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Is IVF safe
Hey everyone! How are you all doing? I recently was told by my doctor that I should try opting for IVF. As there are more chances through which I could get pregnant. The reason behind it is that I have been unable to conceive naturally. Any how, I am super confused as I am not really fully aware of any other way or treatment of getting pregnant other than the natural way. So it will be appreciated if someone here could help me out. I just want to know the basic information. How long does it take for this treatment to be done? Should I be expected to experience a lot of pain? Is the procedure expensive? And lastly, which place should I be really going to? Thanks in advance.
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Hi Monika!! I wish you will be fine. I feel sorry for your illness that you cannot give a natural birth. You are a brave lady and you have a lot of courage to fight for yourself. I know that the pain from you are passing is very miserable. I would suggest you to take a second opinion from a good gynecologist and she would give you a good suggestion. But still after your problem persists then, go for IVF. It’s a very good technique for infertile couples. There is nothing problematic in this method as this is so safe. i am very happy that you have this idea in your mind. In this procedure, egg and sperm is going to fertilize outside the female body in laboratory conditions and then implanted into the female`s womb. The rest of the procedure of fetus development takes place in mother`s body. So, I must say that you should have this. Good luck
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Hello! I hope your problems end ASAP. I have been through IVF many times (couldn't conceive due to my infertility) and I would suggest you go for it too. It is a very easy procedure and you can google the success rate of the whole treatment. It is not as painful as people portray it to be. As alive have explained already the procedure is very easy, it is just made sure that the egg gets fertilized the right way and then it is fixed back into your body and it is not at all as creepy as it sounds. Do make sure to go to a nice clinic though. The doctors' experience in this field matters a lot as it is a very delicate job that has to be done with a lot of care. BioTexCom is famous for its treatments. You should totally check it out on google as many people suggested it to me but then I found out about my infertility and after so many failed attempts I am planning to go for surrogacy as it seems my last hope. Other than that, stay strong as you will be needing a lot of strength to get what you dream of and do not even think about stressing about anything as everything will turn out completely fine for you.
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Hi Monika !! I hope that you will be fine. As you know that this forum is specifically created with the purpose to solve the problems of pregnant women. Well in your case IVF is the good treatment as you cannot conceive naturally. IVF is a very safe technique and all it requires is the external fertilization of egg and sperm in laboratory conditions. The fertilized embryo is then implanted into the mother`s womb. You can have your procedure from Ukraine as it’s a good place for this. I have a very good experience of IVF from Ukraine. I must say you need to visit the clinic for further details. Thanks.
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Hey there Monica! IVF is one of the most successful techniques, 95% success rate. This procedure is totally safe and no the procedure is not expensive at all. There are many clinics providing the best treatment ever. Go Ukraine for this. There's a clinic there which helped my best friend with her dream. Don't worry honey, everything will be fine!
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Hey Monika! I feel sorry for you. I know how painful it is. But don't lose hope and stay strong. IVF is one of the most successful techniques. Nothing to worry about. I will suggest you to go Ukraine for your IVF because their success rate is higher than any other clinic out there. Good Luck! and don't be afraid, it's a very safe technique.
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Hey Monika! I am doing good. I hope you're doing great aswell. The IVF treatment itself isn't that complicated. It is basically combing your egg with your DH's sperm in a lab and then putting them inside your uterus. Once the embryo is there it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for a woman to get pregnant. Honestly, there is nothing to worry about. My sister got her IVF done from Ukraine as a lot of people told her that there the success rate is quite high. The main issue was the financial problem but luckily they have packages according to your affordability. Anyways, make sure you research well before getting into this. Best of luck. Hopefully, you'll be able to conceive. Stay stress-free.
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I am really sorry for your condition. There are other methods like IVF, IUI and surrogacy treatment. You should try these treatments. I think you must try these treatments. One of them surely work for you. Try to take care allot of yourself. Best of luck.
