Embryo transfer is the process of placing an embryo into the uterus of a woman in an effort to achieve a successful pregnancy. Embryo transfer is one of the most important steps in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process.
The Embryo Transfer Process:
1.Preparation: Before the procedure, the patient is given fertility medications that help prepare her uterus for the embryo transfer.
2.Egg Retrieval: During the egg retrieval procedure, the fertility specialist will use ultrasound–guided needles to collect the eggs from the patient’s ovaries.
3.Fertilization: The collected eggs are then placed in a laboratory dish with sperm, and the resulting embryos are then monitored for development.
4.Embryo Selection: Once the embryos have grown to the appropriate size, the our specialist will select the best ones for transfer.
5.Transfer: The embryos are then placed into the patient’s uterus using a thin catheter.
6.Post-Transfer Care: The patient will then be monitored for any side effects and will receive instructions on how to care for her body in the days following the procedure.