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IVF embryo implantation: Our transfer techniques to boost success

17th March 2016 in Treatments

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Scientists are on the verge of a breakthrough for women who suffer recurrent miscarriage. Researchers have found that some women who have had three or more unexplained miscarriages may have a defective womb lining, with fewer stem cells that were also genetically different.

Trials are now underway involving a scratch procedure and drugs to boost stem cell production in the womb lining, with researchers hopeful of a test and treatment being available in the next five years. 

The lining of your womb is crucial to getting pregnant and maintaining a pregnancy, not just in the case of natural conception but fertility treatment too.

At Manchester Fertility we offer an endometrial scratch procedure that may help boost stem cells. A simple procedure we perform before the start of your IVF cycle, it involves gently scratching the lining of your womb, which studies have shown changes the way it grows back, making it more receptive to transferred embryos.

You may be advised to consider Endometrial Scratching if you’ve had embryo implantation failure. It can be done at our clinic as a private one-off procedure, if you’re having treatment elsewhere.

Your womb lining will also be carefully monitored during your treatment through your drugs regimen and ultrasound scanning, to ensure it’s at the optimum thickness to accept your transferred embryo. 

All embryos are also bathed in breakthrough EmbryoGlue solution just prior to transfer. This special solution acts like a glue to help embryos stick to the uterus after transfer, helping increase successful implantation.

You can also choose to have your embryos developed in our state-of-the-art time-lapse incubators. These special incubators take photographs of every crucial stage of embryo development. Our expert Embryologists use this highly-detailed video information to help choose embryos for transfer that have the highest potential for pregnancy. 

This combination of pre-cycle procedures, specialist embryo selection techniques and pre-transfer methods have ensured that we can go some way to influencing and improve the chances of your embryos implanting. 

If you’ve got any questions about our innovations and advanced techniques, please call our friendly team of Patient Advisors on 0161 300 2737.

Last updated: 17th March 2016