Embryo Freezing in Mexico

2 clinic(s) offering Embryo Freezing treatment in Mexico
LIV Fertility Center Verified

We LIV to get you to a place you LOVE. To contact our team, please call: English +1 (855)-534-5340 | Spanish +1 (855)-534-5342 | Local +52 (322)-297-2077 At LIV, our fertility specialists are some of the most renowned experts in the field. Our center believes in a team approach to fertility treatment. We trust in our multiple and complimentary medical disciplines to lead you on your journey to pregnancy success. Our goal is to provide you affordable and safe fertility care in Mexico, saving you nearly 50 percent when compared to United States and Canada. Both inside and outside of the center, LIV gives you the confidence to explore and enjoy an intimate experience in Puerto Vallarta.

We had an amazing experience here and were well taken care of. This is an amazing team and group of people here. They make you feel like family. It's not just that they know you by name when you walk in the door, or your medical history, they know you personally. Doing fertility treatments treatments is not for the faint of heart. This is quite the journey. These group of people, the doctors, the nurses, the medical staff, billing, reception, therapists, all of them, are kind, caring, and compassionate. We read the reviews before we went there and saw how great their services were from other people. We also noticed their high success rates. Well now that we have had the chance to see it first hand we are happy we chose them. We now have 6 embyro's waiting for us for implantation. We are looking forward to coming back for implantation. Thanks so much team! We look forward to coming back in July/August. :)
June 2019
My husband and I got married late in our age. I was 36 years old and he was 49 we both did not have any children from previous relationships. We had tried IVF in California, USA that was not successful and very financially draining and caused us financial hardship. Due to my age and with one ovary the cost for medication was outrageous. We had to wait a couple years to save for another try. We searched the internet and came across VisitandCare.com. There were several options that they sent to us but staff that we spoke with at LIV was very genuine and helpful. Why we selected LIV fertility clinic Dr. Stetson was very patient with us and took the time to explain the positives and the negatives about our journey. Alonso was our coordinator and was always available by email or phone. He had a great personality and put us at ease if we had any type of concerns. Overall I give LIV Fertility Clinic five stars for top tier medical advice, timely treatment, professionalism and most importantly, for delivering results. Thank you to science and love we had 2 beautiful twins (boy, girl). First impressions: the front staff of the office is warm and inviting. They were very professional and courteous. Medical care/advice: My medical team was very responsive. They went above and beyond to address all of my concerns during treatment. Karla the embryologist gave us daily updates on our embryos. Cost: The investment of time, emotion and taxation on my body was worth every penny. They were affordable for our budget. Now that I am 47 and my husband is 60 we can relax and give our full attention to our little ones that we cherish so much. Thank you Dr. Steton, Dr. Perez and LIV staff.
February 2018
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Tijuana Fertility Clinic Verified

Tijuana Fertility Clinic is made up of a qualified medical team and IVF professionals who offer highly specialized areas in the study diagnosis and treatment of infertility for males and females.

No words to describe their excellency!
January 2022
Due to my problems with ectopic pregnancy and having one fallopian tube left that was blocked, my only option to conceive a child was through IVF only. I was losing hope and after my first consultation with Dr. Amezquita it gave me a positive feeling that I will have success in conceiving a child. My husband and I can’t afford to go with the process of IVF in San Diego, CA so I researched a lot of clinics and hospital in Mexico to find out who could help us. Then I found Tijuana Fertility Clinic and from the initial conversation that I had with Gisela (Office Coordinator) by email, she was well-detailed with the pricing and the process of the IVF. She was always quick in responding to all my questions because I worry with my body a lot of times. They gave us a positive response from the very first conversation that’s what made us decide to choose this clinic. From the clinic staffs, clinic cleanliness through the caring doctor and the caring nurses, we have no regrets go to this clinic to conceive our first child! I’m currently 7 weeks! Dr. Amezquita spoke fluent in English and was very knowledgeable when it comes to women reproductive system. He knows more than I do when it comes to women anatomy. Very impressive doctor! The front desk was also very nice and always smiling when we arrive to our appointment. And if we had trouble crossing the border because of traffic, we call the clinic and they were always flexible and understanding since we were traveling from San Diego. We highly recommend for women who are seeking to do an IVF. We love this clinic and we will go back for our 2nd child later! Thank you to Dr. Amezquita and whole staff for helping us conceive our first baby!
October 2019
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Embryo Freezing Overview

Embryo freezing (embryo cryopreservation) is an infertility treatment available to couples who are not to a certain extent ready to implant their embryos or have excess embryos. Principally, a woman’s eggs and a man’s sperm are retrieved and prepared. The woman is given hormone injections to produce more eggs than during her typical cycle.


The man produces a sample himself or can undergo one of the sperm retrieval methods: Microdissection TESE, Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) or Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA). After the egg retrieval, the follicular fluid is closely examined under a microscope and all of the eggs present are identified. Each egg is washed in a special medium so impurities are removed. These eggs are then transferred to a special incubator where they will remain until fertilization is ready to take place (2-6 hours after egg retrieval). The partner’s sperm are washed and divided into specific amounts per egg. The egg and sperm are then combined in a dish containing a special culture medium (protein, salt, and antibiotics) before being placed back inside the incubator.


