Approximately 40% of embryos will develop into blastocysts by day 5. We believe that selecting these “stronger” embryos gives you the best chance of achieving a pregnancy – significantly better than having even a good-quality embryo on day 3.
The MFC has been a leader in blastocyst transfer in Canada. We believe that it starts by determining if a couple can achieve good-quality embryos on day 5, helping to identify if sperm, egg, or implantation problems exist.
There are 4 advantages to performing a blastocyst transfer:
- Better chance at pregnancy. By selecting your “strongest” embryos on day 5, we believe these embryos give you the best chance of achieving a pregnancy.
- Reduction in multiple pregnancies. By transferring only 1 high-grade blastocyst, we can virtually eliminate the risk of a twin pregnancy.
- More natural for the uterus. If a pregnancy is conceived naturally, the developing embryo implants into the uterus 5 days after fertilization occurs in the fallopian tube. By transferring the embryo on day 5 rather than day 3, some studies suggest there are less uterine contractions.
- Diagnostic reasons. Blastocyst transfer can help to identify sperm, egg, and implantation problems.and your chance of pregnancy.