Reproductive biology

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When a couple decides they want a child, this desire can become a source of constant concern. For 80% of couples, pregnancy occurs naturally, but for 15% of couples seen by doctors each year, this is not the case.
In many cases all that is needed is a little patience, appropriate medical treatment or a simple surgical procedure.
However, standard methods cannot resolve all the cases where pregnancy is difficult to achieve, even when both members of the couple are in excellent health.
For those who cannot become pregnant through standard methods, medically assisted procreation can provide a solution.

The first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) was born in 1978. Since then, constant progress has been made to push back the limitations of sterility and many couples have been able to realize their dream of parenthood.
BIO24 Laboratory offers you all the methods, skills and competences available to help you achieve the dream of having a baby, and together we shall strive to contribute to the amazing event that is the birth of any child.

To this end, our team is at your disposal at any time. We will be happy to listen, understand, and help in any way we can.
1. What is MAP (Medically Assisted Procreation)?
This term covers the various clinical and biological processes available to try to resolve infertility issues. The biomedical methods are aimed at the eggs, at the sperm, or at both at the same time.

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 2. Medical procreation methods
a. Artificial insemination with husband’s sperm
This method is used when, for whatever reason, the sperm is incapable or reaching the eggs to fertilize them. Once the sperm has been processed in the Lab, the gyncologist delivers it to the uterus. This process uses existing natural passages and is almost entirely painless. The chance of pregnancy is between 8 and 15% per insemination.

b. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
This is the most widely-known and widely-used method.
On Day 0, the sperm and eggs are placed together in order to obtain fertilization on Day 1 and an embryo on Day 2. These various biological phases are closely monitored in the Laboratory. The resulting embryos are transplanted to the mother’s uterus.
The chance of pregnancy is around 25% per ovarian cyst aspiration.

c. Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
This method is particularly recommended for male infertility or after failed attempts at IVF.
A single sperm is injected directly into the egg.
The chance of pregnancy is around 25% per ovarian cyst aspiration.

d. Embryo to uterus transfer
Embryos are transplanted on days 2 or 3 (or days 5 or 6 if there is embryonic culture). Embryos are placed in a very narrow catheter, which the gynecologist uses to deposit the eggs at the top of the uterine cavity. The process is almost entirely painless. The number of embryos to be transplanted is generally set at 2 or 3, as agreed between you, your physician and the biologist.

e. Embryonic cultures
A transfer can be initiated as soon as day 2 or 3, although in some cases the biologists (along with the medical team) may suggest waiting until day 5 or 6. This allows those embryos to be selected that have the highest chance of implanting in the uterus. During this 4-day embryonic culture phase, embryos are developing up to the blastocyst stage.