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Reasons to Consider Freezing Excess Embryos After a Fresh IVF Cycle

Posted by IVF1 on Oct 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

tubal_pregnancy.jpgA fresh In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure is expensive and very hard on a woman’s body. Luckily, today’s Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) provides a method for preserving quality embryos through cryopreservation. Using these frozen embryos in subsequent Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures are much less expensive than undergoing a second or third fresh IVF cycle. There is really no downside to freezing embryos.

Freezing Excess Embryos

The FET procedure is almost always utilized in conjunction with fresh IVF cycles by many couples wanting to increase their chances of having a baby. The pregnancy success rates for FETs are comparable to those of fresh IVF cycles because only quality embryos are cryopreserved for future FETs. Quality embryos are key to increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy and life birth.

Dr. Randy S. Morris – founder and medical director of IVF1 – is very strict about the quality of embryos he chooses to be frozen for subsequent FETs. Embryo quality has a profound effect on the chances of implantation and sustaining of a successful pregnancy.

FET success statistic have been found to be more similar to natural conception pregnancy rates than are fresh embryo transfers. 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.

Reasons to Consider Freezing Excess Embryos

Dr. Randy S. Morris is a Board Certified Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist who has the expertise to provide you with the most successful FET procedures. The Doctor has been specializing in FET procedures for over 20 years.

  • 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

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