If you or your spouse have fertility problems, you may be familiar with the term IVF, better known as IVF. In vitro fertilization is a process of fertilization in which a woman's egg is fertilized by a man's sperm in a laboratory. Once the fertilized egg becomes a high quality embryo, it is transferred to the woman's uterus.
Recent developments in in vitro fertilization
1978 marked the first human birth through successful in vitro fertilization. Since then, great progress has been made in all aspects of treatment and procedure. All of these developments have helped to improve the overall success rate of IVF.
- Gonadotropins. The first step in fertility treatments involves hormone therapy, usually given by injection, to activate a number of eggs and prepare them for release.
- Improved Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT). This test helps identify fetuses that have chromosomal abnormalities. This test helps to improve pregnancy and birth rates so that couples have healthy babies who are not affected by disease.
- Higher success rates with fetal vitrification. A fast-freezing technique that quickly freezes the embryos, preventing the formation of ice crystals inside the embryo. This process reduced the potential damage caused by traditional cooling techniques. Fast-freezing embryos also lead to higher survival rates after thawing.
Perhaps one of the most exciting advances for women is freezing of eggs. Now more women over 40 are giving birth to babies. According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, the 41% of women agree that having children, once established in their careers, was more beneficial for both their professional life and family planning goals.
In vitro fertilization success
Experience counts when it comes to your success with IVF. At the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fetal Medicine “Dr. Alexandros Traianos ” , our success rates are consistently higher than the national average and one of the best in Greece. If you think in vitro fertilization is right for you, we will help you every step of the way. Call at (+30) 2310 277 032 to schedule your appointment today.
* The content on this blog is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health care providers with questions you may have about medical conditions.