Frequently Asked Questions
How to stay healthy during Pregnancy?
1 How can one plan to have a healthy pregnancy?
2. What are the different physical stages of the entire period of pregnancy?
A pregnancy lasts typically for 40 weeks which is divided into three main stages known as trimesters. Each trimester lasts for 3 months. The fetus undergoes various physiological changes throughout the period of maturation.
These include: Trimester 1 (Pregnancy 1-3 months) At this stage, the embryo gets implanted in the endometrium. The umbilical cord and placenta assists in protecting the unborn child from the bumps and delivers food to the baby. By the end of the third month, the baby will have its complete organs developed and it starts to move slowly in the womb. The heartbeat will be around 120-160 per minute, but the pregnant mother may not be able to feel the struggles of the child in the womb. The tendency of vomiting is strong during the first trimester which makes folic acid play a pivotal role in pregnancy. Trimester 2 ( Pregnancy 4-6 months) At this stage, the baby begins to move more in its mother’s womb and begins other processes like swallowing, hair growth on its body including eyebrows and eyelashes. The brain also develops and lung function also develops to a large extent. The mother can feel the movement of the baby at this stage. It is essential increment multi-vitamins intake for pregnant mothers at this stage Trimester 3 (Pregnancy 7-9 months) At this stage, the baby is fully developed sand completes its growth. the baby starts to turn around and its head moves towards the vagina to get ready for delivery. This is a crucial stage for the mothers and they need to be very catios as they need to be ready for delivery.
3. What are some of the side effects associated with pregnancy?
You may experience some or all of the following symptoms during your pregnancy:
- Pain in abdomen and chest
- Urge to urinate often
- Back pain
- Morning sickness
- Tender breasts
- Varicose veins
- Leg cramps
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Nasal problems and shortness of breath
- Dizziness and fainting
- Vaginal thrush
- Food cravings and aversions
- Stretch marks
- Dry skin
If these symptoms become very difficult to manage, one should consult the doctor.
4. What are the best foods you must eat during pregnancy?
1- What factors determine the chances of success with an IVF+ICSI treatment?
The success rate of IVF treatment depends on several factors such as the age of the patient, hormone activity level, and fertility level of the semen of your sexual partner. The medications, medical equipment which is used and the doctor’s experience also play a key role in determining the success rate of IVF treatment. Hence, it is not possible to quote exact statistics on the success rate of these treatments. It is usually concluded that female patients up to the age of mid-’30s with appropriate hormonal balance usually acquire better chances of pregnancy on the first attempt after treatment than females above the age of 35, as after this age fertility level starts to decline in females.
In a few cases, when a good count and quality of eggs are obtained, it leads to multiple embryos. If the embryos obtained are more than the requirement for one cycle, they are preserved for future use and prevent an entire treatment procedure again in the future. If the current cycle fails, then the preserved embryos can be utilised to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.
2- Why shall I obtain medication treatment before being administered IVF treatment?
It is one of the most common queries among patients who undergo IVF treatment. The answer to this query is that the medications are essential before IVF treatment because, without the use of fertility medications, the ovaries may not release multiple eggs during the menstrual cycle. Without medications, only one egg is produced in the menstrual cycle, and it may not be of an optimal level. Hence, customised prepared medication is administered to optimise the number of eggs to be harvested to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy after the IVF treatment cycle.
3- Is there any age limit to get IVF treatment?
No, there isn’t any age limit to get IVF treatment. The patients are advised to undergo a series of tests for assessment of their fertility level to determine their chances of success with this treatment. Based on these assessment relations, we can determine how likely is it to obtain a good count of eggs of the desired quality for a healthy pregnancy. Experts suggest that females above 35 have much lesser chances of success as their fertility declines after this age unless the females have satisfactory hormone levels which may increase the probability of healthy and faster pregnancy.
4- What tests need to be done prior to IVF treatment?
Assessment for fertility
For assessment of the fertility level of the patients, they require the following tests to be done on the 2nd or 3rd day of their menstrual cycle:
- Estradiol Save
- Antral follicle count in ovaries
- Baseline pelvic ultrasound
The male patients are required to have a semen analysis to observe their sperm parameters such as volume, count, morphology, motility, PH level and round cell count. A minor infection in the man’s sperm levels could lead to a compromise on the entire procedure and affect results negatively.
