Additional techniques used in in vitro fertilization are intended to increase the effectiveness of treatment in the specific clinical situation of patients. Based on sound scientific research (evidence-based medicine), their effectiveness has not been unequivocally confirmed in any clinical or laboratory intervention. This means that they are not recommended for routine use in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility in all couples. At the same time, scientific reports indicate that, in individual, justified situations, adding them to therapy may improve the effectiveness of treatment.
The time-lapse system allows for round-the-clock precise monitoring of embryo development at all stages of its development: from fertilisation to transfer (i.e. delivery of embryos into the uterus) and freezing. It provides optimal, constant conditions for growth, without the need to remove the embryos from the incubator.
EmbryoGlue is a special medium used for embryo transfer. It contains a high concentration of hyaluronan - the main component present in the follicular fluid, as well as in the fluid of the fallopian tube and the uterus. It acts as a "glue" increasing the chances of embryo implantation.
The AH procedure means cutting the clear sheath surrounding the embryo before it is transferred to the uterine cavity (i.e. before transfer). The purpose of this procedure is to facilitate the process of embryo hatching and implantation. The AH procedure may be recommended in older women who have thicker, translucent sheaths.
In the procedure of in vitro fertilization by intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a single sperm is inserted inside the egg using a thin micropipette. The sperm is selected by an embryologist - based on the morphology, or "look" of the sperm and its motility. PICSI is a variation of the classic IMSI method; it involves the selection of sperm based on their ability to bind to hyaluronic acid.
When you visit the doctor's office, you don't always manage to ask everything. This is normal; you are focused on the current procedure, you are accompanied by a lot of emotions, or you just do not know what to ask. That is why we organize regular informational meetings, where you can talk to doctors, embryologists and midwives in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us - we're excited to meet you.
Contact your nearest TFP clinic and ask about the details of additional techniques we offer: