Frozen Embryo Transfer
What is a frozen embryo transfer?
Data over the last few years supports the use of frozen embryo transfer (FET) or delayed transfers which can provide higher implantation and delivery rates.
FET provides optimal timing and a more natural transfer experience since the embryo can be cryopreserved or “frozen” until the patient’s hormone levels return to a more natural, receptive state, usually on their next cycle typically just 30 days after the initial egg retrieval. This recovery time is a necessity, and freezing the embryos allows us to achieve a higher implantation rate over fresh embryo transfer.
Studies show that pregnancies are healthier after a frozen transfer than a fresh transfer, and has demonstrated less pre-delivery bleeding during pregnancy, a lower risk of pre-term birth, decreased risk for low birth weight and a lower infant mortality rate. We believe that by splitting the eff retrieval from the embryo transfer, your uterus is a better environment for implantation and creates a healthy placenta to nourish your baby.