It is a fact that embryo transfer increases the chance of pregnancy. Having sexual intercourse around the time of embryo transfer further enhances the chances to conceive. The early embryo implantation and its subsequent fetal development would increase the success rate of pregnancy carrying it through till it reaches maturity eventually delivering the baby. The embryo feeds on the blood for its healthy implant, and sexual orgasm promotes the flow of blood into the uterine lining in order to help successful growth of the embryo.
The embryo transfer is a crucial step for the intending parents undergoing IVF treatment.
All you need to ensure that high potential embryos are transferred and implanted in the uterus for enhancing the chance of pregnancy. While taking full advantage of embryo transfer and ensuring that it spells success you must always insist on:
— The availability of the best fertility experts to oversee the procedure which is highly technical and needs a lot of expertise and experience which makes all the difference between success and failure. A skilled surgeon has a lot of dexterity and steel like nerves who would personally handle the entire embryo transfer process.
— Embryo transfer should be smooth and fast. It is advisable to have a trial run where the embryologist would have a mock transfer prior to the real one. This will help reassessment of the uterine cavity and identification of any obstacle to its entry. This could be rectified using a right catheter. There should not be any lapse of time in the transfer process due to the use of a wrong catheter which might fail the cycle.
-For an embryo transfer to precipitate into a successful pregnancy there is an absolute necessity to carry out pre-treatment tests. Particularly for customers undergoing IVF and using their own eggs, hormone profiling like FSH and AMH is an absolute necessity.
— For patients over 40 years of age, it is important that two embryos are transferred. A recent study revealed that a double embryo transfer could be more effective than a single transfer in case of aged females. However, the number of embryos to be transferred for a successful pregnancy will depend upon the age, quality and quantity of embryos available as well as the medical history of the person whose embryos are being transferred.
Even with an embryo transfer process an IVF cycle might fail and the reason will be embryo implantation failure which is not at all desirable after putting in so much effort. Implantation failure may have its source with a defective uterus or a defective embryo or even a combination of both.
During transfer and implantation, there might be embryonic arrest due to chromosomal abnormalities inherent in the embryos. These abnormalities rob the embryos of their vital power to get successfully implanted. So before transfer, the embryo donor must be medically evaluated as to any genetic defects that would cause unsuccessful implantation of embryos at a later stage.
The available procedure for embryo analysis would be Pre-implantation genetic screening for appraising the chromosomal health of the embryos to decide on how competent an embryo would be for its successful implantation resulting in a successful pregnancy.
However, the precise time for embryo transfer for getting the best results is yet to be explored.
The uterus is capable of receiving young embryos and ensures their development and implantation at a pace which doesn’t exceed 15 % for a single transferred egg. The IVF culture up to the blastocyst stage may deteriorate embryo viability. Thus, in a nutshell, embryo transfer increases the chance of successful pregnancy but should be done with utmost precaution with the help of a specialist’s direct involvement.