A prolonged cultivation of embryos is a support of embryo's life and development in special environments from the moment of fertilisation to transferring into the uterine cavity within 3-5 days – up to the blastocyst stage. The cultivation of embryos up to the blastocyst stage is a "gold standard" of auxiliary reproductive methods, which is used in the leading infertility treatment and IVF centres worldwide. The prolonged cultivation of embryos increases the frequency of pregnancy occurrence as part of in vitro fertilisation, because at the blastocyst stage the embryo is more viable and promising for the safety of implantation, occurrence and carrying of pregnancy.
Indications for the prolonged cultivation of embryos
The prolonged cultivation of embryos is an opportunity to increase the probability of a successful occurrence and carrying of pregnancy for each pair. Supporting embryo up to the blastocyst stage is needed for families diagnosed with severe infertility or the critical number of germ cells ready for fertilisation. If fertilisation resulted in obtaining individual embryos, the prolonged cultivation is also a very important step for the successful treatment using IVF method. Also, the prolonged cultivation has its advantages for the pre-implantation genetic diagnostics of embryos as part of IVF.
If you are over 35 and have been diagnosed with a serious reduction of ovarian reserve, severe pathologies of sperm and eggs, failed IVF programmes in the past, repeated miscarriage, as well as diagnosed with genetic pathologies, then fertility specialist will recommend you the prolonged cultivation of embryos. Supporting up to the blastocyst stage also increases the success of treatment as part of IVF cryo programmes.
The prolonged cultivation of embryos at MAMA RIGA Clinic
Our specialists are members of the prestigious international associations and societies in the field of human reproduction and embryology; we are always aware of the latest achievements of world practices and implement the best, safest and most effective methods in our work.
The advantages of the prolonged cultivation up to the blastocyst stage prior to the cultivation up to the cleavage stages (2-3 days) are already recognised by the majority of embryologists. The most credible embryological laboratories worldwide practise the cultivation of embryos specifically up to 5 days of development, regardless of the number of retrieved eggs.
MAMA Riga Clinic practises the cultivation of embryos up to 5 days of development and further transferring at the blastocyst stage. We have gained great experience both in practical approaches of the cultivation and in selection of the most promising embryos for transfer and cryopreservation. This has helped us to achieve a greater frequency of pregnancy occurrence, increase efficiency of cryoprotocols, and improve the tactics of subsequent protocols.
Prolonged embryo cultivation until blastocyst stage (3rd-5th day) 315 €