoir une analyse du sperme fait . Surtout si il n'a pas eu un enfant dans le passé proche , il sera important d'observer les paramètres du sperme tels que nombre / volume / mobilité / morphologie / niveau de pH et le nombre de cellules rondes . Dans certains cas , une petite infection dans le sperme peut compromettre l'ensemble du processus , par conséquent, il est important d'être préparé pour les précautions possibles que nous pourrions avoir besoin de prendre .

Tous les patients qui suivent un traitement à notre pratique sont tenus de se soumettre au dépistage des maladies infectieuses . Cela inclut les patients qui subissent des traitements de donateurs ainsi . Il ya trois raisons principales pour le dépistage des maladies infectieuses :
1 - Pour protéger la propagation des maladies infectieuses dans notre laboratoire et pour éviter d'exposer d'autres patients à ces maladies .
2 - Pour éviter d'exposer les embryons à des maladies infectieuses qui pourraient venir de leurs parents .
3 - Pour protéger le personnel de laboratoire de l'exposition aux maladies infectieuses lors de la manipulation d'ovules et de sperme .
La validité des tests de maladies infectieuses est de six ( 6) mois . Tant que les patients ont leur test effectué dans le délai de 6 mois avant leur temps de traitement , nous n'avons pas besoin d' un test de répétition . Toutefois, si les patients n'ont pas les résultats des tests actuels , alors nous allons administrer ces tests ici à notre pratique avant de manipuler tous les échantillons .
Seuls les résultats des essais cliniques et des hôpitaux de renom seront acceptées, et les résultats des tests originaux devront être présentés au moment de votre première visite . Les photocopies et les pièces jointes numérisées ne sont acceptés comme preuve temporaire de test jusqu'à ce que nous voyons les originaux .
Les tests de maladies infectieuses exigés par notre pratique sont les suivants :
Pour patient: Anti- VIH , anti- VHC , AgHBs , VDRL , rubéole IgG , IgG anti-CMV , toxoplasmose et IgG
Pour les patients de sexe masculin : Anti- VIH , anti- VHC , AgHBs , VDRL .

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Quelle est la limite d'âge pour le traitement de la sélection du sexe ?

Il n'ya pas de limite d'âge pour le traitement de la sélection du sexe , mais il ya une limite d'âge pour le traitement de FIV . C'est par rapport à la façon dont vous êtes susceptible d' atteindre le succès . Si vous n'utilisez pas un donneur , que nous voulons vous assurer que vos oeufs sont viables et nous avons une chance de grossesse avec vos propres oeufs . C'est une des raisons pour lesquelles nous aimons Hasta qui ont subi une série de tests d'évaluation de leur taux de fécondité avant de procéder à un traitement . Basé sur les résultats de ces tests , nous sommes en mesure de former une opinion sur la façon dont nous sommes susceptibles d' obte c'est un bon compteur et la qualité des œufs dans un cycle de FIV et la probabilité thes oeufs sont de produire une grossesse saine. Nous essayons de souligner que plus de 35 ans , le niveau de fécondité pour les femmes Biol Hasta de refuser et qui affecte les chances de succès avec le traitement . Après l'âge de 40 ans, à moins que les taux de grossesse Hasta chuter de façon spectaculaire et avoir un niveau satisfaisant de profil hormonal qui les providesa avec quelque chance de succès , nous déconseillons de traitement avec les œufs.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Boost your Fertility

Even though infertility may not be something that can be completely cured with what you eat or what you do, it may still be possible to boost your fertility and aid with your chances of success with natural conception or with infertility treatments. Since women are the ones to carry a pregnancy, they should be more careful about certain habits:

1- Weight Management: Watch your weight and make sure your BMI stays within a healthy range. Excess body fat is not only detrimental to your health, but can also trigger overproduction of certain hormones that can possibly disrupt ovulation. Similarly, being underweight result in underproduction of these hormones and your body may not produce enough of them for ovulation.

