Many women who want to become mothers do not always have high quality embryos with high potential to adhere to the uterus. This situation negatively affects pregnancy with insufficient number of molecular handles and low embryo quality in developing embryos. Couples who could not get successful results in recurrent IVF treatment are looking for hope in the artificial womb method. In this context, Prof. Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist, who underlined that the artificial womb application increases the chance of pregnancy by holding the embryos inside the womb. Dr. Yücel Karaman, “Co-culture, the practice known as artificial womb among the people, gives hope to candidates who want to have children. Artificial uterus treatment is repeated in IVF failures and 40 years of age.
It is applied to expectant mothers,” he said.
With the development of technology, advancing treatment methods become a source of hope for families who want to have a child. In this context, Prof. Underlining that the Endometrial Co-culture treatment applied in couples whose embryos show slow or poor development has achieved a great deal of success. Dr. Karaman said, “In the Endometrial Co-culture treatment, a tissue sample is taken from the uterus on the 21st day of menstruation. This tissue is separated into cells, reproduced in the laboratory, and is meticulously prepared to increase the development of the embryo and its attachment to the uterus. As a result of the interaction of the endometrial cells taken from the uterus with the embryo, “The chances of getting pregnant increase,” she said.
A source of hope for women who want to be mothers
Underlining that the artificial womb application increases the development of the embryo and the potential for attachment to the uterus in IVF treatment, Prof. Dr. Yücel Karaman said, “In this method, which is one of the advanced techniques used in IVF treatment, the uterine tissue is taken from the mother with a procedure that does not require anesthesia to be reproduced in the external environment. Thus, the embryos continue to develop in a supportive culture environment created from the person’s own uterus cells until the transfer process. “The beneficial biological growth factors secreted by the environment support the development of the embryo and increase its ability to hold. This method can be preferred for women who cannot get pregnant naturally, who have had at least two unsuccessful IVF attempts before, and for couples whose embryos develop slowly or with poor quality.”
How is co-culture practiced?
The artificial womb process, which is a kind of supplementary nutrient medium, Stating that it is applied on the 21st day of the menstrual cycle, Prof. Dr. Yücel Karaman said, “A small tissue sample is taken from the uterus, and the special cells that are separated from the tissue are reproduced by devices that imitate their natural environment until the egg collection day, which is approximately 20-30 days. Embryos, that is, eggs that are artificially fertilized, are placed in the area where these cells act as a pillow. “The artificial womb creates the rich nutrient medium needed for the development of embryos, while minimizing the damage of toxic wastes.”