Blastocyst Culture

Blastocyst Culture is one of the most important Embryo transfer procedure in the IVF treatment. In conventional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment, embryos are developed under very strictly controlled conditions in the laboratory for 2 to 3 days. Then embryos are transferred into the woman’s uterus (womb) and any additional embryos are frozen for future use. Blastocyst culture refers to the development of artificial embryos in the laboratory instead of inside the women’s womb. Blastocyst Culture significantly increases the chances of pregnancy, especially in couples whose previous IVF treatments are failed.

In Blastocyst Culture, fresh embryo transfer is performed 4-5 days after egg collection, instead of the traditional 2-3 days. Blastocysts are frozen when they are four, five or six days old. Blastocyst Cultures require optimal laboratory conditions, a culture solution that best supports the development of blastocysts and a low-oxygen culture environment. On average 40% of fertilized eggs reach the blastocyst stage.

Our IVF center in Powai, has all types of advanced techniques for Blastocyst Culture procedure. Dr. Rita Modi is one of the most skillful and well experienced IVF specialists in Powai. We have been performing Blastocyst Culture procedure with the help of modern medical technology.

Need of Blastocyst Culture

Blastocyst Culture procedure is not suitable for every couple. It is mostly performed in cases such as:

  • Women who have previous IVF failures.
  • Women who have a large number of embryos and need the healthiest embryo.

Advantages of Blastocyst Culture

Blastocyst Culture procedure is a very advanced over traditional IVF procedures. Various advantages include:

  • Blastocyst Culture always has higher chances of pregnancy. This is because most embryos transferred in Blastocyst Culture have better quality to develop into a Blastocyst in the womb.
  • In Blastocyst Culture procedure, couples have option to select the healthiest embryo.
  • Blastocyst Culture reduces the risk of multiple pregnancies, because in Blastocyst Culture method numbers of embryos transferred are lesser than in conventional IVF procedure.
  • Blastocysts are also used with excellent results in embryo diagnosis.
  • Blastocyst cultures are particularly useful when predicting a good yield of about 10 eggs.

Blastocyst Culture is a very successful procedure. It is similar to natural conception in which the embryo travels down the fallopian tube and reaches the uterine cavity five days after fertilization. This improves the development of the embryo and the lining of the womb to increase the chance of implantation.

The developmental stage and quality of the embryos are assessed by a team of Fertility Specialists doctors who guide and discuss with the couples for the best day to transfer embryos.

Our IVF center in Powai, is dedicated to turning infertility patient’s hope into a new family. Dr. Rita Modi an IVF specialist in Powai, provides individualized, simplest, effective and most suitable infertility treatments to every patient. We are a part of our patient’s amazing journey of parenthood. We welcome all couples or individuals wishing to become parents. Our expertise and advanced treatments help patients who are suffering from infertility diseases to fulfill their dreams of starting a family.