This is a simple step by step guide for a typical IVF procedure with Zakuro Life.

    Based on your treatment, a Zakuro Life IVF package includes

    Step 1: Preparation

    Choose your donor and a timeline will be made so you can prepare for the IVF process.

    You will start birth control pills to sync your ovulation with the donor.

    Step 2: Baseline Test

    The donor will have a baseline ultrasound scan and hormone test to confirm she can begin stimulation.

    Treatment may be delayed about 1 week if ovarian cysts are found, so they can heal naturally.

    Step 3: Stimulation

    After the baseline test your donor will stimulate her egg follicles for 10 days with hormone injections.

    The doctor will adjust the medication so the follicles are right for egg collection.

    Step 4: Trigger Shot

    When the egg follicles are the right size for collection, the donor will take the final injection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG).

    Step 5: Egg Collection

    36 hours after the hCG injection, your donor will be given a mild sedative and the doctor will retrieve the eggs with a catheter (thin glass needle) through the vaginal canal.

    Egg retrieval side effects are not common, however if the donor experiences ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS), we can help her recover quickly and safely.

    Step 6: Fertilization

    The embryologist will examine the donor eggs for quality. Your partner’s sperm is washed and the best sperm is put in an incubator to fertilize the healthy eggs.

    The embryologist will decide at this stage if you will benefit from an ICSI procedure.

    Step 7: Embryo Transfer

    A highly developed embryo called a blastocyst forms after 5 days and transferred to your uterus.

    You need between 30 minutes and 2 hours to recover and allow the blastocyst to settle into your uterus lining.

    Step 8: The Two Week Wait

    After blastocyst transfer you have to wait 2 weeks for the pregnancy test. It is important to use progesterone during this time.

    Keep your heart rate and body temperature stable for a better chance of implantation.

    Step 9: Pregnancy Test

    Two weeks after embryo transfer you will take a pregnancy test. When your pregnancy is confirmed you must continue to use progesterone for 8 weeks.

    If the treatment was unsuccessful you will stop use of progesterone and we can plan for your next cycle. If you have frozen embryos we can arrange a simple FET procedure.