Implantation Failure Specialist

New York Fertility Institute -  - Fertility Specialist

New York Fertility Institute

Fertility Specialists & Fertility Clinic located in Upper East Side, New York City, NY

If you experience implantation failure after in-vitro fertilization, the experienced doctors at New York Fertility Institute offer strategies to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy. At their New York City fertility center in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the medical team provides comprehensive diagnostic testing to determine the cause of implantation failure. They can strategize new techniques for improving your success in future IVF treatments. To find out more about options for implantation failure, call New York Fertility Institute today or request a consultation online now.

Implantation Failure

What is implantation failure?

Implantation failure refers to the failure of embryos to thrive in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Embryo implantation occurs after an egg is fertilized by sperm and allowed to divide for three or more days. The resulting embryo is then placed into your uterus, where it should attach to the uterine wall and create a viable pregnancy.

There are several factors that can influence the success of embryo implantation, including:

  • Your age
  • Your body mass
  • Existing health conditions
  • Disorders of the reproductive system

Environmental factors, including too much stress and exposure to cigarette smoke, can also play a role in the failure of embryo implantation through IVF.

What happens if I experience implantation failure?

If you experience implantation failure following an IVF treatment, the fertility specialists at New York Fertility Institute explore all possible reasons for this outcome. They start with a full evaluation of your overall health, including your reproductive health.

As part of their diagnostic process, the fertility team also reviews the number of embryos that were transferred to your uterus and other factors involved in the IVF process.

While the New York Fertility Institute team performs preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) testing on embryos prior to implantation, there’s still a risk that embryos fail to thrive due to genetic abnormalities.

How do I overcome implantation failure?

To improve your chances for successful IVF outcomes, the New York Fertility Institute team offers additional IVF strategies.

If you plan to go ahead with another round of IVF, your fertility specialist may recommend:

Blastocyst transfer

While IVF traditionally allows fertilized eggs to divide for three days before implantation, waiting an additional few days allows the embryo to develop further into a blastocyst before transfer. This can increase your success rate for implantation and successful pregnancy.

Frozen embryo transfer

Transferring a frozen embryo can increase your success of IVF treatments and reduce your risk for multiple pregnancies. This strategy can also prevent ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, a condition that causes your ovaries to swell and become painful.

Assisted hatching

Assisted hatching is a procedure where the outer layer of the embryo is manually broken to improve the likelihood the embryo will successfully attach to the uterine lining. This is an effective option if the outer layer is thick or hard.

After a thorough evaluation of your IVF treatments and medical history, the New York Fertility Institute team customizes your plan for overcoming implantation failure. They can also discuss other options, including surrogacy, to give you a healthy baby.

Learn more about options to overcome implantation failure by calling New York Fertility Institute or by requesting an appointment online now.