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Hey Monika! Hope you are in good health. Let's talk about the ways through which you can be mum. Nowadays we have IVF and surrogacy as well. I would here share some of the information about them. In IVF, the egg and the sperm are fertilized outside the body and transferred back to your uterus. IVF is chosen by those who have some problem with normal fertilization. Also IVF can be carried out using a donor egg if the only problem is your eggs and their is nothing wrong with implantation and conception by you. While surrogacy involves using someone else's womb for your baby. In surrogacy too you can use parents' gametes or opt for egg donation. Both of them have their own positive aspects. You must look into them. Gather more information. You should better consult a doctor and discuss your options thoroughly. Good Luck!
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Hey everyone! Thank you for helping me out. So many things make sense now. I am a bit worried about the whole egg collection thing. Is it painful? Also, how long does the treatment take to work out? Since a lot of you're suggesting Ukraine. Please guide me through that as well.
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You are doing the right thing. I am surprised to see your interest to know about this process. You can get all the information you need here in this forum. So try to be more active. That is best time in your life to have a baby. I am sure you can get best possible results soon. I think surrogacy is much better option for you to consider. But in the end it depends on you, how you feel perfect. First of all you have to visit your doctor and consult your doctor about this. You have to make your mind for this process. This is the most important thing you can do in having a baby through surrogacy. There are many experienced couples from them you can easily get information about different clinics and packages they offer. Best of luck
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Hey Monika, if your doctor has suggested you the IVF, then go for it. Without any doubt. As infertility is increasing day by day. A number of methods are also developing to cure this infertility. A number of procedure are there like IUI, IVF and surrogacy. I am going to have my surrogacy next month. Because it is the only option for me. I am having double infertility. Such procedures are really a blessing for couples like us , who can not get their child naturally. If talking about clinic. I would suggest you to go to Ukraine. A number of success stories are related to a clinic biotexcom there. I myself had researched for almost three years for different clinics. After that i have decided to visit that clinic. My first visit was just awesome. Now i am quite relaxed and satisfied. Next month my surrogacy would be started. I hope everything is going to be excellent. Will definitely update you regarding my procedure.
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Hey there! Fine, thanks for asking. I hope you are fine too. You must be very lucky to have come here as I happen to have a personal experience with IVF. A successful one too :) . I was as afraid as you are right now. But take it from someone who has been through it, you won't feel a thing. No pain or anything. Though the fear and anticipation is a toughy. But trust me it is all worth it. If you are afraid about the decision, get a second opinion. It is a very safe procedure. For us the method worked out the first time around. Amm clinic, we chose biotex in kiev. The main reason was their guarantee. Yup, you heard me right :). It was a good experience that ended up with little Emma. Wish you get there soon. Good luck!
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Hi dear! Well, it usually takes 4 to 6 weeks for a single cycle of an IVF, It's not very painful but still, there is no fun in taking them...Usually, they are given through the injections. So, yeah! well, I'm having one later this year at a repro center in Ukraine, they have a package of 9900 Euros, which is pretty affordable than here in North America for me. Anyway! You can still search the internet for generals answers! xx
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HI, monika. I hope you are doing good. I am really sorry about your problem. I know how hard it can get. Its very painful when you think that you cant have a child. I have been through it. IVF is a great option. I believe it can help you. If your doctor thinks you should go for it. Then you should. It can get you what you want. The child will be yours. It's a tough dicision but worth it. There are many success stories about IVF in this forum. Do your research and find your answer. I hope it helps. Will wait to hear more from you. Good Luck.
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Hi there! My friend has experienced something similar and I can tell you a little about that. She was also unable to conceive naturally and after a long time and great research, she found a center in Europe that's well-known for their IVF treatments. She went through the process last year and was completely elated. Of course, that also has to do with the fact that she now has her much awaited and loved baby girl! The clinic itself offered her a great experience from what she says. Could you believe, not only was it a more reasonable option than most, but it also provided her with free accommodation, food, and transport? For your situation too, I'd suggest giving it a thorough read before finalizing your decision. All the best to you!
