In Vitro Fertilization

American doctors said that they managed to find a way to increase the effectiveness of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. The discovery belongs to a team of specialists from the University of Adelaide led by professor of reproductive biology Sarah Robertson.

According to the data obtained by scientists, the percentage of successful conception attempts can be increased by growing embryos in a special nutrient medium, which, according to its characteristics, is as close as possible to the womb of the future mother. As part of the experiment, scientists observed 1332 patients from 11 Danish and three Swedish reproductive health centers who underwent IVF. In the course of work, before transplantation into the uterus, the embryos were either in the medium usually created for these purposes, or in a special enriched composition. According to the results of the study, it turned out that new technologies allow up to 40%

to increase the likelihood that the therapy will end in a successful pregnancy. This was especially true for women who already had a miscarriage. The decisive factor in this respect has been found to be the growth signals received by the embryo from maternal tissues, which contribute to its normal development.

According to Dr. Robertson, who has been studying this issue for over twenty years, the new discovery can be regarded as a real breakthrough in the field of artificial insemination, which will be a salvation for a huge number of couples who are not able to have children on their own, and she is extremely pleased with this. realize.