blastocyst biopsy

Chromosome testing of embryos (PGD) becomes more available and affordable

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I’ve previously discussed the fact that many studies now show that vitrified (frozen) blastocyst embryos do just as well as embryos transferred fresh. In fact, there are times when a pregnancy outcome will be better when a frozen-thawed embryo is replaced into a woman’s natural ovulation cycle, than when a fresh embryo is transferred into a uterus that has been stimulated with IVF medications (ie a fresh cycle).

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What is Endometrial Biopsy?

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Endometrial biopsy (or “endometrial scratch”) is a technique that is increasingly being used as part of IVF treatment. It’s a relatively simple thing to do – it involves passing a catheter through the neck of the womb (the cervix) into the uterine cavity and taking a small sample of the inner uterine lining (called endometrium), and sending it for analysis.

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