Fertility Doctor Tina Koopersmith
Discusses The Embryo Transfer Process
Embryo transfer is the process of delivering an embryo into the uterus during IVF.
Embryo Transfer Process
Embryo transfer is done either on Day 3 or Day 5 after egg (oocyte) retrieval or in a frozen embryo transfer cycle using a thin catheter that’s inserted into the uterus through the cervix. We use abdominal ultrasound guidance to watch the catheter insertion, helping to ensure that the embryo is delivered in the right place in the uterus to give you the best possible chance at pregnancy.
This procedure does not require anesthesia; however, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. Therefore, we suggest taking a Motrin for relaxation of the uterus and a Valium for relaxation of the intended mother just prior to the transfer. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory pills are often also prescribed during the days leading up to the transfer as a precautionary measure to help ensure everything goes smoothly during and after the procedure.
Together We'll Find A Way
Our experienced fertility specialists will evaluate your specific situation and individual fertility, and guide you through the IVF and embryo transfer process. We can also answer any questions you may have on this procedure.
We look forward to meeting you, learning about you, and helping you to be healthy and happy. To schedule an appointment you can call the West Coast Women's Reproductive Center at (818) 616-9277 or make an appointment online.