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Thank you so much, Dr. Vladimir Valentinovich, you are both a wonderful person and an exceptional specialist!!! Thanks to your treatment and unique approach, on April 10 we had our precious little girl. You always knew exactly what to say to cheer us up. Despite all the failures, you never lost hope and kept coming up with new treatment plans until at the long last we finally succeeded.
I thank you once again and wish you success in your hard work!
I am ever so grateful to Dr. Asharina, who managed to give me hope in one day becoming a mother again. After a miscarriage and severe complications, all other doctors would only shrug, telling me to try harder and keep waiting. Dr. Asharina, on the other hand, figured out the problem during the very first visit and prescribed a suitable treatment. Now, we are hoping for positive results.
I’d like to thank the Altravita management for employing such an amazing doctor as Saida A. Magomedova. She is indeed an outstanding specialist in her field. Dr. Magomedova is calm, patient, polite and, more importantly, very experienced! Even though she doesn’t have that many years of experience, she is highly knowledgeable. Thanks to her skills, me and my husband became parents!
Thank you, Saida Aligadzhievna! From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you happiness, luck and good health!
Dr. Zarema Beckkhanovna, there’s so many thoughts in my head, but it’s still not enough to express how grateful we are to you. Thank you for our son, please, except our deepest and most sincere gratitude.
Thank you for your smiles, encouraging words, and warm hugs before the transfer. Thank you for when the test results came in and you told us: “We are going”. And so we went. We have come a long way through 9 months of pregnancy and now our baby boy is already 1 months old. You and the rest of the Altravita team make miracles happen in real life.
It took us 5 years of failure after failure to find you, but you managed to help us on the first try. Thank you. We’d also like to thank our darling Saida who always supported and advised us, even when she had her own baby to take care of.
We will without doubt come back again.
I first went to see Elena Alexandrovna in June. My spermogram was bad. The doctor said that was because of my hormones level and prescribed a treatment plan. After a month, we could already see positive changes. Although it’s still not perfect, I’m hoping for further improvements. The medicine is expensive, but it really works. It’s obvious that the Doctor knows what she is doing. They do tests and immediately prescribe treatment – very efficient. After the last spermogram results I’m much more optimistic about the whole thing.
I’d like to tell everyone about a talented, attentive and by all means unique reproductologist Dr. Evgenia Vladimirovna!!! I didn’t actually pick her personally, I just called the clinic and asked them to book the closest appointment possible for me, and God am I grateful that the closest appointment happened to be with her!!! To tell the truth, before I actually met her, I used to think that she seemed too young to have enough experience, but all the “experienced” doctors were either already on vacation, or about to leave for one.
However, after the very first consultation all of my doubts about her experience and talent immediately went away. I was amazed at how thorough she was when studying my case, paying close attention to every little detail. No doctor have ever asked me so many questions, even the ones in Compulsory Health Insurance IVF program.
Despite my comparatively light body weight (57kg) Evgenia Vladiirovna adjusted my meds dosage perfectly to avoid hyperstimulation. The follicles developed evenly and sufficiently. The night before the puncture I was supposed to give myself a shot of HCG but I couldn’t do it because I spilled it while filling the syringe. Naturally, I panicked and texted the Doctor things like “I missed the time, oh my god, what do I do, help ASAP!!!”
Evgenia Vladimirovna stayed with me all the while I was driving from one drugstore to another searching for the medicine. It wasn’t her responsibility to do so, but as the nice person she is, she showed understanding and patiently answered all my questions. I am so thankful for when she didn’t leave me to deal with that kind of stressful situation and was by my side instead. The program was a success, we made it from the first try and now we are expecting our baby!!!
I will definitely come to her for my second baby next time!
I want to express our gratitude to Dr.Timur for the perfectly prescribed treatment and for making our impossible dream come true!
After a little over a month of treatment that he suggested and the spermatozoid DNA fragmentation went from the initial 52% down to 21%! After that, we began an IVF program with IMSI and succeeded straight away! Now we are looking forward to meeting the newest member of our family!
All thanks to Dr.Timur!
Thank you so much for my pregnancy! It is a true miracle! I never thought that we would succeed on the second try, and now we are waiting for our princess to come along. We’ll return to Alina Arturovna for our second baby.
I’ve been receiving treatment from Dr. Mereschyakova for a month and to tell you the truth, compared to other doctors she is a real professional. I’ve suffered from prostatitis for over a year, lately I couldn’t even sleep because of how much it hurt. Before visiting Dr. Mereschyakova, I’ve seen two other doctors. I did all the massage and physio they prescribed, spent a huge amount, but unfortunately, to no avail. But when I came to Dr. Mereschyakova I noticed the difference at once!
I take the meds she prescribed and the symptoms that used to bother me so much are now nearly gone.
Popular IVF programs
What is IVF in natural cycle? IVF in natural cycle uses ultrasound monitoring of growth of the dominant follicle in the ovary of the patients with preserved ovulation.
With a follicle size of 18 mm, either under the control of an ovulation test, or after the intramuscular injection of an ovulation trigger, a follicle is punctured to obtain an egg. The rest of the IVF program process remains the same.
To increase the effectiveness of IVF, the program includes the study of egg’s spindle apparatus.
The reason for the low demand for IVF in the natural menstrual cycle is that it is characterized by a fairly low efficiency. The pregnancy rate is lower than with insemination in the natural cycle, it is about 7% in terms of each started cycle.
This is due to the fact that not every mature follicle is an egg carrier. In addition, because of the puncture, only one egg is extracted, which may not be able to fertilize. Also, when using this method, there is a risk of canceling the oocyte collection procedure due to premature ovulation.
