What is a frozen embryo transfer?
A frozen embryo transfer comes under IVF treatment for pregnancy. IVF is all about harvesting the mother egg through surgical procedures. These eggs are further fertilized through the father’s sperm in a laboratory. However, the insertion of one embryo is done at a time for avoiding multiple pregnancies. The remaining embryos are kept in liquid nitrogen below the freezing point. These embryos can be used later on, in case the inserted one is failed. The success rate of the frozen embryo is the same as that of fresh embryos.
Why opt for Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
IVF cycle results in multiple embryos and it’s always recommended to preserve an extra one for the future, in case the first cycle fails. If the transferred embryo fails to make the patient pregnant, then she can either go with a fresh IVF cycle or can use the preserved embryos. Using cryopreserved embryos is a cost-effective procedure in such a scenario.
Even if your first IVF cycle becomes successful still it is better to opt for FET, as in case you decide to give your first child a sibling, you can use the preserved embryo for the second pregnancy.
Precautions to be taken after embryo transfer
It is advised to take a rest after embryo transfer to attain success. However, women are encouraged to live a normal life and return to their work the next day, as bed rest is not required in this procedure.
When is freeze-all recommended?
In many situations, freeze-all is recommended instead of transferring fresh embryos through IVF. This is done in case the woman is not well or experiencing uterine bleeding, which can reduce the chances of pregnancy. Another reason for frozen-all is a uterine polyp, which can minimize pregnancy chances because of its size and location. Apart from all such conditions, freeze-all is also advised when multiple fresh embryo transfers are failed because of hormonal changes and imbalances.
Why Meerut IVF center?
We have a team of doctors who are specialized in embryo transfer, and special attention is taken to keep the frozen embryos in a controlled environment where they can get the required temperature. For fresh embryo transfer, we update patients regarding their oocyte fertilization. Embryo transfer is usually done with local anesthesia, but in some cases, general anesthesia is also given to the patients. After transfer, the patient gets discharged after a few recovery days. The pregnancy test is done after 19 days of embryo transfer.