In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Ovarian Stimulation – Medications will be prescribed to stimulate your ovaries and thereby increase the chance of collecting multiple eggs. Since not all eggs will fertilize, it is important to retrieve multiple eggs to increase the chances of fertilization.
- Egg Retrieval – Eggs are retrieved through a minor surgical procedure supported by ultrasound.
- Sperm Collection – Sperm is obtained from your male partner (or sperm donor) and prepared for the fertilization process.
- Fertilization – The eggs and sperm are combined in incubators designed to promote fertilization. Once fertilization is confirmed, the eggs are considered embryos.
- Embryo Transfer – After successful fertilization is confirmed, it is transferred the desired number of embryos into the uterus.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
ICSI is typically used in cases of male infertility, including:
- Low sperm count.
- Abnormal sperm shape
- Poor sperm quality and sperm movement
- Fertilization was not achieved with previous IVF treatments.
Once the follicles have reached maturity, the eggs will be retrieved using an ultrasound-guided needle. The eggs that are collected will be placed in a culture. The male partner will then provide a semen sample, which is prepared in the laboratory. A single sperm is injected into each suitable egg that has been retrieved.
Within 24 hours, the eggs are inspected for fertilization. Eggs that have normal, healthy fertilization are cultured in the lab for another day or two, so that the development of the embryos will be closely followed. The medic and his team will provide you with continuous updates on the progress of the fertilization.
IUI is an appropriate treatment option for couples who meet certain criteria, including:
- Women with open fallopian tubes.
- Women with low cervical mucus levels
- Men with normal semen, but low sperm count
How does IUI work?
IUI offers an opportunity for fertilization to occur naturally inside the body. The process involves monitoring the progress of the menstrual cycle. The medic uses blood tests and ultrasounds to monitor hormone levels to determine when you are ovulating.
Once ovulation is confirmed, the partner submits a semen sample, which will be prepared in our laboratory. The goal of this process is to collect a sufficient number of healthy sperm. Using a catheter, these sperm are introduced into the uterus on the day of ovulation.
At Mexico Fertility Center, we administer human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) injection to mature your eggs. IUI is usually performed within 24-36 hours after receiving the HCG injection.
(PGT-A) Preimplantational Genetic Test for Aneuploidy
Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy is the process of biopsying embryos that are at risk for chromosome
at risk for chromosomal diseases such as Down’s, Turner’s and Klinefelter’s syndrome.
The procedure involves the biopsy of one or more cells from an embryo, in the context of a highly complex assisted reproduction treatment (IVF/ICSI), the genetic analysis of the cells obtained, and then the transfer of the embryos whose results were normal for the abnormalities being sought.
When should it be used?
- Late Childbearing. For those women who are over 35 years old, as age advances the risks of anomalies increase.
- Recurrent miscarriages. Spontaneous and recurrent miscarriages arise from the presence of chromosomal abnormalities.
- Implantation failures. When abnormalities are present, the embryo’s ability to implant in the uterus may be affected.
- Evaluate embryos. A normal number of chromosomes must be found, this is done by cell biopsies and tests.
PGS helps identify chromosomally normal embryos to increase success.
- Decrease the possibility of miscarriage.
- Minimize the risk of abnormal pregnancy.
- Improve the chances of a successful and healthy birth.
The process is carried out in a series of steps:
- Biopsy. A biopsy is performed on each embryo to discard those that have an abnormal number of chromosomes.
- Genetic study. The genetic material of the embryo is studied to detect genetic alterations.
- Transfer. One to three healthy embryos are transferred; if there are more, they can be frozen.
By means of this test, multiple genetic problems or chromosomal abnormalities are evaluated and pregnancy rates per transfer are increased by choosing those embryos that have the correct number of chromosomes.
Fertility preservation is the process of preserving or freezing a woman’s eggs for future use.
A woman’s fertility begins to decline after the age of 35, so it is recommended to preserve her eggs to keep their properties intact until the time she chooses to thaw them.
If the woman decides to preserve her eggs, at the moment she chooses to use them, she will be able to increase her chances of pregnancy. The eggs can be kept frozen for the desired period of time, until the woman decides to use them
Another alternative to increase the success of the treatment using your own eggs.
This technique is mainly aimed at the following profiles of women:
- Women with menopause or premenopause.
- Women with low ovarian reserve
- Women with premature ovarian failure
- Women with abnormal anti-mullerian hormone levels.
We have 2 types of procedures for ovarian rejuvenation
Stem Cell Infusion
This technique is based on the activation of stem cells present in the body that under the right stimulus can become ovarian cells. The injection of plasma enriched in these cells will allow us the possibility of restoring the physiological processes involved in the recruitment of ovarian cells physiological processes involved in follicular recruitment, which would allow us to help regenerate ovarian function.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
This technology is based on the principles of Regenerative Medicine whose aim is to restore “the biological environment”, imitating and accelerating the body’s own regenerative processes of the organism itself.
At Mexico Fertility Center, our egg donation program is completely anonymous. Our Donor Coordinator will work to match the donor with an ideal recipient couple based solely on a description of the donor characteristics. The donor’s photo are not always shared with the recipients.
Once the donor has been successfully matched with a recipient partner, the donor will have to undergo a series of medical and psychological tests to ensure that they are healthy and prepared for donation.
How does the egg donation process work?
Following the successful results of the medical and psychological tests, the donor will begin taking birth control pills to regulate the menstrual cycle. This will be timed in coordination with the recipient’s menstrual cycle.
The donor will then be placed on a series of medications and injections to promote the growth of the follicles. Once the follicles are mature and ready for egg retrieval, a final injection of HCG will be administered. Within 3 days of the injection, the medic will perform the egg retrieval procedure. The entire procedure is painless and takes approximately 30 minutes.
Once the eggs are retrieved, the embryologist will combine them with the recipient’s sperm to promote fertilization. You will help create a new life!
The sperm donors at Mexico Fertility Center are highly educated, professional men who come from a variety of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. We work carefully to ensure that our donors are the best of the best!
That is why we adhere to a strict screening process for personal health, family medical history, physical characteristics and education. At Mexico Fertility Center, we strive to provide our donor recipients with a selection of the highest quality donors to provide peace of mind and the best chance for a successful pregnancy.
Prospective donors must meet the following requirements:
- Age 18 – 40
- Graduate or current college student
- In good health
- Exclusively female sexual partners
- No family history of genetic disease
- No intravenous drug use
- No travel to countries where a large number of AIDS cases have been reported
Once a potential donor meets our basic requirements, they must then undergo a rigorous screening process to ultimately qualify for our program. It is expected that potential donors will complete questionnaires, participate in interviews and undergo physical examinations and screenings for diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases. Multiple semen evaluations will also be conducted throughout the qualification process.
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