Assessment of infectious disease
All patients undergoing the treatment of IVF are also required to undergo assessment for the screening of any infectious disease. The tests which need to be done include:
For female patients:
- Rubella IgG
- Toxoplasmosis IgG
- CMV IgG
For male patients:
There are three main reasons which make this test essential:
To protect the spread of any infectious disease ar our labs which exposes other patients to the disease too.
To avoid the exposure of the embryo to infectious diseases which originates from the patents
To protect the personnel of the la from the infectious diseases while they handle the sperms and eggs.
The results of the infectious diseases assessment test are valid for a period of 6 months. As long as the patients get their tests done within six months prior to their IVF treatment, a repeat of this test is not required. The test results from reputable hospitals, clinics or diagnostic centres are only accepted, and the original test results need to be present at the time of the first visit for IVF treatment.
5- Hysteroscopy for the imaging of the Uterus and fallopian tubes or the HSG- which test is better and why?
Hysteroscopy imaging technique provides a panoramic vision of the patient’s uterine cavity. This process can help us to also carry out a direct biopsy of the possible lesions with this procedure. This method is one of the most accurate processes to diagnose and assess intra-uterine problems. Hysteroscopy is only limited to the assessment of the Uterus and uterine factors and cannot be used to analyse the anatomy of the fallopian tubes.
The HSG, on the other hand, is a more advanced imaging technique to assess the uterine factors and fallopian tubes as well. In this process, a dye is injected into the Uterus. The anatomy of the uterus and the fallopian tubes can be imaged once the dye flows into the fallopian tubes using a steady beam of X-ray. The pictures accurately depict any abnormality or damage in the Uterus or the fallopian tubes.
X-ray beams which are used for imaging during the HSG procedure involve some amount of radiation to the patient. So even though it is an effective imaging technique, the radiation can harm some patients. Hence, HyCoSy is first preferred and regarded to be a better imaging technique for uterine pathology compared to standard sonography. It does not use any radiations compared to the HSG and is considered to be a safer method. Hysteroscopy is used mostly for assessment of tubal patency, and this imaging technique is combined with sonography. This combination of Hysteroscopy and sonography is safer, easier and minimally invasive procedure to the HSG imaging procedure.
6- How do I begin with the IVF treatment?
7- How is the UVF treatment administered?
You will notice that once the required dosage of medicines is used from the vial, some medicines may be leftover and stored in the freezer to use it for the next day’s dose.
8- How long do I need to live in Thailand for treatment?
9- Where do the patients stay in Thailand?
10- How fast after the completion of the embryo transfer can I know that I have conceived?
11- Do I need to do anything more after the successful embryo transfer to become pregnant?
12- What is the cost of IVF treatment at Medicare Vacation IVF Center?
Egg Donation in Thailand Taking IVF treatment abroad can be cumbersome especially when you use an egg donor for your IVF treatment. These common questions in the FAQ section will help you better understand the egg donation prices at our clinic in Thailand.
1- Who are the candidates for an IVF treatment using an egg donor?
The women who cannot conceive usually opt for the IVF treatment. There are mainly five categories of patients who require an egg donor. These are:
- Women who face ovarian failure or experience premature menopause.
- Women who have received chemotherapy or radiations lose their ovarian function.
- Females with genetic disorders are at high risk of transferring the genetic condition to their offspring.
- Females whose ovarian functions have diminished due to advanced age
- Gay couples need help from a female egg donor to take a child.
2-Who are known as egg donors in Thailand?
The egg donors who donate eggs at the Medicare Vacation IVF clinic are mostly the international students who study at the universities in Thailand. They are local donors also who donate eggs but that is comparatively lower in the population of egg donors compared to the international students. To find a suitable match for an egg donor, a donor-recipient form needs to be filled where the request needs to be specified on the kind of egg donor you are looking for your treatment. Once your requirements are recorded, the egg donors list is narrowed down to choose from the few matching egg donor profiles. These requirements include physical information of the donor and the egg donor’s ethnicity and background.
3- What is the process to select egg donors in Thailand?
