Blastocyst Culture

Blastocyst Culture

Blastocyst Culture in Bathinda, Blastocyst transfer in Punjab

Blastocyst Culture is a technique followed in IVF in which the embryo is allowed to develop for 4-6 days before being implanted into the woman. When the embryo is formed during IVF, it may be allowed either to grow for 3 days or 4-6 days. The embryos which are allowed to develop for 4-6 days are known as blastocysts. They are more advanced than the embryos allowed to develop for 3 days. If you want to undergo IVF through Blastocyst Culture in Bathinda, you can avail get the facility at Gem IVF. It is among the best facilities of Blastocyst transfer in Punjab.

Advantages of Blastocyst Culture

Using blastocyst offers us dual advantages-

  1. They have better chances of survival. The blastocysts enable the embryologists to select more genetically advanced embryos which have better chances of successful implantation.
  2. They are good indicators of the robustness of the embryo. Only the competent ones are transferred to the woman’s uterus.
  3. In women below 35 who are not suffering from female factor infertility, it is possible to offer single embryo transfer as against multiple embryo transfer in older women. Multiple embryo transfer increases the chances of twins or a multiple number of babies.
  4. Transfer of the embryos at the blastocyst state gives a chance of better coordination between the embryo and the uterus. This advantage comes due to the mechanism of implanting the embryo at the right stage. In women above 37, the number of embryo transfer can be reduced from 3 embryos on the third day to 2 blastocysts on the fifth day. It helps in reducing the chances of having triplets without compromising on the chances of the woman getting pregnant.

Structure of blastocyst

The blastocyst has a more complex structure than an embryo in the earlier stages. It also has a greater number of cells which become organized into 2 types of cells. The first type is trophectoderm and the second is the inner cell mass.
The trophectoderm performs the function of getting implanted in the uterine lining. The inner cell mass gives rise to the fetus. Blastocyst formation happens after the sperm and the egg fuse together and the egg gets fertilized. The embryo then undergoes cell division and this stage is called the blastocyst stage.

The success rate

According to a survey carried out in 2003, out of 76 blastocyst cycles in patients with previous IVF failures, 78 % opted for blastocyst transfer and 42 % achieved pregnancy. All in all, it offers a bright chance of embryo survival and successful pregnancy.

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