A Step by step Guide
Step 1: Making the call.
This is perhaps the most difficult stage of your treatment. Making the right decision necessitates having the right information. This website aims to provide you with the right information so that you can make an informed decision about handling your fertility treatment.
Step 2: Initial Consultation and Screening Tests.
Once you have decided to take action for managing your condition, you have then reached the most important and critical stage of your treatment. In this stage, you will be asked to undergo a series of infertility testing so that a proper assessment can be made by our experts when it comes to choosing the right course of action. This preliminary testing and screening is likely to be different for each patient depending on every patient’s history if infertility, previous testing and/or treatment, possible history of repeated IVF failures or recurrent miscarriages, genetic conditions or any other relevant factor.
Step 3: Medication Stage
After a thorough investigation and an assessment have been made, our experts at North Cyprus IVF Center will be able to identify the right mode of treatment suited for your specific needs. Once your treatment protocol has been prepared by our specialists, you will be provided with a prescription as well as a treatment calendar so that you can prepare for your treatment locally and come to Cyprus for about 5-6 days to finalize your treatment. During this preliminary stage, we will ask that you visit your local gynecologist for monitoring so that we can track the precise impact of medication use and make alterations if needed.
Step 4: Coming to Cyprus
At this point, you have gone through your medication stage and prepared for the rest of your treatment. Now you are ready to make the trip to Cyprus to finalize your treatment. We will assist you with your accommodation booking as well as your ground transfers while in Cyprus.
Step 5: Medical Procedures: Egg Retrieval, Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
Once the eggs are fully developed, they are ready for retrieval. You (or the donor) will be sedated for this process. A scan probe is passed through the vagina and into the ovary under ultrasound guidance; the fluid from each follicle, which contains the egg, is extracted. It is usual to obtain an egg from about 80% of follicles.The retrieved eggs are fertilized with the sperm to be obtained from the male patient (or the sperm donor). Typically, 3 or 5 days after the egg retrieval procedure, embryos will be ready for the embryo transfer procedure. Normally, day 3 embryos are transferred at North Cyprus IVF unless otherwise requested. We have found that day 3 embryos offer the best balance between embryo growth and embryo count. Going into day five blastocyst stage is often preferred when patients have had previous IVF failures or when embryo growth is suspicious and more time is required to decide which embryos are likely to yield pregnancy.Using a vaginal speculum, the cervix is exposed, which is then cleaned. The culture medium containing the embryos is loaded in a catheter with a syringe on one end. The doctor carefully guides the catheter through the vagina and cervix, and carefully places the previously selected embryos into the uterus. Implantation begins about 3-4 days after the embryo transfer procedure.
After about 12 days of the embryo transfer, we request that you get a blood test done for beta hCG, which is the pregnancy hormone which elevates during pregnancy. A beta hCG under 5 mIU/ml indicates that you are not pregnant. A level between 5 – 25 mIU/ml indicates possible pregnancy, which we advise to test again in a couple of days. A level higher than 25 mIU/ml indicates pregnancy. Once you get the good news, you simply dial the phone and let us know. Share the joy 🙂
In order to make your stay as pleasant as possible, we try to minimize the stress of travel planning on your side. We have agreements with three accommodation venues. However, you are not limited to these three options. You are more than welcome to pick and book your own accommodation for the duration of your stay in North Cyprus. With the choices that we offer, our aim is to minimize your efforts and to make your trip as hassle free as possible. If you would like to stay at one of our pre-organized accommodation options, we will do your booking for you and we will offer complimentary ground transfers back and forth between our clinic and your choice of accommodation. We also offer airport transfers free of charge between Ercan and Larnaca Airports. Please see our accommodation options below:
1- Guest House Accommodation: The guest house is a set of one bedroom apartments in a small apartment complex within 6 minutes driving distance from North Cyprus IVF Center.Each apartment is fully equipped including a large bedroom, a medium size living room with a small kitchen and a private bathroom. This is especially ideal for patients coming for a longer period of time to have their entire testing and treatment here in Cyprus. The cost of this accommodation option is 40 Euros per night regardless of the number of occupants.
2- 3-star City Royal Hotel in Nicosia (https://www.city-royal.com): The city royal hotel is a 3-star standard city hotel. It does not offer mjuch luxuries to its guests but it does offer complimentary breakfast and a clean room to stay. The cost of this accommodation option is 40 Euros per night for a double occupancy room.
3- 5-star Luxurious Golden Tulip Hotel in Nicosia (https://www.goldentulipnicosia.com): The golden tulip is a 5-star luxury hotel with various amenities in one complex. The 5-star hotel comes with a 5-star gym, a 5-star restaurant as well as entertainment over the weekends. This hotel also includes complimentary breakfast in price. The cost of this accommodation option is 100 Euros per night for a double occupancy room.
** Availability and pricing of hotels are subject to change during national and religious holidays.
Traveling to Cyprus for IVF Treatment
Our clinic is located in Nicosia, North Cyprus. The nearest airport to our clinic is the Ercan Airport. All flights into Ercan Airport do go through one of the cities in Turkey, so there are no direct flights. The most straightforward route into Ercan would be to fly through Istanbul. You can check out flight availability at the turkish airlines website. You would need to book two separate flights; one into Istanbul and one from Istanbul to Nicosia Ercan Airport. Another alternative is Larnaca Airport in the South. It is located approximately 60 km South of our clinic, and takes about one hour to travel. Sometimes, flights into Larnaca can be much cheaper depending on the season, so checking out both airports will make sense before booking your flights.