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Social freezing (oocyte freezing for later use)

Social egg freezing

Fertility preservation via egg freezing was originally proposed to women for oncology or medical reasons but nowadays there is a big shift and social egg freezing is available to every woman concerned about her fertility.

While female biologic clock is generally accepted as a fact that cannot be changed, egg freezing is a relatively new IVF approach that helps to take some of the pressure off by giving women an option to freeze their eggs while they have good ovarian reserve and eggs are of good quality and possibly use them later in higher reproductive age. Women feel more relaxed by having a chance to postpone motherhood until the time is right.

Factors why women decide to preserve their fertility via egg freezing are different but mostly can be explained through: wish to peruse career and education goals, not yet meeting Mr Right or simply wanting to experience different things like travelling, financial independence or freedom of being in a relationship before starting to plan family and motherhood. 

1.    What is the age group of women freezing their eggs?
Research shows that most of the women undergoing this method of fertility preservation are in their late 30s. To get the most quality eggs and have the highest chances to obtain pregnancy later, reproductive specialists advise women to plan egg freezing earlier, while they are in their early 30s,  when significantly better results can be expected. With more awareness and education of young women through media and local health care professionals, we expect in future to have younger women in their 30-ies undergoing this procedure. 

2.    How do I know if I qualify for egg freezing?
Genetics, current health condition, lifestyle, stress, nutrition are some of the factors that can influence female fertility. To assess your fertility level, there is a list of examinations that can be done with your local doctor or here at our clinic. Normally it includes:
-    Hormonal profile: FSH, LH, estradiol, prolactin, testosterone, TSH, fT3, fT4 on 2-5 day of menstrual cycle 
-    AMH (Anti Mullerian hormone), indication of ovaries reserve
-    Number of antral follicle count, via ultrasound control of ovaries
Based on these results, we can give your feedback about your fertility and further options.

3.    How does procedure look like, what can be expected? 
Based on evaluation described above + collecting general information about woman´s health condition and BMI, our doctors will prescribe an individual hormonal stimulation protocol.  By applying hormonal injections we will stimulate growth of more follicles containing eggs to get more eggs for freezing in one stimulated cycle. Stimulation normally lasts 8-10 days and during this time a patient doesn´t need to be in Prague. She can administer the injections herself based on our protocol and instructions. By monitoring the reaction via ultrasound control (at home with local doctor or here at PFC) we will plan timing of egg collection. 
Egg collection is done in total anaesthesia, therefore  it is necessary to do in advance general assessment with local GP (EKG, blood test, liver tests, urine control, heart and lungs control with the  conclusion that woman is healthy and that there are no serious chronic diseases or the familiar tendency to thrombosis). After egg collection, quality of eggs is assessed and they are frozen via vitrification method. 

4.    What happens when I decide to use the frozen eggs?
We thaw the eggs and fertilize them with your partner´s sperm via ICSI or PICSI method (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). This is how embryos are created. Embryos continue to grow another 2-5 days in laboratory culture and then they are transferred to your uterus using thin catheter, under an ultrasound control. Pregnancy success rate with one embryo transfer of two good quality embryos is statistically around 45-50%.

5.    How many eggs should I freeze?
Optimally to plan one embryo transfer of two good quality embryos selected among more embryos, we recommend freezing around 10 eggs. 

6.    How long can my eggs stay frozen?
Eggs can be kept frozen (cryopreserved) for unlimited time. 

7.    What is the cost of the procedure?
The total cost of the procedure is 3.000 EUR which includes:

Prices do not include the cost of medication for hormonal stimulation and storage fees.
After one year, storage fees per year/per box cost 200 EUR.
Total cost of medication for hormonal stimulation depends on the doses and prescribed protocols, varying from: 800 – 1 000 EUR.
8.    How long should I stay in Prague?
Normally a week-long stay in Prague is enough. It would normally include 1-2 ultrasound controls prior to egg collection, egg collection, rest in Prague and return home. We cooperate with hotels nearby and help you organize your stay. 




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We help to bloossom new lives. We are an IVF clinic with an individual and sensitive approach.


