Blastocyst Transfer

Blastocyst Transfer

With the advance in technology it has become easier to combat the infertility problems. The blastocyst transfer is one such technique which assures couples healthier babies in the in vitro fertilization. Here the embryos are kept up to 5 days thereby ensuring best eggs for fertilization.

Advantages of Blastocyst transfer

  • In normal transfer embryos are transferred into the uterus within 2 or 3 days of fertilization. This would be a time when they would have only reached fallopian tubes had it been be a natural pregnancy. The blastocyst embryos are placed in uterus at precisely the same time so this gives better chances for success in pregnancy
  • Here the couples are assured of high quality embryos.
  • Under blastocyst only one or two of the best embryos are selected for transfer and as transferring more than 4 can lead multiple pregnancy.

Process

  • The blastocyst process is similar to IVF treatment where in the patient would be required to undergo a number of medical test and ultrasounds. Here consent would be signed form both the partners and the treatment would be started.
  • Next they woman would be administered hormones which will result in development of multiple eggs.
  • These eggs will be collected and fertilized in laboratory using the partner’s sperm. Now in blastocyst the embryos will be kept a little longer as compared to traditional method. Here they are allowed to be cultured for 5-6 days which help them to identify the high quality embryos.
  • Once the embryos have completed their growth they are directly place into the uterus using a catheter.

Risks

  • While undergoing the blastocyst transfer in the laboratory there is a minor chance that embryos die in process. If collected embryos are less in number then there is also a chance of being left with no embryos to transfer.
  • This procedure tends to be a little more expensive but you can be assured of higher success rate as compared to the traditional transfers.