Uterine Receptivity
Bay IVF - Advanced Reproductive Care                                Palo Alto  650-322-0500


Receptivity of the Uterus

Uterine lining receptivity does not have a profound effect on the success of infertility treatments. The issue of uterine lining receptivity and its effect on pregnancy is one of the most frequently asked questions by our patients.

Studies that would implicate the uterine receptivity as a major factor in infertility treatment success are lacking. On the other hand, there is evidence suggesting that the role of uterine lining receptivity as a decisive factor in human conception is limited.

Since women can have ectopic pregnancies (tubal, ovarian, cervical, abdominal), embryos seem to be able to implant in environments that would be considered hostile.

The probability of success of Donor Egg In Vitro Fertilization depends primarily on the donors’ egg quality, and the age of the recipient mother or her uterine receptivity is not an important factor.

Contemporary data suggests that a pregnancy outcome is determined at the moment of the creation of an embryo (the moment of fertilization) and that the subsequent pregnancy events (embryo hatching, implantation, and further fetal development) are merely playing out of this predetermined outcome.

In conclusion, embryo quality is the most important factor influencing the reproductive treatment outcome.


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