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Hey, Monika dear! I hope you are doing well. I am sorry to hear that you are going through this problem. Whenever I see women who are going through the phase I went through, it makes my heart even sadder. But it's okay. So many women out there have these issues. Well, I would advise you to do some research on IVF. People would tell you their stories and experiences. Of course, that would be helpful. But going through the internet is a good option too. Read stuff about it. Watch some videos related to the process. You will have a good idea about it. Secondly, try to find good clinics around you. Ask people who have experienced this. If you ask me, then I would recommend you a clinic in Ukraine. My friend had her surrogacy from there and she has a baby boy now. The clinic offers a lot of good packages. Their services are very nice too. The most important thing is that their charges are very affordable. I wish you all the best!
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HI, monika. I hope you are doing good. I am really sorry about your problem. I know how hard it can get. Its very painful when you think that you cant have a child. I have been through it. IVF is a great option. I believe it can help you. If your doctor thinks you should go for it. Then you should. It can get you what you want. The child will be yours. It's a tough dicision but worth it. There are many success stories about IVF in this forum. Do your research and find your answer. I hope it helps. Will wait to hear more from you. Good Luck.
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Hello, dear Monika hope you are doing well. The news of infertility is a shock for any mom. In this situation, it is very important to get a perfect solution to your problem. A doctor's advice can be a real help. Kudos to the modern medical science that has made life easy for the IPs. IVF is very safe. Unlike surrogacy, the procedure will use your own womb. After the egg and sperm are fertilized outside the mother's womb in a laboratory setting they are transferred into the womb. There are risk factors associated with it but still, we cannot say that it is a total failure. The chances are always there in every procedure. Before going for IVF what is essential is to learn about the best clinic. It depends on your condition and financial status that which clinic you really want to choose. Monika, you are lucky that you have found the right solution. I hope very soon you will be back with some delightful experiences. Wishing you the very best of luck
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Hi there monika! I hope you are doing good now. Feels good to see that you are opting for IVF. Many women are not even aware of these fertility treatments. So you are worried about the safety of this procedure. Don't worry it's very safe. The procedure of this treatment is simple. Yes, it's painful but the treatment is worth it. Your egg will be fertilized outside your body and then it will be implanted in your womb. After that, it's almost like the natural pregnancy. It's only much more sensitive than that but the success rate is very high. So you have nothing to worry about. I assure you there's nothing wrong with this treatment. Even my sister had her twins through IVF. Haha, you never know what's going to happen. Just stay strong. Much love!
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Hey there Monika! I feel sorry for you, dear. Infertility is a very terrible thing. But hey? Don't lose hope. Ever. Modern methods like IVF and surrogacy have made our lives so much easier now. I know there isn't much awareness of them, but soon, there will be. So, IVF treatment is basically that your egg will be taken out and be fertilized outside your body. After that, it will be injected into your uterus. Then you can conceive your baby and feel like a natural pregnancy. It's a bit painful procedure, I won't lie to you. But the end result is worth it. My sister had her IVF from a well-reputed clinic in Ukraine, Biotexcom. They have high success rates. She conceived just after the first round. She was very happy. Try researching that clinic. They offer the cheapest prices. Good Luck!
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Hey Monika, replying to your reply in fact here. The egg retrieval part isn't that painful depending on the clinic you visit. As some people can be brutal I remember I visited this pregnant lady at the clinic I got my surrogacy treatment done from. She told me how her previous experience had been really bad. As they had cause scars on her ovary. However, she was really happy with this one as now she was also pregnant. So I think you should definitely go to this clinic. I hope everything goes best just don't lose any hope.
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Hi.I am now feeling better.I was trying to conceive the baby for the baby for a long time.My husband and I were trying for 3 years.Now I had my baby through IVF process.It a long process but finally, we had great success in the biotex clinic.There is no life without kids.Children are the great blessing.Take care and be strong.
