Blastocyst is the stage wherein the cell division process starts at the fifth or sixth day of the embryo, and precisely at this stage, the embryo is planted inside the uterus. The entire process mimics the natural cycle, thereby elevating the chances of pregnancy.
After the doctor has retrieved the eggs from the ovary, they are fertilized in the laboratory either using normal IVF of by ICSI. Immediately after fertilization, an egg starts to split and develop into an embryo. The doctor can either implant one or two embryos after two or three days, or the embryo can develop in the incubator for five days and transfer them on the fifth day i.e. on the Blastocyst stage.
The time of the embryo to be transferred to the uterus varies in every particular case. Doctors and embryologists at MAGS will together advice you, depending on your test results and health condition, whether at all, you should opt for a transfer at the Blastocyst stage or not.
The biggest advantage of this procedure is that it considerably minimizes the risk of multiple pregnancies. Also, the success rate of pregnancy is higher using this technique because it is easier to determine the healthy embryos after developing for five days. Hence only the competent embryos are transferred to the uterus.