The procedure known as Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is frequently utilized in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). After a woman’s eggs have been retrieved and fertilized in a laboratory setting – in vitro – several quality embryos will likely develop. Only one or two fresh embryos will be transferred into the woman’s uterus during the fresh IVF cycle. All leftover quality embryos will be cryopreserved via a cutting edge process known as vitrification for future FET transfers. Under the guidance of Dr. Randy S. Morris, the fertility specialists at IVF1 have the capability to freeze embryos and store them for many years.
Frozen Embryo Transfer
FETs have been found to be more similar to natural conception pregnancies than are fresh embryo transfer. This is because the FET procedure occurs after the woman’s hormone levels have had time to return to normal. Versus – the transfer of a fresh embryo after the woman’s body has undergone a regimen of fertility medications.
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- Increased implantation rates
- Increased ongoing pregnancy rates
- Increased live birth rates
- Decreased miscarriage rates
- Lowered risk of pre-term labor
- Healthier babies
- If the fresh transfer results in a successful pregnancy, the leftover frozen embryos can be used to conceive siblings in the future
- Should the fresh transfer fail to achieve a pregnancy, the leftover frozen embryos can be used for multiple attempts in the future
- Leftover frozen embryos can be safely transported to any destination in the world for transfer into the woman’s uterus
- Leftover embryos can be donated to infertile couples – embryo donation
A fresh egg retrieval IVF cycle is expensive and very hard on a woman’s body. A FET cycle is much easier and less expensive than undergoing a second or third fresh IVF cycle. There is really no downside to freezing embryos when a couple is trying to build their family by undergoing IVF.
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Dr. Randy S. Morris – founder and Medical Director of IVF1 – is a Board Certified Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist who has the expertise to provide you with the most successful frozen embryo transfer procedures. The Doctor has been specializing in FET procedures in conjunction with IVF treatment for over 20 years. Long distance patients can consult with Dr. Morris via a secured Online Video Consultation. Call IVF1 today for a consultation with Dr. Morris at 630.357.6540.