At Vita we are constantly upgrading our methods in order to improve your chances of getting pregnant in every cycle. Here are a few ways in which we help you achieve this ..
A. FREEZE ALL
B. BLASTOCYST TRANSFER
What is Routine IVF?
IVF or ‘routine IVF’ involves us obtaining eggs from you, creating embryos, and placing them back in your uterus in the same cycle. Any extra embryos created can be frozen for you to use in the future.
What do we do to increase your IVF pregnancy rates?
We use a novel approach called “Freeze All” which is proven to improve your pregnancy rates if you are undergoing IVF. This involves freezing all the embryos we created from you, using newer techniques of freezing. This advanced freezing methodology significantly reduces the risk of damage to your embryos during the process of freeze and thaw. When you are ready, we transfer one, two or three of these embryos into your uterus.
What are the advantages of “Freeze All”?
Higher pregnancy rates per cycle for you
Fewer side effects for you such as Hyperstimulation
Flexibility with dates for transferring your embryos to your uterus
Less medically stressful for you at the time the embryos are transferred to your uterus
Improve your chances of getting pregnant with BLASTOCYST TRANSFER.....
A blastocyst is an embryo that has developed for five to six days after fertilisation.
With blastocyst transfer, embryos are cultured in the laboratory incubator to the blastocyst stage before they are transferred to the womb. At this time, one or two of the best quality blastocysts are selected and then implanted into the woman’s womb.
Blastocyst is the stage just before the embryo hatches the wall and attaches to the wall of the uterus. For embryos to reach a Blastocyst stage it has to survive for 5 to 6 days in the incubator, and since it is ‘the survival of the fittest’, only the best make it that far. Thus, Blastocyst transfer is a means of improving chances of pregnancy!
This is particularly useful for younger women and donor cycles, where there are ample of embryos on day3. Culturing the embryos for 2 more days can be a decision maker, enabling us to transfer the best into the uterus.
We also recommend a blastocyst transfer if you have produced good quality embryos in a previous IVF cycle but they failed to implant in the womb.
Another indication for a blastocyst transfer is in cases where PGS / PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Screening / Diagnosis) has been performed to rule out Genetic disorders on day 3. In such cases we perform an embryo biopsy on day 3, the results for which are available by day 5. Genetically normal embryos can therefore be selected and transferred into the womb on day 5.
VITRIFICATION... A REVELATION IN FREEZING!
Freezing of eggs and embryos has undergone a magnitude of change over the past couple of decades. The older method, Slow freezing has now been almost replaced by a process called Vitrification.
In the older method of Slow freezing, the water content in eggs and embryos led to the formation of water crystals, leading to lower pregnancy rates in Thaw cycles as compared to Fresh ones. Vitrification comes from the Latin word vitrum, meaning glass. This method involves a rapid change in the state of the eggs/embryos with the use of something called the ‘vitrification medium’, which freezes the eggs/embryos into a glass like state.
Vitrification has been a breakthrough in the process of freezing and has led to pregnancy rates equivalent to that of Fresh cycles.
At Vita Fertility Clinic, our Embryologists are highly trained in this technique and we pride ourselves in the recovery of our frozen embryos and the results that they yield!