The facilities – Embryolab

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At Embryolab we receive those people who put their trust in us in a place designed to establish a positive mood, comfort and familiarity from the very start of your efforts.

A friendly environment, kindness, optimism and a calm atmosphere await you at each visit to Embryolab.

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The facilities


Embryolab operates from a modern building of 2,500m² in eastern Thessaloniki, within easy distance of the town center and the airport. There are good parking facilities, free Wi-Fi and free-to-air television.

Embryolab’s facilities include: reception areas, a kids’ corner, gynecology surgeries, operating rooms, recovery rooms, embryology and andrology lab, sperm collection rooms, microbiology and immunology lab, blood sample collection areas, cytogenetic lab, counselling rooms, rooms for programming treatment, sterilizing rooms, administrative offices, meeting and staff training rooms.

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After the embryo transfer, how long must I wait for the results?
Don’t rely on any symptoms of pregnancy. We recommend that you do an hCG test around 15 days after embryo transfer to find out the result of the attempt. Until that time have patience and try not to get anxious.
I’m 40 years’ old and have been married for 3 years. We’ve been trying to have a child and I’m thinking of trying artificial insemination. I have heard though that it has a low success rate. Am I wasting more time?
Endometrial insemination has been used since the early days of assisted reproduction in various forms. It can offer a better success rate compared with natural conception, especially for couples who don’t have any serious problem, though it does lag behind IVF treatment quite markedly. Also, before you opt for insemination, you should know that there are certain pre-requisites, such as passable fallopian tubes and a good spermogram for it to be successful. If you and your husband meet these pre-requisites, you can try for a while with this method. But since you are already 40, this time should be fairly brief. For that reason, we suggest that after one or two attempts - if unsuccessful - so as not to give up or get discouraged, go on to IVF. In this way you won’t have lost much time and you will have used all the tools at our disposal today in assisted reproduction.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a couple having a child through artificial insemination and how will it affect their lives?
The issues you raise open up an enormous discussion but we will try to cover the main points. Artificial insemination is a tool we have at our disposal to help couples with fertility problems to achieve their goal of pregnancy and a healthy child. Its big advantage is that we can monitor every stage of the reproductive process and can pinpoint where the problem lies through specific tests. Once we know the cause of the problem, we can recommend solutions and increase the chances of success. On the other hand, the main down side of IVF is the cost, not only in financial terms but also emotionally. This is a procedure that a couple must manage psychologically since it requires time and determination which may well impact on their everyday lives. For that reason, the IVF center you choose must have a service for psychological support from a psychologist specialised in assisted reproduction.
What is the procedure used for the frozen oocyte method?
The procedure for cryopreservation of eggs, or oocytes, once more starts with ovulation induction. However, following oocyte collection we do not proceed to insemination but to their cryopreservation. This method is particularly effective for achieving pregnancy following oocyte thawing and insemination, when cryopreservation has been performed by vitrification, the most up-to-date method available.