What Happens During Embryo Transfer?
An embryo transfer is the last part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. At Fertility Centers of New England, all embryos are grown for 5 days to the Blastocyst stage prior to transfer into the uterus. Many patients ask what happens during embryo transfer? What Happens During Embryo Transfer? Early in the morning, on […]
Embryo Transfers: Timing is Everything!
For the first 2 decades of IVF, we always transferred embryos on the 2nd or 3rd day after egg retrieval. We were unable to routinely grow the embryos beyond this time. At this stage, the embryos were usually 4-8 cells and because at this stage it was difficult to choose the best embryos, we would often […]
When an IVF Cycle is Not Successful
When an IVF cycle is not successful it is important to try and understand why given the fact that the odds of success are generally not favorable when it comes to pregnancy success regardless whether IVF is done or not, except in the very best of circumstances when the odds of IVF success are approximately […]
Historically, we have been limited the means of assay endometrial receptivity. It is a dynamic organ that needs to be evaluated as such. Embryo implantation occurs when the endometrial receptivity is precisely well orchestrated. When the window of receptivity does not meet optimal implantation timing of the embryo, pregnancy will not occur. Endometrial biopsies where […]
The Fertility Centers of New England has introduced a novel incubator system which allows continual harmless observations of developing embryos. In a clinical Assisted Reproduction practice (ART), the best methods of embryo selection are those that do as little harm to the embryos and which also rely on the basic biology of the oocyte and […]
Just as our physicians treat patients as individuals, the embryologists at The Fertility Centers of New England treat embryos individually. Similar to the physician who uses the patient’s history, physical examination, and laboratory assessment to obtain a specific profile of that patient, we obtain an embryo profile at specific time points following egg retrieval, insemination, […]
Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET): Rethinking the "One Pregnancy and Done" Philosophy
Many couples with infertility both desire and welcome the birth of twins, thus affording an instant family often after years of frustration, disappointments and inability to conceive adopting a “once and done” motto. Limitations of insurance coverage and increasing competition amongst infertility centers demands that pregnancy be achieved in as few cycles as is possible. […]