Day 5 ( blastocyst ) transfer
Which patients will benefit from a blastocyst transfer?
We often make the decision to transfer blastocyst depending on the number and quality of embryos available three days after egg collection. If we may not select the best two embryos for embryo transfer because there are a large number of rapidly developing, good quality embryos on day 3, we prefer delaying the embryo transfer to day 5 or day 6.
The embryo transfer procedure itself is the same.
How many blastocyst transfer is ideal for me ?
Patients having blastocyst transfers in our centre will only be able to have a maximum of two blastocysts transferred. This is because published data indicates that the chances of pregnancy following the transfer of blastocysts are high and therefore there is an increased risk of a multiple pregnancy.