Transferring a fertilized embryo to a woman’s uterus is an important part of the in vitro fertilization process. An embryo transfer is the last part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. During IVF, fertility medications are used to stimulate the ovaries into releasing healthy eggs. These eggs are then removed from a woman’s ovaries and fertilized in a lab. Once the fertilized eggs have multiplied, the embryos are transferred to the woman’s uterus. For a pregnancy to begin, the embryo must then attach itself to the wall of her womb or uterus.
|IVF and embryo transfer is needed in cases where natural fertilization is not an option or has difficulty occurring. There are many reasons for embryo transfer, including:
1. Ovulation disorders
2. Damage to Fallopian tubes
4. Genetic disorders