Parents and a newborn at the Gryshchenko fertility clinic
Fertility clinic V.I. Gryshchenko, Kharkiv
When we create a family, we plan to become not just spouses, but also a mom and a dad. Unfortunately, the miracle of having children does not always happen. Statistically, one in ten couples in the world faces the problem of infertility. Does this mean that they will never become parents? Fortunately not. Infertility, both male and female, can be cured. The clinic for Reproductive Medicine named after academician V.I. Gryshch...
Reception in the Gryshchenko Clinic Lviv Ukraine
Fertility clinic V.I. Gryshchenko Lviv, Lviv
In April 2022, the Academician V. Gryshchenko Clinic opened a branch in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. The opening of such a comprehensive reproductive medical center opens up many opportunities for Lviv residents and guests of the city. Gryshchenko Clinic is considered one of the strongest and most advanced medical institutions in Ukraine, which deals with the problems of conception and infertility. The history of the clinic began in the 80s o...
Clinic of reproductive medicine "LITA"
Clinic of reproductive medicine "LITA", Kyiv
The desire to have a child is one of the most sacred for any family, especially for women. The happiness that a baby brings to its parents, its first steps and smile, words and achievements fill our lives with meaning. Unfortunately, today's world statistics show that most couples of mature age have difficulties with having a baby and cannot get pregnant during the first year of attempts. The age at which a couple may have fertility pro...

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The embryologist plays an important role in reproductive medicine. The success of the entire treatment depends to a large extent on his knowledge and experience. First, the embryologist prepares the germ cells for fertilization. During the puncture, he searches for the eggs, places them in a special medium and (if necessary) cleans them of secondary cells. He also evaluates the quality of the sperm and processes it for fertilization of the eggs.

What does an embryologist do?

No assisted reproductive technology (ART) is possible without an embryologist. This is the doctor who prepares the biological material, sifts out germ cells with defects and selects the most promising ones for fertilization in a laboratory setting. He is helped in this by high-precision equipment and certain media.

The main tasks of the embryologist are

  • obtaining female germ cells and their processing;
  • processing of male germ cells;
  • conducting fertilization under laboratory conditions;
  • creating favorable conditions for embryo maturation;
  • monitoring the cultivation of embryos in the incubator;
  • reezing of germ cells.

First week of pregnancy

The role of the embryologist in ART protocols

Any artificial insemination protocol involves a reproductologist and an embryologist. The reproductologist, taking into account age, hormonal background and other indicators, determines how to overcome infertility. The embryologist, on the other hand, is responsible for the fertilization process.  He is involved in the protocol at the moment of germ cell sampling. The biomaterial is then evaluated, the most viable eggs and sperm cells are chosen, and the cells are placed in a special environment for fertilization. If the quality of the biomaterial partner held ICSI - with a special fine needle is introduced into the egg cell sperm - the resulting zygote is placed in an incubator.

If indicated, the embryologist takes a biopsy for subsequent preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). A small number of cells are plucked from the embryo to test for genetic and chromosomal abnormalities. The procedure is relatively safe and has no effect on the further development of the embryo.

Sometimes pregnancy does not occur simply because the fertilized egg has a dense mucous membrane. The embryo can not come out of it, and therefore attach to the uterine wall. If this is detected, an assisted hatching is performed - opening the membrane of the fertilized egg with a laser in order to achieve the long-awaited pregnancy.

When do I need a separate consultation with an embryologist?

A separate consultation with an embryologist is needed if:

  • previous attempts at artificial insemination have ended unsuccessfully;
  • donor material will be used in the protocol;
  • there is a need to freeze your own germ cells.

In other cases, the consultation is optional - if the couple wants to clarify the details of the embryological stage, how the selection of germ cells, the cultivation of embryos, the transfer, etc.

The help of an embryologist can make the process of artificial insemination much easier and increase the likelihood of success on the first attempt. You can find a highly qualified embryologist by contacting us or by choosing one of the doctors on this website.

