Maximizing Chance of Pregnancy, Minimizing Chance of Multiple-births
Couples come to a fertility treatment center to maximize the chances of getting pregnant, and the blastocyst procedure goes a long way in accomplishing this all-important goal for couples. Because approximately 50% of the 2-3 day old embryos are chromosomally abnormal, they are cultured for an additional 2-3 days (up to 5 day) so they can grow more chromosomally normal in the blastocyst phase. Embryos in this stage are much more likely to result in pregnancy, compared to those aged just 3 days.
This means we can transfer fewer embryos, something that is especially beneficial for women over 35 years old. By transferring fewer, more well developed embryos we can effectively reduce the chance of multiple births. Data suggests that just two blastocysts provide more chances of pregnancy than an insemination procedure transferring 3 or more, younger embryos. Additionally, for women under 35, two blastocysts involving 5-day-old embryos delivered a higher probability of pregnancy compared to the transfer of two 3-day-old embryos.
As a cutting edge reproductive health clinic, the Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility offers couples the latest, most effective fertility solutions. Blastocyst is one of the solutions through which we not only bring hope to couples with fertility issues, but also help them to reduce the chances of multiple failed fertility treatment cycles.
Solution for Women with Multiple Failed Cycles
Under natural circumstances, there is a 5-day delay (after fertilization) in the entry of the fertilized eggs into the uterus. Blastocyst can help women who have had multiple failed cycles; as the uterus is more accessible and has fewer contractions in the 5 days, it has a higher chance of accepting the blastocysts.
Single-Embryo Transfer – No Twins
Another great advantage of the blastocyst procedure is that it allows the transfer of a single embryo. This is an advantage because it significantly reduces the probability of conceiving twins, which are inherently riskier, especially in case of a misshapen uterus. The Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility offers this single-embryo transfer to couples looking to steer clear of the chance of having multiple births.
Make the Right Call
Our patients appreciate that we take the time to educate them throughout the entire process. Our infertility experts not only help you make well-informed decisions, but also follow through with advanced infertility treatment procedures. At the Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, our only goal is to help you realize your dream of getting pregnant and experiencing the joy of parenthood.
Call Us Today
We will be glad to discuss your situation and fertility options at length and help you discover the most suitable solution for getting pregnant. Set up an appointment today by calling 520-326-0001.