As a complement to IVF treatment, Cloudnine Fertility provides blastocyst transfer procedure to enhance a couple’s chances of conceiving. During an in vitro fertilization process, eggs are removed from the ovaries and mixed with sperm in a lab for fertilization to take place. They are then left to be developed in a dish. An embryo that has developed after five or six days post fertilization is called a blastocyst.
Blastocyst transfer is the process when embryos are allowed to develop to the blastocyst stage prior to being transferred back to the womb. The procedure significantly increases pregnancy success rates while reducing the probability of triplet and quadruplet pregnancies that are usually associated with grave complications.
Blastocyst is a vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure in which embryos are incubated for five or six days in laboratory, two days longer than standard IVF process, before being transferred to the womb. At least, four good quality embryos (6 to 8 cells) must be available on the third day after the egg has been retrieved for optimal chances of a blastocyst.
Embryos are cultured in a laboratory incubator to the blastocyst stage and one or two of the best quality blastocysts are selected for implantation into the woman’s womb. The additional time and healthier embryos enhances a couple’s chance of conceiving.
Couples who have had failed attempts with IVF or IVF/ICSI despite having good quality eggs are being offered the Blastocyst transfer as an alternative treatment. The chances of pregnancy are the highest when the most viable embryos are selected for transfer and implantation.
Blastocyst transfer is believed to be a more natural? form of transfer as compared to the Day 3 transfer process. This is due to the fact that through the process, embryo is implanted into the uterus at approximately the same time as it would have entered the uterus in case of natural pregnancy. In Day 3 transfers, embryos are transferred to the uterus at a time when they normally should have still been in the fallopian tubes. In expert opinions, waiting to place a blastocyst embryo back in the womb significantly increases the chances of a successful pregnancy.
Our specially designed Blastocyst Transfer treatment is suitable for women of all age groups, especially young ones having a good prognosis for pregnancy from in vitro fertilization. However women over 40 years of age can also take advantage of our effective technique and enhance their chance of pregnancy, if their embryos are suitable to grow to blastocysts.
Cloudnine Fertility is dedicated to help couples in their pursuit of parenthood. Through advanced Blastocyst Transfer, we are able to further tip the balance of pregnancy success versus risks in favor of our patients. Couples can rest assured as our experienced clinical and laboratory teams are equipped with vast experience and cutting edge technology that enable them to offer the best advice and ensure safe and successful outcome.
To learn more about Blastocyst Transfer procedure, feel free to contact us via phone or email and we will be happy to answer all your queries. Or, fix an appointment with a fertility specialist today!