Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the answer to your question, don’t hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to answer everything.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the answer to your question, don’t hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to answer everything.

IVF treatment

In order to undergo IVF, a woman needs the signature of her partner, who does not have to be her legal husband. At the same time, the woman is not obliged to name the man as the father of the child after the birth.

By law, a woman can undergo assisted reproduction methods up to the age of 49.

A consultation with our doctor is the first step to successful treatment. During the consultation, the doctor will discuss with you your family and personal history, the course of all the examinations you have already undergone, and the procedure for the examinations and treatment you have yet to undergo. The doctor will also inform you about prices and reimbursement options from your health insurance company. Both you and your partner should attend the consultation.

One third of cases involve the male infertility factor, the female factor plays a role in a third of cases, and the last third is due to the combined infertility factor.

Specifically, we can say that in men it is mostly a question of poor spermiogram parameters, especially a low number and poor motility or morphology (shape) of the man’s sperm.

Ovulation disorders (egg maturation and release), low egg quality, endometriosis, fallopian tube obstruction, ovarian and fallopian tube adhesions are often detected in women.

Both genetic partners may also have some genetic variations that will not allow the development of the embryo and lead to infertility or repeated miscarriages.

In order to undergo IVF, a woman needs the signature of her partner, who does not have to be her legal husband. At the same time, the woman is not obliged to name the man as the father of the child after the birth.

By law, a woman can undergo assisted reproduction methods up to the age of 49.

A consultation with our doctor is the first step to successful treatment. During the consultation, the doctor will discuss with you your family and personal history, the course of all the examinations you have already undergone, and the procedure for the examinations and treatment you have yet to undergo. The doctor will also inform you about prices and reimbursement options from your health insurance company. Both you and your partner should attend the consultation.

PGT: Preimplantation genetic screening

PGT-M can be used to rule out virtually any rare inherited disease (recessively hereditary, dominantly hereditary, even sex-linked). The most common rare diseases here are:

  • cystic fibrosis,
  • spinal muscular atrophy,
  • metabolic disorders,
  • neurofibromatosis,
  • Marfan syndrome,
  • Huntington’s chorea,
  • familial hypercholesterolemia,
  • Fragile X syndrome,
  • muscular dystrophy syndrome,
  • hereditary breast and ovarian cancers (BRCA1 and BRCA2).

Unfortunately, partners most often learn about the genetic burden only after the birth of a sick child. However, there are ways to avoid this occurring or to find out your genetic predispositions in advance.

You can test your genes and disposition for hereditary diseases at Repromeda using PANDA predictive genetic testing.

No, it isn’t. PGT significantly helps the birth of babies free of genetic burdens and the success rate of transfers continues to grow. In indicated cases, PGT is also paid for by the insurance company.

Biopsy of the embryo will not affect the future baby in any way. Here are three reasons why you have nothing to worry about.

  1. Biopsy is performed from the trophectoderm. This is the part of the embryo from which the fetal membranes subsequently emerge, not the fetus itself.
  2. During the biopsy, a very small number of cells are taken. Moreover, when they are taken, the embryo is at a stage when the cells are multiplying very rapidly.
  3. The biopsy is performed by our top embryologists, who themselves train embryologists around the world and have the highest possible qualifications.

For reliable PGT results we biopsy embryos on the 5th to 6th day of development. However, the appropriate time for transfer to the uterus is also 5th to 6th day of development, and it is not possible to perform genetic testing and transfer at the same time. Here at Repromeda we rely on cryoembryo transfer, which allows us to genetically examine the embryo and at the same time yields convincing results.

Unfortunately not. PGT requires cells collected from embryos. We cannot get the sample we need in the case of spontaneous conception. If pregnancy is already underway, prenatal testing is the only option. In this case, however, it is necessary to take into account the possible decision to terminate the pregnancy due to a genetic defect or the risk of giving birth to an affected child.

None. PGD, or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, is an older – no longer used – term for PGT, or Preimplantation Genetic Testing.

PGT-M can be used to rule out virtually any rare inherited disease (recessively hereditary, dominantly hereditary, even sex-linked). The most common rare diseases here are:

  • cystic fibrosis,
  • spinal muscular atrophy,
  • metabolic disorders,
  • neurofibromatosis,
  • Marfan syndrome,
  • Huntington’s chorea,
  • familial hypercholesterolemia,
  • Fragile X syndrome,
  • muscular dystrophy syndrome,
  • hereditary breast and ovarian cancers (BRCA1 and BRCA2).

Unfortunately, partners most often learn about the genetic burden only after the birth of a sick child. However, there are ways to avoid this occurring or to find out your genetic predispositions in advance.

You can test your genes and disposition for hereditary diseases at Repromeda using PANDA predictive genetic testing.

No, it isn’t. PGT significantly helps the birth of babies free of genetic burdens and the success rate of transfers continues to grow.

