Assisted reproduction covers two major steps, which are necessary for a successful infertility treatment. The first step is the controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) and the second, which is based on laboratory procedures, and begins from oocyte retrieval and ends with embryo transfer in uterine cavity. However just one break in a chain is enough to split the whole procedure. Unfortunately, during the long way of AR treatment there can be a lot of expected and unexpected threats.
A couple suffering from infertility for 19 years applied to our Assisted Reproduction (AR) Unit. They were evaluated and accepted for an ICSI cycle in our unit. During our routine embryology laboratory procedure of culturing, an unexpected event has occurred. It was possible to cancel the cycle but we continued the treatment and the embryo transfer was done, implantation was achieved and a healthy male baby was born.
We faced an unexpected failure in our incubator due to a problem in the electricity circuits of the online power supplier. The embryos were exposed to stay in a relatively cooled incubator. Although we had this negative condition, we transferred the embryo due to the strong desire and the approval of the couple.