Embryo culture is a crucial step in the process of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and plays a significant role in improving the chances of a successful pregnancy. AASHAKIRAN IVF is one of the many ART programs that utilize advanced techniques in embryo culture to improve the quality of embryos developed in the laboratory and increase the chances of delivering a healthy baby.
In traditional embryo culture, the in-vitro fertilized embryos were cultured for only 2-3 days until they reached the four-to-eight cell stage. This premature replacement of the human embryo into the uterus resulted in low implantation rates, and only about 10% of the transferred embryos led to a live birth.
With advancements in research on the metabolism of invitro fertilized embryos, there has been an increased understanding of the specific needs of preimplantation embryos based on their developmental stage. Moreover, an understanding of the environment of the oviduct and uterus has led to the development of improved culture media.
Since 1997, the extended culture in sequential serum-free culture media has been gaining more attention. This technique enables the embryos to be cultured up to the blastocyst stage, which helps to synchronize the embryo with the female reproductive tract. It also allows for the identification of those embryos with little developmental potential, enabling the selection of the healthiest embryos for transfer.
At AASHAKIRAN IVF, the latest technologies in embryo culture are employed to ensure the highest chances of a successful pregnancy. The program utilizes state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and expert embryologists to provide the best possible environment for embryo development. The use of sequential culture media, along with other advanced techniques, helps to optimize the quality of the embryos, leading to higher implantation rates and better perinatal outcomes.