Picking The Right Time For Successful Pregnancy
Endometrial Receptivity Analysis (ERA) is a genetic test that evaluates whether the endometrial lining is properly developed to accept an embryo. It allows doctors to determine the best day to transfer an embryo to increase chances of pregnancy. Besides fertilisation, a successful pregnancy requires a womb to be properly prepared to accept an embryo and to subsequently nurture the baby’s development. There is a specific time in a menstrual cycle when the womb is at its optimal condition for accepting an embryo, making it the best time for implantation.
To determine this specific window for embryo transfer, an endometrial biopsy is done to see if it is receptive. If not, a later date will be suggested to repeat the procedure and identify the right time.
Further Boosting Pregnancy Chances
By carrying out embryo transfer when the endometrium is receptive and additionally, avoiding the procedure when it is non-receptive, which will guarantee failure, increases the chances further of a successful pregnancy on top of IVF and ICSI.
When is ERA recommended?
- After recurrent implantation failures
- Unexplained infertility problems even with normal uterus
- Too few numbers of embryos left and need to maximise chances of pregnancy