At North Cyprus IVF Center, we offer comprehensive fertility care for both married and single prospective parents. This includes single mothers and fathers to be. In this blog post, we discuss fertility treatment options for prospective single mothers. Regardless of your marital status, the most important part of any fertility treatment is testing and assessment. We will first want to assess your ovarian function, review your previous reproductive/gynecological history and formulate a treatment plan accordingly. After a thorough assessment, the most suitable treatment option can be chosen and we can then move forward with treatment planning. The following important steps outline how your fertility treatment planning is approached at North Cyprus IVF Center.
Before any fertility treatment, a thorough assessment is key to formulating the most optimal course of treatment. For women in their 20s and 30s, using own eggs is usually a viable option. However, for women over 40 years of age, a thorough ovarian assessment is made before a conclusion can be made whether own eggs can be used. Every woman is born with a finite set of ovarian reserves and these reserves decline with each menstrual cycle over time. By the time a woman reaches 40 years of age, a great majority of her egg reserves will have been depleted. While pregnancy over 40 can be achieved, success depends on whether viable eggs can be obtained or not. If a woman's ovarian function is still within acceptable levels and viable eggs can be obtained, then IVF treatment with own eggs can yield a desired outcome. The first step, therefore, is Fertility Testing.
Deciding on a Suitable Treatment Option
If your ovarian reserves are found within acceptable levels, then IUI or IVF treatment can be planned using donor sperm. If you are in your 20s or early 30s, and would like to opt for a non-invasive method of fertility treatment, then IUI treatment can be right for you. As mentioned above, your ovarian function will be an important determinant prior to deciding on a suitable treatment option. However, if you are found to be in the "optimal level of fertility", then IUI treatment can be one of your options.
If you are in slightly older age brackets (30 and above), and/or your ovarian function is also slightly reduced, then chances of success with the non-invasive IUI treatment will be very low. In these cases, we recommend considering IVF Treatment using donor sperm.
If your ovarian reserves have been depleted and test results indicate no ovarian function, then achieving pregnancy with your own eggs will be very unlikely. In such cases, you may need to consider using donor eggs for a successful pregnancy. You will find more information here on IVF Treatment with Egg and Sperm Donation.
Now, with improved IVF techniques and technologies, certain applications such as "Ovarian rejuvenation via PRP injection" can possibly help women in older age brackets to initiate egg development in their ovaries. While this is still in early clinical trial stage, the preliminary results look very promising.
Treatment Planning and Preparation
Once the optimal treatment method is chosen, the next step is to prepare for treatment. Once we have effectively reviewed your test results, we will be able to draft a treatment program that is customized for you specifically. Your treatment program will include a very detailed account of what needs to be done on a daily basis prior to your arrival in Cyprus. Please see the following pages for more information on "How to Obtain and use IVF Medication" and "Traveling to Cyprus".
Arrival in Cyprus and Finalization of Your Treatment
Once you arrive in Cyprus, you will have a scheduled appointment before finalizing the IVF procedure. Your final scans and mock transfer will take place on your "First Appointment in Cyprus". Prior to your arrival, you will be able to choose your accommodation from a variety of "Accommodation Options" offered by North Cyprus IVF Center.
Your patient coordinators will be guiding you throughout your treatment program from start to finish, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free treatment. Please contact us for more information.
IVF with egg donation is the type of IVF treatment where patient undegoes IVF treatment using donor eggs. When using donor eggs in an IVF treatment, one of the decisions patients make is whether to use a known or an anonymous egg donor. While there are pros and cons of each option and the decision to use a known or an anonymous egg donor depends mainly on the recipients' own perspective, we wanted to discuss both options here in this article so that our patients who would like to consider the option of using an egg donor can make an informed decision.
Our laws in North Cyprus only allow egg donor matching in an anonymous fashion. This does not mean that you can only use anonymous egg donors. It means, we, as the clinic, can only match you with an egg donor anonymously. However, if you would like to use a known donor, then we would need to involve an external egg donor agency for the matching process so that you can be matched via the agency, and not the clinic.
Using an Anonymous Egg Donor:
If you are to use one of North Cyprus IVF Clinic's egg donors, then donation needs to be done anonymously. For donor mathcing, we ask that you fill out a donor/recipient form and return it to us. Using your information and matching criteria, our donor coordinator will match you with suitable egg donors and we will be able to send you these matching profiles so that you can make your own choice. Since our donor coordinator will have your information as well as the donors' information, she will make sure that you are only matched with donors who are compatible with your criteria.
However, we are able to provide you with a profile page for your egg donor with basic information such as age, height, weight, eye, skin and hair color, education, occupation, hobbies etc. What we cannot share is a picture of your egg donor. Anonymous egg donors remain anonymous at all times and so do you. Therefore, your egg donor will not receive your contact information and will never see your pictures.
One of the main benefits of using a clinic egg donor is that we screen our egg donors very closely and we mainly recruit donors with proven pregnancies. Therefore, when you select an anonymous egg donor at our clinic, you will know that the donor has donated before and contributed to a positive pregnancy or has her own child, making her a fertility proven egg donor.
