There are two types of fertilisation: IVF or ICSI.
Regardless of the method, the patient must first receive hormonal treatment to stimulate the production of eggs.
After a period of 15-20 days, an ovarian puncture is performed to retrieve the eggs.
These eggs are then fertilised using the traditional (adding a few drops of semen to the sample) or the ICSI technique (the embryologists select the best sperm from the semen sample and inject them one by one into the egg).
The embryos are then cultivated for approximately one week. After that, the embryos (maximum of 3) are transferred to the uterus through a cannula.
The embryos that are not used during the first process are then frozen for a possible second attempt.
The complete IVF process requires the patient to be in Spain for at least a month. In some cases, the patient can start the ovarian stimulation in their country of origin and the time spent in Spain is reduced to about 15 days.
Having a fertility study carried out means identifying the problem that prevents natural fertilization and allows the most effective technique to be used.
Positive sexual function
An initial consultation with the clinic is very important to identify the problems. The doctor will study the case to determine the best IVF treatment for the patient. The first consultation can be arranged via video conference.
Check that you have prepared all the personal documentation (credit card, cash, passport, Identity Card…), medical (reports, prescriptions, images…) and travel (confirmation of accommodation booking, travel tickets…).
If you take medication of any kind not related to the surgery, do not forget to take with you the necessary amount for your stay in Spain, as well as the medical prescription that will allow you to travel with it without problems.
Prior to your arrival in Spain, your doctor will have already informed you of the medication you should have been taking in preparation for your treatment. Your appointments for the egg retrieval and their transfer will be scheduled, the date for the start of your treatment will also be set.
If the doctor has advised you to stop taking any medication a few days before the treatment, such as anticoagulants, please do not forget to follow the exact instructions given by the doctor or you will not be able to have the treatment.
The same goes for any fasting that the doctor indicates, if you do not comply – You will not be able to have the surgery either.
After the treatment you will be able to return to your normal daily routine, but it is recommended that you avoid overexertion or contact sports and avoid bathing (both at home and beaches and pools) to prevent infection.
You must strictly follow the instructions given by the doctor.
Remember that your recovery time will vary depending on your age, your physical condition, your lifestyle habits and your attitude!