Every IVF program is a difficult and very responsible process both from a medical and legal point of view. Thus, some requirements have to be met in order to secure safe and legal treatment.

We at HermanFamily consulting & law specialize in fertility programs and make sure your family expansion via IVF or any other legal fertility-assisting program goes safely and your rights are protected.

A complete couple examination before IVF

IVF is a very serious treatment that requires high responsibility from every party involved. To make sure everything goes smoothly and there are no health risks for the baby or its mother, you have to make sure you’re working with a trustworthy fertility clinic that has experienced and highly qualified medical specialists.

HermanFamily consulting & law uses high-end medical facilities where technologies, skills, and equipment help you expand your family. We don’t hesitate before challenges ‒ our medical center partners have a vast history of successful IVF cases.

A very important part of IVF success is a proper medical examination of the couple. This includes a series of blood tests, ultrasound, and reproductive health diagnostic procedures. You will be informed about every step of the examination as well as of the IVF program you choose, your personal coordinator will keep you updated on each step holding your hand throughout the program. We also hold consultations on egg donations and your reproductive health conditions to make sure you stay well-informed.

Preparatory stages for IVF

So, how do you get ready for IVF?

First, you receive ovulation-stimulating medications to trigger ovulation in your ovaries. Usually, each ovary produces one egg per cycle, but with stimulation, a few more eggs can be retrieved.

Speaking of egg retrieval, this is the next preparatory stage of every IVF program. During stimulated ovulation, an egg gets retrieved from the ovarian follicle through a tiny puncture. This is a painless and safe procedure. After that, an egg gets fertilized in vitro by the sperm received from the intended father, and the future embryo goes through the incubation process. Other eggs retrieved from the mother get frozen until they might be needed.

Shortly after fertilization, the fertilized egg is placed in the woman’s uterus for future growth and development. This process is also known as embryo transfer, and usually, it takes from 4 to 6 weeks between oocyte growth stimulation and fertilized egg implantation.

The next step is vital for any successful IVF ‒ it’s when the luteal phase is under the medicamental control with regular hCG tests. That means that the lutein hormone is prescribed to aid implantation in the uterus. Finally, after the seventh week of gestation, a fetal heartbeat can be confirmed during the ultrasound diagnostics.

The process of IVF in Ukraine

We inform every couple we’re guiding through one of our IVF programs about the process, treatments, diagnostics, and possible outcomes.

Any kind of IVF program requires a lot of eggs retrieved from follicles while normal ovulation can provide women only with one or two eggs. With the use of injectible ovulation-stimulating medicine, egg formation gets a boost, and a lot of formed eggs can be retrieved through follicle puncture under ultrasound guidance. Then, with most IVF programs, these eggs are transferred to Petri dishes where they get fertilized with prepared sperm cells retrieved from the father.

Each fertilized egg gets under monitoring. Usually, one or two of all fertilized eggs succeed in evolving into embryos ‒ when it happens, an embryo gets transferred into the uterus for future implantation.

The egg fertilization process is always performed using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) when a single sperm cell gets injected directly into the formed egg inside the ovary which is a gold standard recommendation and always included into our programs.

All of these IVF programs are widely available in Ukraine. Ukraine has a world-leading level of reproductive medicine and relatively liberal fertility laws that make IVF and surrogacy possible. You can opt for a surrogacy program, choose an egg donor, or try for a baby with the help of IVF ‒ regardless of the method of choice, your family will get a little new member that is legally your child.