WHAT IS EMBRYO ADOPTION?
One of the options in Assisted Reproduction to manage to form a family is the anonymous adoption of embryos. After an In Vitro Fertilization treatment that has ended with a successful pregnancy, there may be surplus frozen embryos that are saved for the future. When patients see their reproductive process finished, they may have the option of altruistically giving these embryos to other couples to make their dream come true.
THE STAGES OF THE EMBRYO ADOPTION PROCESS
The first step of a treatment is always a first visit with one of our fertility gynecologists. During this visit, an exhaustive study of the patient’s or couple’s reproductive history will be carried out.
The center is the one who makes the assignment of embryos taking into account different aspects of phenotypic similarity, blood group and RH, and geographical area. These characteristics will be necessary to be able to carry out a correct assignment of embryos according to the availability of the centre.
The embryo adoption process is a simple cryo-transfer procedure, in which only the uterus has to be prepared to receive the embryo(s) to be transferred.
DEFROSTING AND TRANSFER
The embryos are thawed in the laboratory with a process called devitrification, and survival is evaluated.
The transfer of the thawed embryos is performed on the same day or two days after thawing. It is a simple and painless procedure in which one or two embryos are left in the uterus with the help of a catheter.
In the days following the transfer you can live a normal life, and it is good to try to be calm and maintain a positive attitude.
PREGNANCY TEST AND ULTRASOUND
The gestation test is performed between 9 and 11 days after the embryo transfer. It is a test that can be done at home comfortably with the first urine in the morning.
Three weeks after the positive test, the viability of the gestation is checked by ultrasound.
WHAT DOES TREATMENT INCLUDE?
- Study and orientation of the case
- Hormone tests during the cycle
- Necessary medical visits
- Clinical study and selection of the embryos by the specialized team
- Embryonic devitrification
- Embryo transfer
- B-HCG pregnancy test
- Ultrasound to verify pregnancy
- Psychological support
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
It’s quite simple. All you have to do is contact Embriogyn and make an appointment with our specialists at the time that suits you best. In case you can’t come in person to the clinic, visits can also be arranged via Skype.