The IVF method was first successful in England in 1978 by Edwards and his team, and after 6 million babies were born, 32 years later, he won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2010. In vitro fertilization is one of the most important developments created by medical technology in the field of health. There are over 7 million healthy children born with this method. The main reasons for its widespread use all over the world are its high success, safety and easy accessibility. The most common situation in which IVF is used is the group that did not get results from other treatments. In addition, it constitutes the second main group in patients who cannot conceive naturally, such as sperm insufficiency or dysfunction of the tubes. Although there is no guarantee of success, in recent years, the delivery of embryos after freezing and chromosome screening with PGD have increased the success and quality of the treatments. In multiple trials, the vast majority of patients without age and egg problems become pregnant.
What Affects My Success Rate?
Women’s age and egg reserve affect the success of treatment the most. Contrary to popular belief, although it is the problem of the man who prevents pregnancy in a natural way, the characteristics of the woman affect the success.
The number and quality of embryos formed at the end of the treatment is the main factor affecting success. In addition, the results of detailed chromosome screening with PGT (Preimplantation genetic test) are normal and the success seems to be higher in the transferred patients.
Safety of Sperm and Embryos
Identity security is a priority issue for us rather than success. The accident of mixing patients with each other is unacceptable even with a probability of one in a million. We are aware that there is no compensation for this and this responsibility is on our shoulders. For this reason, treatments are applied in a process where all kinds of precautions are taken and completed with zero risk during the laboratory process.
1 – TRIPLE CONTROL IN OPERATION ROOMS AND LABORATORY OPERATIONS
The process proceeds with the approval of at least two employees during sperm retrieval, egg collection, laboratory procedures, embryo freezing, embryo thawing and the last embryo transfer procedures. The third control is secured by electronic wristbands during egg collection and embryo transfer. Identity checks are made by doctors, nurses and embryologists and their electronic signatures are recorded.
2 – WRITTEN AND ELECTRONIC LABELING OF LABORATORY MATERIALS
All containers and medical supplies containing eggs, sperm and embryos used in the laboratory are labeled with computer-aided RFID technology. Without the approval of the RFID device, the next process cannot be started.
3 – READING THE EMBRYO CONTAINER WITH THE PATIENT’S NAME WRITTEN
Before the embryo transfer, the patient is shown the screen on which the name on the container belongs to and approval is obtained.
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