What is Blastocyst Transfer ?
Blastocyst culture and transfer is a technique developed for in vitro fertilization (IVF). This procedure intends to maximize pregnancy rates while minimizing the risk of multiple pregnancies. At Altius , our fertility doctors and embryologist are providing the best Blastocyst Transfer treatment for women, especially older women to overcome infertility.
Why choose Blastocyst Transfer Routine?
It is the natural conception process by preparing an embryo to the stage that it would have been at if it had arrived in the uterus, the conventional way. The process is far superior to a pure in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure.
Effective Timing : In traditional IVF transfers, an embryo is transferred to the uterus when the uterine lining is fully prepared to receive it. In natural circumstances, an embryo is about six days old when it lands in the uterus. A blastocyst transfer presents the embryo and the uterus with conditions similar to natural conception.
Is Blastocyst Transfer Routine Right for me ?
A blastocyst transfer demonstrates the best results in younger women. If our fertility specialist has determined that patient is a good candidate for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), or if previous IVF attempts have failed on account of hindered implantation, a blastocyst transfer may be adapted for you. Women with low healthy egg reserves are excellent selection for blastocyst procedures.
Steps involved in Blastocyst Transfer Routine
Blastocyst Transfer Routine is composed of a couple of steps as specified below
Egg collection is a painless, plain-sailing routine that doesn’t usually last longer than half an hour. The procedure involves the retrieval of eggs from mature follicles, using a device known as a scan probe.
The embryos created during fertilisation are preserved in a laboratory incubator until they reach the blastocyst stage. By crossing the six-day mark in an incubator, these embryos are more likely to withstand and thrive in a uterine environment. Only the healthiest blastocysts are implanted into the uterus, with the ones left over being cryopreserved for the future.
When an embryo reaches the six-day threshold, it is called a blastocyst. It is an ideal time for the blastocyst to make an appearance in the uterus at this stage. It is now strong enough to weather the uterine environment, and an embryologist carefully places the healthiest blastocyst inside the uterus. For healthy pregnancies we transfer a maximum of two blastocysts in any one IVF cycle.
About two weeks after your IVF procedure, Patient has to under go pregnancy test to gauge the success of the blastocyst transfer. An ultrasound scan will follow once you’re six weeks into your maternity journey. This time, we’ll check for heartbeat. If the blastocyst transfer has been fruitful ..continiuous follow-ups/checkups required for periodic checks. Being in regular check up could waveoff potential complications If the blastocyst transfer has been fruitful continious follow-ups/checkups required for periodic checks. Being in regular check up could waveoff potential complications.
What Are the Risks?
Here are some of the risks involved :
Under Developed Embryos :
The success of a blastocyst transfer routine pivots on the ability of a selection of embryos to reach the blastocyst stage. Not all embryos may develop adequately to become blastocysts. Sometimes, embryos stagnate at the four-cell stage. In such a case, your embryologist may advise you to go ahead with a simple IVF procedure, to secure your chances of gaining at least some healthy four-day-old embryos, as opposed to no blastocysts at the end of six days.
Inserting more than one blastocyst could result in multiple births. Our experts ensure that no more than two blastocysts are deposited into the uterus in any given cycle.