We help to bloossom new lives. We are an IVF clinic with an individual and sensitive approach. Reproductive medicine has made greate progress in recent years and can help with most reproductive problems. Even in the Czech Republic, the treatments have already helped thousands of couples with their families. The peak of a woman’s fertility is reached at around age 20 and after age 25 fertility slowly starts to decrease.  More rapid decrease happens normally after the age 35 when embryo implantation rates decreases and women face higher chances of having a miscarriages. The reason are explained by genetic abnormalities in eggs which result in genetically abnormal embryos without potential to develop into healthy pregnancy.  Men are not facing this challenges as they produce new, young sperm every 60-70 days and are not so limited by reproductive age.  Our grandmothers and mothers were more in line with this biologic factors, but today as young women deal with education, career, financial independence and are waiting to align with right partner, motherhood is postponed to late 20-ies, to be exact: 29 years old which is Czech and European average to become mothers for the first time mothers. Getting further away from biology, many couples turn to reproductive medicine to help them plan parenthood. Our job is not just to treat, but also to educate our patients when to seek help, we recommend to contact the clinic right away if: •    You are 35 or younger and you’ve been trying to get pregnant for 1 year without success •    You are over age 35 and you’ve been trying for more than 6 months without success •    You’re over age 40 and you’d like to start a family Time factor plays important role and we encourage woman to continue trying naturally but also to learn about their fertility and make realistic plan with time frame how to plan pregnancy. Contacting a clinic is not a taboo and many couples are parents today to children born with the help of assisted preproduction. Clinic has Info Center ready to answer all your questions and organize your first visit to the clinic ProCrea Swiss IVF Center in Prague.  Contacts:  Phone: +420 257 212 516 – 518 E-mail:  


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Christmas holidays non-working day


We would like to inform you that our clinic will be closed 24th – 27th December. In case of any questions, please contact us ahead. We wish you Happy Holidays! ProCrea Swiss IVF Center Prague


Your health and safety are our priorities


Clinic is operating daily in accordance with epidemiology instructions in Czech Republic. Your health and safety are our priorities.   If you are travelling from abroad, we offer: - Official clinic invitation to confirm that travel is of medical purpose - FREE COVID PCR test for travel purposes for our female patients as part of their IVF treatment packages Feel free to contact us for more information.


Annonymous spermiogram analysis


The same as every year, this summer in June we offer “Annonymous spermiogram analysis”. You can book your sperm analysis using specific individual code according to which we wil track your result. The cost of the analysis is 1000 Kc.  Booking is possbile at the reception, by e-mail or phone.


Easter opening hours


Dear patients,  during Easter will be the clinic opened just for urgent cases on Saturday 11th and Monday 13th only in the morning. In urgency call +420 602  758 353. The clinic opens for you on Tuesday 14th April.  Thank you for understanding. We wish you happy Easter!


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The most beautiful Christmas

The most beautiful Christmas

"We would like to thank you very much for our treasure Karolína. We are your clients and thanks to you, our little girl was born on December 20, 2020 and became our most beautiful Christmas gift. The little one was 48cm and 3210g and we are very grateful to you.” Family Ženatík


Beautiful "Thank you" from a happy, new mother

Even during COVID pandemic time babies are born, including via IVF treatments. We received this beautiful thank you message from a happy new mother.

"I wish you primarily good health, so you could handle this challenging times and continue with your work. You have helped us greatly and we will be forever grateful."

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Thank you

Dr. Šulc,

we would like to use this opportunity to thank you and your colleagues for the  care we received during our IVF treatment and following pregnancy from May 2019 until now.

We are especially grateful for your personal approach to our case, we felt cared after even when situation was not easy, we always knew we can turn to you for advice. We are aware that today it is unfortunatelly not a standard everywhere, so we value not only your medical help but also kind approach.



Finaly even me can boast with joyfull news. On 10th February 2020 was born gorgeous girl Michalka (3650 g, 51 cm). She arrived 10 days after predicted date of birth. We, happy parents, want to thank to the whole Gest team for the longwished happiness. Markéta and Lukáš



Finally can we show off our babyboy Michal. He was born on 24.12.2019, his weight was 2720g and was 48 cm long. Michal came into this world little bit earlier - at 37th week. 
Thanks a lot to the whole team - finally we have our little treasure. 
Happy parents Jaroslava and Luboš 



We would like to thank the whole GEST team for the birth of our babygirl Zuzanka. She was born on 13. 7. 2018. Her weight was just 1120g - she was early born (28+6 week). She became a healthy, beautifull girl.
Grretings and thanks a lot again. 
Milena Wágnerová  



ProCrea Swiss IVF Center s.r.o.
Nádražní Str. 762/32
(entrance from Rozkošného Str. 1058/3)
150 00 Praha 5 - Smíchov

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