Fertilization of the egg

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Gryshchenko Nikolay Grigorievich
Gryshchenko Nikolay Grigorievich, Kharkiv
Obstetrician-gynecologist, reproductologist
Fertility clinic V.I. Gryshchenko

Gryshchenko Nikolay Grigorievich dedicates his research and practical activity to the problems of reproductive health. This choice is conditioned by the desire to continue the work of four generations of obstetricians-gynecologists of the medical dynasty of the Gryshchenko family, the work of the outstanding scientist Valentin Ivanovich Gryshchenko.

Petrova Galina Andreevna
Petrova Galina Andreevna, Kharkiv
Obstetrician-gynecologist, reproductologist, gynecologist-endocrinologist.
Fertility clinic V.I. Gryshchenko

Specialization: treatment of all types of female infertility, ultrasonic diagnostics of female genitalia, gynecological endocrinology, conservative treatment of all types of female genital diseases, hysteroscopy.

Blazhko Julia Sergeevna
Blazhko Julia Sergeevna, Kharkiv
Obstetrician-gynecologist, reproductologist, doctor of ultrasonic diagnostics.
Fertility clinic V.I. Gryshchenko

Specialization: diagnostics and treatment of infertility, ultrasonic diagnostics of pelvic organs, breast and thyroid glands, colposcopy, endoscopic surgeries.

Drogovoz Ekaterina  Vladimirovna
Drogovoz Ekaterina Vladimirovna, Kharkiv
Obstetrician-gynecologist, reproductologist, doctor of ultrasonic diagnostics, doctor of cervical pathology office.
Fertility clinic V.I. Gryshchenko

Specialization: treatment of all types of female infertility, ultrasonic diagnostics of pelvic organs, breast and thyroid glands. Treatment of cervical pathology.

Parashchuk Valentin Yuryevich
Parashchuk Valentin Yuryevich, Kharkiv
Chief physician, obstetrician-gynecologist, reproductologist
Fertility clinic V.I. Gryshchenko

Specialization: treatment of all types of female infertility, ultrasonic diagnostics of female genitalia, operative gynecology.


Feedback from our clients

We're pregnant
My name is Nicole and I am from Portland, Oregon. My husband and I have been unable to conceive for 7 years. I was diagnosed with infertility and prescribed expensive treatments. My friend is from Ukraine and when I told her about the problems with health insurance coverage, she advised me to go to Kiev and get treatment there. My husband and I thought it was crazy. But after a couple of weeks we made up our minds. I contacted Dmitriy and he suggested several options for clinics after learning about my diagnosis. We chose Grischenko clinic. Our doctor Elena was very nice and tactful. Those were difficult days. Tests, examinations. My husband and I were tired, but it was not for nothing. We could not go through the whole course of treatment, we had to go home. The doctors met us and adjusted some of the procedures to our abilities. We flew home exhausted, but literally six months later we were able to get pregnant. Thank you.
Fertility clinic V.I. Gryshchenko
Nicole Coleman (Portland, Oregon)
Jesteśmy w ciąży
Mam na imię Nicole i pochodzę z Portland w stanie Oregon. Od 7 lat nie możemy z mężem począć dziecka. Zdiagnozowano u mnie niepłodność i przepisano mi kosztowne leczenie. Moja przyjaciółka pochodzi z Ukrainy i kiedy powiedziałam jej o problemach z ubezpieczeniem zdrowotnym, poradziła mi, żebym pojechała do Kijowa i tam się leczyła. Myśleliśmy z mężem, że to szaleństwo. Ale po kilku tygodniach zdecydowaliśmy się. Skontaktowałam się z Dmitrijem, który po zapoznaniu się z moją diagnozą zaproponował kilka możliwości klinik. Wybraliśmy klinikę Grischenko. Nasza lekarka Elena była bardzo miła i taktowna. To były trudne dni. Testy, badania. Byliśmy z mężem zmęczeni, ale to nie było na darmo. Nie mogliśmy przejść przez cały proces leczenia, musieliśmy wrócić do domu. Lekarze spotkali się z nami i dostosowali niektóre zabiegi do naszych możliwości. Wróciliśmy do domu zmęczeni, ale dosłownie pół roku później udało nam się zajść w ciążę. Dziękuję.
Fertility clinic V.I. Gryshchenko
Nicole Coleman (Portland, Oregon)


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