2- Eat Right: Make sure that you eat healthy and that you receive enough protein, iron, zinc, folic acid and Vitamin C. Deficiency in these nutrients have been associated with variations in menstrual cycles as well as miscarriages. Folic acid is especially important during pregnancy for the neural development of your baby. If your busy schedule does not allow you to measure precisely what nutrients are in your body, it will make sense to receive a daily tablet of "one a day" vitamins.
Another very important tip to know about boosting your fertility is eating more alkaline. The more acidic the body's environment, the more difficult it us for the sperm to complete its journey and reach the egg for fertilization. Sperm survival is dependent on the correct pH balance. Therefore, avoid foods and drinks that are too acidic and opt for a more alkaline diet.

3- Avoid drugs, cigarettes and excessive alcohol consumption. They are not only detrimental to your health, but toxins in cigarettes and drugs can damage your eggs, negatively affect the fertilization and implantation processes and can contribute to aging of your ovaries. Excessive alcohol consumption has been linked to altered levels of estrogen, which can cause implantation failures.

4- Avoid Stress: Clinical studies indicate that women under stress and psychological distress are less likely to conceive. There is no single prescription for stress management. You should do whatever works for you. Reading a book, yoga, meditation, short weekend getaways, writing your own book! are some examples.

5- Have sex! Regular intercourse have been shown to help with more predictable cycles and normal ovulation. Having intercourse at least once a week will help keep things in balance...

6- Make sure your partner stays healthy as well! The same things that can affect your fertility are likely to affect his fertility as well. Therefore, heavy smoking, excessive drinking anf eating unhealthy are never a good idea for anyone! It has been shown that receiving Vitamins C, E and Selenium are associated with production of healthier sperm.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Infertility Testing & Interpreting Test Results

Infertility testing can be very different for different patient groups. For instance, if you have been trying to conceive for some time without success and have had no prior testing and/or investigation done, then the starting point will be the following:

For female partner:
- A sonogram will need to be performed on day 2 or day 3 of her menstrual period. This sonogram will be indicative of the number of antral follicle count (potential eggs for ovulation) and it will give your gynecologist a chance to observe if there are any problems such as cysts in the ovaries, or polyps/fibroids in the uterus/cervix that can possibly interfere with a successful pregnancy process.
- On the very same day, FSH, LH, Estradiol, Prolactin, TSH and AMH hormone tests will need to be administered to make an assessment of the ovarian function. Each of these hormones reflect a different aspect of your fertility. Our specialists at North Cyprus IVF will evaluate your test results and provide a comprehensive feedback on your test results.

For male partner:
- A semen analysis will need to be performed according to WHO 2010 Criteria, as explained in the "Causes of Male Infertility" section.

For couples who have had their initial testing and perhaps have been through a round of fertility treatment will need further investigation. Based on the problems or the lack of problems that may have been observed in initial testing, the following will be investigated:
- A hysterosalpingography for a thorough investigation into the tubes and the uterus
- Infectious disease screening for both partners including Toxoplasmosis, CMV and Chlamydia for the female partner. Sometimes a small infection can cause your body to reject embryo implantation and therefore prevent you from getting pregnant. A short cure of antibiotherapy can sometimes be a solution to a long-suffered infertility problem.
- A karyotype analysis for chromosome testing. If one of the partners suffers from an abnormal karyotype, a genetic problem may be transferred to the offspring. The nature and the severity of the problem will be indicative of what types of measures should be taken.

For couples with repeated IVF failures and/or repeated miscarriages, in addition to the tests mentioned above, female thrombophilia testing will be in order including the following:
Factor II
Factor V Leiden
Thrombophilia defects can potentially cause blood clotting problems, where blood clots can get into the placental circulation and stop your baby's heart, therefore, resulting in a miscarriage. Thrombophilia defects have also been identified with implantation failures.

This is not a comprehensive list of infertility testing and we may ask for different tests depending on your unique history of infertility.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pourquoi ai-je besoin d'utiliser des médicaments si je n'ai pas de problèmes de fertilité?


