Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions.

First appointment

Does My Clinic Riga accept insurance?

Yes, we work with the following insurance companies:

Does My Clinic Riga provide suitable access for patients with mobility, hearing and visual impairments?

Yes, our clinic provides accessibility for persons with mobility, hearing and visual impairments.

Do you need a doctor’s referral for an appointment?

No, you do not need a doctor’s referral for a visit, medical procedure or manipulation.

What should I expect in the first appointment?

The first appointment is a consultation, when doctor will listen to you, ask you some information and address your questions. During a visit (about 60 minutes) doctor will take your medical history, discuss your problem and possibly offer some tests at the clinic. If during the consultation the doctor determines your problem, he will give recommendations for further investigation or treatment at this clinic or elsewhere.

How to prepare for your first visit?

For a productive and efficient conversation, we urge you to prepare your questions in advance. Please be open to communication and don’t hesitate to talk about your concerns. If you have had previous exams relevant to your visit, it is advisable to bring copies of test results. This information could help us figure out the problem sooner.

Are visits by appointment only?

Visits are by appointment only and on time. If there is a delay in the appointment wait we will let you know by phone.

Do I have to cancel my appointment if I have my period?

No. You can come at any day of menstrual cycle.

Can I take someone (mother, close friend) with me to the appointment or procedure?

Patient safety and satisfaction is the clinic’s number one mission. If you need the support, you can surely bring someone with you.

Infertility

If a couple can’t conceive for one year whom of them should see a doctor?

It takes both man and woman to cause pregnancy. It is advisable for you both to attend for the first time. Male infertility testing begins with a semen analysis, but for women it is more difficult. Statistics show that female infertility is responsible for about 51% of fertility problems, male infertility accounts for about 19%, combination of male and female factors is about 18% and 12% is unexplained.

Are children born from assisted reproduction different from others?

No, they are as normal as naturally conceived children.

How long will the treatment last?

The duration of treatment depends on the case. It may vary from one day to several months. If the cause of infertility is a male factor or Fallopian tube damage the usual treatment is artificial insemination that can last from 3 to 5 weeks. If the cause of infertility is an endometrial polyp it could be removed by hysteroresectoscopy in one day.

Are there any restrictions during the ovarian stimulation cycle?

Currently there are no evidence-based guidelines about the optimal strategy. We don’t have specific recommendations for you until the 5-7th day or your second ultrasound (you can do everything as before but in moderation), but after that you should avoid strenuous exercise. During ovarian stimulation, it is best to stay away from water procedures (swimming pools, sauna) and we also recommend avoiding the food that causes bloating.

Is it possible to go home on the same day as the follicular puncture?

Yes, in 99.99% of the cases. The procedure is performed under intravenous sedation therefore someone should accompany you home. You should not drive a car.

Are fertility drugs safe?

Hormonal therapy is safe, but all medications can cause side effects. Talk to your doctor before you take any medicine.
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What are the do’s and don’ts after the embryo transfer?

You can do everything in moderation. You should avoid baths or saunas and rather take shower, choose walking instead of strenuous exercise, prefer healthy lifestyle, quality sleep and peaceful state of mind. Harmony, well-being and peace are your best friends.

Surgery

How should I prepare for surgery?

Preparing for surgery.
One to two weeks before surgery: Blood tests taken in fasting state – haematology, coagulation, infection diagnostics etc. Additional tests are urinalysis, electrocardiogram and chest x-ray.
Day before surgery: Eat a light dinner (no meat), after that drink only water. If you have problems with constipation, you can use Microlax mini-enema in evening

What to bring with me on the day of surgery?

On the day of your operation: make sure you arrive 2 hours before procedure and bring an identification document, blood tests or other medical test results (if they are not done at the My clinic Riga) and such things as dressing gown, slippers, T-shirt etc.

Do I have to stay overnight after the surgery?

If you are having minor surgery, you can leave on the evening of the same day with your companion. After major surgery, you probably will need to stay 24 – 48 hours for recovery in comfortable single rooms.

When can I get back to work after surgery?

If surgery went as planned you should be able to return to work already after one or two weeks.

When is it safe to have sex after surgery?

Each woman’s recovery after laparoscopic surgery will likely be different. There is no one evidence-based answer. For successful recovery, it is best to wait 10 – 14 days. In severe cases, it is necessary to wait longer.

Statistics

How common is infertility?

One in every eight couples are unable to conceive a child naturally, thus it is necessary for them to seek medical assistance.

How many couples that are having difficulty conceiving naturally are required to proceed with advanced reproductive technologies?

Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures, and only fewer than 3% of couples need advanced reproductive technologies.

What are the statistics on pregnancy after assisted reproductive technologies?

Success rate after assisted reproductive technologies in women younger than 35 years is 47%, in 35-37 years old – 39%, after 42 years – 5-10%. Pregnancy rate after assisted reproductive technologies is influenced by many factors. Most important are age, medical history, lifestyle etc.

What are the statistics on twin pregnancy after assisted reproductive technologies?

The rate of twin pregnancy after assisted reproductive technologies ranges from 10% to 20%.