Frozen Embryo Transfer

A frozen embryo transfer (FET) is a cycle where a cryopreserved embryo from a previous fresh IVF cycle is thawed/warmed and transferred into a primed woman’s uterus. This saves the woman from going through another cycle of ovarian stimulation, an egg collection as well as its associated cost. In most cases, during an IVF cycle, we generate more than one embryo. Considering documented risks associated with multiple gestations, we usually transfer a maximum of two embryos and vitrify the others. However, our success so far shows the same potential for success as fresh embryos especially in women below 35 years.