What is Embryo Freezing?
Embryo freezing, also known as cryopreservation, is the process of preserving high-quality embryos obtained during the IVF treatment for future use.
Approximately 40% of couples undergoing IVF treatment generate multiple high-quality embryos. In younger women, this percentage can be over 60%, but it may decrease with age due to a decline in egg reserve.
After the embryo transfer procedure, any remaining high-quality embryos can be carefully preserved by freezing them in a dedicated cryopreservation room within the embryology laboratory. These embryos can be stored for an extended period and thawed at a later date for use in achieving pregnancy, depending on the individual’s treatment plan.
Why is Embryo Freezing Done?
Embryo freezing is commonly practiced nowadays to perform the transfer procedure at a time when the chances of pregnancy are higher. All developing embryos can be frozen, and any remaining high-quality embryos after the transfer can be frozen for future treatment cycles.
When properly utilized, embryo freezing provides additional treatment options and increases the chances of achieving pregnancy for couples undergoing fertility treatment. It also significantly reduces the overall treatment cost. Furthermore, using frozen-thawed embryos eliminates the need for ovarian stimulation and medication for egg development, making the process more comfortable for the patient.
How is Embryo Freezing Made?
The healthy embryos obtained during the treatment are mixed with a protective solution and placed into glass tubes, then they are frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen at -196 degrees Celsius. Since they are frozen using the vitrification method, the embryos do not suffer any damage.
How Many Years Is Frozen Embryo Stored?
The frozen embryos can be stored for many years without any risk or loss of viability when the correct technique is applied by an experienced embryologist in a reputable center.
Success Rate in Embryo Freezing Process
First and foremost, for the effective use of embryo freezing/thawing treatments, the fertility center providing the service must excel in cryopreservation. While the technological infrastructure is crucial, it is not sufficient on its own. The quality and selection of embryos to be frozen are the initial steps, followed by the choice of freezing method and the expertise of the practitioners (embryologists) in effectively applying the technique.
With our advanced technology and the expertise of our doctors, we have achieved success rates in embryo freezing and thawing procedures that surpass European standards at our hospital.
Embryo Freezing Price 2023
The answer to the question “How much does embryo freezing cost in IVF?” is determined based on the individual’s medical condition and the necessary tests and treatments associated with that condition. The cost of embryo freezing in British Cyprus may vary depending on these factors.
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