For a female to be an egg donor they need to fulfill certain criteria’s:
- The female should be between the ages of 19-28. Though most of our egg donors are aged between 19-25 years.
- The BMI level should be within the normal range
- The female must have her infectious disease screening and her results should be negative.
- The hormonal levels should be in the optimal fertility range
- The egg donor female should be a non-smoker and should drink only occasionally.
- The egg donor should not have any genetic disorder in her immediate family.
- The female should not be a carrier of Beta Thalassemia
- The potential egg donor should pass the psychological evaluation
Additional tests are administered to the donors on request. It is not a standard process to have egg donors undergo genetic tests like genetic disorder or karyotyping but if she thinks she needs the test, we provide on additional tests. If you derive from a region that has a predisposition to genetic disorders, then the donor requires theses additional tests at extra cost.
4- Will the child born after IVF treatment egg donor resembles the birth mother?
5- Is it possible to meet my egg donor?
6- What views do you stand by on donor anonymity?
7- What is the success rate of having IVF treatment at Thailand using an egg donor?
- All egg donors are healthy and young females. In most countries, the maximum age for egg donation is 35.
- Our clinic at Thailand is equipped with the latest state-of-art technologies
- We call the egg donors who have previously contributed to a successful pregnancy for re-donation. Each donor can donate up to 5 times.
- We can transfer multiple embryos which increases the chances of success for pregnancy.
You can visit our ‘Success Rate’ page on the official website to get more detailed information on the success cases at our IVF treatment center.
8- How much does egg donation at Thailand cost?
9- How long do I need to reside in Thailand for the treatment?
10- Where will we reside in Thailand?
11- How soon after the successful embryo transfer can I expect to become pregnant?
12- Do I need to do anything after embryo transfer to become pregnant?
13- How to start the IVF treatment?
14- Is it possible to send a sperm sample to you so that you can create embryos with the use of an egg donor and send them back to our country?
15- If I want to use a known donor from any agency for a personally known donor then is this a possibility?
Sperm Donation in Thailand Receiving medical treatment abroad is an overwhelming experience and we try to provide a comprehensive medical treatment information to keep you well-informed about the treatments at Thailand and feel comfortable regarding the sperm donation process at the IVF clinic.
1-Who are the good candidates for sperm donation?
The make patients who suffer from sperm defects such as those having sperm deficiencies require sperm donors for their IVF treatment. At our IVF centre we perform a thorough assessment of the patients before formulating a treatment for sperm donation. Some patients may require sperms retrieval through surgical processes to investigate the possibility of finding live sperms from the testes. Some patients have live sperms within the testes but cannot ejaculate to achieve pregnancy due to high DNA damage in the sperm cells. For these patients it is essential to retrieve IVF/ICSI treatment using the sperm selection procedure via Microfluidic chip.
2-Who are the sperm donors?
We use only certified sperms which are obtained from reputable sperm banks in the United States and Europe. The sperms come with a certification from these sperm banks which certifies its authenticity and purity. The sperm certificate is only attainable after extensive testing of the sperm samples at certain set intervals to ensure that the sperm samples do bot gave contain any infectious disease or generic defects. This is helpful to guarantee our patients that the sperms which are used in IVF treatment have no defects. The international sperm banks offer a wide variety donor selection based on the geographic location, race, ethnicity and many other criteria’s. To get an effective marching sperm you need to fill a sperm recipient form to match the requirements of your sperm donor. Based upon your specifications, we narrow down the wide pool of sperm banks in Thailand to find the one which you want. Donor anonymity is a must according to the tissues, organs and cells directive under the Thailand legal regulations act. The photographs of sperm donors nor their contact information can be provided with the sperm recipients. The sperm donor’s code can be spared for the European sperm donors. Certain specific information about specific sperm donors can be accessed about the sperm donor from the sperm bank’s website.
3-What is the success rate for sperm donation?
The success rate after sperm donations depends on a number of factors which includes age of the female patients, quality of the egg, uterine factor, ovarian reserves, and cervical factors. Even if the sperm is of a high-quality standards, if the female parameters are not satisfactory it can affect the success rate. For instance, if female patients are above the age of 35 it is difficult to get good quality eggs which sets the ground for favourable pregnancy rates.