- Many women undergoing IVF are unable to get pregnant, even after transferring good quality embryos.
- Although a good quality embryo is an important starting point, it is also important to transfer the embryo into a uterus that is ready to receive the embryo.
What is the endometrium?
- The endometrium is a tissue lining the interior of the uterus where the embryo implants and resides during pregnancy.
- Each month, the endometrium prepares for the arrival of an embryo. When this does not occur, menstruation begins.
Why does the endometrium matter?
- Recent studies led by Igenomix indicate that the endometrium is a key factor for reproductive success.
What is Endometrial receptivity?
- The endometrium is receptive when it is ready for embryo implantation to occur.
- Embryo implantation is the adhesion of the embryo to the endometrium.
- The endometrium is as important as the embryo for a successful IVF treatment.
What is the window of implantation?
- The window of implantation is the period of time in which your endometrium is receptive.
- Each woman has a unique window. For some women the window is shorter and/or displaced.
- By knowing your personal window of implantation, you can optimize your chances of pregnancy through a personalized embryo transfer.
3 in every 10 women have a displaced window of implantation**.
How ERA® test can help you to get pregnant?
- The ERA® test results will indicate the exact day your transfer has to be performed according to your endometrial receptivity.
- Our recent study confirms that a personalized embryo transfer is superior to the conventional frozen embryo transfer: 71% of women gave birth after 1 year.*
*Simón et al. A 5-year Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of In Vitro Fertilization with Personalized Blastocyst Transfer versus Frozen or Fresh Transfer. Reproductive BioMedicine Online (2020). DOI:10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.06.002
**In patients with recurrent implantation failure (RIF). Ruiz-Alonso et al., The endometrial receptivity array for diagnosis and personalized embryo transfer as a treatment for patients with repeated implantation failure. Fertility and Sterility, 2013;100(3):818-24. 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.05.004.