New hope in IVF treatment!

There are many women who want to be mothers. However, many women do not always have high-quality embryos with high potential for attachment to the uterus. This situation negatively affects pregnancy with the insufficient number of molecular handles and low embryo quality in developing embryos. Various in vitro fertilization methods are being tried every day.

Couples who could not get successful results in recurrent IVF treatment are looking for hope in the artificial womb method.


In this context, gynecology and obstetrics specialist Prof. Dr. Yücel Karaman,”Co-culture, the practice known as artificial womb among the people, gives hope to candidates who want to have children. Artificial womb treatment is applied in recurrent IVF failures and in expectant mothers over the age of 40.

With the development of technology, advancing treatment methods become a source of hope for families who want to have a child. In this context, 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. Yücel Karaman, ”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 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 chance of pregnancy increases.


Stating that the artificial womb application increases the development of the embryo and the potential of 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 expectant mother in 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 individual’s own uterine cells until the transfer process. The beneficial biological growth factors secreted by the culture medium of these supporting cells support the development of the embryo and the increase in its ability to handle. This method; It can be preferred in women who cannot get pregnant naturally, who have had at least two unsuccessful IVF attempts, and in couples whose embryos are developing slowly or with poor quality.


Stating that the artificial uterus, which is a kind of auxiliary nutrient medium, is applied on the 21st day of the menstrual cycle of women, Prof. Dr. Yücel Karaman said, “A small tissue sample is taken from the uterus, and the special cells 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, artificially fertilized eggs, are placed in the area where these cells act as a pillow. artificial womb; While creating the rich nutrient medium needed for the development of embryos, it also minimizes the damage of toxic wastes that occur.

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