There are some treatment methods that you can benefit from when it comes to an infertility condition. One of them is vaccination therapy. In this method, the partner will be subjected to improvements to improve sperm quality. In this article, we’ve put together everything you need to know about getting pregnant with vaccination.
What is vaccination?
Vaccination method (insemination) is a method that provides the solution of the infertility problem, which develops due to various reasons, but mostly due to sperm movements, and the realization of pregnancy along with it. In the vaccination method, the female eggs are first matured and cracked, and the sperm taken from the male is left in the female uterus with the help of injectors. If you and your spouse have a temporary infertility problem and are looking for a less expensive and easier method, it would be useful to try the vaccination method.
Who is the vaccination method applied to?
If you have had unprotected intercourse for at least 1 year and have not been able to have children as a result, infertility can be mentioned. If vaginismus or hypospadias (urinary hole is not at the tip of the penis, but below) has not emerged as a result of the controls to be made on you and your spouse, and if the following conditions have been observed, the vaccination method can be tried.
- Low sperm quality and speed,
- low sperm count,
- Erection problems in the penis,
- Penile deformities,
- Ejaculation to the urinary bladder, not to the glans of the penis (retrogade ejaculation).
- Presence of antibodies that damage sperm,
- Cervical problems.
Who can not be vaccinated?
- women over 38 years old,
- Women whose ovarian tubes are blocked at least one,
- Vaccination treatment applied to men with sperm count less than 1 million is not applied because it will not respond.
How is vaccination done?
The purpose of the vaccination process is to bring the egg and sperm together in the fastest and highest quality way! Therefore, both eggs and sperm will be treated separately. Before starting the vaccination process, your doctor will ask you and your partner for some tests.
Tests requested for men;
- semen analysis,
- Sperm count and speed test,
- hormone tests,
- MAR test, which detects the presence of antibodies in the sperm (the result should be negative.),
- Morphological tests and other further investigations.
Analyzes requested for women;
- hormone tests,
- Progesterone test performed on the 21st day of the menstrual cycle,
- Laparoscopy, which examines the condition of the ovaries and uterus with an optical device through a small incision,
- physical examination,
- FSH, ovarian reserve test,
- Other further investigations.
There are some rules that you and your partner must follow before starting the vaccination process. Among them;
- abstaining from sexual intercourse for 3 days before the day of vaccination,
- Not using drugs that will lower the sperm count,
- Not drinking alcohol (affects sperm quality),
- There are situations such as staying away from drugs such as suppositories and ointments that affect the uterus.
1- Stimulation of eggs
The first step in vaccination consists of processing your eggs. For the success of the vaccination, you will need to use some medicine and needles to obtain the most mature and best quality eggs possible.
- First of all, the eggs will be stimulated with drugs such as clomiphene citrate, hMG and FSH, and the number and development of the eggs will be increased.
- The development of the eggs will be monitored by ultrasound at regular intervals.
- “How many mm should the egg be in vaccination?” For the answer to the question, we can say about 17-18 mm. When the desired mature and high quality, 1 or 2 eggs are obtained, hCG, which is the egg cracking injection, will be applied. So when is the vaccination done after the cracking needle? After the needle operation, the grafting process will begin within 36 hours when the cracking will occur.
That is, “How many days does the vaccination treatment take?” If there is a problem, we can respond to it in about 2 days.
2- Sperm collection
The most important step of vaccination will be the collection of sperm and subsequent improvement studies.
- First of all, sperm will be collected from her husband in a sterile environment. The method to be applied for sperm supply is masturbation. For this reason, in order to protect the privacy of his wife, this procedure will be implemented in a private room.
- After the sperm is collected, it will be washed with some physical and chemical supports. With the washing process, the best quality and fastest sperm will be obtained and used in vaccination. For this procedure, the sperm count must be at least 1 million in 1 ml.
- The washed sperm will be frozen and stored until the day of vaccination.
3- Vaccination process
- The vaccination will be done within 36 hours after the egg cracking injection given to you.
- The frozen sperm, taken from your partner and frozen, will be thawed on the day of vaccination and placed directly into your uterus through a plastic cannula called a catheter. In this way, the sperm will not pass through the necessary routes, and will reach the target directly and the chance of pregnancy will increase.
- You will not need to take anesthesia during the vaccination, this procedure is quite painless.
- The completion time of the process is about 10-15 minutes.
- After the sperm transplant, you can go home after resting for 10-15 minutes.
What to do to get the vaccination to work?
After this stage, the exciting waiting begins! Let’s see what you will experience in this process and what should be considered after vaccination until the day of pregnancy test?
- It is normal to have a small amount of bleeding after vaccination.
- It is also expected that you will experience pains similar to menstrual pain and lower back pain.
- You should not take a bath on the first day of vaccination.
- You can use vitamins such as folic acid , which you can use while trying to get pregnant under normal conditions, with the control of your doctor.
- Is sexual intercourse possible after vaccination? No, you must abstain from sexual intercourse for at least 2 days after vaccination. Your doctor will determine this period for you.
- If you would pay attention to your diet in a normal pre-pregnancy period, you should pay attention to vaccination in the same way. Improving living conditions, regardless of the method, is effective in the realization of pregnancy.
- You should be careful not to lift heavy and not to get too tired.
How many days after vaccination will pregnancy be evident?
As with all other pregnancies, you can have your tests done during the period that coincides with your menstrual period. So if the vaccination treatment was successful, your tests will be positive in about 15-20 days and congratulations, you are finally pregnant!
What are the signs of retention of vaccination?
Those who become pregnant by vaccination experience exactly the same symptoms as in normal pregnancies. So if you experience groin pain during normal pregnancy, you may experience it too. If you’re feeling nauseous, you might be nauseous too. The continuation process of getting pregnant with vaccination will be no different from normal pregnancies!
Why does the vaccination not hold?
Getting pregnant with vaccination can be difficult in some cases, and these situations prevent the treatment from being successful.
- advanced age of the woman,
- Inability to increase sperm quality enough,
- Early sexual intercourse after vaccination
- Vaccination may not be successful as a result of conditions such as infection and inflammation. If the vaccination does not work, you will begin to experience menstrual bleeding after about 15 days. The chance of getting pregnant in the first vaccination varies between 15-20%, but don’t let this low rate upset you, you can try a few more times.
Vaccination or IVF?
These two methods have a different place in the treatment of infertility. We can show the differences between the two with a table.
|It is applied in infertility related to the male reproductive system and sperm.||It is applied in infertility related to disorders in the female reproductive system.|
|Sperm are transferred to the uterus and fertilization takes place in the uterus.||Sperm and eggs are fertilized in a laboratory environment.|
|It is applied in cases of temporary infertility. If unsuccessful, IVF is tried.||It is applied in cases of permanent infertility.|
|It can be repeated 2-3 times.||It can be repeated 2-3 times, but the chance of success decreases as time progresses.|
|It is reasonable for the price.||The price is much higher than other infertility treatments.|
|The treatment period is short.||The treatment period is long.|
In summary, if there is a sperm-induced infertility situation that can be resolved without considering in vitro fertilization treatment, it would be beneficial to try the vaccination method first. If you still fail after several attempts, then you can take the first step towards IVF treatment.