Why isn’t every embryo transfer cycle a fresh one? Do transfers require anaesthetic? Does fresh or frozen have a higher success rate? Read on for frozen embryo transfer tips and more.
If you have been fortunate enough during an IVF cycle to have several eggs retrieved, then fertilised with sperm and good quality embryos created, the outcome will be spare embryos that you can choose to freeze for future use.
Some ask why isn’t every embryo transfer cycle a fresh one and isn’t that a wiser option? The reality is that when women undertake an IVF cycle, the aim is to retrieve as many good-quality eggs as possible to optimise the chance of a successful pregnancy.
If you only relied on one egg or embryo per cycle, sadly not every egg will fertilise or go on to form a good-quality embryo. Having some spare eggs to fertilise and embryos to freeze is fortunate and extends your pregnancy potential.
Success rates for fresh and frozen transfers are now equal. | Photo: iStock
What is a Fresh Embryo Transfer? Sydney Fertility Weighs In
IVF cycles can be difficult physically and emotionally for a woman. | Photo: iStock
What is a Frozen Embryo Transfer?
Frozen Embryo Transfer Tips
The Frozen Embryo Transfer can be transferred in a natural cycle or in a controlled medicated cycle.
Dr Georgiana Tang is the Medical Director of City Fertility Sydney.
Frozen embryo transfer tips: Transferring a frozen embryo is easier and cheaper than transferring a fresh one. | Photo: iStock
For more information, visit Sydney Fertility here.
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