C'est l'une des questions les plus fréquemment posées par les patients subissant un traitement pour la sélection du sexe . Étant donné que la plupart des patients ont besoin de la sélection du sexe pour leur deuxième ou troisième ou même quatrième grossesse , ils sont pour la plupart des individus fertiles qui sont en mesure d'obtenir une grossesse par des moyens naturels . Cela soulève la question de savoir pourquoi ils ont besoin d'utiliser des médicaments de fertilité comme les autres patients qui ne sont pas en mesure de concevoir naturellement . La réponse est simple . Que vous soyez en mesure de concevoir naturellement ou non , dans un traitement de FIV , nous aurons besoin d'obtenir plusieurs ovules , et donc plusieurs embryons afin que nous puissions maximiser vos chances de succès . Sans l'utilisation de médicaments de fertilité , les ovaires sont susceptibles de libérer un seul oeuf dans un cycle menstruel donné. Cet oeuf unique peut ou peut ne pas être d' une qualité optimale . Surtout dans les traitements de la sélection du sexe , nous avons besoin de plusieurs oeufs de sorte que nous pouvons avoir plusieurs embryons , ce qui nous permettra de trouver au moins un embryon qui est sain génétiquement et c'est du sexe désiré .

Pas tous les œufs engraisser dans des embryons de bonne qualité et ne sont pas tous les embryons fécondés vont survivre jusqu'à ce que le jour du transfert de l'embryon , et non pas tous les embryons qui ont survécu vont tourner pour être en santé et de sexe désiré . C'est pourquoi nous avons besoin pour gérer un protocole de traitement personnalisé établi qui permettra d'optimiser le nombre d'œufs qui seront récoltées afin que nous puissions vous offrir les meilleures chances de succès possible .

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Quelles sont mes chances de succès avec le traitement de la sélection du sexe ?

Les chances de succès dépendront d'un certain nombre de facteurs . Il s'agit notamment de votre âge , votre taux d'hormones et le niveau général de la fécondité ainsi que les caractéristiques du sperme de votre mari et d'autres facteurs tels que l'équipement utilisé , l'expérience de médecins et le choix des médicaments . Donc, il est vraiment trompeur de citer les statistiques de réussite en général ou sur la base de tout âge . Toutefois , les statistiques de l'âge sur la base que nous publions sur notre site plus ou moins donne une idée de ce que vous serez à la recherche . Cependant, votre profil hormonal individuel et vos réserves de l'ovaire sont le déterminant le plus important de la façon dont vous êtes susceptible d'atteindre le succès . Les patients jusqu'à mi-30s ont généralement une très bonne chance de tomber enceinte à la première tentative tant qu'ils ont une réserve ovarienne et un profil hormonal en fonction de leur âge . Au-dessus de l' âge de 35 ans , le niveau de baisse de la fécondité et les chances de succès de commencer à diminuer .

Dans certains cas , lorsque nous sommes en mesure d'obtenir un bon nombre et la qualité des œufs , nous finissons par avoir plusieurs embryons de sexe désiré et si il ya plus d'embryons que nécessaire pour le cycle de transfert donnée , nous sommes en mesure de préserver ceux qui seront pas être utilisés dans le cycle en cours . Cela vous donne une chance d'utiliser ces embryons conservés à une date ultérieure sans avoir à passer par l'ensemble du traitement à nouveau

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Patient Testimonial

Hi North Cyprus IVF,

Every thing was wonderful. I can't thank you enough for your support leading up to and during the treatment.

I had one boy embryo in the end so huge fingers crossed he is happy in his mummy's tummy.

I had a blood test today for my progesterone level as per my instructions. I will let you know the results as soon as I get them.

Warmest regards,

E.P, United Kingdom

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Is there anything I need to do after the embryo transfer to help become pregnant?

