SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Fighting for pregnancy
in the toughest cases
Is it possible to implement IVF treatment in patients with cancer?

No doubt it’s one of the most significant questions. Oncofertility is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of oncology and reproductive medicine that expands fertility options for cancer survivors Survival rates among young cancer patients have steadily increased over the past four decades in part because of the development of more effective cancer treatments. Today, both women and men can look forward to life after cancer, yet many may face the possibility of infertility as a result of the disease itself or these lifesaving treatments. Techniques for preserving fertility offer women the possibility of postponing motherhood if they wish to do so or who have cancer.

I want to have a baby but I am single, what should I do?

Nowadays more and more persons become single parents by choice. The tactics for single men or homosexual couples inquire egg donation and surrogacy program. The “Scandinavia AVA-PETER” clinic offers the largest egg donor database in Russia so you can be sure in selecting the best candidate.

How can I know if everything is fine with my embryo?

It is now possible to test embryos created by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for genetic diseases by utilizing Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT). The primary goal of PGT is to identify genetic defects in embryos created through IVF before transferring them to the uterus, thus decreasing pregnancy terminations and births with genetic abnormalities.

Is it safe for a woman to have a baby through IVF?

For more than 40 years of existence assisted reproductive technology per se has been constantly improved. Actual tactics in controlled ovarian stimulation provide delicate and stressless effect, application of state-of-the-art high-tech advanced equipment and high-quality materials guarantees safety and comfort. Thus nowadays IVF service presents no risk in terms of good clinical practice and individual approach in each case.

Who needs a fertility specialist?

1. You are under 35 years old, you have an active sex life without contraceptives (interrupted sexual intercourse does not count) for more than 12 months and pregnancy does not occur.

2. If you are older than 35 years and can not succeed in pregnancy during 6 month, here comes the time for investigation and solving the problem

3. You have a dramatic experience of 2 or more cases of miscarriage

4. You are a carrier of a genetic disease that can be inherited by your children (hemophilia, thalassemia, etc.)

5.You are over 33 years old and are NOT planning a pregnancy.

6. Patients with oncological, systemic diseases and kidney damage. The treatment of the "main" disease can adversely affect on the ability to have children. Fortunately, safe and effective "fertility preservation" protocols have been developed.

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