Why the Endometrium is a Key to Achieving Pregnancy

Why the Endometrium is a Key to Achieving Pregnancy

The endometrium is the lining of a woman’s uterus. Intrauterine Infusion may be a last resort treatment for infertility before a couple opts for surrogacy. Adequate thickening of the uterine lining is one of the main factors in determining whether or not a successful pregnancy is achieved through a fresh IVF cycle or a frozen embryo transfer (FET).

Intrauterine Infusion

An embryo may not be able to implant or thrive if a woman’s endometrium is not sufficiently developed. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been found to promote uterine lining thickening.

PRP Therapy is a good source for growth factors that promote:

  • Regeneration of cells
  • Improvement of white blood cell function
  • Augmentation of angiogenesis and matrix deposition

PRP Therapy has been studied since the year 2000. PRP Therapy is commonly used in other areas of medicine.

  • Orofacial surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Ophthalmologic surgery
  • Healing of athletic injuries
  • Plastic surgery procedures
  • Injection in vaginal area for women with low sex drive

Embryo Implantation Failure vs. Recurrent Pregnancy Loss,

Many patients suffering from infertility don’t realize the difference between embryo implantation failure and recurrent pregnancy loss. Regardless of why a pregnancy does not occur – or why one fails – couples suffering from either of these conditions need empathy and understanding. Through an accurate diagnosis of the root cause of your inability to conceive – or maintain a pregnancy – successful treatment is available from Dr. Hugh Melnick.

  • Embryo Implantation Failure – the inability of an embryo to attach to the lining of the uterus
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss – an embryo fails to thrive after having attached to the lining of the uterus

Embryo Implantation Failure

Most failed implantations are due to poor embryo quality. Good quality embryo implantation failure can occur due to poor endometrial receptivity or hostile uterine conditions. Embryo implantation dysfunction prevents an embryo from properly attaching to the uterine lining.

Implantation dysfunction is caused by:

  • Constantly thin endometrium
  • Uterine surface lesions

Constantly Thin Endometrium

Pregnancy and live birth success rates rise substantially with increased endometrial thickness – independent of patient age and embryo quality factors.

  • Embryo implantation rates are highest when the endometrial lining has a thickness of 9 mm or greater
  • An endometrial lining thickness of 7 mm is adequate for embryo implantation
  • A constantly thin endometrial lining – 5 mm – is cause for concern of a potential failed cycle
  • Less than 5 mm – there is almost no chance of a pregnancy

Results of Intrauterine Infusion Study

A recent study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of injecting a woman’s Platelet Rich Plasma into her uterus (PRP) as a method of treating a poor quality endometrial lining. This procedure is known as Intrauterine Infusion.

  • Ten patients undergoing FET cycles participated in the study
  • Each patient had a history of inadequate endometrial thickening
  • Intrauterine Infusion of the patient’s own PRP was performed
  • Endometrial thickness was then assessed and determined to have improved
  • Five of the ten patients became pregnant (50% success rate)

The study concluded that PRP was effective for enhancing endometrial lining thickness in patients suffering from a constantly thin endometrium.

Renowned Intrauterine Infusion Doctor

Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Services in NYC – is one of the very few fertility doctors offering Intrauterine Infusion.

Other unique fertility treatments provided by Dr. Melnick

  • The O-Shot Injection
  • Ovarian Rejuvenation
  • Hypothyroidism and Recurrent Miscarriage Treatment
  • Hysteroscopic Tubal Surgery

Other stellar contributions to the successful treatment of infertility by the Doctor include:

  • Pioneering doctor of preserving a woman’s future fertility through the world class Oocyte Preservation Program
  • Renowned publisher of numerous scientific research articles in prominent medical journals and medical textbook contributions
  • Acclaimed author of The Pregnancy Prescription – a prestigious book written for those coping with the challenges of infertility, including information on how best to overcome infertility

Read the Doctor’s contribution to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology about subclinical hypothyroidism and its effect on a woman’s fertility.

Dr. Melnick designed the environment of Advanced Fertility Services with the specific purpose of reducing patient stress and enhancing the success infertility treatment. Dr. Melnick accomplished this by creating a patient-centered treatment environment within a friendly, warm, and comfortable ambiance. Dr. Melnick has a proven record of success because he offers a treatment environment placing all patients at ease. The environment, in turn, reduces patient physical and emotional stress – all within one convenient, affordable facility.

How to Know if You’re a Candidate

Prospective candidates for Intrauterine Infusion are:

  • Women who want to carry their own baby in lieu of gestational surrogacy
  • Women who have failed multiple IVF treatments after having produced high quality embryos
  • Women diagnosed with unexplained infertility
  • Women having suffered from recurrent miscarriages

Your initial consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Intrauterine Infusion can be conducted with the Doctor via telephone, Skype or FaceTime.

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It is important to work with a fertility specialist who has the clinical experience to design an infertility treatment plan meeting your personal needs.

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700 – or – clicking the icon below.

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