Embryo culture is one of the most important stages of IVF. During this process embryos are formed and nurtured until they are ready to be transferred into your uterus. They are formed by combining your eggs and your partner’s sperm in order to produce a fertilized egg or zygote. The culture process lasts 2-5 days and encourages the growth of the zygote into an embryo. An embryologist will monitor your embryos until they are ready. Embryos can be cultured for two, three or five days before transfer/freezing depending on your reproductive history. The survival rate after thawing depends on the quality of the embryos at the time of freezing. Usually, only the best embryos are chosen for freezing so the survival rate is a higher level. Although IVF success rates with frozen embryos are a bit lower than with fresh embryos, they are steadily improving in recent years. Frozen embryo transfer cycle defines the process in which embryos are thawed and then implanted into a woman’s uterus.


The Embryo Freezing Procedure is quite similar to egg freezing and sperm freezing. However, the process can be quite traumatic for an embryo as not all of them survive the freezing or thawing. Each stage of embryo freezing will be explained to you by the specialist when you have a consultation to discuss your options.


The Cost of Embryo Freezing can be quite expensive in countries such as the United States and United Kingdom, especially when combined with other treatments. More and more couples are traveling overseas to take advantage of affordable procedures available in places like North Cyprus and Georgia. Many couples in UK seek embryo freezing in Cyprus to escape their country's expensive IVF treatments and its inflexible laws.


A Good Candidate for Embryo Freezing

Some couples with infertility issues are good candidates for embryo freezing. The cryopreservation of embryos can be very useful in certain situations. During IVF with ICSI (microinjection), only 1-4 embryos are transferred into the uterus. This can channel a surplus of embryos left behind. A couple can choose to freeze embryos for use during a subsequent IVF cycle if the first cycle is not successful. Not all couples have a surplus of embryos, however.


If intended couples do have a excess of embryos, they will need to undergo egg and sperm retrieval, embryo culture and embryo freezing again. A couple may wish to have a second pregnancy using embryos that were formed earlier. Rather than going through the entire embryo freezing procedure again, they can simply go back to the clinic where their embryos are stored. A fresh embryo transfer may not be an option for a variety of reasons.


A good candidate for embryo freezing is a woman who may be at risk of ovarian hyperstimulation that might be complicated by a pregnancy. In this case, all of the embryos would be frozen on day one after fertilization.


Double freezing can be an effective method in such cases. If you are concerned about the potential for multiple births that may result from multiple embryo transfer, embryo freezing is a good way to preserve these embryos for later use.


A good candidate for embryo freezing is a woman in a relationship who desires children but is about to undergo medical treatment that may make her infertile. By freezing her embryos she has the opportunity to become pregnant with a biological child at a later date. Some couples choose to freeze embryos while others choose to donate them to infertile couples or research.


Your infertility specialist will explain the entire process to you so that you understand each stage and are comfortable with this form of infertility treatment and help you decide if it is right for you.


Embryo Freezing Procedure

The embryo freezing procedure is carried out in stages. Embryos can be frozen anytime between one day and 5-6 days after fertilization. Only the most viable ones are chosen for cryopreservation.


The first step of the embryo freezing procedure requires the removal of all the water present inside the cells. Water expands as it turns into ice and this would burst the embryo. So the embryo doesn’t dry up as the water is being removed, a non-expanding antifreeze solution (cryoprotectant) is added as a replacement.


After most of the water has been removed, the embryo is inserted into a vial and then placed in a controlled rate freezer. It is cooled slowly (-0.30C per minute) so the embryologist always has complete control over the embryo freezing procedure. Another advantage of cooling at a slow pace is that it prevents the formation of large ice fragments that could potentially puncture the embryo. The vial is sealed and placed into a labeled metal cane with other frozen embryos before being put into a storage tank.


Embryos are stored at -196°C in liquid nitrogen (a safe and effective coolant). The duration of the embryo freezing procedure takes a few hours. Labeling is very important throughout the entire process. Individual embryos are labeled carefully and identified according to their origin, developmental stage and date frozen to prevent confusion and avoid misidentification.


To ensure your embryo freezing procedure is carried out successfully, steps are taken to minimize technical failure.

· A back-up freezing system is always close by ensuring there are no interruptions to the temperature

· Generators are available in the event of a power outage

· Alarms monitor the liquid nitrogen levels and are designed to prevent premature thawing


When the embryos are ready to be thawed, they are accurately checked and thawed at room temperature. Unlike the embryo freezing which takes a longer period of time, embryo thawing only takes a couple of minutes. Embryo thawing is a very central stage of the frozen embryo transfer cycle. As a general rule, if the embryo survives undamaged (50% or more) then it is worth keeping and proceeding to the next level.


Embryos can actually undergo a significant amount of freeze damage and still lead to a healthy pregnancy. During the embryo freezing procedure, you will begin to take medication enabling your uterine wall lining to prepare for the embryo transfer. The medication prescribed to you will depend on your own unique situation, including factors such as age and regularity of menstrual periods. There are a number of issues related to embryo cryopreservation that you need to be aware of:

· Some or all of your healthy embryos may not survive the freezing/thawing process or they might be damaged too much to continue. Around 20-25% of embryos are lost through the embryo freezing procedure

· The potential risk of birth defects in children born as a result of frozen embryos. Studies do not show any noticeable increase in defects when compared to the rest of the population