Biopsy of the embryo will not affect the future baby in any way. Here are three reasons why you have nothing to worry about.

  1. Biopsy is performed from the trophectoderm. This is the part of the embryo from which the fetal membranes subsequently emerge, not the fetus itself.
  2. During the biopsy, a very small number of cells are taken. Moreover, when they are taken, the embryo is at a stage when the cells are multiplying very rapidly.
  3. The biopsy is performed by our top embryologists, who themselves train embryologists around the world and have the highest possible qualifications.

For reliable PGT results we biopsy embryos on the 5th to 6th day of development. However, the appropriate time for transfer to the uterus is also 5th to 6th day of development, and it is not possible to perform genetic testing and transfer at the same time. Here at Repromeda we rely on cryoembryo transfer, which allows us to genetically examine the embryo and at the same time yields convincing results.

Unfortunately not. PGT requires cells collected from embryos. We cannot get the sample we need in the case of spontaneous conception. If pregnancy is already underway, prenatal testing is the only option. In this case, however, it is necessary to take into account the possible decision to terminate the pregnancy due to a genetic defect or the risk of giving birth to an affected child.

None. PGD, or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, is an older – no longer used – term for PGT, or Preimplantation Genetic Testing.

Preconception testing

PANDA Infertility can reveal predispositions for the 5 most common rare diseases: cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, deafness, fragile X syndrome and phenylketonuria.

Yes and no. It is, of course, possible to hope for luck and try to conceive spontaneously, but then it is necessary to investigate the disease prenatally – i.e. during pregnancy.

In this case, however, it is necessary to take account of the possible artificial termination of the pregnancy due to a genetic defect or the birth of a disabled child. This risk is high.

In addition, certain conditions significantly reduce the likelihood of natural conception or considerably raise the risk of spontaneous miscarriage. This is why, here at Repromeda, we recommend that couples facing such conditions undergo IVF with PGT-M.

If the examination reveals a predisposition for one of the diseases on both sides and there is a risk of it occurring in the child, you can rely on the help of artificial insemination using preimplantation genetic testing (PGT-M) of embryos. Only an embryo that does not contain the mutated gene is transferred into the uterus.

The tests reveal possible genetic predispositions to hereditary diseases, congenital tendencies to miscarry, and allow us to predict embryo development. If you have a history of repeated miscarriages and doctors are unable to find out the exact reason, you can get not only an answer but also a solution to your situation.

The results of the genetic test provide unique information about the causes of infertility in the man or woman, the degree of response of a woman’s ovaries to hormonal stimulation or the risks associated with the administration of hormone replacement therapy after embryo implantation. This makes it possible to tailor treatment even more closely to patients.

PANDA Carrier can do everything that PANDA Infertility can, but detects an additional 106 of the most common monogenic recessive diseases.

In addition to cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, fragile X syndrome, deafness and phenylketonuria, it also focuses on visual and hearing impairment and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.

With PANDA Carrier testing, you can make the risk of having a genetically affected child 10-20 times lower.

PANDA Infertility can detect traits for the 5 most common rare diseases: cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, deafness, fragile X syndrome and phenylketonuria.

Yes and no. It is, of course, possible to hope for luck and try to conceive spontaneously, but then it is necessary to investigate the disease prenatally – i.e. during pregnancy.

In this case, however, it is necessary to take account of the possible artificial termination of the pregnancy due to a genetic defect or the birth of a disabled child. This risk is high. In addition, certain conditions significantly reduce the likelihood of natural conception or considerably raise the risk of spontaneous miscarriage. This is why, here at Repromeda, we recommend that couples facing such conditions undergo IVF with PGT-M.

In addition, certain conditions significantly reduce the likelihood of natural conception or considerably raise the risk of spontaneous miscarriage. This is why, here at Repromeda, we recommend that couples facing such conditions undergo IVF with PGT-M.

If the examination reveals that both partners are carriers for a certain disease and there is a risk of it occurring in their offspring, you can rely on the assistance of artificial fertilization using preimplantation genetic testing (PGT-M) of embryos. Thus, only an embryo that does not contain the mutated gene will be transferred to the uterus.

The tests uncover potential genetic predispositions to hereditary diseases, congenital tendencies to miscarriage, and allow for the prediction of embryo development. If you have experienced recurrent miscarriages and doctors have not been able to determine the exact cause, with us you can obtain not only an answer but also a solution to your situation.

The results of the genetic test provide unique information about the causes of infertility in men or women, about the degree of a woman’s ovarian response to hormonal stimulation, or about the risks associated with administering hormone replacement therapy after embryo transfer. This enables even more personalized treatment for patients.

PANDA Carrier can do everything that PANDA Infertility can, but detects an additional 105 of the most common monogenic recessive diseases.