Using a Known Egg Donor:
Some patients prefer to see a picture of their egg donor or even meet them. This is made possible by our overseas egg donor agency. While we are not able to match you up with a "known" clinic donor, we can offer you the option of choosing an agency donor so that the agency can match you up with a known donor and your egg donor can fly out to Cyprus to donate for you. While this gives you the freedom of seeing your donor, meeting her in person and possibly contact via skype or the phone, considering the involvement of another agency and the travel aspects, using a known egg donor will be much more costly compared to using one of clinic's donors.
The additional cost of using a known egg donor from our overseas agency runs between 8,500 - 11,000 USD depending on the egg donor.
Please visit the following link for more information on our "IVF Treatment using Donor Eggs".
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment options for couples who cannot achieve and/or maintain a successful pregnancy, therefore, need medical assistance. There are various types of fertility treatments depending on whether the couple uses their own egg and sperm cells or require the use of an egg or a sperm donor. Patients in older age brackets have a few alternative options when it comes to a successful IVF treatment. North Cyprus IVF Center is one of the few clinics in the world offering flexible and customizable treatment options for patients based on their specific needs. Due to favorable laws in North Cyprus, our ISO certified and award-winning clinic can quickly adopt new technologies and new treatment methods as they become available while many other clinics may not be able to offer such treatments to their patients due to increase bureaucracy or very high costs of adopting these technologies. At North Cyprus IVF, we are happy to announce that we are one of the few clinics that can offer various options for patients in older age brackets, thus offering high IVF success.
IVF over 45 or even over 50 is possible. However, there are a few considerations that need to be made when offering treatment to women older than 45 years of age. It should be kept in mind that your overall health and well-being is our top priority and we would not be comfortable with offering any treatment that may put your own health at risk. Therefore, before proceeding with treatment, we ask that you have a standard health screening to make sure that you are fit for pregnancy. This screening would include a blood glucose and bloos pressure checks as well as other routine screenings such as complete blood count and liver/kidney function tests. Once we make sure that there are no problems to proceed, we will be able to design the most suitable treatment option for you.
It should be kept in mind that over 45 years of age, your ovarian reserves have highly depleted and the quality of any remaining reserves have been highly compromised. While it may still be possible to obtain and maintain a healthy pregnancy in such age brackets, it is very challenging and requires a careful treatment planning. In 45+ IVF patients, there are two groups of women; women who would like to be pregnant using their own eggs, and women who would like to use donor eggs for a successful pregnancy. Procedures will be different in both cases:
1- Women over 45 who would like to use their own eggs for pregnancy: In this group, the most important step is to make an assessment of the level of fertility. This assessment is made by hormone testing. In this age bracket, the standard FSH/LH testing may not produce accurate results, therefore, on top of the FSH/LH tests, we specifically ask for the Anti-Mullerian Hormne (AMH) test so that we can make an assessment of the ovarian reserves and proceed with treatment planning accordingly. Once we have made an assessment, we will be able to decide whether you have any oocytes in your reserves that can be recruited for ovulation. If there are, then we will be able to offer you a customized treatment program that will aim to maximize your chances of a successful outcome. For instance, if you have an acceptable level of ovarian reserves, but the quality may have been compromised due to oocyte aging, then Mini IVF or IVF with Cytoplasmic Transfer can be ideal treatment types for you. In highly depleted ovarian reserves with compromised oocyte quality, Mini IVF is not recommended but IVF with Cytoplasmic Transfer would still be an option.
2- Women over 45 who would like to use donor eggs for pregnancy: Treatment is much less complicated in this group of women. Since eggs from a young and healthy egg donor are used, pregnancy rates are much higher. Our egg donation program is an exceptional program with exceptionally high success rates due to a number of reasons, which are explained in a previous blog article by Dr. Savas Ozyigit himself. Women seeking IVF treatment with donor eggs would need to undergo the health screening mentioned above as well as a trans-vaginal ultrasound scan to make sure there are no visible problems that can interfere with a successful pregnancy. Hormone testing for ovarian assessment will not be necessary as ovulation induction will not be performed. Please see our donor egg IVF treatment section for more information on this treatment program.
Regardless of whether you are planning on using your own eggs or donor eggs for IVF treatment, a careful assessment and a careful planning are the key factors behind a successful IVF outcome. Feel free to contact our clinic for more information on treatments.
Donor egg IVF treatment (IVF with Egg Donation) is a treatment option for women who are not able to conceive using their own eggs (oocytes). At North Cyprus IVF Centre, overall success rates with donor egg IVF treatment has been announced as 78% while this number can go as high as 96% for age-specific groups. Dr. Savas Ozyigit, director and chief of surgery at North Cyprus IVF Centre explains the high success rates with egg donation as follows:
Dr. Savas Ozyigit
Egg donation in Cyprus, Gender selection in Cyprus and IVF treatments in North Cyprus in general: you will find information on new advances in IVF technology and latest IVF practices. All the blogs are personally written by Dr. Savas Ozyigit and his expert medical team.