IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
Before the birth of Louise Brown, the first "test tube baby", those women who were found to have fallopian tube blockages (approximately twenty percent of infertile women) had no hope of becoming pregnant.
Usually, conception occurs when an egg cell (ovum) in a woman is released from an ovary, travels through a Fallopian tube, and is fertilized by the man's sperm. The fertilized egg continues to travel while it undergoes numerous cell divisions. It then rests in the uterus to grow.
Women with Fallopian tube blockages cannot conceive because their eggs cannot travel through their Fallopian tubes to get fertilized.
When Luisa brown was born in London in 1978, even the doctors couldn't have known how this development would open a new era in treating infertility. Louise Brown was born after years of hard work and several failed attempts. Since that first success, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has provided the key to treating infertility not only in England, but worldwide.
Through IVF, gynecologists learned more about hormonal treatments, and patients gained new hope. Great successes led to the opening of many centers around the world. Medicana Health Group opened the IVF center in Turkey, and today has four units serving both domestic and foreign patients. We have many patients come from all over the world.