Embryo transfer: What does it involve? What do I need to keep in mind for it to be successful?

Embryo transfer involves introducing an embryo or a number of embryos that have resulted from an IVF treatment into the uterus. It is performed through the cervical canal, that is, a natural orifice, and therefore does not require puncturing or any other painful technique. The discomfort caused by the procedure is generally not greater than the one experienced during a cytology or a routine gynaecological examination. It is advisable to have a "full urine" bladder during transfer. This will improve the position of the uterus and offer a better ultrasound view to guide the transfer, thus making the process easier. For this reason, patients are asked not to urinate for some time before transfer.

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