Combined IVF Refund Guarantee Programme

By May 18, 2022 Refund Programmes
Refund Guarantee Combined IVF Plan

Unfortunately, it is not possible to guarantee that you’ll have a baby, but what Redia IVF can indeed ensure is your peace of mind, financially speaking, by guaranteeing a 100% refund of your money if at the end of your fertility journey you don’t have your baby at home.

As in the rest of Redia IVF’s refund guarantee programmes, we include 3 complete stimulation cycles, the transfer of all generated embryos (fresh and frozen), the freezing of the embryos, the storage of the embryos for up to a year, and the medication.
However, in the Combined IVF programme, the first cycle will be done using the patient’s eggs and includes a PGT-A test, and if not successful, the second and third cycles will be done using donor eggs.

It is designed for women up to 43 years old, who would like to try with their own eggs before switching to donor eggs, but who are nevertheless comfortable with the idea of an egg donation.

How does it work?

First, you’ll run some tests to decide the best course of action. Then, you’ll decide which fertility clinic you prefer. We will be offering you options worldwide.
You will then receive a contract from us in which we specify everything, from the administrative to the financial point of view. Then, we will discuss it, and we will solve all your doubts.
Once the contract is signed, and the payment policy is clear, you’ll start your treatment in your IVF clinic of choice.

The first cycle: IVF using the patient’s own eggs

The patient goes through ovarian stimulation: medication is administered to tell the ovaries to stimulate and grow as many follicles as possible. The follicles contain and mature the eggs. Usually, just one follicle grows in a natural cycle, producing one egg.
The stimulation lasts for around 10-14 days. Then, the medication is administered from day 1-3 of the menstrual cycle. After that, the patient needs regular scans and blood tests from around day 5 of medication.
The goal is to have as many follicles as possible, growing at the same pace.
At a certain point, medication is given to prevent any of the follicles from breaking, that is, to prevent ovulation. Because if ovulation happens, the body will produce progesterone naturally, which would disrupt the medicated cycle.
Once the follicles are a specific size, the egg retrieval is scheduled, and another medication is given to trigger ovulation.
36 hours after the triggering of ovulation, the eggs are retrieved.
Simultaneously, the sperm (partner’s sperm: fresh or frozen, or donor sperm) is used to fertilise the eggs in vitro.

The embryos are created in the lab, and when they reach the stage of blastocyst (a day 5 embryo), a PGT-A test is performed. As genetic alterations in the eggs and sperm increase with age, it is advised to make sure that the generated embryos are healthy before transferring them.
PGT-A is a genetic test to determine if the embryos are genetically healthy: a little sample is taken from them to be analysed, and in the meantime, they are frozen. The results take around 3 weeks, and when they are back, it is possible to transfer only those that are genetically viable.

As the blastocyst is frozen, the patient will have a frozen embryo transfer: she will have an endometrial preparation (oestrogen will be administered to thicken the endometrium, and progesterone 5 days before the transfer). The blastocyst will be thawed on the day of the transfer.

All the healthy embryos from cycle 1 must be transferred before starting cycle 2. If no live birth is achieved after all embryo transfers of cycle 1, cycle 2 will start.

The second and third cycle: IVF using a donor’s eggs

PGT-A is no longer compulsory for cycle 2 and 3, but it can be added if the patients wish to do so.

The donor goes through ovarian stimulation for around 14 days.
On the day of the egg collection, the eggs are retrieved. At this point, they can be fertilised or frozen.

a) If the eggs are not frozen, fertilisation needs to take place on the day of the donor’s egg retrieval. If the sperm of the patient is being used, it can be a fresh sperm sample or a frozen sample. Alternatively, if a sperm donor is being used, it is always a frozen sample.

b) If the eggs are frozen: they can be thawed at any point and fertilised with the fresh/frozen sperm.

The day of the fertilisation is considered day 1.
The blastocyst stage is achieved on day 5 (sometimes 6)
The transfer will be performed on day 5 (or sometimes 6), or the blastocyst(s) will be frozen.

If the cycle is fresh, the donor’s egg retrieval needs to take place 5 days before the transfer. To do so, the treatment of the patient needs to be planned accordingly.

If the embryo is frozen, a frozen embryo transfer will take place. The patient takes medication for the endometrial preparation (oestrogen to thicken the endometrium) for around 10-12 days. She’ll have an ultrasound around day 12 to ensure that the endometrium is thick enough to allow implantation (around 7mm) and that she has not ovulated (sometimes, an extra medication is administered to avoid spontaneous ovulation). If everything is fine, she’ll start taking progesterone (generally vaginal pessaries) 5 days before the transfer. The blastocyst will be thawed on the day of the transfer and transferred.

All the embryos from cycle 2 must be transferred before starting cycle 3. If no live birth is achieved after all embryo transfers of cycle 2, cycle 3 will start.

Cycle 3 will look the same as cycle 2.
With a little bit of luck, the patient will become pregnant and have a live birth. However, if no live birth is achieved after cycle 3, the refund will take place.

Patient care is essential for us, so we work with the best clinics, guaranteeing not only the highest quality, but also empathy and clear communication.

Redia IVF’s Combined Programme is a great option for patients that wish to have the best of both possibilities. And of course, the main goal is to have a baby at the end of the journey. Our priority is that our clients feel safe, calm, and in good hands; that’s why we make sure that the process is flawless and they just focus on preparing for the next wonderful phase of their life!

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