If you're wondering why your embryo transfer failed, read on for some possible explanations and what you can do next.

Why did my embryo transfer fail?

Embryo transfer is a procedure used in IVF treatment in which embryos are placed into the woman’s uterus. The success of the procedure depends on many factors, including the quality of the embryos, the timing of the transfer, and the woman’s reproductive health. Sometimes, despite everything being done correctly, embryo transfer fails. While this can be devastating, it is important to remember that it is not always possible to determine why embryo transfer fails, and that it does not mean that you will never be able to have a child.

There are many possible reasons why embryo transfer may fail. One reason may be that the embryo did not implant properly into the lining of the uterus. This can be due to a number of factors, including the quality of the embryo, the timing of the transfer, or the woman’s reproductive health. Another possible reason for failed embryo transfer is that the embryo was not healthy and did not survive the transfer process. This is often due to factors beyond the control of the IVF team, such as the quality of the eggs or sperm used in the IVF procedure.

If you have experienced a failed embryo transfer, it is important to speak to your doctor about what might have caused it. They will be able to advise you on your chances of success with future IVF cycles and help you to make the best decisions for your treatment.

CCRM Fertility founder Dr. William Schoolcraft explains common reasons for a failed embryo transfer during IVF.

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