Navigating failed IVF or combined infertility is a difficult journey, but it doesn’t have to signal the end of the road. Couples who are unable to have a baby using their own eggs and sperm can still start a family with the help of embryo donation.This involves using gametes donated by young, healthy men and women who have undergone extensive health screening, including genetic testing and comprehensive STI screening. All viable, high-quality embryos are frozen using the latest cryopreservation techniques and then up to two embryos are thawed and transferred to the mother’s uterus via a process called Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET).
What are the advantages of embryo adoption?
Improved pregnancy success rates
Donated embryos have been rigorously assessed to ensure they are of the highest quality and therefore more likely to result in a successful pregnancy. Embryo donation has a higher rate of success than other assisted reproduction techniques.
It’s less expensive than other assisted reproduction techniques, using a surrogate or the traditional adoption route.
It’s a relatively straightforward procedure and the pre-procedure prep is also much simpler and less time-consuming. Pregnancy can be achieved with less medication and fewer trips to the clinic for medical interventions and consultations. You could be bringing your baby home within a year. Conversely, due to strict vetting procedures and a lot of red tape, it can take years to have a child via the traditional adoption route.
Peace of mind
The embryo is legally yours as soon as it is transferred, so you can nurture your baby’s prenatal environment and development to give it the best possible start in life. Carrying and giving birth to your child is a powerful experience that will enable you to bond and feel that the baby is part of you despite not sharing a genetic link.
What can I expect if I choose embryo adoption with Praga Medica?
The Czech Republic is a global hub in the field of assisted reproduction thanks to a winning combination of affordability, highly skilled and experienced IVF specialists and an excellent healthcare system.
There is a large pool of sperm and egg donors in the Czech Republic due in part to legislation which protects donor anonymity, even after the child turns 18 years of age. This extensive donor registry allows for fast, efficient matching of couples with donors who share the same phenotype (hair colour, eye colour, height, blood type, etc.).
Using donor embryos is a much simpler process when compared to other assisted reproduction techniques and this translates to fewer procedures, faster treatment and therefore lower costs. Preliminary tests can be carried out in your home country, so you need only come to Prague for the day to undergo embryo transfer, which takes around two hours. Better still, your husband or partner need not attend if he signs all the necessary documentation at home prior to your departure. If you prefer to undergo pre-treatment tests in Prague, then we are capable of arranging everything within one to two days.
You can also benefit from our shared-risk IVF plan, where paying for two cycles is less expensive than paying for each cycle separately if the first attempt is unsuccessful, as you are charged only for the embryo transfer in the second cycle and all other fees are waived.
We can also arrange IVF acupuncture treatments at Nature Care Clinic in Prague, which specialises in the German Protocol. This protocol was developed as a result of a 2006 clinical study in Germany, which showed that two acupuncture treatments on the same day scheduled before and after embryo transfer boosted pregnancy rates to 42% compared with 26% in the control group (no acupuncture).
Are you interested in embryo adoption? Request your FREE online consultation with a fertility expert. We have a proven track record with a success rate of over 70%!
Contributing writer: Natasha Robinson