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Egg vitrification technique

Preservation technique of women's fertility

Vitrification consists of quickly reducing the temperature to which an oocyte is exposed to -196 °C. The procedure takes place in liquid nitrogen and cryopreservants, which avoid the breaking of the egg’s cell membranes.

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Paid or altruistic egg donation

Remuneration for donors

Egg donation is an altruistic gesture. The donor can receive an economic compensation, but only as a return for annoyances the process may cause. Nevertheless, the compensation can be quite high, as it happens in some American countries, where there are rates according to some characteristics.

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Awaiting the results of IVF

Anxiety while waiting for IVF results

Two waiting weeks from embryo transfer to the result of the pregnancy test are very difficult and distressing for the couples by the uncertainty of the success of the treatment. However, we must try to avoid emotional stress.

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Effects of GnRH analogues

Effects on assisted reproduction

These hormonal compounds are chemically similar to GnRH hormone, responsible for stimulating the pituitary gland. They are used as medicines to induce ovulation in assisted reproduction.

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Embryo transfer

Selecting the best embryos

It is a technique by which the embryos grown in the laboratory are placed into the maternal uterus. The transfer can be carried out on day 3 or on day 5 of the embryionic development.

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