Implanting an embryo into the uterus may fail for several reasons, one of which is called “endometrial receptivity.” This means the lining of the uterus is not favorable for implantation. Here at RSCNJ, we now offer a new procedure called the ERA Endometrial Receptivity Analysis, which can help provide valuable information to physicians to improve implantation in patients who have failed IVF cycles despite good-quality embryos.
The procedure involves taking medications and then performing an endometrial biopsy. The sample is tested to determine the best time to attempt implantation. This occurs around days 19-21 in each menstrual cycle of a fertile woman and is called the window of implantation.
The biopsy is a straightforward, outpatient procedure with minimal discomfort. If you have experienced previous implantation failures or unexplained recurrent pregnancy losses, be sure to talk to us about this new and exciting option.
Dr. Ziegler will be posting a podcast with more information about this exciting new service. Look for it in the next few weeks.