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We will agree with you the best convenient timing for you to come to St. Petersburg and adjust the treatment plan to your personal needs.

  1. Your first visit for egg pick-up and fertilization will need to be for 5 days;
  2. Your second visit will be for one day to transfer your desired gender embryo into your uterus. It can take place one month later, after the result of the genetic test is ready and discussed with you (or later if you prefer)

If your partner/husband would prefer to reduce the time he spends in St Petersburg so he can return home as quickly as possible, we can arrange for him to attend the clinic on his own, prior to your own 5 day visit so as to leave a sperm sample for freezing, this sample can then be thawed on the day your eggs have been collected ready for fertilisation.

Read more about family balancing:

“…When I left the clinic and walked down the Nevsky Prospect I knew I was pregnant — and the feeling was right! 9 month after her visit at the AVA Clinic Alexander was born!”

Ewa and Sten

"...If I would have known at the start, what I know now, I would not have done my IVF-attempts at my age as egg donation gave us result straight away. It was the best decision of our lives!"

Karin and Pedro, Sweden

“…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