North Cyprus IVF Treatment Period

IVF in North Cyprus

The treatments of IVF caused a bomb move for tourism sector in Cyprus. It shaped the medical tourism to the island. This is because all the IVF treamtents are being provided in a high success rates, high quality, high services and low cost.


IVF ( IVF in Cyprus )

The egg of the female and the sperm of the male are combined in-vitro under laboratory conditions, to provide fertilization. This process is called “in vitro fertilization” ( IVF ).

This method was developed at the beginning of 1970s in order to provide children for women having uterus channel closed, and gained its popularity by the birth of the first IVF baby named Louise Brown in 1978. On account of its being the first method to come into use, it is the best-known infertility treatment among the public.

The microinjection ( ICSI ) procedure is the process of injecting a selected sperm cell into each of the eggs by using a special microscope. It the most oftenly used method for the recent IVF cases.

At Cyprus IVF Centerfertilisation is guaranteed in case the usage of ICSI procedure in every treatment. ICSI is used for all treatments regularly, no need to pay more in case when you ask for this treatment.

If you choose Cyprus IVF Center do not worry for regular stuffs, everything we are providing in our hospital legally accepted from the government. Also we would like to enlighten you about the embrio transfers; 3-4 embrio transfers are legally accepted.


Treatment Stages

  • Medication: The woman ( recipient ) will be prescribed medication to help control when her eggs are produced. Medications will also be prescribed to increase the egg supply.
  • Keeping track of the woman’s progress: To keep track of the recipient’s progress, the clinic will monitor her eggs by vaginal ultrasound scans. They will also do blood tests to chart the rising levels of estrogen produced by her eggs, which will help keep track of how the eggs are maturing. The woman will receive a hormone injection to help the eggs mature 34-38 hours before the eggs are due to be collected.
  • Collecting the woman’s eggs: Eggs are usually collected by the guidance of an ultrasound, which usually takes about 30 minutes. The doctor will insert a thin needle through the vagina into each ovary. The eggs will then be drawn into the needle. More often than not, eggs are collected by laparoscopy (a small telescope with a light attached). This procedure involves making a small incision in the stomach and extracting the eggs with a fine needle, as before.
  • Collecting the man’s sperm: Around the same time that the eggs are collected, a sperm sample will be taken from the male partner and stored for a short time. The sperm will be washed and spun, and then the healthiest sperm will be selected to fertilize with the egg. If donor sperm is being used, the sperm will be taken from the freezer and prepared in the same way.
  • Fertilization: Once the sperm and egg are collected, the sperm is injected into the egg through the process of ICSI. A thin, hollow needle is pierced through the cell membrane, and is loaded with a single sperm. The sperm is then injected into the cytoplasm of the oocytes to allow fertilization.
  • When to transfer the embryo: The embryo transfer can occur 1-5 days after fertilization occurs, depending on factors that the couple will discuss with the embryologist, such as low sperm count and embryo development. Same day embryo transfer, in which the embryos are transferred about 4 hours after fertilization, is becoming more common, since it allows recipients to undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis. Although embryologists are also recommending that the recipient wait until day five to transfer the embryo, which is known as the blastocyst stage. The blastocyst transfer has also become quite common as it increases chances of successful implantation and decreases the likelihood of multiple pregnancies.
  • Insemination: This process is the last stage of the IVF procedure. It is usually painless and does not require any anesthesia. The embryos are transferred into the uterus through the cervix with a catheter. Typically 2-4 embryos are transferred into the uterus to increase the chances of pregnancy. If done successfully, the patient can go home and should rest for the remainder of the day. A pregnancy test will be given 12-15 days after the embryo transfer. If the IVF is successful, a normal pregnancy can be carried out.


Success Rates

Many factors are to be taken into consideration when calculating the overall success rate of IVF procedures. IVF success rates depend on the age of the woman, the number of embryos transferred and cryopreserved, the recipient’s response to drugs, and the clinic. So, pregnancy rate per cycle can range from 10-50% for women under 35. Success rates slightly decline with older age groups.



Possible displacement of the embryos into the cervix, resulting in a lost embryo, or in the fallopian tubes, resulting in tubal ( ectopic ) pregnancy; multiple pregnancies. If IVF is successful, a normal pregnancy will be carried out. If IVF with ICSI results in an unsuccessful pregnancy or no pregnancy, different methods of IVF should be considered, such as Egg Donor IVF, Sperm Donor IVF or Embryo Donor IVF.


Pain Factor

The last step, transferring the embryo may cause mild bleeding and cramping.



After the procedure, the patient should return home to rest for the remainder of the day, and should avoid strenuous activities for the next three days.