The advantage of this method is to minimize the risk of complications such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
The undoubted advantages of the IVF method in the natural cycle include the possibility of carrying out the procedure for several menstrual cycles in a row. However, note that a single puncture of stimulated ovaries will do less harm than multiple.
Another advantage of IVF in natural cycle is that comapered to other programs its cost is usually lower than in programs where superovulation stimulation is performed.
Also, unlike in other programs, no special preparation for IVF in the natural cycle is not required.
IVM means in vitro egg maturation (in vitro) followed by IVF. The specialists of AltraVita clinic have sufficient capabilities and knowledge to conduct this process with high efficiency, as evidenced by reviews of IVF in natural cycle.Th
e combination of IVM and IVF methods makes it possible to simultaneously obtain a mature egg from a dominant follicle and a number of immature eggs from small (antral) follicles. Egg maturation takes place “in vitro”, and a mature egg undergoes fertilization in the standard way. High-quality embryos obtained by both methods are transferred into the uterus.
Frozen embryo transfer is considerably less complicated than the classic IVF program. It consists of three stages: getting the endometrium ready, transferring the embryos and maintaining the luteal phase.
Basically, it is an in-vitro fertilization program minus the stimulation stage. This technique is advisable when the IVF protocol for some reason was unsuccessful. By preserving the embryos, the parents receive a kind of moral support boost, because even if the first try fails, there is always a second chance. Besides, it will be easier and a lot cheaper.
Many couples choose to tray frozen embryo transfer program after a successful IVF attempt to have a second baby.
The end result of this technique depends on various factors which include:
Some scientists claim that the high dosage of hormones that women are injected with during the stimulation can alter the qualities of their endometrium and may have negative effect on its ability to accept and nourish the embryo.
If the patients use the frozen embryo transfer program, there is no need to do take hormones in such high doses, which makes this program closer to the natural way of things. Consequently, the pregnancy is likely to go more smoothly from the physiological point of view.
Is it necessary for the father to do a medical check-up with this protocol? Yes, it is. Even though he is not actually involved in the process of the transfer and has done the required tests during the first cycle, the frozen embryo transfer recommendations list does contain several obligatory examinations. As for the mother, out of all the usual hormone level exams she only has to do the progesterone blood test, because this hormone is prescribed to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Sometimes, though fairly rarely, the usual superovulation stimulation protocol is still required to prepare the endometrium for the transfer. This happens when there is no natural ovulation and if the standard preparatory procedures yielded no results.
Regardless of their education level, many people still consider embryo cryopreservation a dangerous procedure that has the potential to harm their future baby. Sometimes, it may be hard for the parents to understand this process. These couples would rather dispose of their spare embryos, which is completely unnecessary and unfounded, just because they are afraid to freeze it.
However, it is essential to realize the difference between a common freezing and cryopreservation. When you freeze something the usual way, the water in the issues crystalizes under the influence of low temperatures and destroys the cell membranes. Cryopreservation in liquid nitrogen happens at the ultra-low temperature of -196 С°. Under these conditions, the ice simply does not have enough time to form. After they are defrosted, more than a half of all embryos can be successfully implanted into the womb tissue and start developing there. Out of 100 frozen embryos, only 5 or 6 of them are lost. Studies have proved that in those cases the cause of death is not related to cryopreservation, but is normally of genetic origin. Large-scale case studies have also demonstrated, that children born from frozen embryos are not any different from other children in terms of general health and course of development, and the pregnancy is usually less problematic. It might be connected to lower amount emotional stress for the parents.
Frozen embryos can be preserved for a very long time. An additional prove to that is the birth of a girl named Emma in 2017. Her embryo has been cryopreserved for 25 years, since 1992. The only condition is to strictly abide by the rules of cryopreservation and defrosting procedures.
In Altravita we use various ART techniques. Thanks to high-level equipment and the skills of our doctors, we keep our statistic results up to the highest standards. You can get more information about cryopreservation from our gynecologists. Call the clinic using the phone number on our website and make an appointment.
Call the clinic using the phone number on our website and make an appointment.
Surrogacy is one of the types of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) in which the process of childbirth is assisted with such parts:
The child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate mother.
The legal conditions and social attitude towards surrogacy in Russia are extremely positive; moreover, the program is able to help couples from the countries where surrogacy is prohibited or it is extremely expensive to become parents. The child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate mother.
Surrogate mothers undergo a thorough medical and psychological screening in accordance with the requirements of the Russian Ministry of Health. This includes: general medical examination, ultrasound scan, infectious disease screening for a variety of infections, drug test, approval by general practitioner, gynecologist, and psychiatrist.
Surrogate mothers acceptance criteria:
AltraVita IVF clinic can rightly be called "The Surrogate Motherhood Center" since we provide a full range of services: matching the intended parents with the surrogate, her extensive screening, IVF treatment, antenatal care, arranging of childbirth in Moscow maternity hospitals.
The clinic acts as a Guarantee of the mutual obligations of the intended parents and the surrogate mother. We provide a full social and medical monitoring of surrogate mothers throughout the program. The intended parents will be getting monthly medical reports from the treating physician during the surrogate’s pregnancy. No decision about pregnancy will be made without intended parents’ involvement.
The intended parents will have to come to Moscow at least 14 days before delivery. After delivery, our lawyer assists with issuing the birth certificate.
Our clinic has been practicing surrogacy for the past 16 years and has a good statistics of successful surrogacy for Russian and overseas patients. Altravita IVF clinic will be happy to help you to become parents through this unique method of assisted reproductive technologies.