Blastocyst Transfer

Understanding the Advanced Embryo Transfer Technique.


Blastocyst transfer is an advanced technique used in assisted reproductive technology (ART) to help couples achieve pregnancy. This procedure involves transferring embryos that have reached the blastocyst stage of development, which is typically 5-7 days after fertilization.

What is Blastocyst Transfer?

Blastocyst transfer is a type of embryo transfer procedure that is performed during in vitro fertilization (IVF). During IVF, eggs are collected from the woman’s ovaries and fertilized with sperm in a laboratory. The fertilized eggs are then grown in a culture dish until they reach the blastocyst stage of development.

At this stage, the blastocyst is a small ball of cells that has divided into two parts: the inner cell mass and the trophectoderm. The inner cell mass will eventually become the fetus, while the trophectoderm will become the placenta.

Why is Blastocyst Transfer Performed?

Blastocyst transfer is performed for several reasons, including:

  • Improved pregnancy rates: By transferring embryos that have reached the blastocyst stage, the chances of pregnancy are increased as the embryos have already undergone several days of development and are stronger and more developed.
  • Reduced multiple pregnancies: By transferring fewer embryos, the risk of multiple pregnancies is reduced, which can improve the health outcomes for both the mother and the babies.
  • Better selection of embryos: By allowing the embryos to develop for a few more days, the doctor can select the strongest and most viable embryos for transfer, increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy.

What to Expect During Blastocyst Transfer ?

Blastocyst transfer is a relatively simple procedure that is performed in the fertility clinic. The procedure usually takes place on the fifth or sixth day after fertilization and typically involves the transfer of one to two embryos into the woman’s uterus.

The transfer is performed with the use of a thin, flexible catheter that is inserted through the cervix into the uterus. The blastocysts are then gently deposited into the uterus, where they can implant and develop into a pregnancy.

After the transfer, patients typically need to rest for a short period of time before returning home. Most women experience little to no discomfort during the procedure and can resume normal activities the next day.

In conclusion, blastocyst transfer is an advanced technique that can help couples achieve pregnancy. By transferring embryos that have reached the blastocyst stage, the chances of pregnancy are increased and the risk of multiple pregnancies is reduced. If you are considering ART, speak with your doctor about the benefits of blastocyst transfer and whether it is right for you.


Dr. Indu Madhusudhan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi


Dr. Madhusudhan H.R

MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MNAMS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery, MBBS

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

Sushma Dasari
Sushma Dasari
It's a gods grace to meet Dr.Indu Madhusudhan, our life has changed completly because of her advices, I am conceived now and expecting a baby in few days. She is extremely patient friendly, polite and smiling in addressing all our concerns. More to it she also made us feel comfortable in communicating freely during the appointments. I would say she is one of the top most gynaecologist with impeccable knowledge. Thank you mam for utmost care and advices.
Suseela kurakula
Suseela kurakula
Very good consultation...and preferable
vinutha prabhakar
vinutha prabhakar
I have known Dr.Indu for over a year now. She is extremely kind and helpful. Patiently addressed all our concerns. She has such a positive aura which is calming. She has been of great support in my pregnancy journey! I am so glad to have consulted her. Thank you, Doctor.
Srujana Banjagere
Srujana Banjagere
Extremely kind and empathetic. carefully investigates your entire history and explains the options available. Doctor is very transparent and knowledgeable. She also has a soothing aura. Definitely recommend to anyone trying for a baby.
sonali manure
sonali manure
Doctor is very professional and friendly. I am so grateful to have met her. 🙂🙏
Pratibha Kulkarni
Pratibha Kulkarni
We are thankful to Dr.Indu for always being there for us. Throughout our infertility journey she gave us hope and encouraged us to not give up. We really appreciate her knowledge, friendliness and frankness. Her calm demeanour and constant guidance helped us keep calm through our challenging pregnancy and emergency c-section. She has not just been our doctor but also a friend and a guide.

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