What To Expect During IVF

IVF Protocol

Even though every clinic's IVF protocol is slightly different and infertility treatments are adjusted for a couple's individual needs, here is what takes place during a typical IVF treatment cycle broken down by day.


Day 1: AM Dose 20 units of Lupron to be injected. PM Dose 300u of Gonal F and 150 of HMG. [First Day of heavy menses a baseline ultrasound is needed, to rule out ovarian cyst and view of antrial follicle count. Estradial blood test required as well.]
Day 2: AM Dose 20 units of Lupron to be injected. PM Dose 300u of Gonal F and 150 of HMG.
Day 3: AM Dose 20 units of Lupron to be injected. PM Dose 300u of Gonal F and 150 of HMG.
Day 4: AM Dose *IMPORTANT* Lupron reduces to 10 units starting today. Ultrasound and estradial blood test are needed [Depending on Estradial result & ultrasound, dose change will be given for Day 4 and Day 5.]
Day 6: AM Dose 10 units of Lupron to be injected. Ultrasound and estradial blood test are needed [Depending on estradial result & ultrasound, dose change will be given for Day 6, Day 7.]
Day 8: AM Dose 10 units of Lupron to be injected. Ultrasound and estradial blood test are needed [Depending on Estradial result & ultrasound, dose change will be given for Day 8 & Day 9.]
YOU SHOULD BE FLYING TO OUR OVERSEAS IVF CLINIC BY CYCLE DAY 8
IVF-Protocol-Treatment-PlanDay 9: AM Dose 10 units of Lupron to be injected. Tentative Ultrasound and estradial blood test
Day 10: Possible Day of HCG, decision is based on how you respond to treatment
Day 11: Start antibiotic in PM. No visit, no injectable medications, no ultrasound.
Day 12: Oocyte Retrieval, Sperm is needed.
Day 13: Fertilization check & report back to patient
Day 14: Embryos are not disturb
Day 15: Day 3 Embryo Transfer (possible Day 5 Transfer on Cycle Day 17)
Day 18: Patient is OK to travel 3 days after transfer
Day 26: Progesterone and Estradial blood test
Day 29: Pregnancy Test! Beta HCG, repeat Progesterone and Estradial test.

*** It may also be helpful to understand the IVF cycle as part of natural conception process aided by fertility speciliasts.

You may return home 2-3 days after the embryo transfer. Our work does not end here though. Before you leave our clinic, you will be instructed to purchase injectables, estrogen tablets and suppository medicine to support the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. Post-transfer medications from our clinics’ pharmacies cost half as much as they do in the U.S. Upon your return to your home town, you will schedule a number of appointments with either a perinatologist or an Ob doctor. Our fertility doctors will continue monitoring you and work very closely with your local doctor during these 12 weeks. They are also available for a free consultation any time after that.


Call us today for a free consultation with a fertility doctor and for details about our affordable IVF packages starting at $8,199.

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