Fertility treatment

Egg donation is not the method of choice — it is the method of exclusion

“Three times I went to Russia to pick up some eggs. Six embryos tested by PGS and one was good ))) This little embryo was born when I was 44 and the egg they used was from me when I was 43…”


As a child and into our adult lives we all make plans and have dreams for what our future should hold. These plans and dreams may include travelling the world, gaining the 'perfect' job, finding their life partner, or having children.

For most having children plays an important role so when it seems that things are not working out the way that we had planned it is only natural to be worried, confused and even a little lost. At AVA-Peter we understand that the journey you had planned and the final destination you dreamed of is not happening naturally, but that with a little help from us and a slightly different route we can get you to the much wanted final destination of parenthood!

There are many reasons why patients seek medical treatment for infertility, some patients may fully understand their medical needs and also their own personal wishes. However, patients may be starting treatment for the first time and it is there for of great importance to us that all patients discuss their questions and concerns with their personally assigned doctor and that they are satisfied with the information that they receive and the plan that is made for them.

If you are unsure which treatment is best suited to your needs or would like to discuss your options, our doctors will be more than happy to help in a free non-obliging consultation.

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Infertility treatment depends on the infertility causes and prerequisites.

Overview of infertility treatment methods



Artificial insemination or IVF with your husband's or partner's Sperm
  • Reduction in sperm quality
  • Immune reaction against
  • Spermatozoa
  • Pathology of uterine cervix
Artificial Insemination  or IVF with donor sperm
  • No sperm available for medical or      social reasons
  • Azoospermia (no sperm cells found in male partner also by TESA
  • Single Women
  • Lesbian Couples
ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection. The fertilized egg is then transfered to the uterus.)
  • Serious deterioration of sperm quality
  • High level of anti-sperm antibodies in seminal fluid
TESE/MESA (spermatozoa extraction from the testis or epididmysis) No sperm cells present in ejaculate due to:
  • Very poor sperm production
  • Blocked passage of sperm cells from testicles into ejaculate
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
  • Women aged above 35
  • More than 2 early miscarriages
  • More than 2 unsuccessful IVFs
IVF with donor egg
  • Absence or poor quality oocytes due to various reasons
  • Previous methods being inefficient or having little success

“…I am a single woman and when one is lonely, one is very sensitive…You saw me as a person and I felt that you can help me…”



Different life stories, but the same dreams for a baby bring Ulrika from Norway and Willeke from Netherlands to St. Petersburg...

“…Well the Millennium shift came, the year 2000, we all remember what we did then, right? I got cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma... And when I stand here now 17 years later, you understand that it went well! Except for one important thing…"


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Our patients tell their stories

  • Willeke and Mario from Netherlands come to AVA-Peter for egg donation treatment… Enjoy this touching and sincere documentary by Jorien van Nes