There will be specific guidelines handed to you after your embryo transfer. In this document, you will find information on what to do and what not to do to help the process. Once the embryo transfer has been performed, there is not much to do to assist with conception. However, there are things that can be done in order not to jeopardize the process and to make sure you don’t do things that can negatively impact embryo’s ability to implant. These have to do with your diet and physical activities that require strength. Otherwise, you will be able to continue your daily chores without any interruption, but will simply take it down a notch.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

How soon after the embryo transfer will I know whether I am pregnant or not?

A beta hCG test will be administered 12 days after your embryo transfer to detect hCG hormone in blood. This is a specific hormone released immediately after pregnancy occurs. This is the soonest that pregnancy can be detected. We do not recommend using a home pregnancy test as they are not very accurate too early into your pregnancy and they may not be able to detect anything until 15/16 days after your embryo transfer. Therefore, a home pregnancy test done too early is likely to indicate a negative result as it is unable to detect pregnancy and will cause disappointment. Please schedule you beta hCG test 12 days after your embryo transfer at your local doctor for most accurate results.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How long will I need to be in Cyprus for?

We try to minimize then length of stay for our traveling patients as we realize how difficult it can be to take time off work, family or other commitments. This is precisely why we have established links with reputable clinics abroad for preliminary testing and monitoring so that you are not required to come to Cyprus for the entire treatment. Given that you are able to carry out the preliminary work locally, you will only need to visit us for a total of eight (8) days. This will be the amount of time required for your final scan, trigger injection, egg retrieval, ICSI for fertilization, embryo biopsy and genetic screening and the final embryo transfer.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

How do I administer the medication?

Administering medication is relatively easy given that the injections to be used are sub-cutaneous injections and are administered right under the skin. These injections are painless and easy to self-administer. Please refer to the link below for a complete explanation on how to mix and arrange the dose of your medication as well as how to administer it.
Once you watch this video, please contact us for any questions you may have.
You will notice that once you retrieve the necessary amount of medication from the vial, you will have some left over medication in the vial. You will store this in a refrigerator and use the next day.

For instance, a vial of Gonal-F 450 iu will give you 600 units of medication once mixed. If your daily dose is, say, 300 iu, you will use half of it and store the other half for the next day.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

How do I begin treatment?

The first step in treatment is to gather all the necessary information, i.e. the test results mentioned above. One we have all the test results, we are able to identify the right treatment protocol as well as the precise dose of medication to be administered. Once you send us your test results, we will be able to provide our feedback and lay down all the options based on your unique fertility assessment.

At this point, we are able to map out your treatment calendar and issue your prescription. We work with an international pharmacy in the UK which delivers worldwide, so you will be able to order your medication online and receive them at your door. There are clear instructions on how to administer the medication as well as daily instructions of what you need to do on your treatment calendar.

Once you begin with the preliminary treatment, you will begin using your medication locally and you will need to visit your local gynecologist in order to observe your response to medication and reassess the dose of medication if necessary. These local scans can be done at your local gynecologist or scanning clinic. We work with a number of places in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Turkey, Germany, France, Holland and Spain for scans. Therefore, should you not have a local doctor, we may be able to recommend a place or two.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Which tests will you require for treatment?

We require a series of tests for fertility assessment / fitness for pregnancy as well as infectious disease screening. Each and every test that we order serves a different purpose and each one of these tests will have an implication for your treatment.

For assessment of fertility, we ask each female patient to have the following testing done on day 2 or day 3 of their menstrual cycle: FSH, LH, Estradiol, Prolactin, TSH and AMH hormone tests. The AMH test is independent from your menstrual cycle and can be done at any time, but our patients find it easier to have all the tests done on the same day during their visit to their doctor. It will also be important to have a base line pelvic ultrasound scan during this visit for antral follicle count in the ovaries and to check that there are no major visible problems in the uterus that can interfere with a successful pregnancy.

The male patient is required to have a semen analysis done. Especially if he has not had a child in the near past, it will be important to observe sperm parameters such as count/volume/motility/morphology/pH level and round cell count. In some cases, a small infection in sperm can compromise the whole process, therefore, it is important to be prepared for possible precautions that we may need to take.