PrenatalAdvance

The lab will isolate the fetal DNA from your blood. A comprehensive analysis is then performed through an advanced technological process to detect the presence of any chromosomal aneuploidy.

It’s just another name for the DNA of the fetus. The name fetal DNA comes from the Latin word fetus. This DNA contains valuable information about the genetic make-up of the fetus.

Fragments of fetal DNA come from the cells of the placenta. They are detectable from the 5th week of pregnancy and their concentration increases in the following weeks and disappears after the child is born.

When you are pregnant, small pieces of fetal DNA circulate in your blood. The laboratory will isolate the fetal DNA from the blood sample your doctor takes.

Non-invasive pre-implantation screening - EmbryoScreen

Our RepromedaLab genetic laboratory is the first and so far the only workplace in the Czech Republic that performs this method.

With EmbryoScreen, it is not necessary to perform a biopsy on the embryo as is the case with PGT. Instead, our laboratory only analyses the DNA that is spontaneously released when the embryos are cultured. However, EmbryoScreen is not a substitute for PGT. If you are indicated for PGT, it is always better to use this test.

EmbryoScreen significantly increases your chances of getting pregnant during the first time transfer. By ranking embryos and selecting the most promising ones, we can shorten the treatment time and reduce the likelihood of spontaneous abortions and other complications in pregnancy.

Our RepromedaLab genetic laboratory is the first and so far the only workplace in the Czech Republic that performs this method.

With EmbryoScreen, it is not necessary to perform a biopsy on the embryo as is the case with PGT. Instead, our laboratory only analyses the DNA that is spontaneously released when the embryos are cultured. However, EmbryoScreen is not a substitute for PGT. If you are indicated for PGT, it is always better to use this test.

EmbryoScreen significantly increases your chances of getting pregnant during the first time transfer. By ranking embryos and selecting the most promising ones, we can shorten the treatment time and reduce the likelihood of spontaneous abortions and other complications in pregnancy.

Egg donation

No, hormonal stimulation does not lead to premature depletion of the egg supply in the ovaries.

Each month, around 25 follicles, or sacs, are prepared in a woman’s ovaries, in which eggs grow. During ovulation, the egg is released. Usually only one egg is released, rarely two. The other eggs no longer mature in this cycle and their natural degeneration occurs. After the administration of hormonal preparations, these eggs mature.

Yes, you can. We welcome longer-term cooperation. We usually recommend that you donate no more than 5 times in your lifetime, but this depends on many factors and depends on your health and age.

The injections are injected into the lower abdomen. A nurse will train you to administer the injections and then you can do everything yourself at home. Watch the video with the application process.

Egg donation is free in the Czech Republic according to the law. However, donors at Repromeda are compensated on the day of egg retrieval for the time, travel and discomfort associated with the treatment. This compensation is up to CZK 33,000.

They will help those couples in which the woman cannot conceive a child from her own sex cells. Whether due to premature ovarian failure, low number and low quality of their own eggs, genetic disorder or after cancer treatment.

Sperm donation

Yes, you can donate sperm repeatedly (up to ten times). We welcome longer-term cooperation.

Unfortunately no, sperm collection is only possible in our collection room.

Sperm donation is free in the Czech Republic according to the law. However, donors at Repromeda are compensated for time, travel and discomfort associated with the treatment. Compensation is set at CZK 2,000 per sperm collection, with a maximum of ten sperm collections. We will pay you 1000 CZK immediately after each collection. The remainder after the last collection, assuming a negative test for sexually transmitted diseases. This test is performed six months after the last donation.

Donated sperm will help couples in which the man cannot conceive a child from his own sex cells, for example after cancer treatment.

I want to use surrogacy

Here at Repromeda we have helped dozens of children to be born in this way, and around 100 surrogate children are born in the Czech Republic every year.

The Czech legal system does not actually cover surrogacy at all and it is neither prohibited nor permitted by law.

Efforts have long been made to enshrine surrogacy in law, but unfortunately this has not yet happened.

Given the complexity of the process, the presence of a lawyer and compliance with all the established principles are therefore essential.

To avoid the crime of child trafficking, a fee may not be charged for surrogacy. The surrogate mother is only entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical treatment, travel costs and items such as good quality food or perhaps exercise sessions during pregnancy.

The amount of total financial compensation is always agreed between you and the surrogate mother; the clinic does not interfere in any way.

Another important expense is all the medical procedures related to assisted reproduction, as in most cases insurance companies do not fund the treatment. The total cost is therefore very individual, but it may be said that surrogacy can cost several hundred thousand crowns.

Here at Repromeda we have helped dozens of children to be born in this way, and around a hundren surrogate children are born through surrogacy in the Czech Republic every year.

The Czech legal system does not specifically address surrogacy, and it is neither prohibited nor regulated by law.

The long-standing efforts to enshrine surrogacy in the law, however, have not yet been accomplished.

