In a fresh IVF cycle, only quality embryos are transferred directly to the woman’s uterus for hopeful implantation into her uterine lining. After the predetermined number of quality fresh embryos have been transferred to the woman’s uterus, any excess quality embryos may be cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures.
Success of IVF by Freezing Embryos
The success of a healthy pregnancy achieved through the FET process has increased substantially in recent years. Healthy pregnancies have been achieved after an embryo has been frozen for up to 10 years. Pregnancy success is determined by the quality of the frozen embryo.
This success has made FETs an increasingly popular option to consider before considering a subsequent fresh IVF cycle. With FET, couples can increase their chance of pregnancy per fresh egg retrieval and ultimately save money by avoiding the expense and physical stress of another fresh IVF cycle.
Freezing Embryos in Chicago
As a patient of Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs, embryo freezing services are offered to all patients seeking to reap the benefits of future FET procedures as they continue to build their families.
- Reduced Medication Cost
- Reduced Physical Stress
- More Predictable Cycles
Reduced Medication Cost
No high dosages of fertility drugs need to be used to stimulate multiple egg production. Instead, the patient is prescribed estrogen and progesterone to help thicken the lining of her uterus. This prepares the uterine lining for implantation after embryo transfer.
Reduced Physical Stress
There is no regimen of fertility drug injections, no regular monitoring of egg follicle growth, no anesthesia, and no surgical egg retrieval procedure. FET cycles entail less stress on patients because the stimulation of egg growth and embryo development stages have been completed during the fresh IVF cycle.
More Predictable Cycles
Because only high quality blastocyst-stage embryos are considered for freezing, the chances for pregnancy success through FET is greatly increased. FET cycles are more predictable with fewer cancellations due to complications. Patients can select the day of the FET months in advance and have their cycle initiate date determined in advance.
Embryo Cryopreservation Fertility Specialist
For over 35 years, Dr. Laurence Jacobs has helped those suffering from infertility achieve a successful pregnancy and live birth through the medical technology of IVF and FET. Discover preeminent FET treatment to help you build the family of your dreams. Click the icon below to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacobs – or – call 888.325.7389.