After the embryotransfer, everypatientwants toknow - WillIgetpregnantornot ?

There are 4 factorswhich weneedtoconsider.

Thefirstisthequality of embryo. What was the grade of the blastocystwhich was transferred ? A photo is worth a 1000 words, and you can check the quality by comparing it with pictures of embryos which you can find in online atlases.

Thesecondis endometrialreceptivity, as measured by its thicknessandtexture, which is checked on the vaginal ultrasound scan.

The thirdistheeaseoftheembryotransfer, which is usually doneunder ultrasound guidance, so you can see how easily the catheter entered the uterus.

These are the 3 tangible factors which influence embryo implantation the 3 Es
Embryo quality;
Endometrialreceptivity; andthe
Embryo transfertechnique.

However, thereisalso an additional fourthfactor, whichis also extremelyimportant- andthatisluck.

Nowthismaynotsoundveryscientific, but becauseimplantationisabiologicalprocess, there are lotsofthingsaboutit whichwedon'tunderstandand cannotcontrol.

This is why luck continuestoplayan extremelyimportantroleinIVF, andit'soneofthethingsboth doctors and patients needtocometotermswith !

Best of luck we hope and pray that your embryobecomesababy !

You can download the IVF comic book free at https://www.drmalpani.com/pdf/IVF_COMIC_BOOK.pdf

Or you can send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you !

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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