Will my embryos fall out?

By Rebecca Matthews, PhD | Last updated: January 12, 2019

A common question asked is, “Will my embryos fall out?” The answer is no, they will not fall out.

Perhaps you are thinking of textbook illustrations that show uterine cavities as big open spaces. This is inaccurate. In reality, the two walls of the cavity are pressed tightly together, and there are microscopic folds in the surface. This, coupled with sticky secretions inside the uterus, makes it a safe place for your embryos to stay firmly put.

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Written by Rebecca Matthews, PhD | Embryologist

Rebecca Matthews, PhD

Dr. Rebecca Matthews has a PhD in embryo implantation and currently works as an embryologist. Rebecca is passionate about her work and about educating and empowering people to take control of their own healthcare decisions. With this in mind, she has written an IVF guidebook to help patients understand the processes and options involved in fertility treatments. Her book, IVF: A Patient's Guide, can be found on Amazon.

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