All patients undergoing treatment at our practice are required to undergo infectious disease screening. This includes patients undergoing donor treatments as well. There are three main reasons for infectious disease screening:
1- To protect the spread of infectious diseases at our lab and to avoid exposing other patients to these diseases.
2- To avoid exposing embryos to infectious diseases that might come from their parents.
3- To protect lab personnel from exposure to infectious diseases when handling egg and sperm cells.

The validity of infectious disease testing is six (6) months. As long as patients have their testing done within the 6 month period prior to their treatment time, we do not require a repeat test. However,if patients do not have current test results, then we will administer these tests here at our practice prior to handling any samples.
Only the test results from reputable clinics and hospitals will be accepted, and original test results will need to be presented at the time of your first visit.  Photocopies and scanned email attachments are only accepted as temporary proof of testing until we see the originals.
The infectious disease tests required by our practice are as follows:
For female patient: Anti-HIV, Anti-HCV, HbsAg, VDRL, Rubella IgG, CMV IgG, and Toxoplasmosis IgG
For male patient: Anti-HIV, Anti-HCV, HbsAg, VDRL.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What is the age limit for gender selection treatment?

There is no specific age limit for the gender selection treatment, but there is an age limit for IVF treatment. This is in relation to how likely you are to achieve success. If not using a donor, then we will want to make sure your eggs are viable and we have a shot at pregnancy with your own eggs. This is one of the reasons why we ask that patients undergo a series of testing for assessment of their fertility levels prior to proceeding with treatment. Based on these test results, we are able to form an opinion of how likely we are to obtain a good count and quality of eggs in an IVF cycle and how likely these eggs are to produce a healthy pregnancy. We try to emphasize that over the age of 35, the level of fertility tends to decline for female patients and that affects the chances of success with treatment. Over the age of 40, pregnancy rates drop dramatically and unless the patients have a satisfactory level of hormone profile that provides them with some chance of success, we recommend against treatment with own eggs.

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Quick Thank you!

Hi Angie,

Hope you are having a good New Year. I completely forgot to inform you guys about the Scan because I have been really under the Weather. Everything seems to be going smoothly, with the Doctors finding 2 sacs YIPEE!!  We have also seen both heartbeats, and are due for another scan on Tuesday.

I will keep you posted on my progress.

Thanks again for everything.

M. and T.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Why do I need to use medication if I don’t have any fertility issues?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions from patients undergoing treatment for gender selection. Given that most patients require gender selection for their second or third or even fourth pregnancies, they are mostly fertile individuals who are able to achieve pregnancy through natural means. This raises the question why they need to use fertility medication like other patients who are not able to conceive naturally. The answer is simple. Whether you are able to conceive naturally or not, in any IVF treatment, we will need to obtain multiple eggs and therefore multiple embryos so that we can maximize your chances of success. Without any use of fertility medication, your ovaries are likely to release only one egg in a given menstrual cycle. This single egg may or may not be of optimal quality. Especially in gender selection treatments, we need multiple eggs so that we can have multiple embryos, which will allow us to find at least one embryo that is healthy genetically and that is of desired sex.

Not all the eggs will fertilize into good quality embryos and not all the fertilized embryos will survive until the day of embryo transfer, and not all the embryos that have survived will turn out to be healthy and of desired sex. This is why we need to administer a custom prepared medication protocol which will optimize the number of eggs to be harvested so that we can offer you the highest chance of success possible.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

What are my chances of success with gender selection treatment?

The chances of success will depend on a number of factors. These include your age, your hormone levels and general level of fertility as well as your husband's semen characteristics and other factors like the equipment used, doctors' experience and choice of medication. So it is really misleading to quote a success statistics in general or based on just your age. However, the age based statistics we publish on our website more or less provides an idea of what you will be looking at. However, your individual hormone profile and your ovarian reserves are the most important determinant of how likely you are to achieve success. Patients up till mid-30s usually have a very good chance of getting pregnant on the first attempt as long as they have an ovarian reserve and a hormone profile in line with their age. Above the age of 35, the level of fertility declines and the chances of success start to diminish.

