Pregnancy could be obtained by the embryos frozen and thawed in 1983 for the first time in Turkey, in in-vitro fertilization treatments. Human embryos cryopreservation is considered an integral part of many assisted reproductive therapy units today.
The main advantage of a cryopreservation program is that live normal embryos are not thrown and the family has a chance to have pregnancy in the next cycle without the need for ovulatory treatment again.
If we have embryos left in a large amount and high quality after applying embryo transfer process, we can cryopreserve them to be used again at other times upon the patient’s demand.
Embryo cryopreservation guarantees at least the availability of many embryos for the immediate transfer and saves the patient from the physical trouble, ovulatory stimulation expenses and egg collection processes in the following In Vitro Fertilization trials.
Freezing extra embryos provides the patient with both financial and psychological advantage. Embryo cryopreservation process could also be considered a process which increases the chance for success in in-vitro fertilization practices.
What Are the Advantages of Embryo Freezing (Cryopreservation)?
Besides normal in-vitro fertilization, if there is excessive amount of high quality embryo from the embryos transferred after egg donation, sperm donation and gender selection IVF treatments, we can cryopreserve them for use in case the couple wants a sibling for their next child or after any unsuccessful trial.