how long does it take to stay in Brno when I come to you for an embryo transfer? What do drugs cost me to prepare for the „lining“ of the uterus?
We recommend you come the day before your embryo transfer, it is better so as to avoid any problems during your journey, eg. when you may get stuck in a traffic jam.
In this case, the embryo would have to be frozen again. Once the embryo has thawed, it should be transferred. For this reason it is better to come in advance. The transfer is always in the morning, that is at 10 to 12 o’clock. If you are interested, you can be accommodated within our clinic. There is a guest house right in the building.
We need good levels of estrogen to prime and stimulate the growth of a receptive lining. And we need good levels of progesterone to maintain it and to ease the contractility of the uterus during the implantation window. In some IVF cycles, the levels of these hormones are not ideal and are certainly nothing like the sorts of levels the body experiences in a normal menstrual cycle. This is why our IVF specialists in our clinic prefer to transfer thawed embryos in a natural cycle into a natural environment only with the support of Utrogestan.
In some cases, to prepare the lining of the womb, it is necessary to take the drug Estrofem, which contains the female hormone estradiol (Estrogene). It boosts the growth of endometrium (uterine lining) if it is lower than 6 mm. The other drug, called Utrogestan, should be prescribed to you by your GP or we can also issue the prescription to you. A package costs around 9 dollars. It can be swallowed or introduced vaginally (round capsules and in case of pregnancy they are taken until 12th week). The consumption is individual, because it is women who take the drug 3 times a day in the morning, at noon, in the evening, depending on how the doctor determines.
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