Incorrectly Known Facts About IVF and Infertility - Dr. Senai Aksoy

Can I have a child with IVF treatment for sure? If I don’t have a child, is IVF the only solution? Some of the things you know right about IVF and infertility may not be true.

1. If I contact a doctor because I don’t have a child, they will force me to do IVF treatment!

Although the success rates of IVF treatments are very high today, it may not be your doctor’s first choice in any case. For example, in couples who have unexplained infertility problems, if the woman is under the age of 38, the vaccination (IUI) method is often one of the preferred treatments.

Although the probability that vaccination will result in pregnancy is lower than IVF treatment, young women who have unexplained infertility problems can get pregnant with this method.

Success is achieved in the first three cycles in most women who become pregnant with vaccination. Usually, IVF treatment is recommended if there is no success in the first three cycles of vaccination.

2. IVF centers and doctors are no different from each other!

As much as the pregnancy success rates of infertility treatment centers are significant, the quality of the service they offer you is also essential, and it varies from doctor to doctor and from center to center. When choosing the center and the doctor where you will be treated, consider the following:

  • Creation of a personalized treatment plan and close attention to each patient at all stages of treatment.
  • Follow-up by the same doctor during monitoring and controls performed during treatment.
  • To be able to contact your doctor if you have any questions or anything that doesn’t go well during the treatment period.

3. IVF treatments are costly in Turkey!

IVF treatment is cheaper in our country than many other countries and has high success rates.

4. It is necessary to devote time to IVF treatment!

It may take several weeks to prepare for IVF treatment in new patients. But in the process of preparation, there are few doctor’s consultations. After the IVF treatment has started, the drugs given to the woman are primarily used for 10-11 days, and the egg collection is done two days after the last injection. During this time, your doctor will need to call you for a more frequent examination to monitor the development of eggs (4-6 times per cycle). But these examinations do not take too long and can be adjusted according to the patient’s time.

5. If I get pregnant with IVF treatment, I will have twins or triplets!

The risk of multiple pregnancies increases when pregnant with assisted reproductive techniques. But the risk is related to the woman’s age, and your doctor can control this risk:

  • Only one embryo is transferred to patients under the age of 35 in IVF, which reduces the risk of having twins to less than 2%.
  • In vaccination, your doctor can estimate how many eggs will mature by looking at ultrasound examinations and hormone levels. Based on this information, it becomes clear whether the risk of multiple pregnancies is too high.

6. I can have a baby with IVF treatment!

Unfortunately, IVF treatment does not guarantee that you will have a baby. Still, it increases the chances of many couples having infertility problems having a baby.

The success rate depends mainly on the woman’s age. The chance of getting pregnant with a single IVF cycle in women under 35 can be up to 50-60%. When assessing this ratio, it is necessary to consider that the woman has a 25% chance of getting pregnant in a regular menstrual cycle. In couples diagnosed with infertility, this chance drops to 5%.

7. I’m too young to get infertility treatment!

The younger the woman’s age, the higher the chances that infertility treatments will give results. At any age, if a woman has tried to get pregnant for a year but has not been successful, assisted reproductive techniques will increase her chances of getting pregnant. Also, suppose you are a young woman who is not yet ready to have a baby and decided to postpone it. In that case, you can consider freezing eggs in consultation with a doctor to maintain your fertility.

8. I am old for infertility treatment!

Suppose a woman is an age-appropriate candidate for a healthy pregnancy. In that case, treatment methods will make it easier for her to get pregnant.

9. I don’t want to have a child right now, so I don’t need to see a doctor!

Especially for women aged 35-40 who are not yet ready to get pregnant, the best way to preserve their fertility is to freeze their eggs.

We can compare egg-freezing to taking out insurance for your fertility. You may not need the eggs you freeze at all, but the only way to ‘stop time’ is to freeze eggs.

In addition, every woman can get information about her ovarian reserve and fertility by contacting a doctor when she decides to get pregnant and has the most accurate information about what needs to be done to get pregnant the usual way.

10. I can get pregnant, but I’m having a miscarriage; an infertility specialist can’t help me!

A doctor specializing in assisted reproductive techniques can also help you with recurrent miscarriages and implantation problems.

You can visit our IVF Turkey page to get detailed information about IVF treatment and how the processes work in Turkey.


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