Given the complexity of the entire process, the presence of a lawyer and adherence to all established principles are essential.

To prevent the criminal offense of child trafficking, surrogacy must not involve compensation. The surrogate mother is entitled only to compensation for lost income, medical expenses, travel expenses, and items such as high-quality nutrition or prenatal exercise.

The total financial compensation is always agreed upon between you and the surrogate mother, and the clinic does not intervene in this matter.

Another significant item is all medical procedures related to assisted reproduction. The total cost is very individual, but it can be said that surrogacy can amount to several hundred thousand crowns.

General

Artificial insemination, like any other surgical procedure, carries certain risks. A typical complication associated with the delivery of hormones to the human body is OHSS, that is, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. This syndrome can cause abdominal pain or enlargement, abdominal pressure, enlargement of the ovaries, ovarian cysts and, in its more severe form, fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity. Symptoms of OHSS will sooner or later resolve on their own, but any treatment must always include regular and careful monitoring of the entire stimulation.

Every man should have a preventive semen examination. The result of your spermogram may reassure you, make you think about precautionary freezing of your still healthy sperm or warn you that their condition is not quite right. If your examination does not go well, make an appointment with us for a consultation with a doctor. The doctor will discuss your options with you and answer all your questions.

A consultation with our doctor is the first step to successful treatment. During the consultation, the doctor will discuss with you your family and personal medical history, the course of all the examinations you have already undergone and the progress of the examinations and treatment you have yet to undergo. The doctor will also inform you of all prices and reimbursement options for your treatment from your health insurance. We recommend that you come to the consultation as a couple.

We are an infertility clinic that has been operating since 1999 and we are one of the best clinics in Central Europe. In addition to assisted reproduction, we also provide preconception and preimplantation genetic testing, donation and preservation of reproductive cells.

We offer you a tailor-made IVF treatment. We emphasize genetic testing of embryos and couples, which greatly increases the success rate of cycles.

However, it may be that the only option for conception is to use donated gametes. That is why we have paid great attention to this program since the very beginning of our clinic. We carefully select suitable donors and donors to meet strict criteria.

Women up to 49 years of age can undergo an IVF cycle in the Czech Republic, with co-payments from health insuranceup to four cycles and up to the woman’s 40th birthday.

The surcharge is based on the hormonal stimulation and support methodsthat you and your doctor choose together. As a rough guide, the additional payments for one IVF cycle are in the range of 40 000-70 000 CZK.

The individual price will be discussed with you during a personal consultation.

The success rate of artificial insemination is very individual, it depends on many factors – the methods used, your overall health and mental state, your age and many others.

In the REPROMEDIA, however, 7 out of 10 couples need only one IVF cycle to get pregnant. During 4 IVF cycles, 99% of couples get pregnant.

Artificial insemination, like any other surgical procedure, entails certain risks. A typical complication associated with the delivery of hormones to the human body is OHSS, i.e. ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. This syndrome can cause pain in or enlargement of the abdomen, abdominal pressure, enlargement of the ovaries, ovarian cysts and, in its more severe form, the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. The symptoms of OHSS resolve themselves will sooner or later, but any treatment must always include regular and careful monitoring of the entire stimulation process.

Every man should undergo a preventive sperm test. The result of your spermiogram may reassure you, make you think about freezing your still healthy sperm as a precaution, or warn you that your sperm is not quite right. If your examination does not turn out well, make an appointment with us for a consultation with a doctor. The doctor will discuss your options with you and answer all your questions.

A consultation with our doctor is the first step to successful treatment. During the consultation, the doctor will discuss with you your family and personal history, the course of all the examinations you have already undergone, and the procedure for the examinations and treatment you have yet to undergo. The doctor will also inform you about prices and reimbursement options from your health insurance company. Both you and your partner should attend the consultation.

We are an infertility clinic that has been operating since 1999 and we are one of the best clinics in Central Europe.

In addition to assisted reproduction, we also provide preconception and preimplantation genetic testing, donation and preservation of reproductive cells. We offer IVF treatment tailored exactly to suit you. We place great emphasis on the genetic testing of embryos and couples, which greatly increases the success rate of cycles.

It may happen that conception with donated reproductive cells is the only option. That’s why we have prioritised this program since our clinic first opened. We carefully select donors on the basis of strict criteria.

As part of your treatment at our clinic, you can take advantage of different price packages that include various examinations, genetic testing and methods that increase the likelihood of pregnancy.

The final quote is always based on the recommendation of the experts and IVF specialist.

The success rate of artificial insemination is very individual, and depends on many factors – the methods used, your overall health and mental state, your age and many others.

At REPROMEDIA, however, 7 out of 10 couples need only one IVF cycle to get pregnant. During 4 IVF cycles with us, 99% of couples get pregnant.

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Your questions will be answered Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm.

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