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Here at IVFau.Com.Au, your IVF treatment Australia, our compassionate, highly trained staff understand that this is a hard time for most families, but it’s also a time that’s filled with hope. We use state of the art cryopreservation processes that will ensure a higher embryo viability upon thawing. As leaders in the community for several years, we feel that our reputation speaks for itself.

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“Here at your local IVF treatment Australia embryo banking facility, we’re listening. In order to help more patients, we offer a couple of embryo banking options that can work for most budgets.”

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We’re a team that really cares. Our team of physicians, fertility specialists, and lab technicians work hard to ensure your precious embryos are carefully processed and available to you as soon as possible. We’ll work closely with your doctor and fertility specialist to ensure the embryos are ready and available the same day you need them. 

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Embryo banking is an effective and safe fertility treatment for couples who wish to build their family. 

Banking embryos utilizes the process known as cryopreservation in order to preserve fertilized eggs for pregnancy in the future. Healthy eggs will be harvested and then fertilized with sperm in a lab. The embryo is then banked for future use. 

The History of Embryo Banking Success 

In the early 1980s, embryos were frozen successfully for the first time. These days, freezing embryos is simply a routine part of in vitro fertilization. Over sixty percent of infertile patients choose to bank their embryos, and thousands of babies have been born thanks to this fertility treatment. In fact, pregnancy rates using frozen and thawed embryos have a success rate that’s comparable to embryos that were transferred when they were fresh. 

This type of embryo transfer has allowed many women to achieve multiple pregnancies from just one IVF cycle. Women who have attempted a fresh embryo transfer without success often turn to embryo banking because it provides more chances for a successful pregnancy in the future. 

How Embryo Banking Makes IVF Treatment More Affordable

IVF treatment is expensive, especially if you use fresh embryos each time. By banking embryos, you’re essentially significantly reducing the cost because you do not have to take fertility injections or go through an egg retrieval process and have the eggs fertilized each time. Instead, when you’re ready to try another transfer procedure simply contact our facility and we’ll have your embryos carefully and safely thawed and transported to your fertility clinic. You can store multiple embryos at our facility and access them whenever you’re ready to try again. 

In the past, in order to increase a woman’s chances of conception, several fresh embryos would be transferred into the uterus at the same time. The hope behind this procedure was that at least one embryo would attach and grow, and without having to repeat the procedure multiple times. But a frequent side effect was a high number of multiple births, many of which were triplets or more. By freezing several healthy embryos at one time for future use, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of higher than average multiple births. 

These days, embryos can be frozen during any stage of development, even as soon as the next day following an egg retrieval procedure. However, most facilities allow the embryos to develop for several days in order to ensure viability. 

To learn more about IVF treatment, click here to read our page on Is IVF Painful? 

Embryo Banking Options 

The first option is called early embryo banking. 

We’re pleased to offer this type of embryo banking for the purpose of building your family. This technique will increase the chances of a successful outcome for women who have a diminished ovarian reserve and who plan to undergo in vitro fertilization cycles using their own eggs. This option involves undergoing a few egg retrieval procedures in succession. Each embryo from the first two sessions will be frozen in succession. Each of the embryos from the first two sessions will be frozen on the first day of embryonic development using a flash-freezing method called vitrification. During the third egg retrieval, after fertilization, the frozen embryos will be thawed, and every embryo will grow together up to the blastocyst stage. CCS, also known as comprehensive chromosomal screening is performed at this time in order to identify any abnormalities. This helps to increase the woman’s chance of a successful conception. 

Many women choose early embryo banking because it will increase the chances of transferring embryos that have been deemed chromosomally normal for women who suffer from a diminished ovarian reserve. 

Studies have proven that poor prognosis women who have stored their embryos using three cycles have the best chance for a successful outcome. Banking the embryos early will allow patients with a diminished ovarian reserve to pursue subsequent embryo transfers and continue to build the family they desire. 

Blastocyst Banking 

This banking option involves banking embryos at day five of embryo development. This option will allow women to create and freeze chromosomally normal embryos for the family they desire in the future. 

For a woman of advanced maternal age, this option will increase their chances of multiple future transfers. 

A Family in the Future 

 

Embryo banking is a type of fertility treatment that’s offered to a woman who wishes to bank her embryos in order to delay childbearing, or for women who have demonstrated a poor response to traditional stimulation cycles. It’s also used by women who are anticipating having surgery, which can interfere with the timing of an embryo transfer, or by women who must undergo cancer treatment. 

Depending on the number of eggs that are retrieved, a woman can complete one or many cycles of ovarian stimulation with the help of fertility drugs. A fertility specialist will freeze the embryos for future use.

For women who have a history of poor response to ovarian stimulation drugs, or women with a history of pregnancy loss, this treatment is both time and cost efficient and it offers an increased chance of successful conception. 

