FB Personalized protocols – Embryolab EN

Personalised protocols


At Embryolab, we know that low fertility requires an individualised approach. The important thing is that every couple facing fertility issues, will undergo the appropriate examinations, on the basis of which we select personalised treatments and methods to deal with low fertility.

We apply personalised reproductive medicine, and adapt the innovation in each case separately so as to achieve the greatest benefits.

Treating infertility requires a personalized approach

The desire for pregnancy after 40.


We place great importance on preventive health checks, when looking at a pregnancy after 40, with emphasis on the mastological, hematological and cardiological evaluation of the woman, prior to starting fertility treatment.

We provide a detailed description of the choices in the treatment protocol based on the likelihood of success and the treatment type.

Because of the increased difficulty of a twin pregnancy over 40, we provide the choice of embryo transfer of one embryo at the blastocyst stage, with the option of cryopreservation of the other embryos for future use.

  • Step 1

    Diagnosis
  • Step 2

    Treatment preparation - administration of supplements and vitamins
  • Step 3

    Embryo collection in successive cycles - Embryo cryopreservation
  • Step 4

    Counselling
  • Step 5

    Fertility prognosis

Low oocyte reserves.


Women with reduced oocyte reserves, either due to age, endometriosis or occasionally due to an unknown cause are treated at Embryolab through applying modern diagnostic means (blood/ultrasound tests).

We place great emphasis on treatment preparation, with administration of specialised supplements and vitamins so as to improve both the quality and quantity of the oocytes.

We rely on the significant effectiveness of our lab's cryopreservation program, which permits oocyte collection from successive cycles, thus creating a satisfactory total number of embryos before proceeding to embryo selection and embryo transfer.

We focus on fertility prognosis counselling for each case separately.

We select the cycle in which the treatment will take place with great care, as each cycle has a different likelihood of producing oocytes after treatment.

Oocyte donation program


We provide full information and counselling for gamete donation, both for candidate donors as well as for interested recipients.

We assure the necessary psychological support for the interested parties in the presence of an experienced psychologist, specialised in low fertility.

We scrupulously screen the candidate egg donors, with particular emphasis on their clinical history, hereditary diseases' check and family background. We also carry out a karyotype test. Each candidate donor initially undergoes a psychometric evaluation in order to exclude any predisposition for any psychological condition.

We have a wealth of experience with our oocyte donation program. We show respect and sensitivity when it comes to approaching donors and have a particularly high rate of successful births.

Treatment without hyper stimulation, fewer multiple pregnancies

We strive to extend embryo cultivation to the most dynamic stage of blastocyst culture in order to reduce the need for the placement of many embryos.

We check your oocyte reserves by employing the most up-to-date hormone tests (Anti-Mullerian hormone), as well as with the specialised Antral Follicle Count.

We increase the likelihood of pregnancy by shifting embryo transfer to a second cycle which allows the placement of the embryos in optimal conditions in the endometrial cavity.

We have a long experience in cycle division with scheduled embryo preservation and embryo transfer to a second time.

We prudently recommend the number of embryos during embryo transfer, emphasizing on the option of transferring one single embryo.

We focus on women who have a greater likelihood of hyper stimulation based on their history, the presence of polycystic ovaries, or a previous attempt at IVF, as well as the production of a large number of oocytes.

We have an extremely effective embryo cryopreservation program which allows the IVF treatment cycle to be broken down into two stages: one for egg collection and one for embryo transfer the following month and, in between the two, cryopreservation of the embryos that we created takes place. This way, the likelihood of any ovarian hyper stimulation is reduced to a minimum.

Breaking the cycle up into two stages is particularly effective and frequently, more effective than completing treatment in the same cycle.

We insist on timely counselling in cases such as the likelihood of a multiple pregnancy and the increased risks of multiple pregnancies.

Repeated unsuccessful IVF attempts


We ensure the best possible psychological support.

We inform you about the likelihood of becoming pregnant at another attempt, based on previous history.

We pay particular attention to the checks already carried out, and recommend further checks and tests which might increase the chances of success.

The core to our counselling is the focus on diagnostic examinations and treatment protocols, internationally recognised with clear documentation.

We also inform you of empirical therapies, which may be applied once the positive and negative parameters have been subjected to detailed analysis.

We particularly focus on: the importance of choosing the cycle when the next attempt is to be scheduled, the preparation of the endometrium, the laboratory conditions for fertilisation and embryo culture, and finally on the embryo transfer technique.

Azoospermia

We perform the most advanced testicular biopsy method, the Micro-TESE, which provides the greatest probability of locating spermatozoa in a man with azoospermia.

Fertility success rates with spermatozoa deriving from a testicular biopsy exceed 50%.

We have a team of specialized clinical embryologists and urological surgeons, experts in andrology and low fertility.

Our scientific team’s experience in azoospermia exceeds 1000 testicular biopsies.

Embryolab indeed now constitutes a reference Clinic regarding azoospermia and testicular biopsies, both in Greece and abroad.

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I am 40 years old, married for the last 3 years. We have been trying unsuccessfully to have a child and I was thinking of getting insemination but have heard that it has a low success rate. Would I be wasting more time with that?
The method of endometrial insemination has been used since the outset of assisted reproduction in various forms. It can provide a better success rate compared with natural conception, especially with couples encountering a serious problem, though it lags far behind IVF treatments. Furthermore, before resorting to insemination you need to know that specific conditions should be met for success, such as the good condition of the fallopian tubes and good spermogram (semen analysis). If you and your husband meet these conditions, you can try this method for a certain time. But since you are already 40 years old, this period should be brief. For this reason, if one or two attempts don’t bring results, don’t stop or get discouraged, but look into IVF treatment. Thus, you won’t have lost time but you’ll have used all the tools contemporary technology of assisted reproduction has available.
I am 41 and my husband 42. I’ve been trying to get pregnant for the last two months. Does it make sense for me to start an IVF course right away?
Many couples wonder when the appropriate time is to seek help for assisted reproduction. Regarding your case, of course natural conception isn't ruled out. However, the most important prognostic indicator both for natural conception and with IVF, is the woman's age, since the likelihood of becoming pregnant after 40 decreases greatly. For that reason, we suggest you soon do an initial evaluation at Embryolab. A simple series of tests for yourself and your spouse can trace your reproductive profile. Having those in mind, a gynecologist specialised in reproductive medicine can design an action plan so you don't waste any time.
In the first months of free sexual contact I became pregnant, but I had a missed abortion in the 6th week. Four months have passed since the curettage. What do you recommend? Should I take tests? I am scared of having another try.
I completely understand your anxiety over the next pregnancy after your awful missed abortion episode. But rest assured, such things are not rare with between 10-25% of clinically recognised pregnancies not being completed. And you should also know that 90% of women who experience a missed abortion go on to have a healthy child next time around. I recommend that you continue trying without submitting yourselves to screening tests for the time being and without worrying. If the same happens in your next pregnancy then it would be a good idea to visit your doctor or a specialised center to investigate on the cause and to find a solution to the problem.