Embryo Transfer and Embryo Freezing

After the fertilization process in IVF treatment, the embryo transfer process is 2 to 5 days, but usually 3 days later. At this stage of treatment, after fertilization is achieved, a number of embryos determined by the doctor and embryologists are placed in the uterus of the expectant mother. This processing embryo transferis called.

The age of the woman, previous in vitro fertilization attempts, egg and sperm quality, embryo number and quality are taken into consideration while embryo transfer will be made. In order for the cervix and angle to be straight and for the procedure to be performed more easily, the urinary bladder (bladder) must be full. For this, approximately 3 liters of water should be drunk at least one hour before the procedure, and the nurse should not go to the toilet.

During embryo transfer, the patient is prepared in the gynecological examination position. The embryologist brings the embryos to be transferred from the laboratory in a catheter prepared for the procedure. The doctor places these embryos in the uterus of the expectant mother under ultrasound guidance. This Transfer is a short procedure that takes 5 to 10 minutes and does not require anesthesia as it is not a pain and discomfort procedure. For this reason, the patient can be discharged after being kept under rest for one or two hours after the transfer.

The patient is advised not to do heavy work and is recommended to lead a normal life. 12 days after embryo transfer, the patient’s blood pregnancy test( BHCG ) is made. If the test gives a positive result, the test is repeated on the 14th day. After the pregnancy is finalized, the patient is called for a control examination. The gestational sac formed in the uterus is detected by ultrasonography, and when the baby is about 8 weeks old, the baby’s heartbeat is listened to and the patient is taken to normal pregnancy follow-up.

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