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IVF - In Vitro Fertilization in TURKEY

Embryo Freezing (Embryo Cryopreservation)

Embryo Freezing (Embryo Cryopreservation)

If there are excess good quality embryos after embryo transfer, these can be frozen and stored. Despite the fact that not all embryos will survive the freeze-thaw procedure, pregnancy rates have approached fresh embryo transfers.

Embryo freezing has become an established method and has been practiced for nearly 20 years. Particularly in situations where a high number of oocytes have been retrieved, freezing after embryo formation has provided a second chance for couples whose first attempt did not result in pregnancy. Preparation of the patient for a thawed embryo transfer is medically simpler and less intrusive. In some cases, patients come back to transfer the stored embryos to conceive a second child.

Embryos can be frozen at any point during their development. One can see fertilized eggs on the first day, and then the zygote begins dividing to become an embryo. On the 5th day the embryo becomes a blastocyst, a stage which shows better results after the freeze/thaw procedure.

Briefly, embryo freezing is a procedure that adapts to the developmental stage of the embryo. Embryos are placed in prepared media designed to protect embryos from extreme low temperatures. An instrument, controlled by a computer, slowly reduces the temperature of the solution until it reaches –80C Embryos are then labeled and stored individually in tanks filled with Liquid Nitrogen which maintains a temperature of –196C. No biological activity can be observed at these temperatures and embryos can be stored until the patient is ready for them to be thawed. The freeze thaw procedure yields 20% loss of vitality and those embryos that survive have a subsequent 1/3 chance of implantation when compared with fresh embryos. Technology, however, is continually improving survival rates

Technically frozen embryos can be stored indefinitely depending on the couple’s decision. Although conventionally embryos are stored for a maximum of 3-5 years, case reports show that embryos can be stored for longer periods of time. By having couples renew their contract yearly, they can decide whether they want to thaw and transfer the embryos back to the uterus, destroy them or donate the embryos to research.

The Health Ministry in our country has extended the duration of embryo storage to 5 years.

Electronic records are made for all patients and only authorized people with a password can access. These records have 5 backups made daily and stored in different places. Two copies are stored in another building for safety.

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My treatment went great. No issues with the meds. Protocol was great. Dr Selim was able to review my medical records and choose the perfect protocol for me. Clean and nice and modern facilities. I enjoyed my experience there. The Doctor was great and also very good at explaining things when quest...

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Kar*** **** / US

From day one the communication has been prompt and protocol expertise that met my needs, medication shipped safely and things explained clearly. I am now 3months pregnant with twins. Thank you, Doctor Selim and team, at Jinepol....

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Hal*** **** /

I am a medical doctor myself, working in UK NHS Hospitals. Me and my wife tried IVF once in the UK which unfortunately failed. We decided to search for a fertility clinic with a high standard and cheaper than UK IVF. We found Jinepol Clinic in Istanbul by searching on the internet. We were optimisti...

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Lam*** **** / UK

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Very good and professional, was ready to meet our needs and help us along the journey. I felt a very good personal touch....

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Excellent knowledge and preparation by doctors and nurses for treatment. I would highly recommend this clinic for anyone seeking help as I did, I tracked half way around the world to have this treatment done and was rewarded with a successful operation, many thanks to all involved. This is a wor...

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Bri*** **** / Canada

I am writing to let you know how very pleased and impressed we have been with our experience with DR. Selim Senoz and his stuff.My husband and I have struggled with infertility for over 5 years. We went through a very difficult and unsuccessful of three IVF cycle in addition to three rounds of artif...

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Lul*** **** / US

My wife and me took two courses of IVF, the second being successful. We are now the proud parents of two wonderful happy little boys. We highly recommend Dr. Selim and his wonderful crew at Jinepol, from the day we walked the clinic we felt welcome and appreciated. The service is outstanding and ev...

Wonderful crew, great facilities. We came from Oman, the clinic is easily reachable from the airport. Dr. Selim is a blessing. Very patient with all our questions. We enjoyed our stay in Istanbul very much, mostly because of the welcoming feeling from Jinepol. Thank you so much!...

Pro*** **** / Oman

Follow up review: My first appointment with Dr Selim, day 10 for an examination. First impression of Jinepol, very impressive, modern, clean state of the art building. Theres no clinical feel and it's location fairly is close to the metro. Dr Selim is very pleasant natured, delightful to talk to...

Follow up review: My first appointment with Dr Selim, day 10 for an examination. First impression of Jinepol, very impressive, modern, clean state of the art building. Theres no clinical feel and it's location fairly is close to the metro. Dr Selim is very pleasant natured, delightful to talk to...

*** **** / England

Very happy I found this clinic. Got successful on the 2nd attempt. My daughter turned 7 months a couple of days ago. Dr Selim was great as were the nurses. Everything was explained to us properly and in a professional manner that made the whole process a lot less stressful for us. I highly recommend...

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*** **** /

Excellent services. Higher Success rate. Reasonable cost....

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Ray*** **** / Saudi Arabia