Frozen Embryo Transfer

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) refers to the placement, after thaw, of previously frozen embryos into the uterus.

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) refers to the placement, after thaw, of previously frozen embryos into the uterus. The use of frozen embryos affords our patients a second or even third opportunity to achieve pregnancy without undergoing another round of ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval.

Embryos may remain frozen indefinitely, and are usually transferred during a cycle in which the uterine lining has been stimulated using both estrogen and progesterone. (Note: greater than 90% of embryos survive cryopreservation and the thawing process. Those embryos may implant and develop into ongoing pregnancies at a somewhat lower rate than do fresh embryos.)

A frozen embryo transfer, like many other IVF procedures involves multiple steps, each of which occurs at a specific time during the menstrual cycle.

 

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