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IVF treatment

So you have been trying for some time, experienced medical complications or have been suffering from a particular condition which has now ment that IVF has been advised to be the next step for you to achieve the baby of your dreams; this advice may now mean a confusing and worrying time for the couple. That is why at AVA-Peter we know, through years of experience, that by combining in depth support and advice along with excellent medical care and success can help you fulfill your dreams!

IVF is a multiple-step process that consists of ovary stimulation through the use of medication, oocyte retrieval, egg fertilization outside the body (using ICSI if required), embryo transfer into the uterus and finally  vitrification of remaining embryos . This medical process in stages is described in detail in the part procedure and medication.


  1. Petri dish
  2. Embryos

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is the procedure of fertilization outside the body and subsequent transfer of an embryo into the uterus. Primary indications for IVF are the following: fallopian tubes dysfunction meaning that the egg and sperm cannot meet, decrease in sperm quality, endometriosis or unexplained infertility. The efficiency of IVF treatment depends on multiple factors for example type and a period of infertility. However the most important factor is female age.

We are very happy and proud of our success rates in both IVF and ICSI treatments with own women’s eggs which are high due to individually designed pretreatment and stimulation protocols. Even without PGS, including the patient group of advanced reproductive age and gladly present the results below:

Clinical pregnancy rates in IVF cycles with own eggs according to female age, 
(fresh ET, 2013 and 2014)

Age of patient

IVF

2013

2014

ET

Clinical pregnancies
(CP)

Clinical pregnancy rate (CPR)

ET

Clinical pregnancies
(CP)

Clinical pregnancy rate (CPR)

34

534

282

52,8%

672

363

54,0%

35-39

384

172

44,8%

459

207

45,1%

40

129

36

27,9%

158

36

22,8%

 

As you already know the success rates of IVF and ICSI with own eggs decline with the age of a woman. This happens due to the egg aging process which starts after 30 and results in chromosome abnormality in more and more eggs, which makes them incapable of creating a healthy ongoing pregnancy and/or a healthy child.
In women:

  • 20-25% eggs are already abnormal in the age of 30
  • 40-45% of eggs are abnormal in the age of 35
  • 70-75% of abnormal eggs in the age of 40
  • almost all eggs are abnormal after the age of 42

Luckily there is a genetic method to help sort out the abnormal eggs and embryos and to create a pregnancy with a healthy child. Interested? Read more!

According to our own results, checking your embryos for all the 23 chromosome pairs allows you to increase your chances of becoming pregnant from 20-53% in IVF in different age groups to 60% with just one embryo transferred independent of your age!

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