SECURITY OF GAMETES & EMBRYOS

In addition to manual double witnessing, Al-Jawhara IVF facilities are equipped with a new unique technology helping to reduce the risk of laboratory mistakes in infertility treatment, by electronically identifying the gametes, resulting embryos, and other materials used in in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment cycles. We use radio frequency identification system to track the identity of our patients' sperm, eggs, and embryos during the course of treatment. If the wrong material is introduced in the lab environment, the system will alert the staff, via visual and audible signals, to help prevent mislabelling of any materials. Although laboratory errors are rare, creating this automated system minimises the chance for an error.

 

Complications of Infertility Treatment by ART

As with any medical or surgical procedure, a few patients will experience side effects and complications during or after an IVF treatment. The potential problems associated with IVF/ ICSI are:

  • Drug reaction.
  • Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome.
  • Ectopic pregnancy.
  • Multiple births.


Al-Jawhara IVF will ensure to minimize the above complications by:

  • Following a through list of investigations prior to IVF treatment.
  • Designing a personalised ovarian induction protocol for each case during the programme.
  • Applying a careful and constant monitoring procedure to patients before, during, and after treatment.


According to the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Bahrain, it is strongly recommended by the IVF regulatory committee that a maximum of two embryos are put back into the womb during treatment in women under the age of 40.