In some cases, when we are able to obtain a good count and quality of eggs, we end up having multiple embryos of desired sex and if there are more embryos than required for the given transfer cycle, we are able to preserve the ones that will not be used in the current cycle. This gives you a chance to use these preserved embryos at a future date without having to go through the entire treatment again.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

These make us smile!

Subject: pregnant test
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:29:26

Hi Dr  Idil 
Just to let you know that myself and H. did ower test by the doctoer yesterday and they both came back positive. This is the best news we both could have had and its all thanks to you and your team at the clinic. I done know how to tell you how happy we are has we never throught this day would have ever happenend. 
we want to say a bid thankyou to all of you and will never forget any of you. i know you were ower doctor but i would like to say that from today you are also a friend who will be a friens for life. we are both just so happy and cant wait to have ower scan to find out if baby is ok. 
We will keep you updated with all every thing when we get more information. A big big thankyou for all your support and care while we were there you and your team made us so welcome and deal with all the problems we had. 
Hope you g et this email and this is the right address for you. i look forwards from hearing from you soon. take care
R.T., United Kingdom.

Subject: RE: Pregnancy!!!
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 23:40:32 +0100

Dear Idil

I hope and pray that you, your family and the rest of the staff are well and happy for me and my son S. are good. My baby is know just over 4 months and he is the best thing that has happened to me and that is all thanks to you guys.

Has I spoke to you about my sister in law when I came over to have my treatment she know wants her ivf done so they can try for a baby boy. She did email you guys last week and her name is P.M. Can you please let me know if you had the email and they want to come over next months. Also I would be grateful if you will be able to look after her when they come over has I have told her how good you guys cared and supported me and H.

last thing can you also let me know how much it would cost me if I want to under go another ivf treatment.

I look forwards in hearing from you soon. take care

R.T., United Kingdom.

Date: 2014/1/3
Subject: RE: Pregnancy!!!

Hi Idil

i hope and pray that you and your family are well and happy. myself, H and S. will like to wish you and the other staff a happy new year and hope you have a good one.

we had the best christmas and new year with ower son S. and it was so much enjoyable. He is know 10 months and he is the best thing that has ever happended to us. this is all thanks to you guys.

we are having a party for him on the 1st March and i will send a invite card i hope you will be able to come.

take care and all the best

R. T., United Kingdom

Monday, December 23, 2013

Témoignage de la France

Bonjour Angie, Deedee et les Docteurs,

Je vous écris pour vous dire que j'ai passé le test vendredi et il est POSITIF !!!!!!!!!

Nous sommes plus qu'heureux.

Je continue mon traitement, je repasse un test en fin de semaine prochaine et je vous tiendrai au courant bien entendu.

Si tout est ok, je vois mon gynécologue le 14 janvier pour écouter le rythme cardiaque du ou des bébés... !!!

Nous tenions à vous remercier pour toute l'aide que vous nous avez apportée.

Deedee, merci pour votre soutien durant le traitement avant l'arrivée à Chypre et pour votre maîtrise excellente du français ;

Angie, des bises et encore des bises pour votre gentillesse, votre tendresse et votre superbe sourire ;

Docteurs, mille mercis pour votre science et votre savoir-faire mais également pour votre sourire lorsque vous nous avez annoncés la bonne nouvelle.

Je vous embrasse tous très fort et je vous écris à la fin de la semaine prochaine en espérant que tout sera toujours ok.

Une pensée également pour votre équipe médicale qui s'est montrée très agréable avec nous.

Dans l'attente de vous écrire à nouveau, je vous souhaite une excellente semaine et j'espère que nous nous reverrons avec un ou deux bébés en plus à vous présenter.

A et J, France