Frequently asked questions
1. I am before treatment with donor oocytes
How do we select the donors?
The method of selecting donors is highly sophisticated. The selection takes place well in advance with the aim to meet as many of your requirements as possible. All donors must have a full 12-year education and they must be citizens of the Czech Republic. At our
Is donation anonymous?
Oocyte donation is bilaterally anonymous.
Do you need my photo to find a donor for me?
Your photo is not necessary for the selection of a donor.
When is the donor selected?
The suitable donor is selected 6 weeks prior to oocyte retrieval.
When do I get any information about the donor?
Information about the donor (such as age and blood group) will be provided 2 to 3 weeks before oocyte retrieval.
What are the donors tested for?
The suitable donor must have negative results for sexually transmitted diseases, we also examine the karyotype and cystic fibrosis.
What is the maximum age of the recipient?
The treatment can be performed until 49th birthday of the recipient.
Which tests and examinations do I need for treatment?
Women over 45 are recommended to undergo mammography and they need a certificate from their
- You and your partner will need
a STDtest statement (sexually transmitted diseases) not older than 6 months.
- Your partner will need the results of his sperm count analysis.
How do I tell the first day of my period if I usually have a bloody show earlier?
Bloody show is not the start of menstruation period. The first day of the period is the occurrence of strong menstrual bleeding; if it starts after 8 PM the next day will be the first day of your period.
How many days of partner’s sexual abstinence are needed?
We recommend 2 days of sexual abstinence, especially to ensure a sufficient volume of ejaculate for laboratory processing. On the other
How to enhance the quality of
sperm before sampling?
Sperm quality is a result of multiple factors that influenced the given man over the last three months before sampling. Therefore no special regime is required during the short period before ejaculate sampling.
2. I am before
embryotransfer take place?
How many embryos will be transferred?
We usually transfer one or two embryos maximum. Surplus quality embryos can be frozen.
What is the supposed quality of the embryos on the individual days?
The quality of embryos can be assessed from the second day of their development.
What shall I bring for
You do not need to bring anything special for
Do I need to come with full bladder before the transfer?
You do not need to come with
How long will the transfer take?
Can my partner be with me during the transfer?
3. I am after
Do I have to stay in bed after the transfer?
When can I go home after
When do the embryos nest inside the uterus?
Embryos nest (
I started to have a bloody show, is it normal?
You may have a light bloody show after
Do I need to continue taking all the medications?
Continue using all the medications that you used before
I am not feeling well after progesteron, what shall I do?
If you swallowed progesteron, start inserting it into the vagina (in the same dose) twice per day (in the morning and evening). If you are inserting it already, you can switch to
When shall I do the pregnancy test?
Do the pregnancy test after two weeks following
Pregnancy urine test is negative, what shall I do?
How do I know that my embryos were frozen?
During the week following
When can I have sex with my partner?
You can get back to your normal sexual life after three days following
How long shall I wait if the first round of treatment failed?
We will offer you continued treatment in the closest possible term.4. I have a positive test
I have a positive test, what to do next?
Please continue using all your medications. If it was a pregnancy test from urine, you can confirm the result by
I have a bloody show, what shall I do?
Do not stop using any of the medications, plenty of resting is recommended. Increase your
4. My test is positive
When to go for ultrasound screening?
Ultrasound screening shall be performed after 3 - 4 weeks following
How many weeks am I actually pregnant?
The length of pregnancy (number of weeks and days of your pregnancy) in natural cycle is not counted from the date of
How to continue using the medicaments?
Use all the medicaments without any changes (unless the physician told you otherwise before the transfer) until the first ultrasound
I am in the 10th week, shall I still use all the medicaments?
We recommend using all the medicaments without any change until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy. Of
5. My test is negative
I have a negative urine test but I am not bleeding. Is there still hope?
All tests from urine are not equally sensitive, please repeat the test with a different type of urine strip after 2 days, and if it is still negative and you start to bleed, it means your treatment was not successful. If the test is negative and you are not bleeding, or have
Who shall I contact for what to do next?
To evaluate your unsuccessful treatment and to determine further treatment strategies please book a consultation with your physician who designed your treatment plan within 10 - 14 days. You can book by e-mail or by phone.
Shall I continue using the medicaments?
If you had repeatedly negative pregnancy tests, you can get off all the medications at once. The only exception are immunosuppressives in a dose
When can I start another treatment?
If you have frozen embryos from a previous cycle with donor eggs you can, plan
information about the donors are provided?
For the purposes of protecting the donors, only information about their year of birth and blood group has been provided since 2010. Other information about the donors (hair