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What is Embryo Transfer ?

Embryo Transfer: -

An embryo transfer is one of the important steps in IVF treatment, where the fertilized egg is placed in the uterus where its development takes place, and becomes a foetus, which results in the birth of a healthy baby. Although It's a quick and easy procedure but also one of the most important steps in the IVF Lifecycle.

The Embryo transfer is generally done by loading the IVF embryo into a catheter, which is further transferred through the woman’s vagina and cervix, and deposited in the uterus.

When embryo transfer is Required?

When Natural fertilization isn't possible or parents may opt for Embryo Transfer. It can be done for a variety of reasons, including ovulation diseases, damage to fallopian tubes, endometriosis, premature ovarian failure, uterine fibroids, inheritable diseases, impaired sperm production, etc.


Types of Embryo Transfer: -

  There are numerous “types” of embryo transfers though the process to extract and fertilize the eggs during IVF remains the same. Once fertilization has happened, there are several options for embryo transfer

 Fresh Embryo Transfer: -

Fresh embryo refers to the transfer of(an) embryo(s) that has not been frozen. In this type of embryo transfer, eggs are cultured for 3 to 5 days after fertilization and the best embryos are selected for immediate transfer to the Woman's uterus.


 Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET): -

A Frozen Embryo Transfer is a cycle where the sound embryos that weren't used in the first transfer are frozen, thawed, and transferred into a woman’s uterus.


Preparation for Embryo Transfer: -

Embryo transfer is routinely carried out via the transcervical route. The entire process requires quality parameters, technology, and expertise but at Kishori IVF you can always rest assured.

Evaluation of the uterine cavity before embryo transfer allows for deciding the length and angle of the cervical canal, as well as the difficulty to access the uterine cavity, in order to decide the appropriate ET catheter.

In general, if the eggs aren't frozen, the embryo transfer happens within 3 or 5 days after the gathering of the inheritable material.

It is recommended to drink plenty of water before the procedure so that the bladder is full. This way, the uterus remains straight and the ultrasound device can capture better images of the organ. A good vision of the uterine cavity contributes a lot to the success of the method.

How does embryo transfer take place?

After the gathering of gametes (eggs and sperm), they will be fertilized in a laboratory. After that, the performing embryos are evaluated by an expert who selects those with the simplest development potential to be transferred to the womb of the becoming mother.

The process is painless and relatively easy. As a result, there's generally no need to anesthetize the patient.

How many embryos can be transferred?

The answer to this query varies depending upon a variety of aspects. The main aspects that determine the number of embryos that can be transferred are the age of the patient, related medical conditions, the patient’s choice, and the receptivity of her endometrium.

According to the hints of the Federal Council of Medicine, four is the utmost number of embryos to be deposited in the uterus in a single transfer. After all, a higher number of embryos transferred immensely increases the probability of multiple gestations, which might be risky for the mother and babies.

What are the precautions to be followed by the patient once the embryo is transferred?

Experts recommend once the embryo is transferred, the patients can continue their regular routines. Work, studies, and everyday activities don't need to be modified as the embryo deposited in the uterus is almost like the natural process of pregnancy.

It is recommended to avoid stressful situations and high intensity and maintain a positive outlook. Besides these mental and emotional stability are also vital and cannot be neglected.

Waiting for the final result: -

This is the most exciting moment. After weeks of tests, consultations, and medication, the final stage has arrived.

The Beta- and hCG blood test is performed 12 to 14 days after the embryo transfer to confirm pregnancy.

Treatment Options in Odisha: -

There are several IVF treatment centers in Odisha but Kishori IVF is one of the best options for treating any kind of situation related to Infertility.

The facilities at Kishori IVF is equipped with ultra-modern laboratories, and test equipment and managed by a team of super-specialist doctors. The center is witnessed 1,000+ success stories in the past 7 years.


This is all about the Embryo Transfer process and Treatment Options.

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