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IVF program in Stork Fertility Center

Hystereoscopy (H-scopy)and Cervical Bacteria Culture:

Uterine condition plays a crucial role for embryo implantation. H-scopy is better to be arranged on MC day 7 to 11, when the endometrial thickness would not affect the examination of uterus lining. Fasting is required for eight hours prior to H-scopy, because of anesthesia safety for the uterine polyps removal.

Cervical Bacteria Culture prevents infection or inflammation during embryo transfer going through female vagina. There are three tests included in the exam,

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➤ Examinations before the transfer

Ready to My IVF program in Stork Fertility Center

Follicle stimulation It starts from the 3rd day of your menstrual cycle, and the specialist will prescribe the most adequate medications of human recombinant follicle-stimulating hormones based on your original ovarian status. When it comes close to the date of ovulation (commonly on MC day 14), ultrasound monitoring and serum hormone exams are required to provide the actual size and maturation progress of stimulated follicles for the specialist.

Caution: Herbal medicines and other medicines containing hormones are forbidden during stimulation, and they may affect the outcomes of stimulation.

Oocyte retrieval 
Through transvaginal ultrasound-guided probe, the oocyte-pickup needle aspirates the follicle and also removes the oocyte inside. The lab technician then check the existence and quality of oocyte under a microscope immediately. After removing the cover of cumulus cells, the maturity of oocyte is confirmed. Only the mature oocyte (MII) is able to be fertilized.

Ferilization and Fresh transfer/Cryopreservation

The mature oocyte is fertilized by the washed sperms either by direct insemination or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). After culturing for 5 to 6 days in vitro, the best embryos are at blastocyst stage and ready to be transferred into the womb if the hormone levels and uterine condition are both appropriate. Otherwise, cryopreserving these blastocysts in the liquid nitrogen until your favorite transferred month is quite popular in recent IVF programs. Frozen-thawed blastocyst transfer (FBT) is more patient-friendly for the women with tight schedules or overseas customers.

Luteal Support
After transferring of the precious blastocyst into the womb, the specialist would prescribe suitable medications to maintain the steadiness of your endomerium. The implantation of embryo may happen during the 4th day to 7th day after transferring. The serum β-HCG could be detected after 14 days to check the pregnancy.

Cautions: Smoking, drinking and caffeine are forbidden after embryo transfer.
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