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The EmbryLife Center offers a whole range of services for diagnostics and treatment of both female and male infertility. Our specialists use American IVF technology: we work according to guidelines that have shown proven results in thousands of US patients. This technology has implicit excellent laboratory equipment capabilities, in strict compliance with ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) and ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) requirements.

EmbryLife is the only clinic in Russia that has been accredited by the American Association of Embryologists.

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Uterine cavity irrigation

Our clinic - the fertility specialists and embryologists - tirelessly do their best to achieve positive IVF results and to make patients pregnant and happy. We have attained high IVF success rates by using all the new and up-to-date ART practices. At the same time, the physicians at EmbryLife do not rush to introduce poorly studied methods with doubtful results and only use methods that will really increase the probability of success and be safe for the patient’s health!

We have recently started performing uterine cavity irrigation with the patient’s own autoplasma. The technology of using autoplasma is not itself new, it has been used successfully in healthcare practice, in cosmetology and dentistry (according to GrandMed Clinic). It is currently also applied in gynecology. Uterine cavity irrigation with autoplasma is a non-injurious procedure indicated prior to IVF for improving the endometrial condition (it is especially indicated in case of a thin endometrium).

What is the specific nature of uterine cavity irrigation at EmbryLife?

The uterine cavity is irrigated with autoplasma. Autoplasma is a specially-treated and platelet-rich of the patient’s own blood. The whole team of our specialists (laboratory physician, nurse, embryologists) participates in the autoplasma preparation. The procedure itself is performed by a fertility specialist.

Why do we recommend uterine cavity irrigation?

For all the diversity of causes of failed embryonal implantation, the endometrial thickness still remains one of the most important factors in the pregnancy rate with IVF. The major factors of achieving pregnancy are a normal embryo and receptive endometrium capable of accepting the embryo. It is for this reason that a thin endometrium significantly reduces the probability of getting pregnant. Uterine cavity irrigation is performed as a course for improving endometrial growth in natural cycles, in AI, IVF cycles and in cryo-preserved embryonal transfer cycles.

Medical research on endometrial thickness influence on IVF results.

Different studies provided varying endometrial thicknesses to be considered as insufficient for successful implantation.

  • According to American physicians, a thin endometrium is less than 6 mm. Such patients demonstrate a very low pregnancy rate, 8.5%.
  • According to Swiss physicians, a thin endometrium is less than 6.3 mm, in which the pregnancy rate is much lower.
  • The Hong Kong researchers studied pregnancy rates in 136 patients during their first attempt at IVF infertility treatment. The pregnancy rate was 3.8% following ovarian stimulation in women with endometrial thickness of less than 7 mm, while in patients with endometrial thickness of at least 8 mm it was 28%.
  • According to American researchers who studied the effect of endometrial thickness on the pregnancy rate in 897 patients receiving embryonal transfer in IVF programs, the pregnancy rate was high in women with endometrial thickness of at least 9 mm (39%), while in patients with endometrial thickness less than 9 mm it was only 16%.
  • A lower pregnancy rate (5%) in patients with endometrial thickness of less than 7 mm as compared to patients with endometrial thickness of at least 8 mm was also true for thawed embryonal transfer (5% and 30.9%, respectively)

It is thus clear that endometrial thickness is one of the most important factors in the pregnancy rate in IVF programs.