A blastocyst embryo is a large sized embryo which is produced on the 5th or 6th day of Embryo Culture under highly skilled and controlled laboratory conditions.
Dr. Jay Mehta, who is a trained Embryologist, specializes in the Vitrification of the Blastocyst Embryos which is a critical step prior to doing the Blastocyst Transfer.
A well made Blastocyst embryo has an implantation rate of more than 50% on a well prepared Endometrium.
It is important to note here, that about 10% of the couples who undergo Oocyte Retrieval don't end up making Blastocyst Embryos and this is mostly seen in cases of Poor Responders.
The Blastocyst embryos made are then graded individually by Dr. Jay Mehta, who then gives them a scoring based on various parameters. This scoring is essential to correctly select the best quality of Blastocyst Embryos prior to Implantation.
Prior to doing the Blastocyst Transfer, Dr. Jay Mehta will discuss with you the quality and the recovery of the embryo after thawing them back to the incubator.
- Hatched Blastocyst Vitrification
- Single Blastocyst Transfer
- Manual Blastocyst Hatching
Preparation for Blastocyst Transfer:
- Dr. Jay Mehta and his team will inform you once your endometrium is well-prepared for transfer and start you off on supportive medications for the same.
- Blastocyst transfer usually occurs 5 days after starting supportive medications.
- You will come to the hospital about 2 hours prior to your Blastocyst Embryo Transfer.
- You will be asked to drink about 1 litre of water once in the hospital.
- Dr. Jay Mehta will check if your bladder is adequately full and then Embryo Transfer will occur.
- Post Transfer you will be asked to rest for about 1 hour prior to going home.
- Once at home, you will be allowed to resume light activity.
- Urine Pregnancy Test will be done after 9 days of Embryo Transfer. If you are doing a Blood Test, for a healthy pregnancy, beta hCG levels should be more than 100.