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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2003 Apr 25;107(2):176-9.

Pregnancy rate is not improved by delaying embryo transfer from days 2 to 3.

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The Egyptian IVF-ET Center 3, 161 Street, Hadaek Al Maadi, Maadi, Cairo 11431, Egypt.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare the outcome of assisted reproduction in day 2 versus day three embryo transfer.

DESIGN:

Prospective study.

PARTICIPANTS:

A total of 927 consecutive embryo transfers for IVF and ICSI cycles including 626 embryo transfers on day 2 and 301 on day 3.

INTERVENTION:

IVF and ICSI.

OUTCOME MEASURE:

Clinical pregnancy rate.

RESULTS:

There is no significant difference in the pregnancy rate between ET on day 2 (50.9%) and ET on day 3 (50.5%).

CONCLUSION:

Embryo transfer could be done on days 2 or 3 according to the convenience of the patient and the medical team.

CONDENSATION:

Embryo transfer could be done on days 2 or 3 according to the convenience of the medical team with similar results.

PMID:
12648864
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