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honey, you are right to worry about this.It's sad that you cannot conceive naturally.yes you are right IVF can be painful at times.The biggest problem is that it's tiring.It really just depends on how much do you want it.The whole process is tiring and increases the chance of getting pregnant.It varies with age.So if you are in your 40s I would not suggest IVF for you.
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Hey! How are you doing? Great to have you here. I just saw so many questions and felt like showing up with the answers. As this is been my constant habit to let people know what all these treatments are about. And help them as much as I could. I have already seen so many women's doing so. To answer your question. First of all. Nothing is more painful than infertility. Nor the IVF. It's just that once you would start this procedure and you would be sure that you want to do this anyhow You won't feel any pain. This is equally a bouncy ride. So all those twists and turns won't let you feel the pain. And to just clear your confusion. This is a great procedure. And each infertile women often seems to be doing so. Similarly, you are good to go with it. All these procedures are time taking one. And this is based on the number of cycles and no one could assure in what cycle you would conceive. So you just can't have the exact time of this procedure. You could have succeeded in a very first cycle or this could take multiple cycles for you. It depends. And for the cost. All the procedures are costly ones but yes there are places that offer affordable prices. You must look into some of them.
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I am more than happy to answer things for you. IVF is a chemical fertilization process. The doctor will retrieve your eggs. They will first give some injections. After that retrieval will be done. The eggs will then be fertilized. Obviously in a lab. Then if it is a success. It will be implanted back. It will either result in BFP or vice versa. Now see it is expensive in some countries. That includes UK or USA. In Europe, though it is affordable. Check clinic there. I am sure you will find one affordable one.
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Yes IVF is safe and has good success rate.But i went for surrogacy. It is easier and successful method of having a baby. As i have gone through it that is why i am saying for surrogacy. Surrogacy was successful for my family. I had hysterectomy cancer due to which i was infertile for life. So we decided to go for surrogacy. And it turns to be a real straight success for us without any issue. Now we will have our twin daughters from this surrogacy. That is why i suggest surrogacy. Good luck to you friend.
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Hi, it seems to me that this is very individual. Probably, everything depends on the state of woman's health. Does she have any contraindications to this procedure ?! Because any medical procedure can be both beneficial and harmful. Also, it depends on the professionalism of the doctors. And it is also important to choose the medical center that has a good indicator of efficiency and good ratings. Therefore, this is a highly individual issue.
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Hey dear. How are you doing? Well, that's good news that you are thinking about IVF as it is a very progressive way. My dear nothing had guaranteed. But I heard about IVF process that it is all natural. Nothing is complicated. Doctors try best ensure the health of both women and children. But no one can give you assurance. But in my views, IVF is the safe way.
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If there could be another way then she might suggest you that as well. IVF is a good treatment. Still, if you want to look for something else. There is always a room open for surrogacy. You can adopt as well. It depends on you. What you want is the best. Don't be worry about anything, dear. Everything is going to be alright for you.
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It depends up on you and the clinic. There are many popular clinics regarding IVF. I also had 3 miscarriages during my first marriage.I always had complications while getting pregnant.Now i'm married for second time at the age of 43. Having a look at my previous pregnancies i guess it is not a good idea to be pregnant again. So i persuaded my husband to go for surrogacy and he is ready to go for it if we will have a baby of our own DNA. So i started looking out for good clinics regarding surrogacy.I researched over the web and found many clinics regarding surrogacy. While i was researching about surrogacy i came across the name of biotexcom clinic many times. Having very good positive reviews.So i contacted that clinic and told them about my issue.They said they will help us in every possible way.They told me about their procedure and they will help us in every aspect. They told us that we can have baby of our own DNA sample. Surrogate mother will not have any effect on our child. She will just keep our child in her womb. The clinic will find a good surrogate for our baby. They will test her and will analyze if she can carry our child in her womb or not. If someone has some experience regarding surrogacy let me know your experience than.
