For those who opt for IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), embryo transfer is the last part. Once the eggs are retrieved, fertilized, and multiplied, they need to be transferred back to the uterus where it attaches itself to the wall of woman’s uterus.
Factors Affecting Implantation Success Rates
The two factors on which the implantation success rates basically depends are
- Quality of the Embryo: If the quality of the egg is poor, the resulting embryos are not healthy enough to implant, thus leading to failure. As the woman ages, chromosomal abnormalities occur in the embryo leading to implantation failures.
- Receptiveness of the Uterus: The factors that can affect the uterine receptivity are autoimmune disorders, hormone, thyroid, an anatomical problem due to positioning or shape of the uterus or endometrial lining problem. Identifying and treating the problem is important before the embryo transfer stage.
Few things that you can do to prepare yourself for frozen embryo transfer are:
Boost Nutritional Levels: As with any motherhood journey, a healthy diet is mandatory. Consume balanced diet, which includes whole grains, vegetables and fruits, leafy greens, good fats, and lots of water. Make sure to have your dosage of folic acid as it boosts the chances of successful implantation.
Fertility Cleansing: To prepare your body for healthy pregnancy, cleanse it of any toxins, achieve hormonal balance, and prepare your uterus for implantation. As fertility cleansing lasts for nearly one full menstrual cycle, make sure that it is timed properly and completed before the frozen embryo transfer medication begins.
Healthy Uterine Lining: To promote healthy uterine lining, take foods rich in iron. Those women who are anemic are more likely of experiencing miscarriage.
All these will help in increasing the chances of embryo implantation. However, once the transfer happens, there’s nothing in your hands. One thing that is absolutely in your hand is to keep yourself stress-free as taking unnecessary stress about the success of the procedure affects it adversely.