In addition to both time and cost savings, embryo banking can provide embryologists with a greater ability to choose an embryo that’s more likely to develop into a healthy infant. The benefit of banking embryos is that there are more embryos to examine and observe. 

Embryo banking can also provide a woman with a sense of reassurance if they wish to store younger embryos for later use or for those women who need to feel as though they have explored all reproductive options with their own embryos before they decide to move onto egg donation. 

Fertility Decline 

Some couples choose to delay starting their family to a point that by the time they’re finally ready to have children, conception can be difficult, if not impossible. Embryo banking is often used to postpone having children while pursuing professional or educational goals. 

A woman’s fertility will begin to decline several years prior to menopause, even if she continues to ovulate regularly. Unfortunately, the likelihood of successful conception decreases by as much as fifteen percent each year after the age of thirty-two. Fertility will decline at a more rapid rate after the age of thirty-seven. Most women over the age of forty will require a donor egg in order to have a child. 

The success of IVF will primarily depend on the patient’s age at the time of egg fertilization. Unfortunately, after forty years of age, IVF success begins to decline significantly. 

IVF Success 

Is IVF Painful

 Embryos that are cryopreserved are kept in liquid nitrogen, which will allow them to remain in a suspended state in which the embryos are essentially frozen in time. Since the uterus does not age, the probability of a successful outcome from using cryopreserved embryos will be independent of the woman’s age at the time the embryos have been thawed and implanted in the uterus. 

The probability of a successful pregnancy using embryos that have been frozen and thawed is comparable to that of the success rates with fresh embryo transfers. 

Many fertility specialists recommend making important lifestyle changes prior to IVF treatment, such as taking a daily folic acid supplement in order to reduce the chance of birth defects, making important dietary changes such as eliminating processed foods from the diet and trying alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture. 

While there is no conclusive proof that explains why so many women claim they successfully conceived after trying acupuncture prior to IVF treatment, this treatment is now widely available at most fertility clinics because of the high success rates. 

Acupuncture is almost painless and is said to improve blood flow, reduce stress, and can even minimize anxiety. 

To learn more about IVF and Acupuncture click here. 

Cryopreservation Process 

We use state of the air cryopreservation technology to slowly freeze the embryos, a technique that has been proven to provide a higher viability rate once the embryos are thawed. Preparation of the freezing process involves removing water found inside the embryos, replacing it with a type of cryoprotective substance that helps to prevent ice from forming during freezing and subsequent thawing. Next, the embryos are flash cooled. This type of rapid freezing will prevent water crystal formation damage. 

Storing the Embryos 

After the cryopreservation process, embryos are then transferred to a liquid nitrogen storage chamber in our facility. There is no limit in terms of storage length. 

Once you have decided to use your cryopreserved embryos, one or more embryos will be thawed and transferred to your fertility clinic. Most of the embryos will survive the freezing and thawing process. The successful implantation rate using thawed embryos is the same as that of fresh embryo implantation. As we touched on earlier, successful conception will heavily depend on the patient’s age at the time the eggs were harvested. 

Client Testimonials

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Client satisfaction is important to us. We know that this is an exciting time for couples, which is why our client advisor will sit down with you and discuss all of your options, so you can decide if embryo banking is right for you and your family.

Below you’ll find testimonials from satisfied clients who have banked with us. 

The Malone Family 

Erica and I had plans to travel after we got married. We both weren’t ready to begin a family just yet. Since Erica was thirty-four and I was forty-five, we decided the smart thing to do was bank her embryos, so we could wait until we were ready to have a child. This facility discussed our banking options and recommended a great storage plan that we could easily afford. After three years of traveling, vacations, and working overtime so we could buy the house of our dreams, Erica and I were finally ready to start our family. Once we contacted the facility they spoke with our fertility specialist and had the embryos thawed and transported to our clinic. The service here was amazing. The staff here made us feel like we really mattered. Communication was excellent. The client advisor even contacted us right after we had the embryos processed to let us know it was a success. We would definitely recommend.

Jason and Erica Malone

Perth, Australia 

The Howards 

Julie had to undergo chemotherapy. It was such a scary time in our life. I was devasted by her cancer diagnosis, but she was confident she would pull through. Before she started chemo, she had her embryos stored here. Once her treatment was finished we waited two years before we tried IVF. The staff here worked with our fertility specialist and perfectly timed the thawing process. The embryos were delivered to our fertility clinic for implantation. Julie did amazing. We welcomed our son Michael nine months later. Without companies like this, we wouldn’t have realized our dream of growing a family. Thank you.

Julie and Michael Howard

Sydney Australia 

To learn more about our client’s experiences you can click here to read our client testimonial page.