Sequential Transfer

An Advanced and Safe Approach To Embryo Transfer

Sequential Embryo Transfer (SET) is a process that involves transferring two sets of embryos to a mother's womb on successive days of her menstrual cycle. Active living, a balanced diet, and the use of vitamin and folic acid supplements are just a few of the strategies that can help the treatment succeed. On days 2-3 or 5-6, the formed and solid embryos are transferred to the womb. This is a critical step in IVF to ensure the highest-quality embryos are put in the uterus naturally.

The sequential embryo transfer procedure

In the sequential transfer process, two groups of embryos are transferred to the mother's womb in one menstrual cycle (on days 2/3 and 5/6) as previously mentioned. The first group consists of the quickest growing embryos that have been transferred within 2-3 days after their creation. After the initial batch is placed in the uterus, another set is transferred in a few days. The second group is more advanced than the first and has progressed to the Blastocyst stage.

Sequential embryo transfer is necessary in order to boost the chances of conception. Because they are more mature, the second group is more likely to adhere to the uterine wall. The first group produces hormones known as cytokines in order to improve the uterus and increase the possibility of successful implantation. Additional embryos are well kept for the next reproductive cycle when many embryos are implanted.

Eligibility and Duration

If you have a history of implantation failures, there are several advantages to using a sequential embryo transfer approach. In fact, many women who are pregnant have been conceived using this method. However, it is critical to consult with your doctor to ensure that you are eligible. The sequential transfer process takes less than five minutes to complete the process. You must lie down for the following 5 minutes after completing the process for a quick briefing before returning home. Keep in mind that during this surgery, more than one embryo will be implanted into your uterus. As a result, it could take much longer than transferring a single embryo.

What to expect?

In the case of a natural pregnancy, it can take up to 6 days for sperm and egg to grow into a zygote and subsequently an embryo. It can take up to ten days for an embryo to successfully implant into the uterus. When it comes to IVF, it takes about 5 days for an embryo to be implanted and for a pregnancy to begin after embryo transfer. Blastocysts having a high implantation probability are administered in the procedure. As a result, all embryos should properly deposit in the uterus. Sequential embryo transfer typically leads to multiple pregnancies. Women who undergo this treatment have a higher chance of having twins in a single pregnancy.