Endometrial scratch before IVF

Endometrial scratch is thought to help improve chances of implantation.  

By carefully scratching the lining of your womb through the endometrial scratch, we can initiate a repair process that forms a new uterine lining. This is thought to improve the chances of implantation and so give you an even better chance of success. 

Could endometrial scratching be right for me?

Endometrial scratching before IVF can help women who’ve had failed IVF treatments to improve their chances of implantation, so we’re most likely to recommend this treatment if you’ve been through a miscarriage or if you’ve had unsuccessful treatment before.  

Endometrial scratch is thought to help improve chances of implantation.

What does an endometrial scratch involve?

Endometrial scratching is similar to a smear test, so while it can be a little uncomfortable there’s usually no need for pain relief or sedation.

We’ll very gently scratch the lining of your womb, also known as the endometrium, which causes it to begin a repair process. Evidence suggests that this process makes the endometrium more receptive to embryos, which means it could improve your chances of a successful treatment.

If you’d like to know more about endometrial scratching, or if you think it could be for you, mention it at your consultation or contact us for more information.