Understanding the Embryo Transfer Procedure in IVF

embryo transfer procedure in ivf

Embryo transfer is a critical step in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, where an embryo is placed into the uterus to achieve pregnancy. This article, brought to you by SJS IVF Hospital, provides a detailed look into the procedure, helping hopeful parents understand what to expect during this pivotal phase of IVF.

What is Embryo Transfer?

Embryo transfer is the final step in the IVF process at SJS IVF Hospital. After eggs are retrieved and fertilized in the lab, they develop into embryos. The most viable embryo(s) is then transferred to the woman’s uterus, hoping it will implant and lead to a successful pregnancy.

Preparation for Embryo Transfer

At SJS IVF Hospital, preparation is key to enhancing the chances of success. Patients may be prescribed medications to prepare the lining of the uterus, making it more receptive to embryo implantation. Lifestyle adjustments, such as maintaining a balanced diet and avoiding stress, are also recommended.

The Transfer Process

  • Selection of Embryos: At SJS IVF Hospital, embryologists select the healthiest embryo(s) based on specific criteria, including cell development and morphology.
  • Transfer Technique: A catheter is used to transfer the embryo directly into the uterus. This procedure is usually painless and does not require anesthesia at SJS IVF Hospital.
  • Post-Transfer Care: After the transfer, patients at SJS IVF Hospital are advised to rest and limit physical activity for a few days to enhance implantation chances.

Success Rates and Factors

The success of embryo transfer at SJS IVF Hospital depends on various factors including age, embryo quality, and uterine receptivity. Patients are encouraged to discuss their specific circumstances with our fertility specialists to understand their chances of success better.

After the Procedure

Post-transfer, patients at SJS IVF Hospital typically wait for about two weeks before taking a pregnancy test. During this period, it’s crucial to follow the doctor’s advice closely and maintain a positive outlook.


Embryo transfer is a hope-filled conclusion to the IVF cycle at SJS IVF Hospital. While the process can be emotionally and physically demanding, understanding it can help alleviate some of the stress associated with fertility treatments. For further information or to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact SJS IVF Hospital at 9815346823 or visit us at 77 Main Road Dakoha, Jalandhar.