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I have been trying to become pregnant for a long time, when should I considering IVF?

If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for at least 1 year, or if you are above the age of 35 and have been trying for 6 months, then you should get in touch with Cyprus IVF Clinic so that we can get you started with the needed tests. The test results will determine if you should proceed with an IVF treatment and if so, to advise on the correct treatment.

If proceeding with an IVF treatment is the best option for me, what do I do first and how does it all work?

If you have decided to go on this wonderful journey with Cyprus IVF Clinic, then the first step is to get in touch with us and complete our medical form. In summary, this will help us get you started with the Pre-Treatment Consultation followed by your Ovary Stimulation. After further follow-ups, we will help you organise your travel to arrive to Cyprus for your Egg Collection. Once the collected eggs are Fertilised, the Embryo Transfer will take place and you are then free to go home and wait for your dream come true.

Can my age affect fertility?

Yes, as a female you are born with all of the eggs you will ever produce. Therefore, in your early 20s, your fertility would be at its peak. However, towards your late 30s, the quality and quantity of your eggs start to reduce. Consequently, once in your 40s, fertility issues become more common. On the other hand, men continue to produce sperm as they get older. However, the quality of sperm also decreases as age advances. But don’t worry. This is why we have IVF!

Up to what age can I have an IVF treatment?

The legal age you are permitted to have an IVF treatment in Northern Cyprus is 55. However, depending on your case, special permission can be granted to continue with your treatment, even if you are above the age of 55. For more information, please get in touch with your Cyprus IVF Clinic Coordinator.

Is infertility more common in male or females?

Infertility issues are equally common both in males and females. Therefore, before you start your IVF treatment, we ask that couples take certain tests. After Dr Cenksoy exams your medical form, your Cyprus IVF Clinic Coordinator will provide you with information on which tests are needed.

Should I get immune tests done if my previous IVF treatment attempt was unsuccessful?

Not necessarily. This is an area with limited knowledge. Therefore, these tests do not necessarily help identify the reason for a failed IVF treatment. However, once Dr Cenksoy has your completed medical form back, he will advise on exactly which tests you must undergo for a successful IVF treatment.

What about those mothers who haven’t been successful in their previous IVF treatments, but become pregnant after immune therapy?

It has not been proved that there is a link between immune therapy and successful pregnancies. In fact, there are so many women who become pregnant after previous unsuccessful IVF cycles, who hadn’t tried immune therapy. Nevertheless, Dr Cenksoy can suggest the most relevant immune therapy out of a number of options, if relevant and helpful to your situation.

How soon can I try again after having an unsuccessful IVF cycle?

You should wait at least 1 month before trying again.                                                                                                                                                           

How many times can I try an IVF treatment?

There is no limit, as long as your age permits. We have had patients who already tried 9 unsuccessful IVF cycles elsewhere, but then decided to have their treatment at Cyprus IVF Clinic, and became successfully pregnant on their 10th try.

Although I have started taking my oral contraceptive pills, is it normal for me to bleed half way through my cycle?

Yes, it is very normal to see spotting in the first month of your cycle after starting the oral contraceptive pill. However, if the pills do not supply a sufficient amount of hormones suitable for your system, then you will need a new prescription either from your doctor or from Cyprus IVF Clinic.


Yes. In North Cyprus, it is legally allowed for your sister or anyone else you know to donate their eggs for you. However, if you choose to use a donor from the Cyprus IVF Clinic Donor Programme, then the donor identity must remain classified.

How can I plan my travel if I have irregular periods?

The most common method is to take oral contraceptive pills to regulate your cycle. This way, it is easier to predict when your period will start and therefore plan your travel accordingly. However, your Cyprus IVF doctor can suggest other methods too, to help regulate your cycle. On the other hand, if you are flexible with your travel dates, you can also wait and book your flights to arrive in Cyprus ten days after your period starts, because this will be the first time you will need to meet with your doctor after starting your 10-day pre-treatment.

How long does the treatment take and how long do I need to stay in Cyprus?

Your IVF treatment starts as of the first day of medication until the last day of medication, which is approximately 21 days. In other words, the whole treatment takes only 21 days. If you want to start your medication in Cyprus under the supervision of Cyprus IVF Clinic, then you will need to spend at least 21 days in Cyprus. However, if you would like to start your medication at home and only come to Cyprus for the procedure, then you will need to arrive on the 11th day of your treatment and spend at least the next 9 days in Cyprus.

Which airport in Cyprus to you recommend to fly into?

The two most common airports in Cyprus are Ercan International Airport (ECN) and Larnaca International Airport (LCA). If you decide to travel to Ercan, which is located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (North Cyprus), then you will need to transit via Turkey. But this would then be the closest airport to Cyprus IVF Clinic and your hotel. If you decide to travel via Larnaca which is located on the south side of Cyprus, then you may be able to find direct flights. But it would then take a little longer to arrive in Nicosia or Kyrenia. You would also need to cross the border to enter the TRNC. Nevertheless, both options are simple and take about the same duration. So, it is a personal preference.

Can I eat anything on the day of my egg collection procedure?

We recommend not to eat or drink anything at least 6 hours before the egg collection procedure. However, according to your scheduled procedure, your coordinator will advise and provide more details until when you can last eat and drink water.

Will I be on general anaesthesia during my egg collection procedure?

No, you will not need to go through anaesthesia. Instead, you will be given conscious sedation which means you will not feel anything and this will allow you to relax and perhaps sleep too during the procedure. But you will also be conscious and able to interact with your doctor. Consequently, recovery time will be a lot faster and safer compared to general anaesthesia.

Can I eat or drink anything on the day of my embryo transfer procedure?

Yes, unlike egg collection, this time you can eat and drink before the embryo transfer procedure. You should drink at least 1 litre of water before you arrive at Cyprus IVF Clinic. A full bladder will make it much easier to view your uterus and embryos during the ultrasound-guided procedure.

How long will the embryo transfer procedure take?

Embryo transfer takes approximately 15 minutes. As this will not be a painful procedure, you will not even need any sedation. Nevertheless, if you prefer having sedation due to not being comfortable, too excited or nervous, this would still be fine.

How will I know that the procedure was successful and the embryos have been transferred to my uterus?

You will be watching the whole procedure on screen throughout the whole procedure while being able to interact with your doctor. We know this is an emotional moment so you will be amazed at how moved and happy you will feel!

Can I go swimming after my embryo transfer procedure?

We do not recommend going swimming right after your embryo transfer due to the risk of infection. However, if you want to swim after a certain period, you may consult with your doctor who will be looking after you during your pregnancy.

Will I be able to fly back home right after embryo transfer?

Yes, you may even travel immediately after the procedure. But if you have the opportunity, our sincere advice is to experience the beauties of Cyprus before you leave. We believe, the beautiful Cyprus island and the special gift it will bring you will be an unforgettable experience.
With an extensive aftercare programme, Cyprus IVF Clinic are ready to handle your every fertility need. Whatever your circumstances, please contact us today for advice and guidance on making the move towards IVF.
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