The day has arrived and it’s time for the Embryo Transfer. The day is often met with a considerable amount of anxiety and more so for couples who have one last or only embryo.

Let’s review what factors that can help make the embryo transfer successful…

Well, here they are:

1. Quality of the embryo – The quality of any embryo represents a crucial condition for a successful transfer. Of course, a good-quality embryo can only be obtained from a good-quality oocyte, and no less it depends on the quality of the sperm, the quality of the culture method (top-quality culture media and solutions, a first-class incubator with time-lapse system).

2. The perfect lining of the uterus – The second essential condition for the success of embryo transfer is the quality of endometrium. The good-quality signs are sufficient thickness of at least 8 mm and the so-called Triple line image during the ultrasound examination. Further precision can be achieved by determining the day of the transfer on the basis of the ERA method when the so-called implantation window is precisely found. Data however shows some women cannot increase their lining despite various attempts to do so past 6.5 mm at least 1/3 of patients will go on to obtain a positive pregnancy test.

So, are you wondering what you can do in preparation for transfer day, to help ensure you have a top-quality embryo and a perfect lining?

First of all, it is important to strictly follow the instructions of the physician and other staff of the clinic and take the medication accurately. It always helps to follow the principles of a healthy lifestyle and maintain mental well being.

Key factors are high-performance standards of the entire IVF clinic, use of top quality materials and frontier equipment and ultimately qualified personnel. Very important are also precise preparation for oocyte collection, good-quality embryo culture and evaluation of the embryo’s morpho-kinetic parameters and its genetic status. Prior to the transfer itself, the endometrium should be well prepared, preferably by determining the implantation window by using the ERA method.

Finally, starting a new diet or incorporating something new that you read in-line is likely not a good thing to start just days before embryo transfer. Always consult with your practice!