Endometrial Biopsy Helps with Implantation

I just came across this article today and it totally excited me. There’s some research that’s been done that shows an increased rate of embryo implantation following an endometrial biopsy. Could I be pregnant right now because I had an endometrial biopsy right before this last IVF cycle? I will never know because we did so many things differently this time but it’s totally fascinating!

Here’s a snippet:

In the late 1990s, the researchers performed an endometrial biopsy—a procedure in which a small sample is taken from the lining of the uterus—on 12 women who had failed to conceive after numerous IVF treatments.

“To our enormous surprise, we soon learned that 11 of these patients conceived during their next cycle of IVF,” says Prof. Dekel. However, there was a slim chance that the pregnancies were a happy coincidence, or related to something else, and so the scientists set out to repeat the results. In 2003, they conducted a larger study with patients who’d had at least four failed IVF treatments, and discovered that there was no mere coincidence: undergoing an endometrial biopsy prior to IVF treatment actually doubled the chances of a successful pregnancy.


2 responses to “Endometrial Biopsy Helps with Implantation

  1. lis

    i had one too because it is supposed to raise implantation rates! so cool…

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After nearly 3 years of TTC and the help of ART, we got pregnant on our 5th IVF/FET transfer after IVF #2. Our beautiful fraternal twin boys were born on 7/15/11 at 37w0d.

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