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Hey it’s very sad to hear about you . The thing that inspires me is that you still having hope . That’s the plus point in your journey . I am sure you will pass this phase .you will get what your desire . My best friends wife was in the same situation. Her in laws didn't support her. She then moved to Europe. She visited clinics in London. She opts IVF. Her IVF was successful. Now my freind have 3 babies . His family is completed after 10 years of struggle . You are very positive towards life . So best of luck my dear freind
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Hi, Monika, I hope that you are fine. I am sorry for your problems .though it seems to be difficult and painful. I can understand your pain. It is a very easy going treatment. There are good clinics in Europe. If you are healthy you will conceive it at the earliest stage. I wish you a very good luck.
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Hi Monika! Hope you are in good health. So sorry to hear about your infertility problem. I know how hard infertility can be to deal with but if the doctor is recommend you to go for IVF there is nothing to worry about, just go for it. I have also been through IVF procedure twice. I am going to be honest with you, it hurts a little but not so much that it is unbearable. Secondly, it is not always successful; at least it was not for. I tried IVF twice both ending in MC after 2 month. I would suggest that you talk about surrogacy too with you husband and doctor. Surrogacy seems to work every time and Ukraine has some of the best clinics for surrogacy. Anyways all the best of luck on your journey. Take care
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No, it's not about the pain. Neither do you are going to have any pain. It's just nothing to worry about. I hope you understand. There is just one thing that you might want to keep high. That is your patience. Always be calm and stay positive. It's going to alright for you.
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I hope the process worked out for you. It has a high percentage of working out. Just make sure that the doctors have a high success rate. The more experienced the doctor the more the chances of success. Good luck to you. For the process of IVF start preparing yourself. Change your diet habits. Make sure to include nutrients in your diet. Also, drink lots of water. Start doing yoga as well. Other than this opt for acupuncture that really helps with the quality and quantity of eggs. Sending baby dust your way. If you want any help let me know. Stay calm and positve.
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Hey, Monika, I hope you are well. I believe going forward with IVF is an amazing option. Just make sure to research well about the process and the clinic. From your post, it seems to me like you think it is a very painful process. However, trust me that is not the case. Therefore, dont worry. It is one of the most successful procedures being carried out. Good luck to you. I am really hoping that everything works out for you. Just also make sure to visit the right doctor. The more the doctor is experienced the more are the chances of success. Also, look a the services the clinic is offering. These things matter. We often make this decision in a hurry. However, that is not the right attitude.
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There's nothing to worry about. IVF is a perfectly safe and normal procedure. All it does is boost your chances of becoming more fertile. There's not much pain involved, either. It's just a few needles. You can inject them on your own as well. The only tough thing is probably the TWW. It should be fine, too! Good luck to you!
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Hey Monika. IVF is safe. It also works for a lot of people. It's just a type of assisted conception. You just have to choose the right place to do it. Do your research before going for it. IVF is great but it does not guarantee pregnancy. Sometimes that happens due to lab error too. To avoid that, you need to find a good clinic. This requires a lot of efficiency for least lab error possibility. You might be confused right now but I'm sure you'll feel better after talking to the doctors. I went for mine after a lot of research. I didn't want to take any risks since it is a very sensitive process. Hope this was helpful. Good luck.
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IVF takes a while. When you are first considering it, you will need to talk to your doctor and get a referral to an IVF clinic or an infertility specialist. You may also want to think about other options such as adoption and donor sperm. You and your partner will need to have a number of physical examinations and tests such as ultrasounds, sperm analysis and blood tests. Once you start IVF, you go through a lot of steps involving visits to clinics and laboratories. If the first cycle is successful, you are on your way. But if not, you may decide to try again with one or more additional cycles. You may be advised to wait a month or 2 between cycles.

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